In 1893, at the age of 24 Guri Larsdatter Møn left Voss to make a new life in America. She was the daughter of Lars Møn and Johanna A. Hellesnæs and had a brother Anders who also came to America. She and Ed, as he became known; were wed on 26 Sep 1896 in Chicago. Guri died just 9 years later at the age of 36, and 5 years later, at the young age of 45, Ed also died, leaving an 12 year old son and 11 year old daughter. The children are found in the 1920 Cenus living with their cousins Isaac and Marie Vinsand in Chicago. Elmer was the owner of his own furniture making company after learning the trade at the Colonial Chair Company. Margarethe was a stenographer for an insurance agency. The family used Erickson as their surname.
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Photo from “History of the Norwegians in Illinois”, pg. 308, published 1905.