Bjella/Meyer Family History

Lowells Pedigree

Lowell Bjella
The pedigree for my husbands side of the Bjella family from Tollef Larsen Bjella> Lars Bjella> Timan Bjella> Lowell Elson Bjella>Lowell Scott Bjella> our children Tim, Clint, Sharon, Keith and their children. 

Lowell Bjella married Manilla Meyer in 1950. (Lowell died Oct, 2, 2011)

Lowells Letters Home from War

Bjella Farm 1920's-1940's photos

Aggie 1943 Yearbook (Lowell - his High School Yearbook - was a boarded student along with his sisters - Northwest School of Agriculture, U of MN, Crookston, MN) Lowell's senior photo is on pg. 16, senior ambition quote - "to show farmers the value of fertilizer" is on pg. 66, photo of him in school band is on pg. 32 and photo of him on wrestling team is on pg. 61.)

Bjella Family History Photos

Tollef-Larsen-Bjella

Tollef Larsen Bjella born Sept 26, 1833

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Hallingdal, Norway (circa 1900) A valley, dal meaning valley, near the small town of Ål, in Buskerund, Norway in the middle of the country, east of Bergen. Hallingdal is on a tiny road that goes between Bergen and Oslo, through some rugged mountains

Sigrid-Thoen-Bjella

Sigrid Thoen Bjella born Oct 17, 1837 Died 1915 in Norway Mother of Lars

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Lars Bjella
Born 1861, Holling dal, Norway
Died 1952, Bemidji, MN

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Timan Lars Bjella 1910
Born 22 Nov 1890 in Norway
Died 16 Mar 1968 Bemidji, MN

Connie Bjella

Constance Louise Aakre Bjella
Born Sept 7,1896, Thief River Falls, MN
Died 21 Jan 1988, Bemidji, MN

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Aakre home, Thief River Falls, MN - Connie's parents home

Tim 1918

Tim 1918

Tim and Connie's wedding

Tim and Connie's wedding

Lowell and Uncle Herman Aakre 1927

Lowell and Uncle Herman Aakre 1927

Lowell, 9 months 1927

Lowell, 9 months 1927

Grandma Aakre and Lowell

Grandma Aakre and Lowell

Connie, Dolly and Cheryl

Connie, Dolly and Cheryl

Bjella Family Farm, Bemidji, MN

Bjella Family Farm, Bemidji, MN
photo of a painting

Tim at old Tim's Implement building

Tim at old Tim's Implement building

Tim's Implement 1940

Tim's Implement 1940

Tim's Implement 1943 -Tim on right

Tim's Implement 1943 -Tim on right

1944 Tim, Connie and kids

1944 Tim, Connie and kids

Lowell, grad picture from Crookston, MN NWSA 1943

Lowell, grad picture from Crookston, MN NWSA 1943

Lowell, 1944 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, US Army

Lowell, 1944 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, US Army

With sword in Philippines. He lost a lot of weight in the Philippines.

With sword in Philippines. He lost a lot of weight in the Philippines.

Lowell in Moriaka Japan in Dec. 1945

Lowell in Moriaka Japan in Dec. 1945

Timan (Tim Bjella) 1945

Timan (Tim Bjella) 1945

Lowell and Manilla 1950

Lowell and Manilla 1950

Tim, Connie, Paula, Karmon 1953

Tim, Connie, Paula, Karmon 1953

1957: Karmon, Linda, Scott, Paula

1957: Karmon, Linda, Scott, Paula

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Lowell in 1960's

Lowell, Manilla and kids 1970

Lowell, Manilla and kids 1970

Lowell County commissioner 1970's

Lowell County commissioner 1970's

Lowell and Manilla 1980's

Lowell and Manilla 1980's

Tim's Implement Co 1946

Tim's Implement Co 1946

Tim's Implement 1990's (old part was torn down in early 1970's)

Tim's Implement 1990's (old part was torn down in early 1970's)

MEYER FAMILY HISTORY

Lovisa

Lovisa Svensdotter Eckblad
married Karl Isaak Jonasson Eckblad in Sweden in 1869 and emigrated to US sometime shortly after 1882-Karl (Carl) was already over here. Lovisa was Manilla's Great Grandmother - Ernie Meyer's Grandma. Lovisa's 2nd child was Amanda Sofia who was Ernie's mom. (No photo)

Lovisa

Lovisa

Sven Eckblad - Lovisa's oldest son.

Sven Eckblad - Lovisa's oldest son.

Blenda (Mary) Marie Eckblad - Lovisa's 4th child. Lovisa came to America with 7 children, and had 7 more here.

Blenda (Mary) Marie Eckblad - Lovisa's 4th child. Lovisa came to America with 7 children, and had 7 more here.

Pauline Kjelleberg's family

Pauline Kjelleberg's family
Tjostov Anundsen Kjelleberg (aka Tom Olson) Anna Knudsdatter Holum, Pauline on lap, Knute, Tilda, Albin, Ella

Ernie  and Paulina Meyer - Manilla's parents

Ernie  and Pauline Kjelleberg Meyer - Manilla's parents

Manilla - 6 months old

Manilla - 6 months old

Jean, Manilla and Terri Meyer

Jean, Manilla and Terri Meyer

Manilla Meyer as child

Manilla Meyer as child

Manilla 1940's

Manilla 1940's

Pauline Kjelleberg Meyer and Paula Bjella

Pauline Kjelleberg Meyer and Paula Bjella, Lowell and Manilla's firstborn.

SCOTT BJELLA FAMILY

Scott Bjella

Scott Bjella
Bemidji High School Hockey photo

4 generations, 2010 - Clint, Nate, Scott, Lowell

4 generations, 2010 - Clint, Nate, Scott, Lowell

4 generations, 2010 - Scott, Lowell, John and Tim

4 generations, 2010 - Scott, Lowell, John and Tim