Sunday, November 2, 2008
The Thomas Quien Family, c1910
Barbara Osen, daughter of Donna Quien Osen loaned me this photo of her great grandparents (seated) Thomas and Maren Gurholt Quien. Standing left to right are her great aunts Bessie, Gusta, her grandfather Peter, and Ragnhild.
Her grandfather Peter Quien (pronounced Ka-Veen) married Ruth Danielson. They had two daughters Mary Jane Quien Fossum and Donna Quien Osen. As time went on the name Quien was pronounced "Queen".
Thomas Quien bought was the second owner of our home--purchasing it Dec 1917. Mary Jane and Donna kept their grandparents' home until their deaths. Mary Jane passed away in 1996, and Donna passed away in 2006. The Quien family owned our house for 90 years. We are the third owners, purchasing the house April 16, 2007.