|Her baptismal record in the Ministralbok for Gjerdum, Akershus, Norway as Berte Maria.|
She married John LOVEN 1 Mar 1887 in Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. They had 9 children: Albert Herman on 15 Jun 1887, Adolph Melvin on 16 Oct 1887 (he went by Melvin), Henry Rudolph on 1 Oct 1890, Anga Cornelia on 6 May 1892 (she died 7 Sep 1893), Carl Alfred on 7 Dec 1893, Julius Bernard on 25 Sep 1895, Anga Cornelia Minerva on 30 Sep 1897, Hannah Violeta "Violet" on 5 Apr 1899, and Roy Philip on 17 Jun 1903.
Mary died 10 Apr 1948 in Waukon, Alamakee county, Iowa. I do have a PDF of her obit which was posted in the Decorah Journal (Decorah, Iowa) on 15 Apr 1948. She also has a memorial on findagrave.
I have Mary on the following censuses.
- 1865 Norwegian census for the Lystad farm in Ullensager
- 1895 IA Census, page 474, Glenwood township, Winneshiek, Iowa
- 1910 US Census, page 8B, Glenwood township, Winneshiek, Iowa.
- 1920 US Census, page 3A, Glenwood township, Winneshiek, Iowa.
- 1930 US Census, page 2B, Glenwood township, Winneshiek, Iowa
- 1940 US Census, page 3B, Glenwood township, Winnehsiek, Iowa