NameGena Elise Ellingson
Birth23 Mar 1882, Spring Grove, Minnesota
Death21 Feb 1966, Austin, Minnesota
Burial24 Feb 1966, Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove, Minnesota
Educationsecretarial training
Flags%FrostFam, Linked, TempSpring Grove, Thumbnail, [FamLabel], [Gen10], [GenYes]
MotherElse Amundsdatter Livdalen (1844-1932)
Birth22 May 1871, Forstnaes, Möen, Denmark
Baptism16 Jul 1871, Fanefjord kirke, Mønbo herred, Præstø amt
Immigration1889, Cleveland, Ohio
Death7 Mar 1927, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Burial11 Mar 1928, Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove, Minnesota
OccupationLutheran pastor
EducationLuther Seminary, Robbinsdale, MN, 1894.
MiscellanyMoved to Falster at age 6 months; emigrated to the U.S. in 1889
FatherHans Rasmussen Frost (1817-1892)
Marriage23 Mar 1905
ChildrenEsther Marie (1906-1998)
 Gerhard Emanuel (1909-1987)
 Florence Elizabeth (1920-1996)
Biography notes for Gena Elise Ellingson
Gena Elise Ellingson Frost (1882-1966) was born in Spring Grove, Minnesota on March 23, 1882. She was the youngest child of Else and Elling Ellingson. She lived the first 16 years of years of her life on the family homestead. She finished seventh and eighth grade in Spring Grove, staying with her sister Turi during the winter in order that she might do so.

During her 16th year her sister Anne invited her to come to N. Dakota for the winter. This was an important year in her life. Anne stimulated her to go on to school and the following winter she took her inheritance of $300 and attended a business college in Decorah, Iowa.

Following this she spent the remaining years before her marriage in North Dakota keeping books for her brother Gust and working in the Fessenden Court House for her brother-in-law Peter Myhre [husband of her sister Anne]. It was at this time that Pastor Frost, traveling his circuit of churches, often came to Fessenden.

(Special mention should be made of her sisters Turi and Anne. Their doors were always open to Gina and her children and many close ties were built.)

On her 23rd birthday she married Pastor H.H. Frost and their married life covered a span of 23 years. Following his death she lived with her daughter Esther (who was an elementary school teacher) and was a constant blessing to her:

1920-1929, Mabel, Minnesota
1929-1931, St. Charles, Minnesota
1931-1941, Montevideo, Minnesota
1941-1966, Austin, Minnesota.”

-- Esther Frost, “Remembering”
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