Bertha Serine Israelson

4 May 1868–13 September 1953 (Age 85)
Colfax, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Bertha Serine

When Bertha Serine Israelson was born on 4 May 1868, in Colfax, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Christian Israelson, was 34 and her mother, Siri Anna Evansdatter Mikkelson, was 17. She married Olai Olsen or Fosmo on 16 October 1885, in Wheaton, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Meenon, Burnett, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 September 1953, in Webster, Burnett, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Webster, Burnett, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olai Olsen or Fosmo
Bertha Serine Israelson
Marriage: 16 October 1885
Anna Idelia Fosmo
Orin Clement Fosmo
Olga Cecelia Fosmo
John Angle Fosmo
Palma Jeanett Fosmo
Emil Monroe Fosmo
Marie Serine Fosmo
Martin Winter Fosmo
Baby Boy Fosmo
Dora Aileen Fosmo
Kelley Theodore Fosmo
Maye A Fosmo

Spouse and Children

16 October 1885
Wheaton, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Israelson


    Siri Anna Evansdatter Mikkelson




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 2

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic) and Swedish: patronymic from Israel 1.2 Respelling of Swedish Israelsson, or Danish and Norwegian Israelsen, patronymics from Israel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Barta Fosma in household of Ola Fosma, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertie Fossum in household of Olai Fossum, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Serine B Fosmo in household of Ole Fosmo, "United States Census, 1940"

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