Note N886 Index
He was an architect in Vancouver B.C.
Note N887 Index
The names of the children come from a History of Hallonquist.
Note N888 Index
I have changed the spelling of his name from Skei to Schei, because that is the spelling adopted by him in North Dakota. Here is how the family appeared in the 1900 census for Eidsvold Township, Bottineau County, North Dakota:
Skjei, John J., Head, March (?) 1868, 31, married 11 years, Norway, Norway, Norway, Emigrated 1889, No. years in U.S 11, Farmer, Own home, free and clear, farm -----, Margaret, Wife, Feb,. 1865, 35, married 11 years, Norway, Norway, Norway, Emigrated 1889, no. years in U.S. 11 -----, Haus, Son, March (?) 1892, Minnesota, Norway, Norway -----, Johanes, Son, ? 1893, Minnesota, Norway, Norway -----, Jacob, Son, Feb. 1895, North Dakota, Norway, Norway -----, Nels, Son, June 1899, North Dakota, Norway, Norway
He immigratred to the US in 1890, going first to Pope County, Minesota. He moved to North Dakota iin 1893 He and Margrethe must have gone back to Norway after the 1900 census because they were both on a boat coming from Trondheim to America in 1902. Their sons Hans, Johannes, Jacob, and Nils were with them.
Here is how the family appeared in the 1920 census for 1920 Census Pickering, Bottineau County, ND:
Skjei, John, Head, W, 50, emigrated 1890, Naturalized in 1890, Norway,
Norway, Norway, Janitor, School
Skjei, Margaret, Wife, W, 54, emigrated 1890 (?), Naturalized (no date),
Norway, Norway, Norway
Skjei, Nils, Son, W, 20, North Dakota, Norway, Norway, farm laborer, out
Skjei, Olaf, Son, W, 16, North Dakota, Norway, Norway
Skjei, Anne, Daughter, W, 13, North Dakota, Norway, Norway
Skjei, Bern(?), Son, W, 10, North Dakota, Norway, Norway
Note N889 Index
According to the 1900 census in Norway, she was born in "Amerika."
Note N890 Index
His birth year comes from his immigration record. In 1910, he immigrated back again from Norway to North Dakota via Manitoba. He was sponsored by his brother-in-law, Einar Skjei. Where did he go after that? Back to Norway it seems, based on his marriage in 1913. He was described as a "Skipper" in the marriage register.
Note N891 Index
Like some of his siblings, his place of birth comes from the 1900 Norwegian census. I was right, his gravestone did read "hairdresser".
Note N892 Index
His place of birth comes from the 1900 Norwegian census.
Note N893 Index
His birth information comes from the 1900 census and his registration for WW1. He registered for WW1 while living in Butte, Montana. He gave his mother in Norway as his nearest relative. He was working at the Original Mine in Montana.
Note N894 Index
His year of birth comes from his obituary. However, a ship passage record in 1908 says he was born in 1903.
Here is his obituary:
Ludwig Arthur Skjei passed away in Eatonia on March 29, 1963. He was born in Bottineau, North Dakota on March 20, 1901. He came to the Neidpath district with his parents in 1911, where he was married to Eldridge Haugen in 1928. The family moved to Eatonia in 1945, where they have since resided. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Jack Pierce [Anne] of Medicine Hat, Elaine and Sandra of Calgary, five sons, Douglas, Dennis, Glen, Gary and Paul, all of Eatonia, and also five grandchildren. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Murphy of Swift Current, Mrs. Viola Flanagan of Kamloops, B.C., and Mrs. Mildred Laverty of Camp Borden, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother. Funeral services were held from St. Paul's Lutheran Church with internment in Eatonia cemetery.
Note N895 Index
His birth information comes from the 1900 census.