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Benjamin F. ERWIN
Elvene Lucretia RASMUSSEN
Husband:  Benjamin F. "Ben" ERWIN
Birth:  1885/6, MN
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Frank ERWIN, b. Mar 1861, IL
Mother:  Catharine __?__, b. Jan 1861, Canada
Marriage:  1904/5
Wife:  Elvene Lucretia RASMUSSEN
Birth:  14 Sep 1878, in MN, either in Mantorville Twp., Dodge Co., MN, or New Haven Twp., Olmsted Co., MN
Death:  15 Oct 1965; Last Residence:  Racine, Racine Co., WI
mtDNA Haplogroup:  H ("Clan Helena")
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Hans RASMUSSEN
Mother:  Wilhelmina Serafina HANSEN
Children — born in New Haven Twp., Olmsted Co., MN:
1.  Mildred C. ERWIN, b. 1904/5
2.  Florence A. ERWIN, b. 1906/7
3.  Edith Esther ERWIN, b. 1908/9
4.  Benjamin L. ERWIN, b. 1910/1
5.  Bernice A. ERWIN, b.  1911/2
6.  Enid L. ERWIN, b. 1914/5
7.  Leona M. ERWIN, b. 1917/8
8.  Clarice M. ERWIN, b. Feb 1919
9.  Dorothy F. ERWIN, b. 1922/3
Grandchild:
.  Frances E. KNAPP, b. 1927/8, MT
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Benjiman ERWIN (æ 15, b. Apr 1885, MN) is living in New Haven Twp., Olmsted Co., MN (p. 98A), with his parents, Frank ERWIN (æ 39, b. Mar 1861, IL) & Cathrine (æ 39, b. Jan 1861, Canada), plus siblings.  Can't find Elvene (or her brother, Otis); she's not with her parents.

3.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 19 — Elvene mis-indexed "Elbert"):  New Haven Twp., Olmsted Co., MN, Roll T624_713, p. 94B, SN 3B, SD 1, ED 109, enumerated 19 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 28 29
54 Erwin Benjamin F Head M W 29 M1 5     MN IL Can Eng Farmer General Farm OA Y Y R F 44
  _____ Elvene L Wife F W 31 M1 5 3 3 MN DK DK Eng None     Y Y      
  _____ Mildred C Dau F W  5 S       MN MN MN Eng None     Y Y      
  _____ Florence A Dau F W  3 S       MN MN MN   None              
  _____ Edith E Dau F W  1 S       MN MN MN   None              

4.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 19 — Elvene mis-indexed "Elvine"):  Douglas R. No. 1, New Haven Twp., Olmsted Co., MN, Roll T625_847, p. 101B, SN 8B, SD 156, ED 109, enumerated 2/3 Feb 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 174 176 Erwin Ben Head O M M W 34 M   Y Y MN IL   Can English Y Farmer General farm Em 141
      _____ Elvene L Wife     F W 41 M   Y Y MN DK Danish DK Danish Y None      
      _____ Mildred Dau     F W 15 S Y Y Y MN MN   MN   Y None      
      _____ Florence A Dau     F W 13 S Y Y Y MN MN   MN   Y None      
      _____ Esther Dau     F W 11 S Y Y Y MN MN   MN   Y None      
      _____ Benjamin L Son     M W  9 S Y Y Y MN MN   MN     None      
      _____ Bernice A Dau     F W  8 S Y Y Y MN MN   MN     None      
      _____ Enid L Dau     F W  5 S       MN MN   MN     None      
      _____ Leona M Dau     F W  2 S       MN MN   MN     None      
      _____ Clarice M Dau     F W 10/12 S       MN MN   MN     None      
      Worthington Elva Hired man     M W 19 S N     MN MN   IA   Y Farm laborer Working out W  
*Douglas R No 1

5.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 36):  New Haven Twp., Olmsted Co., MN, Roll 1110, p. 73B, SN 10B, ED 55-14, SD 13, enumerated 26 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
214 214 Erwin Ben Head O Y M W 45 M 19 N Y MN IL Can Eng Y Farmer General O Y N 194
    _____ Elvene L Wife     F W 49 M 24 N Y MN DK DK Y None          
    _____ Benjamin L Son     M W 19 S   Y Y MN MN MN Y None          
    _____ Bernice E Dau     F W 18 S   Y Y MN MN MN Y None          
    _____ Enid L Dau     F W 16 S   Y Y MN MN MN Y None          
    _____ Leona M Dau     F W 12 S   Y Y MN MN MN Y None          
    _____ Clarice M Dau     F W 10 S   Y Y MN MN MN Y None          
    _____ Dorothy F Dau     F W  7 S   Y Y MN MN MN Y None          
    Knapp Frances E GDau     F W  2 S   N Y MT MT MN   None          
    Curtis John Hired Man     M W 20 S   N Y MN Unk MN Y Laborer Farm W Y N  

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Elvene ERWIN 14 Sep 1878 15 Oct 1965 (V) 53403 (Racine, Racine, WI) 392-48-5296 WI Yes
(V) = (Verified) Report verified with a family member or someone acting on behalf of a family member.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

8.  Email from descendant.

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