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Date Posted: 06:45:32 06/28/07 Thu
Author: Barb
Subject: Re: Lewis and Martha Fixen from Odeboldt
In reply to: kim nelson 's message, "Lewis and Martha Fixen from Odeboldt" on 20:01:00 06/12/07 Tue

I did a few searches for you and it looks like the Norwegian spelling of the name could be “Fiksen”?

The 1915 Iowa Census (Odebolt) lists Lewis O. Fixen’s (age 57) occupation as “Section Boss” and lists his church affiliation as “Methodist”

I checked the 1925 Census because it gives names of parents, although written records are sometimes hard to read … the below is a transcription.

1925 Iowa State Census
Name: Lewis O Fixen/ Census Date: 1 Jan 1925/ Residence County: Sac/ Residence State: Iowa/ Locality: Odebolt/ Birth Location: Norway/ Marital Status: Married/ Gender: Male/ Birth Year: abt 1857/ Race: White/ Relation to Head: Head/ Mother: Bertha Feine/ Mother's Birthplace: Norway/ Father: George Fixen/ Father's Birthplace: Norway/ Marriage Place: Norway/ Spouse Name: Martha Fixen/ Line: 29 Roll: IA1925_1929

1925 Iowa State Census
Name: Martha Fixen/ Census Date: 1 Jan 1925 /Residence County: Sac/ Residence State: Iowa/ Locality: Odebolt/ Birth Location: Norway/ Marital Status: Married/ Gender: Female/ Birth Year: abt 1862/ Race: White/ Relation to Head: Wife/ Mother: Mary Thopplson/ Mother's Birthplace: Norway/ Father: Jay G Oppedahl/ Father's Birthplace: Norway/ Marriage Place: Norway/ Spouse Name: Lewis O Fixen/ Line: 30 Roll: IA1925_1929


Their son George is also living in Odebolt in 1925

Name: George Fixen/ Census Date: 1 Jan 1925/ Residence County: Sac/ Residence State: Iowa/ Locality: Odebolt/ Birth Location: Iowa/ Marital Status: Married/ Gender: Male/ Birth Year: abt 1895/ Race: White/ Relation to Head: Head/ Mother: Marth Oppedahl/ Mother's Birthplace: Norway/ Father: Lewis O Fixen / Father's Birthplace: Norway/ Marriage Place: Iowa/ Spouse Name: Elsia Fixen /Line: 4 Roll: IA1925_1929
Household Members: George Fixen 30; Elsia Fixen 31; William L Fixen 6; Martha G Fixen 5

George’s wife’s parents are listed as William E. Fuller, born Illinois, and Eva Stannel, born Iowa.

Hope that helps a bit!
- Barb

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