This is an addition to the message I just wrote. I want to list for you the children of Anders Madsen and his wife Mary Hoverson Madsen - all born in Cato Twp, Manitowoc Co. I was given the information that this generation generally spelled then name Madson instead of Madsen as it had been in Norway. Their children and birth years:
Jacob Cornelius b. 1872; Bella b. 1873; Christian MELVIN , b 1874; Alfred , b. 1876; Emma Marie, b. 1878; Hanna, b. 1879; Orbena, b. 1881; Hover (or Haaver), b. 1882; Ludwig Norman, b. 1883; Laura Christine, b. 1885; Norman Arthur, b. 1886; Alma Marina,b 1888; Jennie Emilie, b. 1890; and Esther Gertrude, b. 1894.