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From: Thelma Hartman <>
Subject: Re: Olaf Hagen (Haugen)
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 08:19:15 -0600
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here are wedding announcements for Nicolena Joanna Andersen and Edward Ness (probably the newspaper that Steve has)

The Fairbanks Daily Times
Monday Sept 18, 1911
Fairbanks Alaska

Andersen - Ness Nuptials

At the residence of Robert J Geis in the presence of a large number of the friends, Miss Nicolena Joanna Andersen of this city and Edward Ness of Hot Springs were married by Rev J H Condit at 9 o'clock on Saturday evening. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at which Mr. and Mrs. Ness were the hosts.
Mr. Ness who formerly operated on Goldstream is now engaged in the same occupation on American creek in the Hot Springs district. The bride who has for the past three years been a resident of this district has recently been living on Goldstream.

The Fairbanks Daily Times
Sunday Sept 17, 1911
Fairbanks Alaska

Well Known Goldstream People Wed

Miss Lena Andersen became the wife of Edward Ness last Evening at the Geis Residence

Many Present at Big Dinner

After the Ceremony was performed twenty five partook of elaborate wedding dinner

In the presence of a large number of intimate friends Miss Nicolena Joanna Andersen of Fairbanks and Mr. Edward Ness of Hot Springs were made man and wife at 9 o'clock last night. Rev Condit performed the ceremony which took place at the residence of Robert J Geis on Third avenue. Mr. Geis and Mr. Russell were witnesses.
Mr. Ness the bridegroom was formerly an operator on Goldstream bur more recently has been working on American creek in the Hot Springs district. He returned from there about a week ago. Miss Andersen has been a resident of the North for three years and has resided most of the time on Goldstream. After the wedding was over all the assembled guests sat down to an elaborately prepared dinner at which the newlyweds were hosts.


> Nikolina Johane Andersen who was born in Ålesund May 5th 1876. Her father
> was Berndt Andersen, her mother Elisabeth Birgitte Vilhelmsdtr. Siblings
> were Sofie, Vilhelm(1863), Olivie (1867), Hans (1870), Annie Marie (1872),
> Elias 1874). Nikoline came to America arriving at Ellis Island on feb
> 20th, 1901. She went first to Minneapolis and then according to a
> newspaper clipping she married Edward Ness in 1911(?) at Goldstream
> Alaska. She had been in Alaska for three
> years. She had one child Gerhard who was born at American Creek Alaska in
> 1918.

1920 census has Edward age 41, immigrated from Norway in 1900. Nicolena 43,
immigrated 1901, Gerhard B? age 1 3/12, born in Alaska. The family living
in District 107, Hot Springs, 4th Judicial District, Alaska.

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