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Posted - 12/05/2010 :  15:29:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a document the World War I Draft Registration Card on a Joseph E Knain from North Dakota, however it states that he was born in North Dakota. Could this be the same Joseph E Knain that you have posted on. Document is from

Name: Joseph E Knain
County: Morton
State: North Dakota
Birthplace: North Dakota;United States of America
Birth Date: 18 May 1890
Race: Caucasian (
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Posted - 12/05/2010 :  15:32:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the family of Joseph Knain from the 1900 US Census.

Name: N O Knain est
[??T O Knain est]
Home in 1900: Lind, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Age: 46
Birth Date: Sep 1855
Birthplace: Norway
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1884
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Spouse's name: Minna
Marriage Year: 1883
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 17
Residence : Lind, Logan & Loretta Townships, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
N O Knain 46
Minna Knain 59
Emil Knain 16
Henry Knain 14
Maria Knain 12
Joseph Knain 10
Anna Knain 6
Amanda Knain 4
Albert Knain 10/12

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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  09:09:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry I haven't been on in a while, I was sidetracked for a time. I also have been working in private on a Knain-Knai family tree sprouting from me.I shall add a link here as soon as possible to it.
On a side note, if you want some quick information I can still answer much of anything to about the late 1700 possibly farther by the time you read this. Hopefully this should help something.
Joseph Lloyd Knain--> Jeffrey Allen Knain--> Lloyd Emerson Knain-->Joseph Edward Knain-->Edward Nikolai Olsen Knain...

Its in a format starting with me (Joseph Lloyd Knain) working upwards from father to father. I just wanted to give a little peak into what the full tree will hopefully look like in a graphical form. Edward Nikolai Olsen Knain is the link from Norway to the US. He was born in Norway on September 19, 1853, and died in Northwood, ND, USA on November 29, 1932.

As I said this is just a small piece of what I have, hopefully Its of some use to you, I should hopefully have the tree presentable in the next week or so.

Regards, Joseph.

P.S. My last post was incorrect. I wasn't thinking correctly that day.
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  09:53:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The above link will go to an Ancestry tree, that is a CLEANED version. I have another one, but its very messy with a lot of repeats and information that doesn't seem accurate, so I suggest you use the clean version but if you want the messy version Ill put a link up for it, but mind you it does have more information at the moment. Whether this information is correct is the question. ( I would guess its not.)

I will continue to add to and edit it as I see it and hopefully I can connect something. If anyone needs any information just let me know, I can try my best to find the information. I have a book with about 25+ surnames so if anyone has a tie into the Knain farmstead in Hurdal Norway, I may be able to link you to someone/something.

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