December 1997 Queries
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31 Dec 1997 Lorne Rye firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on great grandfather, Anton
Lillerye, born in Oslo area, late 1800's, not sure when
and great grandmother, Olga Amundson, born in the
Trondheim area, born in late 1800's. He settled in
Alberta, Canada in the early 1900's. Any information
would be greatly appreciated.
31 Dec 1997
I'm looking for information Peter Severinsen b. 15 Dec
1863, in Norway. Married Katherine ????. Emigrated to
Brooklyn NY. Thanks, Karen Patterson
31 Dec 1997
Looking for LONAR surname. I heard there is a farm near
31 Dec 1997
Looking for any KOLSTAD in Norway. Mine are from Valdres,
Norway. I know another historian with KOLSTAD in Lusk,
Norway. Trying to get a connection between the two.
Farm, Rollag Buskerud, Norway 30 Dec 1997 Robert Brophy
I am hunting for information on the Landerud (Landru)
family about 1830 to 1840.
30 Dec 1997
I am trying to find out more about a family from
Hedemarkens. F. is Just OLSEN_BRATBOSTAD, m. to Anne
INGBRITSDTR, from the 1801 Census. he was age 62, she was
55. Children listed as Ole JUSTSEN -30, IVER - 25, KARI -
20, MARIA - 16. Parish QVEKNE, subparish QVEKNE. I am
actually trying to find out about a child by the name of
Iver, b. Jan. 6, 1845. who married Kerstin Nilsdtr of
Varnland, Sweden, in Lekvattnet. They were listed as
moving to Lake City, Iowa around 1883. Any ideas how I
could find info for this family, either in Norway or the
Jan Minnesota Countyrd73@aol.com
29 Dec 1997 Glen Blix - email@example.com
I am looking for info on the family of Peder Jakob Blix,
my grandfather. He was born March 13, 1877 to Chrisitian
Georg Jorgensen Blix and Elenore Marie Jensen in the
29 Dec 1997
Alfred Amundsen and twin sister Yhardis born 8/26/1883
Christiana, Norway to Andrew Amundsen and Bertha Nelson.
Bertha Nelson Amundsen born May 4, 1863, and died
December 11, 1938 Luck, Wisconsin. Alma Amundsen was born
May 2, 1886, Alfred's youngest sister. Alma married Clary
Carlson born January 1883. Alfred married Olava Erikson
born 4/29/1880, to Erik Gulbrandson and Nilie Annethe
Olsdaughter. Would like more information on Alfred
Amundsen's parents. Alfred was my mother's father. Edith
Kleeb Gorley e-mail at EGorley@aol.com
29 December 1997 Marilyn Siemering firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on my g-grandfather, JOHAN
CHRISTOFFERSEN VANG, and his parents, born 27 January
1865. His place of birth was Hedemarken Vang, per Hamar.
His death certificate lists his parents as BERTHA LARSON
and CHRISTOFFER KNUTSON, it is believed that they were
not married. Johan later married Johanne Stensrud on 8
May 1891 and immigrated with their 4 children; Ingeborg,
Einar, Olga and Erik to the United States in 1902/03.
I have been told that Johan was a carriage maker in
Norway and served in the Army in the "TALL MENS
UNIT". Another family story has it that Bertha once
took Johan to visit his father who house had a "big
gate" around it, they were not allowed in.
If anyone has information regarding Johan or his parents
I would really appreciate hearing about them, their
ancestors and descendants.
28 Dec 1997 Vernon Erickson, email@example.com
Looking for information on the following person:
Endre Olson Gjevre born at Vang in 1782
28 Dec 1997, Charles Schwartz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maternal Grandmother was Christine Hisdahl (sometimes
spelled Hesdahl). Born 11/24/1884 near Bergen, Norway.
Father (John?) was sailor. Mother's maiden name may have
been Mickelson; believe to have died about 1897. Also
possibly had brothers John and Thomas. Christine
emigrated with a cousin to US in about 1901. May have had
a cousin (same one?) living near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Christine married and settled in Minnesota. Interested in
info about ancestors, descendants and family remaining in
Norway. Thank you.
28 Dec. 1997, Eric Fermstad, email@example.com
Looking for information (date/place of birth) for Amelia
("Melia"?) Hadlund (Hadland?). Only current
information comes from death certificate written (poorly)
in script by attending physician in Minneapolis, MN,
U.S.A., in 1894.
Ameila was born about 1869 in Norway and emigrated to MN
about 1885. Her father's first name on the death
certificate is unreadable but her mother's name appears
to be "Christina". U.S.A. census records for
1990 were destroyed by fire and Amelia died in 1894. Next
census was 1900, so no help there. Would like to
determine exact birth date for headstone. She was buried
in "public grounds" (unmarked grave) in 1894.
She is my great grandmother. Thanks for your time.
28 Dec 1997
I am wondering if there is further information on the
family line of Ole Rierson...born 15 Dec. 1833, living at
Torkelie under Breekke. (Heddal parish reg. 5/303b). I
have the two parents birth dates..Thore in 1806 (father
Gunlek Ingebretsen) and Rejer (born June 8, 1810). Do the
Heddal parrish records go further back? Are they online?
In English? Records for this information, to repeat,
Heddal parish reg as above); Heddal parish reg. 5/457b);
Heddal parish reg. 4; Heddal parish reg. 6/40. Thank you
Info. requested: Heddal parish; Farm: Torkelei under
Braekke, County: Telemark surname (as above). My name:
Esther Johnson Rudge. Thank you! Sincerely, Esther J.
27 Dec 1997
I am looking for anyone with the DICKERT surname. My gr
grandfather was August DICKERT and he emigrated in 1891
with wife Henrietta TROTZ and 3 children. He may have had
two brothers also in the U.S. Any help is greatly
appreciated. Diane in Calif
27 Dec 1997 Nancy Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for ancestors/descendants of Peder Anders
Lovlein, born June 1855 in Hadeland, Norway. Wife was
Johannah H. Olson. Came to USA in 1884 - lived in Hudson,
Wisconsin. Thank you.
GROTBERG/OXHOLM 27 Dec 97, Jeffrey G. Short, JShort9493@aol.com
Attempting to establish contact with relatives in Norway.
My GGGF (Kristian Brynhildsen Grotberg) had a son (Harold
Eugene Oxholm) with a daughter named Aase. She married
Iro Gordeladze who was originally from the country of
Georgia, where his father served as Secretary of State
when the Russians invaded. His mother was of Greek
ancestry. Upon escaping Georgia, he chose Norway as his
new democracy. Last information I had they were living in
Also, any info on my GGGM Elizabetb Hellquist, born Feb
21, 1873 in Sogndahl, Norway. Parents names were Johann
and Olena Hellquist. She was believed to have come to the
U.S. alone sometime in 1890. Thank You.
BJORDAL/SWANSON/PETRINE 27 Dec 1997 Debra email@example.com
Hi. I am trying to trace my great-grandmothers family.
She was born Ingeborg Bjordal on
25 June 1878 in Stryn, Norway, died 12 Sept 1943 in
Portland, Oregon, USA. Her fathers name was Lars Bjordal,
b. 11 Feb 1845 d. 1933. Her mother was Else Petrine b.
1850 in Stryn d. 17 Dec 1887.
Her sister was Lena. I am unclear as to whether there
were other siblings. She immigrated to the US in
approximately 1895. I believe she married my
great-grandfather, Nels Peter Swanson (b. 22 Nov 1864 d.
7 May 1950) from Sweden in New York. They settled in
Mandan, North Dakota and had 5 children: Ellen Nora
(married Roren/Westby), Olga Signe, Clara Lillian
(Cleveland), Ethelyn Vivian (Smith), and Norman I, my
grandfather. They moved to Oregon (Woodburn/Portland)
between 1918?-1922, where they lived until their deaths.
This is all the info I have on this side of my family. I
have just recently started the search, but with the
language barrier and my ignorance :) it is proving to be
quite a challenge! Any information would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you. Debra_johnson@hotmail.com
26 Dec 1997 Charles C. Bergh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on the following persons-
Kristian Thorsten Hafslund, born on January 7, 1843, in
unknown location in Norway (maybe Christiania). Ingeborg
Christie Johannsen, born January 28, 1847, unknown
location (maybe Christiania). Kristian & Ingeborg
married in the late 1860's, perhaps 1868. Their first
child was Karl Hafslund, born September 25, 1869. They
had 3 to 4 more children, who all died as infants. Their
last four children, Sigrid B. 1-22-1879), Torbjurn (B.
1-16-1882), & Asta, my grandmother, (B. 3-16-1885),
moved to the United States sometime in the late 1880's
('87 or '88). They initially lived in Chicago, Illinois.
I'm searching for the info on the name Hafslund. Is it a
farm, or village? Searching for info on Kristian's father
25 Dec 1997 Lyn Johnson LRyan50@yahoo.com
I'm interested in data for family of ROTI. I understand
it is not a common name. Ingrebregt Erickson Roti, born
Sept. 1826 and his brother Iver Roti, born Sept.1842 came
to America in 1872. Ingrebregt's first daughter Samueline
born Aug.1851 in Eid County, Norway. I also have the area
of Nordfjord, Norge Norway as birthplace of another
daughter. This is my mother-in-law's family and I thought
I'd see if I could find out anything for her. Anyone out
there working on the Roti genealogy? Some of Ingrebregt
children took the surname of Ingebrightsdtr or
Ingebrightson but then their children surname was Roti.
Any help is appreciated greatly. Thanks Lyn
25 Dec 1997 DEANNA MORTINSEN: mamamort@AOL.com
I am looking for information on Gilbert Amundson who was
born in 1806 in Norway and came to America in 1870 and
homesteaded in Barron County, Wisconsin. I am sorry but
we don't know anything else about him while in Norway. In
the United States, he married Eliza Erickson in Chetek,
Wisconsin in 1881 and believe it or not fathered 4
children between 1883 & 1894 at the age of 76 to 88.
24 Dec 1997 Doug Cooper
Seeking information about Christopher Iversen born in
Kdrogsrudeie, Norway, 1655, died 1740. Married to
23 Dec 1997 Mervin A. Ulness
Looking for my great grandfather Peder O. Olsen Holte. He
worked on the Nedre Holte farm in Eidsvold, also known as
the Vestenga farm. It was owned by the Lonlein Family. He
married a Lonlein girl, and later owned part of the farm.
They belonged to the Langsat Parish. Two sons were born
in Norway, they're names were Olaus Pedersen and Martin
Pedersen. Peder was born February 14, 1830. His fathers
name was Ole Nielsen and his mothers name Anne Marie
Olsdatter. Peders wife died in Norway, but Peder and the
two sons came to the U. S. in 1860. Looking for possibly
brothers or sisters he may have left in Norway. When in
the U.S. he used the name Peder O. Holte, Olaus used
Olaus Olseson, and Martin used Martin Holte.
23 Dec 97 Paul B. Schou email@example.com
I'm looking for information about my grandmother and her
family in Norway. Her name was Sigrid Birget Olsen. She
was born on December 04, 1889 in Skien Norway. She moved
to Holmestrand, maybe in 1908, where she gave birth to my
mother Ruth Olsen on December 25, 1908.
--While in Holmestrand she lived with an Aunt and Uncle
named Halvorsen. The Aunts name was Nilsene and the Uncle
may have been named Theodore.
--I don't have much information about my grandmothers
father. His name might have been Skinner Olsen or
something that sounded like that. He was in the lumber
business in Skien. He disowned my grandmother when she
became pregnant, out of wedlock, with my mother. My
grandmother had a younger brother named Harold Olsen.
--My grandmother emigrated to the United States in 1913
and married Gustav Hans Larsen who was from Stavanger. He
was born on June 03, 1888. Gustav went to sea when he was
about 13. We don't have any more information about his
early days. The war prevented my mother's emigration
22 Dec 1997 Karen E. Johansen
I am attempting to trace my family history. Below is my
fathers name and city he was born in:
Ingar Jorgen Johansen, born in Drobak, 3 Dec 1917.
21 Dec 1997 Wayne Dahl Iverson
I am searching for information on the following ancestors
in Nes, Romerike:
-- Parents of Anne Iversdatter who married Niels (Nils)
Monsen (Mogensen), lived at Monsrud on Børgen and was 40
years old at 1801 census.
-- Parents of Mari Olsdatter who married Ole Johannesen,
lived at Bjertnes (Biertnes) and was born CA 1752.
Parents of Ole Jensen who married Kari Embretsdatter, was
born on Nordby farm in about 1757 and lived at Rustad on
Børgen farm. Parents of Kari Embretsdatter (above) who
was born on Ile (Ihle) farm in 1771.
-- Parents of Kari Gulbransdatter who married Hans
Henriksen of Grindermoen and was 46 at 1801 census. Any
clues will be appreciated. I have about 200 ancestors
from Nes, Romerike area on record. Wayne Dahl Iverson
20 Dec 1997
Vi letar efter en av våra släktningar som lär ha
utvandrat till Norge under de senaste tio åren. Han har
tidigare varit finsk medborgare och utvandrat från
Finland. Numera är han norsk medborgare. Kan ni hjälpa
mig att finna vår släkting? Personuppgifter:
FÖDD: 1918-05-29 I EKENÄS, FINLAND
Marit och Tom Arnbom,
S-139 50 Värmdö
18 Dec 1997
Hofslund, Solveig. I am David Hansen
She is my grandmother and was born in Halden. She married
Ivar Ormen (or Orman) when they moved to the United
States in the early 1920's. He was of a large family with
mostly brothers. Thank you for trying to find their
records. David Hansen
17 Dec 1997
My G-Grandfather was Christopher Christopherson Hillbrick
(but seems to have changed it from EVERSON. Born 2 Feb
1847 in Norway. Migrated to America about the 1870's.
Married abt.1873 in Jackson, Minn. Katerina Swenson of
Sweden. Moved family to Churches Ferry, ND and latter to
Washington State.Need info on his Norwegian beginnings.
-- Frank and Joan Bouley
17 Dec 1997
We are searching for information on Ludvig Samson
Salamonsen Jarne Naustdal born 1881 in Naustdal, Norway.
He emigrated to the USA in 1902. We know that he was
married with Alfa. They had several children. We know
name of Klara, Betty, Cesilie, Florens and Laila. Father:
Salamond Nikolai Larsen Jarane 02.11.1849 - 1948 Mother:
Kristine Samuelsdtr. Jarane born Ultang 1854 - 1941
We are also searching for information on Ludvigs brother
Martin. Martin Salamonsen Jarene born 1894 in Naustdal,
Norway. Martin emigrated to the USA in 1914. His
destination was Superior, Wisc. according to the emigrant
form. Martin have also used the surname Larsen. He was
married to Laura. Laura was born somewhere on the west
coast of Norway, probability in Stavanger. Martin may be
used Larsen as surname.They had two daughters named:
Larina and Svanhild Krestine. Father: Salamond Nikolai
Larsen Jarane 02.11.1849 - 1948 Mother: Kristine
Samuelsdtr. Jarane born Ultang 1854 - 1941
We wish to hear from any relatives of Kristine
Salomonsdtr. Jarane. Kristine Salomonsdtr. Jarane born
1886 in Naustdal, Norway. Emigrated to the USA in 1903.
Her place of destination was according to the emigrate
form, Douglas, Wisc. She was married to Jorgen Aaknes.
Jorgen was possibly from Sweden. They had one son, Emil.
Father: Salamond Nikolai Larsen Jarane 02.11.1849 - 1948
Mother: Kristine Samuelsdtr. Jarane born Ultang 1854 -
We are also searching for information form any relatives
of Margit Larsen Jararne or Jarane.
Margit Larsen Jarane born 1902 in Naustdal, Norway.
Emigrated to the USA in 1920. Her destination was
Minneapolis. We know she was married to Albin Olson. They
had one son, named Clifford. Martin and Ludvig was uncles
to Margit. Thanks to all.
Regards -- Hans Ree and Margunn Ree Michelsen e-mail
17 Dec 1997
KRISTIAN LARSEN, b. 8/19/1833. Lars was no doubt his
father's last name. This family was from Urskog which is
near Oslo, the county of Akershus. Urskog is probably the
farm name. Married to a Marta who died in Norway, but
would like to know when her birthday is, her parents
names, Kristian's parent's names, and any other history.
All their children were born in Urskog: Carl Ludwig,
l863; Casper, 1866; Sophie Anna, 1868; Marian Bolethe,
l870; Caroline, 1874; Oscar, 1875 (my grandfather) ;
Matilda, l879. Another son died in Norway. Kristian
immigrated to the U.S. after his wife died. He worked in
the lumber industry there. Please, any info would be
greatly appreciated. Betty White, HHPA89B@ Prodigy.com.
16 Dec 1997
I have ancestor and descendant information for August and
Olga Hulten of Gordon, Wisconsin. Immigrated to the U.S.
in 1902 from Stockholm.
15 Dec1997 Debbie Allen ZackJosh@aol.com
Looking for information on Anna Hendrickson born 24
Dec,1856 in Norway. Father Daniel Hendrickson.
15 Dec 1997 Robert H. Knutson
My Grandfather returned to Norway in 1906.My parents lost
contact with him during WW2. Grandfather remarried after
returning to Norway and had two children. A girl named
Margit and a boy?. Think area of oystre slidre Valdres.
They were on a farm of Bjelbole. I am 69 and figure the
two children to be maybe 20 years older. We would
appreciate any comments you may have in finding our
relatives. Thank You, Robert H. Knutson Grand fathers
Name was Ole Knutson
14 Dec 1997 Lars Pedersen
My mother's brother Oscar Skaar Johannesen emigrated from
either Lensvik in Trondelag or the Bergen area to what I
believe is to the Washington state area (Seattle) between
My mother received a letter from him with some
photos...from Seattle approx.1929-1935.
I don't have any info re:address etc. He was dressed in a
sprinters outfit with some sort of club crest on his
jersey. I have these photos in my possession. I might
have cousins in the U.S.????? It would be fun to try to
locate same! Any suggestions??? Lars Pedersen
14 Dec 1997
Looking for relatives who were born in or near Gol,
Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway. My grandfather's name was
Tosten Thompson born 12/3/1859. When he came to the USA,
he changed his last name to Lund. His mother's name was
Mary and from what we know, she never married Tosten's
father. Tosten's father's name could have been Tosten
Tollefson, Tosten Thompson or Tom Thompson (these names
belonging to the same person). My grandfather was married
in North Dakota in 1892 and we don't know the exact year
of his arrival in the US. Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks, Cheri
Dec 14, 97 Margaret Hill
Salvestvold , my grandmother, Gunda. came to America
around 1913. she passed on four years ago. a surviving
sister still living in Norway.. send me e-mail:
14 Dec 1997
I would like information on Kristian Larsen, my
great-grandfather, born Aug. 19, 1833. Lars was no doubt
his father's first name, but not sure. The family was
from Urskog which is near Oslo of Akershus. He was
married to Marte____?____. She died in Norway, but
Kristian immigrated to the U.S. after she died. In Norway
his occupation was a lumber worker--timber and sawmill
work, etc. Their children used the name Christiansen
derived from the father's first name Kristian and adding
"sen" for son or daughter of. Using the letter
"C" instead of "K" was Americanizing
the name. Any other information on Kristian and Marte's
families would be appreciated.. send to Betty
White....HHPA89B@prodigy.com. Thank you.
14 December 1997, Fred Halkett, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for data concerning the parents of Bendix
Johansen (dob 3 July 1859) who left from Grimstad, Norway
for the USA in 1893. His father's name is Johan Christian
and mother's Anne Skargroven - her father's surname is
Baar. I believe Bendix was a sea captain while in Norway.
He was a lithographer for the Uban Coffee Co. in America.
He died on 21 December 1928.
Bendix married Petrine Ulleberg (dob 20 February 1864 in
Kongsberg, Norway) on 22 January 1889. I would like to
know where this marriage took place and about Petrine's
parents: father Martin Mathisen and mother Petrea
Ulleberg whose father's surname is Peders. Petrine died
on 17 December 1935. Before immigrating to USA (Brooklyn,
NY) Bendix and Petrine had one son, Nadock. Thank you.
I am reasearching into the farm name Visland in the
county of Vest Agder town of Tonstad. the surnames I am
looking for are Visland or Wisland. Thank you. LeRoy Holm
13 Dec 1997 Robert Halvorsen
Seeking help to find out about Herman Christensen born
1835 and Christian Christensen born 1836, both in Skien.
They were older brothers of my grandfather who came to
the USA in the 1860's. What became of these two gentlemen
is unknown.....census and parish records are of no help.
13 Dec 1997 Sewart C.(Skip) Nordal, email@example.com
Seeking information about my family history. My
grandfather was Gerhard Nordal. He came to the United
States in the early twenties and did not share anything
about Norway or his family. SKIP NORDAL
13 Dec 1997 Viola Seward
looking for info and family of petter arnson Hagen,
petter was born in ca 1853 at or near yetteroy. moved to
a cotter's farm called Hagen. petter's father was Jon
arnson Hagen. can you help me please? thank you. viola.
13 Dec 1997
Any relatives living in Skudesnes Karmoy Norway, my
grandfather assumed farm name in the late 1800s former
name was Lilesand. Thank you, Odd Solbakken
13 Dec 1997
MY GREAT GRAND FATHER (MICHAEL LUDVIGSEN), BORN IN
BERGEN, NORWAY IN 1858 WHERE UNKNOW? HE WAS A (MINER OR
SAILOR). HE FIRST CAME TO THE USA AT THE AGE OF 16 YEARS
OLD.HE APPLIED FOR HIS CITIZENSHIP IN NOVEMBER 16TH,1875
IN NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK USA. HE WAS A CITIZEN IN
SEPTEMBER 30TH,1887. WE THINK BETWEEN 1875 AND 1887 HE
TRAVELED BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN NORWAY & THE UNITED
STATES. DURING THIS TIME GOT MARRIED AND HAD A CHILD. HIS
WIFE AGNES LUDVIGSEN &SON NAMED HAROLD LUDVIGSEN.
(AGNES LUDVIGSEN)WAS BORN IN 1864 IN OSLO,NORWAY SOME
WHERE?HER MAIDEN WE THINK WAS (BERSITH OR BERSETH OR
BERGSETH)?? WE THINK AGNES HAD A SISTER NAMED HILDA. HER
MARRIED NAME IS HILDA MATHESEN. WE KNOW LITTLE ABOUT
AGNES LUDVIGSEN. (HAROLD LUDVIGSEN) BORN IN NORWAY ON MAY
20TH, 1886 SOME WERE?? WE THINK MICHAEL WAS MARRIED AT
THE AGE OF 26 YEARS OLD. AFTER HAROLD WAS BORN BOTH
MICHAEL AND AGNES AND HAROLD CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN
1886 OR 1887.BECAUSE ANOTHER CHILD WAS BORN CALLED MAY
(MARIE) LUDWIGSEN. (NOTE THE NAME WAS CHANGE TO
LUDWIGSEN) IN 1888. MAY WAS BORN IN 1888 IN PHILADELPHIA
PA.USA. MICHAEL, AGNES, HAROLD, MAY SETTLED IN PHILA, PA
WITH THERE 5 CHILDREN FOR THE REST OF THERE LIFE.
MICHAEL LUDVIGSEN DIED IN JULY 14,1900 AT THE AGE OF 42
AGNES LUDVIGSEN DIED IN MARCH 29,1905 AT THE AGE OF 41
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ON THESE PEOPLE IS
PLACES,CITY PERISHES, DATES OF MICHAEL, AGNES, HAROLD
WERE BORN. AGNES MAIDEN NAME.WERE THEY GOT MARRIED. Where
SHE WAS FROM CITY, FARM, Parish. WE THINK IF YOU FIND
HAROLD BIRTH CERTIFICATE, YOU SHOULD FIND ALMOST ALL THE
INFORMATION THAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.I ALSO WOULD LIKE
TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANY OF THE FAMILY OF THESE PEOPLE
STILL LIVING TODAY. I KNOW I AM ASKING ALOT BUT MY FATHER
IS GETTING IN YEARS 75 THIS IS
JAMES J LUDWIGSEN
4905 SHEARSBURG RD.
421 OR 724 845-7376
12 Dec 1997
Looking for information on my grandparents.
Grandmothers name: Kaia Deabora Anders, born July 4,1887,
Heroy, Norway.(She had a sister my the name of Alice,
married name of Mrs.George Johnsen of Hopkins, Minn) Her
Parents names: father: Ando Anders. Mother: Jensina
Andoy, Hegland, Norway (?) Grandfather: John Pedar
Kvitnes (*Brandal) born July 1, 1888.(I don't know where
in Norway) His father: Kolben Sakariasen, (birth date not
known). Mothers name: Marie Johanson.(birth date not
know) **they took the name Brandal when the family moved
to the States in 1930. My grandfather came over before
the rest of the family. Occupation of my grandfather was:
fisherman. They lived in Brandal, Norway. I hope this
information is of help to you. Thank you. Wendy Hood
11 Dec 1997
Would love to make contact with any relatives - my
gggfather was Jon (of Våje) Olsen born 18 Jan 1819 in
Meråker parish, StJordal; he later lived in Vasvik, on
farm Indbjor, on farm Melbu, then moved to Bo, in
Vesterålen, and farm Åsen. He was then referred to in
archives as John Olsen Aasen. When his son (my ggfather,
Johannes Albert Jonson) emigrated to the US and then
Canada, he took the name Austring from Østring (now
Austringen), a cove where they fished. Please contact Diana Austring.
10 Dec 1997
Looking for information on PAUL UGSTAD b.ca.1850 in
Drammen, Hurum parish, Buskerud, Norway. Immigrated to
USA around 1870 and settled in Pelican Rapids,Otter Tail
County Minnesota. He married ANETTA ODDEGARD(ODEGAARD)
who was born in Svelvik, Norway. They moved from MN to
Rolette County, ND in 1888 and homesteaded there for many
years. Any information please contact: Marcy Ugstad firstname.lastname@example.org
BRAKA, BAGN and more 10 Dec 1997
Looking for information on the following families: DOLVE,
BRAKA, BAGN, STEINSRUD,SOLBJOR, FONNHUS, TRONHUS,
KLEMMETSRUD,ESPELIAN, AUSTEGARD,STUGARDEN, OLSGARD,
GOLBERG, OPPHEIM, SORUM.....Most are from
S.Aurdal,Valdres, Norway and also from Etnedal and
Hallingdal. Any information please contact me. Thanks!
...Marcy Ugstad email@example.com
ARNTSEN 10.des Kjell Ingvar Petterse Kp1000@online.no
I am looking for information of the following person:
Johan Albert Arntsen. He was from Rønneldhaugen in
Skjeberg. Born 16.01.1886 He emigrated from Norway
Tank you very much.
9 Dec 1997 Charles R. Holmes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for descendants of Ole Olsen Omholt, born 8 Sep
1819 in Eftelot parish, Sandsvaer district of Buskerud
county and his second wife, Elen Marie Hendriksdatter,
born 18 Jun 1842 in Sandsvaer district of Buskerud
county. My grandmother was Ingeborg Marie Omholt was one
of 4 of their 12 children who emigrated to USA. Thanks.
BORDSON, Jorgen Kristian (b1824, Ramsdalen) m Anne
Danielson Andreas (b1828): their s Enoch Dårtilius
Jorgensen (b Nabeita, Frya) m Ingeborg Marie Vedo
(Wedo?). Any information most appreciated - Thank you!
Diana Austring <Austring@i4free.co.nz>
OLSEN/HEDSTROM 9 Dec 1997
OLSEN, Jon (of Våje) b18Jan1819, m Ingeborg Anne
HEDSTROM. Jon of Våje lived near Trondheim until he
moved to Bo, in Vesterålen, North Norway, where Jon ran
a store. Later, the family moved to Åsen, in the Oksnes
parish. Here he was involved with the Fishing Industry.
He became known as a wealthy fisherman. VÅJE was the
western-most island of the Vesterålen islands.
Their son, Johannes Albert
Jonsen (b14May1865, Åsen), m Petra Marie Reinholdtsen
(b21Apr1865) and the family emigrated to Clifford, North
Dakota, in 1901.. (Descendants of Jon Olsen still have
the farm in Clifford.) They moved to Canada, to take a
homestead in Southern Saskatchewan, in 1907. Any
information gratefully accepted, thank you! Diana
8 Dec 1997 Rachel
Rhyne, Ole (Etnedal, Valders) b 1821. Spouse possibly
born in Norway, Mary Mofo b.1831.
7 Dec 1997
Looking for information on the following persons from
Norway: Martin Carlson born 6 Oct 1861 in Sande,
Trestegfeld, Norway, parents were Carl Johnson and Johana
Bergeta Olsen, married to Josephine Olsen who was born 20
Jun 1867 in Drammenn, Norway. Her parents were Anders
Olsen and Randi or Randine Hansdatter. I am interested in
farm names and any other information on parents. Thank
you very much. Dennis Barney
7 Dec 1997
MY NAME IS JAMES J LUDWIGSEN FROM PITTSBURGH,PA. USA. I
AM LOOKING FOR THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL LUDVIGSEN, AGNES
SON HAROLD LUDVIGSEN. Thanks. SIGNED: JAMES J LUDWIGSEN
December 7, 1997 Jared J. Smith, email@example.com
I am looking for any information about surviving
relatives of my great-great grandparents still residing
in Norway. My great-great grandfather was Christian
Halvor Sveum, born on June 17 or 19 1862 to Halvor and
Anna Sveum. Names of siblings include Edvart, Johannes,
Karen and Berthe. Johannes and Karen are reported to have
emigrated to the United States. Christian emigrated to
the United States in 1883. In 1971 the family home was
occupied by a younger Edvart Sveum, probably Christian's
grand-nephew (this was reported by Christian's daughter
Karen, who visited at that time).
My great-great grandmother
was Ida Teoline Haslie, born on May 12 1866 to Martin and
Ingeborg Nordrum Haslie. She had three siblings: Anna,
Nils, and Agnete (Nils and Agnete were twins, b. 1869.
Agnete died at age 7). Anna emigrated in 1878 or 1880,
while Ida emigrated around 1882.
Christian and Ida both
resided in the county of Snertingsdal on the shore of
Lake Mjosa, not far from Lillehammer. I'm not sure if
they were born there. Any assistance would be greatly
6 Dec 1997
I am trying to find any information on my family living
in Norway. Surname: Paulsen Any assistance would be
greatly appreciated. Karen Tighe firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Dec 1997
Horn surname. Oslo, living on Standgata Street is early
to mid 1800's. Wife's surname Peterson from Kobenhagen,
5 Dec 1997
Looking for any and all Hostbjors from near Oslo, Norway.
Sorry I do not have more. Grandfather Olaf Hostbjor
settled in Kenmare, North Dakota or thereabouts in 1900?
or so. Sons names were: Vern, Zane, daughter June,
daughter Sarah. I am married to Zane's son, Kevin Lee
Hostbjor. Wish I had more info. Just getting started on
3409 Grand Ave
Everett WA 98201-4214
5 Dec 1997
The family name is Lokken, (in Norway Løkken). First
name is Leroy. Maybe somebody know if there are a
Genealogy club in North Dakota. Thank you!
Kjell T. Borgsjo
LEA/LEE Dec 4, 1997, Mary Lee, L3208@aol.com.
Hans Jacob Lea came to this country from Vestre Toten,
Norway and settled in southern Minnesota. In this country
the family name is Lea or Lee. As I understand it, in
Norway the father of Hans was named Ole Jacob Nelson
b.1813. His mother was Kari Knudstater b.1817. I would
love to exchange info with anyone researching this
3 Dec 1997
Henrickson (Nordland, Warren Henrickson, email@example.com
My grandfather was Lars Henrickson, my grandmother was
Christine Strandjord. My great grandfathers name was also
Lars Henrickson, his wife's name was Petrine. My maternal
great-grandfathers name was Anders Strandjord, and his
wife's name was Petrine Hagin. Oher names in this family
are Fosshaug, Sarsell?, Erickson, and fagermo. I believe
my grandparents came from Nordland, and immigrated to Ft
Ranson, ND in the early 1900's. If anyone out there is a
relative or knows any history of my family, your help
would be greatly appreciated Thanks!
2 Dec. 1997 Jason D.Dittmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on -- Carl H. Olsen (Olson)
and his wife, Andrene Bjerke Olsen (Olson). Both were
born in Eidsvoll, Norway: Carl (?) Jun 1837 and Andrene
(?) April, 1837. My great-great grandfather, Carl Alfred
Olsen (Olson) was their son. He was born in Red Wing
County, MN- 7 Oct 1869.
2 Dec 1997 Chris Johnson email@example.com
Researching the following ---Bjorn Torgussen b. 1727
suspect Holt area, Aust Agder -- first marriage and
parents unknown-- moved to Midbo farm, Seljord, Telemark
married second wife , Marie Joensdatter, in1790. Two
children--Joen in 1791 and Johannes in 1795. Moved back
to Holt before 1811. Johannes Bbjornsen m. Asborg
Andersdatter ,1820. Lived at Kilsend, Normanvik then
settled at Lovdal farm all near Dypvag, Aust Agder. Any
help on father Bjorn and first family possibly lived on
Valle farm or Lunde-eie near Holt and had son Torgus
2 Dec 1997 Chris Johnson
Any information on a possible farm called Grotlet(sp) in
the Seljord, Telemark area, before 1801 would be helpful.
Birth record shows this name but it is not in 1801
2 Dec 1997
Looking for information on the following persons:
THEOLINE OLSEN; born 1845 Uhren, Skundenshavn, Rogaland.
Father Ole; mother Johanne Torgierson. I believe she
married Olaf Gilbertson and emigrated to the U.S.A. in
the 1860's or 70's. She had a daughter, Theoline, born
Michigan 1880. Thank you. Barry Scott
ELLINGSEN 2. dec. 1997 Jacob K. Olsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information
on the following persons -- John Ellingsen, born in
Melhus, Soer-Troendelag on April 7, 1859. Emigrated to
U.S.A. in 1880, never to be heard from again (as far as I
know). John was my great grandfather.
Descendants of Conrad
Opheim, b. 28.oct., 1900 d. 29 sept., 1969. He had eight
children, Daisy, Donna, Elsie, Betty, Donald, Edward,
Robert and Marion, all born in Duluth, Minnesota. Conrad
was my father's uncle.
The same goes for
Alfred Opheim, b. 9. nov., 1896 d. 17. aug., 1970.
regarding Even (Eivind) Kjoesen (Kjosen), b. 5. dec.,
1880 in Melhus, Soer-Troendelag, d. 1975 in Seattle? I
know of three children, Myrtle, Clara and Ingar. Even was
my mother's uncle. Thank You.
JOHNSON 1.dec. 1997 Lars Lindberg, email@example.com
relatives after Iver Johnsen, Chicago. Iver Johnsen, born
27.april 1857 in Tynset kommune, Norway. I have heard
that he worked as a carpenter in Chicago, and that he
visited Trondheim, Norway in 1921. In what year he left
Norway I don't know. If someone could lead me to some
positive contacts I would be very glad. Tank you! Lars
1 Dec 1997
I am born here in America of Norweigian parents. I have
pretty good records of my father's ancestry but so very
little of my mother's side of the family. Both were from
the the town of STANGE, in Hedmarken county of Norway.
Can you advise me how I can go about this inquiry? What
information do you need? Is a "look up"
possible? Vis du vil. Takk! LeRoy Dahl
Kelso, Washington USA
12/1/97 Doug Wollan, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching the Vollan or Wollan family/farm name
near Horg parish south of Trondheim, NO. Translations of
parish records prior to 1900 would be greatly
appreciated. Rasmus Wollan and Beret Foss were my
g-grandparents and both were raised near there.
G-grandmothers family now the Fosshiem museum. Any part
or portion of parish or farm records in English or
Dec.1, 1997 Diane Ballard (Jevnager) email@example.com
Rudy Dahl who ask about traveling with Jevnager or
Jevnaker from Honefess, please contact me.