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Herman I LERDAHL

Male 1906 - 1983  (76 years)


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  • Name Herman I LERDAHL 
    Born 26 Feb 1906  Cyrus, Pope County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Apr 1906  Cyrus, Pope County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Petri Lutheran
    Occupation Pilot 
    Died 15 Jan 1983  Riverside County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Witnesses to his baptism were Otto and Anna Steensland and Lizzie and Carl Steensland.

      In the 1930 census, he and Mabel lived in Virginia, Minnesota. Herman is a battery man for a garage. They have no children.

      In the 1940 census, he and Mabel and their two sons lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. The elder Herman was an aviator for an airplane company. Cathy says he was an Alaskan bush pilot in the ‘30s. The family returned to the lower 48 during WWII because the Japanese were in the Aleutian islands. In his draft registration for World War II, his employer was Wien Alaska Airlines, Inc.

      In 1947 he was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. A newspaper article in the 15 Aug 1947 edition of the St. Cloud Times says that that he saw a “flying disc or other unidentified object” over Billings, Montana, in the middle of the afternoon on August 13th.

      He lived at 5644 43rd Avenue in south Minneapolis in 1951.

      He was married to Daisy K Lerdahl at the time of his death.
    Person ID I29581  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father Iver O LERDAHL 
    Mother Ellen SAMUELSON 
    Family ID F20555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel Olive BYE,   b. 14 Jan 1907, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1990, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1926  Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Not in MOMS. ELCA says Our Savior Lutheran Church, witnesses were her sister Esther and Esther’s husband.
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Herman Oliver LERDAHL,   b. 12 Dec 1927, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2001, Otter Tail County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Robert Bye LERDAHL,   b. 25 Aug 1939,   d. 29 Jul 2018, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F20549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart