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Martin Uvaas (abt. 1862 - 1912)

Martin Uvaas
Born about in Winchester, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USAmap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1890 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1890s - 1970s)], [private son (1890s - 1950s)] and
Died in Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 May 2011
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1862 Martin Uvaas was born in Wisconsin, USA about May 1862.[1]

1870 When Martin was about nine years old in July 1870, he was living with his parents and siblings in Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA. His father was a farmer who had immigrated from Norway. The family's last name was recorded as Halvorsen on the 1870 US census:

  • Ole Halvorsen Male 48 Norway
  • Oslou Halvorsen Female 39 Norway
  • Halvor Halvorsen Male 21 Wisconsin
  • Jaram Halvorsen Male 19 Wisconsin
  • Johannes Halvorsen Female 17 Wisconsin
  • Julia Halvorsen Female 14 Wisconsin
  • Tomime Halvorsen Female 12 Wisconsin
  • Martin Halvorsen Male 9 Wisconsin
  • Anna Halvorsen Female 5 Wisconsin
  • Edmund Halvorsen Male 2 Wisconsin
  • Dinah S Halvorsen Female 0 Wisconsin
  • Annette Lund (Servant) Female 25 Norway[1]

1888 Martin moved to Highwater, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA about this time.[2]

1889 Martin and Anna C. Peterson were married on 1 Sep 1889 in the town of Ann, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA.[3] Martin's sister Dina(h) was one of the witnesses.[4]

1890 Son Elmer M. Uvaas was born in Highwater Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA on 5 Jul 1890.[5]

1891 A second son, Arthur, was born in Highwater, Minnesota on 18 Nov 1891.[6]

1895 Martin and his family continued to live and farm in Highwater, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA in 1895. The household comprised:

  • Martin Uvos Male 33y Wisconsin
  • Anne Uvos Female 28y Minnesota
  • Elmer Uvos Male 4y Minnesota
  • Arthur Uvos Male 3y Minnesota
  • Bernt Bigset Male 23y Norway[2]

1900 Although the transcription of "Uvass" from the 1900 US census report badly misinterprets the family's last name, we do indeed find the Uvaas family living still in Highwater Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA:

  • Martin Wraas Head Male 39 Wisconsin
  • Anna Wraas Wife Female 34 Minnesota
  • Elmer M Wraas Son Male 10 Minnesota
  • Arthur Wraas Son Male 8 Minnesota
  • Knut Mikelson Servant Male 24 Norway[7]

1905 The Uvaas family continued to live in Highwater, Minnesota.[8]

1910 The Uvaas family lived on Fifth Avenue in Windom, Cottonwood County, Wisconsin, USA in April 1910. Martin seems to have retired from farming as the census report shows him living on his own income. The household was recorded on the 1910 US census as:

  • Martin Uvass Head Male 48 Wisconsin
  • Anna Uvass Wife Female 43 Minnesota
  • Elmer Uvass Son Male 19 Minnesota
  • Arthur Uvass Son Male 18 Minnesota
  • Florence Uvass Daughter Female 4 Minnesota
  • Matt Einstad Boarder Male 38 Minnesota[9]

1912 Martin Uvaas died on 7 Nov 1912 in Windom, Cottonwood, Minnestoa, USA.[10][11] Martin was laid to rest at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church Cemetery in Westbrok, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA. [12]


Martin Uvaas, an old-time resident of Cottonwood county, who moved from Storden to make his home in Windom a few years ago, died last week Friday from cancer of the stomach. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, and that order had charge of the funeral and assisted materially in his final illness. Besides the sorrowing widow, he is survived by two sons and an adopted daughter, who have the sympathy of all in this trying hour. The funeral was held at the East Side Lutheran church on Sunday, conducted by Revs. Norman and Jacobson, and the remains were taken to Westbrook Monday for interment.[13][12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 March 2020), Ole Halvorsen, 1870.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Minnesota State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 April 2016), Martin Uvos, Highwater, Cottonwood, Minnesota; citing p. 3, line 15, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,767.
  3. "Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950", database, FamilySearch ( : 20 January 2020), Martin Uvaas, 1889.
  4. "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 May 2020), Martin Uvaas and Anna C Peterson, 1889.
  5. "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980", database, FamilySearch ( : 5 February 2020), Martin Uvaas in entry for Elmer M. Uvaas, 1890.
  6. "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980", database, FamilySearch ( : 5 February 2020), Martin Uvaas in entry for Uvaas, 1891.
  7. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 September 2020), Martin Wraas, Ann & Highwater Townships, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 67, sheet 6B, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,760.
  8. "Minnesota State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 April 2020), Martin Uvaas, Highwater township, Cottonwood, Minnesota; citing p. 20, line 756, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,774.
  9. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 September 2020), Martin Uvass, Windom Ward 1, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 69, sheet 12A, family 247, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 692; FHL microfilm 1,374,705.
  10. "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 October 2019), Ole Uvaas in entry for Martain Uvaas, 7 Nov 1912; citing Death, Minnesota State Department of Health, St. Paul.
  11. "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Martain Uvaas, 07 Nov 1912; from "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, Ancestry ( : 2001); citing Cottonwood, Minnesota, record 108408, certificate number 002476, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #64434218
  13. The Windom Reporter, 15 Nov 1912

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