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Madsen Family Photos album late 1800's-1940's
Posted by: Penny (ID *****5435) Date: December 31, 2004 at 23:55:53
In Reply to: Niels P. Madsen wed Anna Jensen 15 May 1899, Montcalm County, Michigan by Pamella (Jensen) Russell of 389

I am not related to the Madsen line in anyway, but I ran run accross an old photo album at a local antique store that may be part of this line. In the album the following names are listed on the photos:

Ester Louise Madsen, Elida Johanna Madsen, Leon Madsen, there is also a wedding photo with Leon and wife Nellie, the other names are Lenora Madsen, Dorothy Lee Madsen and Lawrence Russell Madsen.

The childrens photos are from the early 1900's. One of the photos have a Michigan studio name listed. There are some other photos that have names, I am not sure if they are relatives but may be a clue? One is of Paul Olse (or Olsen), he apparently was an entertainer (vaudville) and danced with 2 "dummy ladies". One photo is in a club in St Louis and the other in Chicago. He has signed the photo to cousin Elida, Cecil and Nelson (last name Perkins).

Some other photos in the album are of Evageline Perkins & Drake Perkins, Marica Lee Isaac, Duane Hall, Ronny, Lucy, Twins: Marilyn and Mary Anne, Ruth Evelyn Larson and sisters Dorothy and Delores (no last names on some).

There are also photos of some houses and alot of group photos that do not have names. There are plenty of tin types and some cabinet photos without names that were taken in Janesville, Berlin and Beloit, WI and some in Chicago. Please let me know if you need more info and I will check the book. I hope this helps someone in the Madsen line. You can reach me at

Happy Holidays,

Niels P. Madsen married Anna Jensen 15 May 1899, in Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan.
They had the following children:
Elida- dau born Dec 1899 (Greenville, Montcalm, MI)
Ester- dau
Leon- son born 24 April 1902- died 22 Nov 1980 (Grand Rapids, Kent Co, MI)
Lar???- dau (twin sister to Leon we think)
Lillian- dau
Ane??is- son (unable to read in 1910 census)
Helene- dau
Russell- son b. 16 Dec 1909- d. 4 May 1994 (In Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan)
Niels & Anna Madsen are found in Montcalm County, Michigan thru 1910 census & then they disappeared- unable to find them under soundex codes using any members of the family- unitl Leon & Russell Madsen found in SSDI as both having died in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ANYONE with info regarding this family or living descendants- please contact me direct at Thanks Much!! Pamella (Jensen) Russell Anna(Jensen) Madsen was my Great Aunt- sis to my Grandfather- have much family info to share & pics.

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