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1910-1940 Census

Sophie began working as a housekeeper and cook shortly after finishing 8th grade. By 1910, she was living on her own some miles from her family.  Sophie never lived in McIntosh.

 

1910 US Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Woodside Township

Enumerated May 10, 1910 - Household # 103-103

NameRelationshipAgeBirthOccupationOther
Bunes, JohanHead34NorwayGrocery StoreImmig. 1893
EmilBrother28NorwayGrocery StoreImig. 1893
Hegland, SophieBoarder21NDHousekeeperBoarding House
Myrom, MaryBoarder25MNCookRestaurant

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Sophie married Theodore Bekkerus of Clay County MN in 1916.

 

1920 US Census

Minnesota - Clay County - Oakport Township

Enumerated February 16, 1920 - Household # 41

NameRel'shipOwn/RentSexAgeBirthFatherMotherTrade
Bekkerus,TheodorHeadRentM33MNNorwayNorwayFarmer
SophieWife F31NDNorwayNorway 
Harold ASon M1MNMNND 
BernhardSon M3/12MNMNND 

Spencer, Leonard

  M25KentuckyKentuckyKentuckyLaborer

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1930 US Census

Minnesota - Clay County - Oakport Township

Enumerated April 22, 1930 - Household # 33

NameRel'shipOwn RentRadio?SexAgeAge 1st MarrOccupationBirth Place
Bekkerus, TheodorHeadOwnYesM4328Grain FarmerMN
Sophie HWife  F4126NoneND
HaroldSon  M12  MN
BernardSon  M10  MN
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Sophie and her sister Alet and their families are listed on the same page in the 1930 Census.

1940 US Census

Minnesota - Clay County - Oakport Township

Enumerated April 3, 1940 - Household # 12

NameRel'shipSexAgeEducationOccupationBirth Place
Bekkerus, TheodorHeadM511 yr collegeFarmerMN
Sophie HWifeF538th grade ND
BernardSonM202 yrs college MN
Rhinehart, JohnRoomerM800 Canada
Paranto, Charles JHired HandM298th grade* MN
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Sophie and her sister Alet and their families are still neighbors in this census.
* Reported in error: Charles Paranto had to quit school and go to work in grade school
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