Matt Hemmingsen 1867-1976: Uncle’s photo – but for a decade? – Marilee Wein

For sure, Benjamin Mikael Arntsberg, son of Mathias Bentsen and Marith Johnsdtr was born on 16 Sep 1848, as published in the Church Book of Vefsn Parish, Norway.1 He was Great Granny Beret’s brother. Poor her, gone so early, just one year into her American experience and apparently no headstone erected around which to grieve. Now, should the Benjamin “Matteson”, reportedly born in 1858, who just might be him at and pictured right, actually be him, well then, we at least have a sibling photo, for comfort. 2

Matt Hemmingsen 1867-1976: Uncle’s photo – but for a decade?


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