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Freida Haupt biography: 10 things about Rogaland, Norway native

Freida C. Eike Haupt was a native of Norway. She as a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Spokane, Washington, United States.

Haupt was a mother of four. Here are 10 more things about her:

  1. She was born Petra Jacobsdotter in Eike Farms, Fister, Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway to Jacob Eike and Anna Aaugesson.
  2. From Norway, she arrived in Helena, Montana, United States as Petra Eike. She briefly lived in Martinsdale, Montana then moved to Spokane, Washington, USA as Freida Eike. She worked a maid in a home in South Hill, Spokane where she met Joseph Morand Cornelius, a harness maker.
  3. In 1907, she married Joseph. They have three sons and one daughter.
  4. In 1908, she gave birth to Joseph F. Cornelius.
  5. In 1917, she gave birth to Elmer Morand Cornelius.
  6. In 1918, she gave birth to Eleanor Cornelius.
  7. In 1919, she gave birth to Stanley Robert Cornelius.
  8. In 1926, her husband Joseph died at the age of 69. After his death, she was not able to care for all of her four children so Elmer, Eleanor and Stanley were sent to live in the Odd Fellows Orphanage in Walla Walla, Washington. She later moved back to Montana where she met Charles Benjamin Haupt of Roundup, Montana
  9. On April 5, 1943, she and Charles got married. They lived in Bigfork, Flathead County, Montana and operated a cherry farm on the south banks of Flathead Lake outside of Bigfork.
  10. On November 30, 1965, she died at her home in Bigfork at the age of 80.
flag of Norway (May 8, 1945 - present)

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