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Record 394
Name: Dean Hagen
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Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Duluth, MN
Time: 1998-03-27 03:10:16
Comments: Ancestors lived on Tofte farm, Sør Fron Parish, Oppland. They were husmand med jord -- their holdings were apparently called Toftehagen. My grandfather was Ole Olsen TOFTEHAGEN and emigrated to America in 1868. He settled in Leon, Monroe, WI. Some of his descendants still live there. I am looking for information on the Tofte farm.

Record 393
Name: Berwyn K. Martinson
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Referred by: From Geocities
From: Washington, IL
Time: 1998-03-26 21:19:55
Comments: My grandfather Bernhard Marius Martinsen MJELDE came from Bergen, Hordaland in 1924. He was from the MJELDE farms there. He and his brothers (Andrew &Martin) changed their names when they became citizens here in 1931-1933. They lived in the Iron River, Michigan area. I know there is family still in the Bergen area and would like to know how to find them and make connections. I'm trying to do a genealogy search and am having a difficult time. Can anyone help me? Thank you for your wonderful site.

Record 392
Name: Shirley Hoverson Pelisek
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Referred by: From Geocities
From: New Berlin,Wisconsin
Time: 1998-03-26 00:58:15
Comments: I am searching for Norwegian ancestors who immigrated from Norway from farms in Vang, Valdres. My greatgrandfather left Norway for America on 13 January, 1853 with his wife. Settlement was in the Town of Gibson, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin and then in the Town of Franklin, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. My greatgrandparents had 2 or 3 sons and several daughters. My grandfather's name was Paul HOVERSON. I am interested in learning the names of his brothers and sisters and their descendants either in America or Norway. My father's name was also Paul Nicholas Hoverson and he farmed in the Town of Franklin, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin all of his life....b.Nov. 30, l903 and died Feb. 14, 1994. My name is Shirley Hoverson Pelisek E-Mail miltpel@execpc.com

Record 391
Name: Russ Johnson
Website: N/A
Referred by: SimpleNet
From: McMinnville OR USA
Time: 1998-03-25 22:35:56
Comments: Hi ! Info requested if available for Martha OLSON born in Sogn. Lived in Stavanger. Married Oscar JOHNSON. Immigrated to the States settling in Stoughton Wisconsin. Hope that you have some info for me. Thanks Ruus Johnson

Record 390
Name: Ole Kristian Myrold
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From: Lillehammer NORWAY
Time: 1998-03-25 22:32:37
Comments: This is a very good idea to try to find roots thru E-mail system. If somebody needs a contact in Norway, be my guest and send me some words E-mail to my address okmyrold@online.no

Record 389
Name: Chad J Sundsbak
Website: Help!!
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From: Bismarck, North Dakota
Time: 1998-03-25 20:51:01
Comments: I am looking for relatives with the name SUNDSBAK who originally came from the Bergen, Norway area. I am the great grandson of Joachim Sundsbak, who settled in the Des Lacs North Dakota area. From what I hear, most of our relatives are still in Norway and have lost contact with each other. Again I am in Bismarck North Dakota, let me know if you can help me in my search.

Record 388
Name: Wayne Wolden
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From: Gonvick, Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-25 19:18:54
Comments: Looking for ancestreal information. My Great Grandfather came here from Norway. Knudt and Marit VALDEN.

Record 387
Name: Dawn Zuniga
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Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Holland, Michigan
Time: 1998-03-25 17:56:05
Comments: I'm looking for info on my ancestors from & still in Norway.

Record 386
Name: Donna Kallem
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From: Ames, Iowa
Time: 1998-03-25 14:59:47
Comments: Skouger parish, Tangen (near Drammen) Trying to find information about Gunder Mathisen and wife Andrine Andersdatter. Their son, Gustav, born 24 August 1865, was husband's grandfather. He came to US to Humboldt Co., IA. Looking for other siblings or information about parents, etc. Thanks, Donna

Record 385
Name: Donna Kallem
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From: Ames, Iowa
Time: 1998-03-25 14:47:48
Comments: From Stjernaroy church register: "Married 17 September 1842: Bachelor Rasmus Rasmussen Askevig of Jelsoe, 26 years old. Maiden Lisbeth Tarraldsdatter, Skude, 24 years old." I know Rasmus died at Kalheim farm, Ombo Island. Elizabeth and all the children came to US. But what I want is information about Rasmus and Lisbeth's brothers, sisters, parents, etc. Thanks, Donna

Record 384
Name: Donna Kallem
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From: Ames, Iowa
Time: 1998-03-25 14:51:11
Comments: Would like more information about this couple - children, etc. Marriage record shows: 15 October 1847: Bachelor Ole Christensen, born at Morkvig (farm) in Sannikedal parish, 22 1/2 yrs. old, son of Christen Hansen. Maiden Karen Nilsdatter, born at Dordal, 26 years old, daughter of Nils Torjussen. This is in Telemark County. Thank you, Donna

Record 382
Name: Donna Kallem
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From: Ames, IA
Time: 1998-03-25 14:40:48
Comments: Can anyone give me additional information about this couple: Married - 4 June 1841: Bachelor Anders Johnsen, born at Rorholt (farm), stays at Rorholt, 20 years old, son of Jens Kittilsen. Maiden Inger Nielsdatter, born at Doredahl, 21 years old, daughter of Niels Torgjussen. Inger is my great grandfather's sister and I would like to find out if they stayed in Norway and continued line. Thank you. Donna

Record 381
Name: Ken Sorensen
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From: Battle Creek, Mich
Time: 1998-03-25 12:00:50
Comments: To Erik Hans Vagen. I would like to write you, but need a valid e-mail address. Are your people from Etne Parish (Skanevik)?

Record 380
Name: TORRESEN
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From: Muskegon, MI 49441 USA
Time: 1998-03-24 19:55:32
Comments: I am interested in Torresens who emigrated to Antwerp, Belgium.

Record 379
Name: Tom Field
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From: Minnesota - Iowa - Wisconsin
Time: 1998-03-24 13:08:32
Comments: Looking for FJELD family info. My great-great-great grandfather was Niels Hansen FJELD and wife, Kari Syversdatter LIEN were married in Bruflat, Norway, in 1822. Bruflat in the Etnadal Valley, region of Valdres. They emigrated with 6 boys (1 girl died at sea): Hans, Syver, Andreas (my great-great grandfather), Anders, Ole, Ingebreit and Simon. Andreas and his wife Kari Reiersdatter Dolven had 11 children. My great grandfather Tom Field was #7 of the 11. A lot of the family is from Worth or Winnebago counties in Iowa, also Wisconsin and some went to Nebraska.

Record 378
Name: Erik Hans Vågen
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Referred by: Net Search
From: West Keansburg, NJ 07734
Time: 1998-03-24 02:49:30
Comments: I am a Sons of Norway member Noreg 3 466 in Marlboro New Jersey. I have been a twenty nine year member starting at age 16. I am the local musician and enjoy all lodge functions. I am first generation American born of Norwegian father and Dutch mother, Vandenberg. I know most of my family in Norway but was exited when a lady wrote me saying her name was: Vågen. There are four of us besides my father but we found 18 more in the states, eight in St Louis. De går bedre å bedre dag for dag! Hilsen, Erik-Hans Vågen New Jersey

Record 376
Name: Sally Dion
Website: N11643 to Tower
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From: Ventura, California, USA
Time: 1998-03-23 23:40:15
Comments: I would like to get in touch with my cousin, Inger lise HAIG in Norway. Her mother is Mary Kreig and she has a sister Elsa Maria ???? Our family has not heard from her in several years. She was (is) in TV, her mother was living in Oslo, Elsa Marie in Bergen. Hope to hear from someone about them.

Record 375
Name: Lasse Henriksen Ihle
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Referred by: Net Search
From: Norway
Time: 1998-03-23 18:11:23
Comments: Searching for family name IHLE, immigrating to US.

Record 374
Name: Robert H. Koster
Website: Bob Koster's Genealogy Book
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From: New Jersey, USof A
Time: 1998-03-23 17:47:04
Comments: Researching my Grandfather, Trygve CORNELIUSSEN f.1880 i "Fredrikstoll" Norway, d.1966 i Staten Island, NYC in the USA. He and a brother Erling (S.Dak.), shortened their last name to CORNELL. I am also researching his Mother's family, Helga PAASKE, f. 1858 i Kongsberg, Norway d.1949 i Oslo. At the above URL you will find quite a few related family names

Record 373
Name: virginia nelson miller
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From: Clarkston Washington
Time: 1998-03-23 05:23:24
Comments: BREIVIK - Martinus, Nils, Martin, Edward. I would like more information about these people. My father was Martin BREIVIK and his brother was Edward. He was born at Sandvollen in Norde Trondelag in l866. He came to the United States from Trondheim in 1888. I would appreciate any news of any ships he might have come on, information about Sandvollen or any help about family. Thank you

Record 372
Name: Karen Stevens
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Referred by: From Geocities
From: Plano, Texas
Time: 1998-03-23 02:06:52
Comments: I am searching for the following name: Ole ARNESON and wife Berit Arnesdotter on the farm named BJORGUM in Nord Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. Thanks for any information you may have, Karen Stevens kecstevens@juno.com

Record 371
Name: Robert Torresen
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From: Maine, U.S.A.
Time: 1998-03-23 01:34:50
Comments: Interested in ancestral information and locating living relatives. TORRESEN Mandal Vest Agder

Record 370
Name: Ronald Johnson
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From: Minnesota - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Time: 1998-03-23 01:26:00
Comments: Need help with Paternal Grandparents Gust/Gustave JOHNSON and Nana LARSON. Gust JOHNSON: born: Mar 5, 1874: Stavanger, Norway: Nana LARSON: born: Mar 29, 1873: Melo Helgeland, Norway: Married: Oct 1899 in Norway: Emmigrated: 1900 to USA. First to Beltrami Co. Minn. Then in 1910 to Thief River Falls, Pennington Co. Minn. They had five children; Victor, Borghild, Luther, Ruth and Douglas. Nana had 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Belive Gust had several siblings but no idea how many. Believe som siblings emmigrated to USA but who or where I do not know. Any help would be appreciated.

Record 369
Name: Deborah Aldrich
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From: Montana
Time: 1998-03-22 23:51:08
Comments: I am searching for the descendants of Knudt JOHANNESON STRAND who was born in 1817 on Farm Tveit, Flextveid, Telemark. He married Bergitt Olsdatter in 1843. His wife died in 1979 and he immigrated to America with his 13 year old son, Torbjorn, and his daughters Gunhild, Helen(Hage), Helena, and Thone. He joined his grown sons who had immigrated years earliar. They were Ole, Egil, and Johans. Johans took the last name OMTVEDT. Gunhilds daughter Julia married Andrew APPELQUIST. They lived in Ellendale, North Dakota and around Montevidio, MN. Gunhilds daughter Hilda married a JOHNSON. I have pictures taken by Andrew Appelquist of some of the family in Ellendale about 1888 and a picture of Knudt, Birgitt, and Torbjorn taken about 1875 taken in Norway. I would love to hear from family and exchange information and photos. Helen and Helena married men who were on the ship over who had also taken the last name of Strand but were of no blood relation. There names were Syvert and Engebret. Thank you

Record 368
Name: Susan Hanson
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Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Moline,IL
Time: 1998-03-22 20:15:05
Comments: Am looking for more relatives for family tree: Ketil KVAALE, son of Steinar, lived in the Hoydalsmo, Lardal area. Ketil died in 1958 at the age of 78, has a son named Steinar K. KVAALE also from that area. Ketil had a brother named Egil who died young of ileus and unmarried. They had sisters: Signe and Ellen. Unknown if they married. Anne came to Bjaen in Eidsborg & married Jarand EIVINDSON. Gunhild married Anund STALESON langkos (unknown if that is an area or a "last" name.) None of these people were alive in 1977 Signe married John H. OFTE area unknown. They had 8 children only names I have of the kids are Egil OFTE, Hoydalsmo and Signe married LANDE in Saetesdal.

Record 367
Name: Donna Kallem
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From: Ames, Iowa
Time: 1998-03-22 14:51:53
Comments: Looking for information on siblings of Nels Lars Dordal, Bamble, Telemark. Born 20 Feb 1830, son of farmer Niels Torjjussen Doredal and wife Ingeborg Maria Larsdatter (from Ronholt). Had siblings: Inger Maria, b 1816; Inger, b 1820; Karen, b 1821 (married Ole Christensen); Torjus, b 1825; Marte Kirstine, b 1827; Ingeborg Maria, b 1833; Niels, b 1836; and Asborg Karine, b. 1839. My great grandfather came to US in 1854. As there were two Nels' he went by Lars and took the name Thompson in America. Planning a trip to Norway and sure would like to be able to "visit" relatives - as well as farmstead.

Record 366
Name: Björn M Jakobsen
Website: Fotevikens Museum
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Stavanger, Rogaland
Time: 1998-03-22 07:08:13
Comments: Hej, bor idag i Skanör, längst söder ut i Sverige. Här bor också mina föräldrar som flyttade från Stavanger hit 1947. Min far hjälper jag idag igång på nätet. Han har under flera år arbetat med vår släkts ursprung. Ja vet att han bland annat letar information om släkterna Zimmerman och Zimmerström. Någon som vet något??? hälsningar Björn

Record 365
Name: Elroy Lindaas
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From: Mayville, N D
Time: 1998-03-22 00:22:09
Comments: I am looking for information on Brita HOVE. She was born July 5, 1826 at Nek-A-Sogn, Norway. She emigrated to America in 1851. First lived in Capron Illinois then to Lafayette County Wisconsin. In 1859 she moved to Worth County Iowa later moved to Hatton N.D. Seeking any historical information on her. Any information appreciated. Married Guttorm Kittelson in Iowa.

Record 364
Name: Karen Ramsey
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From: Donna, TX
Time: 1998-03-21 22:43:38
Comments: We are searching for information about Knute RAMSEY who was born in an Isle called Ramsoy near Bergen, Norway. The internet has been great to use. People there have tried to help and given us descriptions of the area. We have looked at passenger list books and to no avail can we find a boy named Knute arriving with his parents. He eventually lived in South Dakota where he farmed as an adult. He married Sarah Eggseth. We would appreciate any assistance.

Record 363
Name: Bernie Shellum
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From: St. Clair Shores MI
Time: 1998-03-21 18:34:16
Comments: I'm only a few weeks into genealogy, but have already been amazed to learn that my family name, like John Follesdal's, originated in a farm, mine being in Oppland, Norway. I see Mr. Follesdal's helpful tips on a lot of web sites that I visit.

Record 362
Name: FRANK BENDIKTSEN
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: NORWAY
Time: 1998-03-21 14:23:23
Comments: I`m searching for any information about NIKOLAI MOSTAD, born 1888 in Mostad, Værøy, NORWAY. He emigrated to the US in the early 1900`s , and I think he settled in the northern parts of the country ( north Dakota, Minnesota ? ) I'm also interested in getting in touch with relatives after Johan MOSTAD (Nikolai`s brother) who settled in VICTORIA, British Columbia. His adress was Bay Street..... Any info, or relatives would make me wery happy because I'm doing genealogy research on my GGrandmother's side of the family, and I know almost nothing about these persons! (They were my GGrandmother's brothers)

Record 361
Name: Jennifer Mayberry
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From: Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA
Time: 1998-03-21 00:24:18
Comments: I am also looking for information on Hans GUNDERSON who resided in North Dakota in the early 1900's. He married Gurine Abrahams and had 6 more children by her, 7 counting the adoption of my great-grandfather Gustav. I have no history background on his last name. I do not know even which country he originated from. His childrens' names were Nora, Hans Jr., George, Clara, Gudrun, and Shorty.

Record 360
Name: Jennifer Mayberry
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From: Coeur d' Alene, ID, USA
Time: 1998-03-21 00:05:51
Comments: I am trying to find some info on my great-grandpa. His name was Gustav GRYHBAKK, he was born in Rindal, Norway, on Nov. 12, 1901. His mother's name was Gurine Abrahams, and his father's name was Ola Johnson. Gurine came to America in the early 1900's after Gustav was born. She then remarried a man named Hans Gunderson. If you can help me, please sign the guestbook, and I will look in on it. Thanks.

Record 357
Name: Scott R. Sebbo
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From: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Time: 1998-03-20 16:36:44
Comments: Looking for information on my greatgrandfather who immigrated to USA from Norway around 1860. Rasmus SAEBO, changed to SEBBO in Illinois.

Record 356
Name: Paul Jacobson
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From: RR1 box 196 Doran, Mn. USA
Time: 1998-03-20 04:11:38
Comments: I am looking for decents of Ole Christenson WEGGUM born Dec. 3 1842 in Norway. He emigrated to America in about 1870

Record 355
Name: Karen Bjerke
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From: san diego, ca
Time: 1998-03-20 00:48:37
Comments: i am trying to find genealogy information on the Bjerke and Anderson family from Sogn, Norway area. If anyone has any information that could help me, please e-mail me.

Record 354
Name: Darryll Wolfe
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From: Camano Island, WA
Time: 1998-03-20 00:06:51
Comments: Searching for step mother 3/10/41 Elida Nilson (maiden name) shown on birth certficate of half brother George Ralph Wolfe, shows her birthplace as Oslo, Norway and her age as 25. 9/2/41 Aase Tordo, Bert R. Wolfe, marriage certificate. 10/11/43 records show she was living under the name Aase Tkdal and the last known adress was 3214 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, New York. All searches to date have provided no sucsess.

Record 353
Name: Marie Loughlin
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From: Luck, Wisconsin, USA
Time: 1998-03-19 17:14:04
Comments: I am looking for information on the place called Gulbransdalen, Norway. My ancestors the FREDERICKSONS , came from there in 1891 to Wisconsin. Is this a farm or a town? Where can I find out this information? Please write. Thank you very much. Marie Loughlin, Luck WI, USA

Record 352
Name: Joyce Arkwright
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Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ogden, Utah
Time: 1998-03-19 03:22:24
Comments: OLSEN,LENA romsdalen?,norway Searching for information on Lena OLSEN. Her obit said she was born in Romsdalen, Norway Sep. 30, 1882 and died in Minnewaukan, ND on March 30, 1980 Lena married Albert MCCLOUD in Devils Lake, ND. Lena's parents are Martin Olsen and Ingre ? I've been unable to locate Romsdalen, any suggestions? Any connections? Thanks, Joyce

Record 351
Name: Corrine Skrukrud
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From: Minnesota, USA
Time: 1998-03-19 01:33:19
Comments: I am researching my ancestors in Norway ... SKRUKKERUD, Ringebu, Oppland, Norway. I also have ancestors - RUDE (RUUD), Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway. Does anyone have any information they'd like to share? I am having a hard time with the RUDE families. My great-grandfather's name was Knute T. RUDE (RUUD) and his father was Torger K. RUDE. My paternal great-grandfather was Torger O. SKRUKKERUD. Thanks.

Record 350
Name: Judith (Herberg) Blick
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From: Ada,Mn. now San Diego, Ca.
Time: 1998-03-19 00:16:48
Comments: I am looking for relatives in Norway or the U.S. to continue our family tree book started by Harold Herberg in 1953. My G.Grandfather was Johan Mikal HERBERG who came to U.S. in May 1865 from Utsira Norway, and settled in Fargo, N. D. (owned Island Park) and moved north to Trail County N.D. - Herberg township - and Halstad, Mn. His wife's name was Magel and one of their sons was my Grandfather, Edward Herberg, who married Carrie Thompson. We have only met one cousin from Utsira named Olaf Helgeson, who worked for Norsk Hydra, at the time he came to San Diego to visit. We would surely like to see or hear from any cousins out there! TusenTak!!!

Record 349
Name: Kjell Gunnar Simonsen
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From: California
Time: 1998-03-18 21:43:09
Comments: NEASS, Porsgrunn

Record 348
Name: Jackie Lundquist
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From: Britton, Michigan USA
Time: 1998-03-18 20:21:18
Comments: My great grandfather, Hans POIKILA was born in 1844 in Vadso, Norway. He had 6 children, 5 were born in sor Varanger, Norway. I am tracing Mari, born 1869, Johan, born 1871, and Edla, born 1873. My grandmother, Laura, born 1867, emmigrated to the US in 1888 and settled in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She was married to John ILVES. I would like to trace the decendants of her two sisters and brother (named above). Any information would be most appreciated.

Record 347
Name: Linda Tollefson Therkelsen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-03-18 19:45:41
Comments: Researching numerous farm names in Gol Parish in Hallingdal and Rollag Parish in Numedal; including GOLBERG, ELBJOR, JEGLEIM, FROYSAK, VOLLO, AALRUST, EIKLE, GULSVIK and others in Gol area, MYHRA, KIERRA, WALLE, BREKKE, HAUGERUD in Rollag area; all in Buskerud Fylke. Immigrant ancestors are Mikkel TOLLEFSON RUST and Gro Andersdatter ELBJOR who immigrated in 1845 to Rock County, Wis., and Bergit Nelsdatter BREKKE and Jens GULBRANDSEN MYHRA who immigrated in 1839 with the Nattestad party to Rock County. They later immigrated with the Clausen colony to St. Ansgar, Iowa.

Record 345
Name: Linda Gunderson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New York / California
Time: 1998-03-18 16:59:20
Comments: Great Grandparent: Paul Gunderson from Trondhjem, Norway came to America in 1889. Married Juline Haakenson, Solar, Norway and settled in the Reynolds/Northwood Area of North Dakota. His fathers name was Gunder Pederson [Petterson] and married to Inborg. I would like to know if there were siblings to Paul Gunderson or Juline Haakenson. Also, Peter Seter born in Solar,Norway came to America in 1882. He married a Ollia Christopherson who came to America when only a baby (1868-69). Looking for more information on Christopherson. Peter brothers went west to Washington State, Ole, Martin, Carl and took the names of Peterson, Saether, Seter or Setter. Any familar rings?

Record 344
Name: Melinda Britten
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-18 15:40:22
Comments: My Great Great Grandfather was from Norway. I'm not sure what area, but his name was Ollie BROTEM. I was just wondering if there were any BROTEM's left in Norway. My family is trying to trace our ancestory and I want to help. I am also doing a paper for college on Norway, if there is any interesting information that you could help me with I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for your time and energy helping me. Melinda Britten Our name has changed many times.

Record 343
Name: jeri kilpatrick
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From: hallock, minnesota
Time: 1998-03-18 13:56:29
Comments: I am just starting my research and have very little information. The names I am looking for are Alfred BERG, Margaret MIKKELSON, Anna BERG, and Andre BERG from Sweden, immigrated to America in 1870's. Any information is appreciated! Thank you.

Record 342
Name: Timothy C. Fredrickson
Website:
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From: Vashon Wa. USA
Time: 1998-03-18 11:51:29
Comments: This web site was very intriguing. For me I spent many summers In Norway. This site has inspired me to look back at my roots and reflect what a great hertige I come from.

Record 341
Name: Phil Larson
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-17 00:51:15
Comments: I'm looking for information about emigrants from Hemnes and Rana (Mo-i-Rana), Helgeland, Nordland. Names include HANSON, PEDERSON, NEVERNES, CHRISTENSEN. Emigrated in 1860s to Chippewa County, Minnesota, also Douglas County, Minnesota. If you have family from there, please write - I might be able to help you as much as you can me.

Record 340
Name: øyvind Myhre
Website: www.cmcmjosa.no
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From: norway
Time: 1998-03-16 22:19:00
Comments: I'm looking for some ancestors of mine emigrating to Chicago in 1887 and 1888. Their names: Mathias and Petter BØRRESEN sailing with the vessel "Marstin" in 1887. Johan and Marie BØRRESEN with vessel "Angelo" in 1888. They were all born in Vang (Wang) parrish in Hedmark county. Their parents: father, Børre GUNNERSEN, born 1834, mother: Petronelle, born 1827. Their eldest son, Gudbrand, born in Wang 1859 did not go to the US, however Gudbrand's sons, Johan and Petter GUDBRANDSEN emigrated to Minnesota in 1904, their tickets were prepaid, likely by some of their relatives who had left in 1887/1888. If you've got any info. re. persons mentioned or their likely descendants, please e-mail me: cmc.mjosa@cmcmjosa.no

Record 339
Name: Yvonne Engeseth Opdahl
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-16 20:19:51
Comments: Glad to have found you. Hope I can trace my ENGESETH family.

Record 338
Name: John G. Vangsness
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From: Mankato, Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-16 03:28:53
Comments: G-G Grandfather, Ivar Endreson, came from Vangsnes with his wife Unni Andersdatter and their son John in 1853. Lived in Dane County Wisconsin until 1863. They bought a farm in Belle Creek twp, Goodhue County at that time.

Record 337
Name: Alice Ogden Rudo
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From: South Dakota
Time: 1998-03-16 01:09:31
Comments: I'm so new (today) to this internet, I'll be happy & lucky to find you again. But I'm determined, like some ancestors of mine.

Record 336
Name: Lee Tenneboe
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From: Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 1998-03-16 00:04:00
Comments: I'm looking for my Norwegian family tree. My grandfather Gregory Munse TENNEBOE came to the U.S. in about 1914 from Maaloy, Norway. He settled in South Dakota. He had 2 brothers - Henry and August and 2 sisters - Elsa Hyen and Lena Berge. Gregory's father was Munse Tenneboe, and his grandfather was Gregorius Halvik.

Record 335
Name: Dixon Hadley Benshoff
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From: Georgetown Ontario Canada
Time: 1998-03-15 23:23:12
Comments: I am researching my relatives of my mother from the Etne coastal region. From the NERVIK farm. The farm listed in the Bygdeboker pages 711-716 . I would be glad to hear from anyone who would be interested. I do not speak Norwegian.

Record 334
Name: Caryn Swensen Law
Website: caryn.edu
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Laramie, WY
Time: 1998-03-15 21:19:17
Comments: Hi! Great site. I'm looking for some information about a relative possibly from Arendal, Norway named Theodore Andrew TOENNESSEN who emigrated to the US in the eary 1900's. If anyone has any info on this name in this location, I'd surely appreciate it! thanks!

Record 333
Name: Deb Koop
Website:
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From: Deerwood, Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-15 20:34:39
Comments: In 1848 Peder Larsen ODENRUDSEIE, cotter in Brevig, aged 51 and his children, John, born Dec. 5,1834 and Ronnaug, born Apr. 6, 1838, moved to Veoy. . This is from the register of Hen, Grytten in Trondheim County. I'm having trouble tracing them. Can't find any information on ODENRUSEIE, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Love this web site!

Record 332
Name: Thomas field
Website:
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From: originally - Mankato, Minn.
Time: 1998-03-15 20:04:19
Comments: Searching for info. on family history: Andreas Nielson FJELD Dec. 16, 1829 Norway Karie DOLVEN FJELD Oct. 12, 1832 Norway Married: Mar. 29, 1853 Son: Tom FIELD Dec. 13, 1874 Married: Gertena Elizabeth BERGE (Aug. 7, 188) on Oct. 14, 1896 Sons: Thomas Andrew FIELD Nov. 22, 1893 Milwaukee, Wis. He had 6 brothers...Names? Married: Gail PAULSON (Aug. 31, 1897) on Aug. 25, 1916 4 children: Hubert Russell (Bud) Beverly Larry Family names - Related: FJELD FIELD DOLVEN PAULSON SMESRUD BERGE Locations of birth, death, and residence: Worth co., Iowa Dane co., Wis. Norway (Oslo) If anyone has any further info, please contact me. Or if you think you are related.

Record 331
Name: Diane Dunn
Website:
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From: Round Rock, TX
Time: 1998-03-15 08:09:28
Comments: Looking for information on my great grandparents, Charles and Rebecca LARSON of Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Immigrated prior to 1887. Had three children that I know of - Roy, Larry, and Bert. Would appreciate any information. Cyndi Howells was right. This is a very impressive web site!

Record 330
Name: Donna Potts Walling
Website:
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From: Stanwood, Washington
Time: 1998-03-15 04:41:29
Comments: I am new to genology searches. But have a rich oral history. I know that Bessie Irene Solum, was born to Harris Ole Solum/ Gusta Marie Lystel in 1889. Harris is the son of Ole Oleson Solum/Betsy Olava Bjaaland in 1871 in Nelsonville Portage Wis. Ole Oleson Solum was born in Norway, I assume SOLUM farm Luksefjell, Gjerpen, Telmark Norway. From Oral tradition, Ole's parents brought six youngest children to America and left six in Norway to send for later. Now knowledge of their coming to America. In America they settled in Wisconsin and then in Idaho. Would enjoy any info. I have read more in the LDS files but not clear if it is the same family.

Record 329
Name: Cindy OMOTH Peterson
Website:
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From: Northern Caifornia
Time: 1998-03-14 21:05:12
Comments: I'm searhing for my OMOTH ancestry. Halvor OMOTH (b.1859) and Helga HALSTENRUD (b. 1862) were my great grandparents. They settled in Spring Grove, Minnesota pre 1886. Children Edwin (my grandfather), Henry, Reuben and Tilda. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, and good luck in your search!

Record 327
Name: Dahl, John Blessum
Website:
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From: Norway
Time: 1998-03-14 17:36:12
Comments: I am looking for relatives in both Norway, USA and Canada

Record 326
Name: Jim Thompson
Website: The Larson Genealogy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Maryland
Time: 1998-03-14 16:38:48
Comments: LARSON Stor-Eldvel, Oppland

Record 325
Name: Patricia Adams
Website: The BRODEN, CASH, DOWNEY, ENGLUND, LOCKEN Family
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kansas City, Kansas (USA)
Time: 1998-03-14 07:31:26
Comments: I am attempting to do research on my family. My name is Patricia Adams and I reside in Kansas City, Kansas. My stepfather, LeRoy Locken, is of Norwegian descent and I attempting to research the family. The following are the facts I have and I would be interested to know if there is any documentation on these persons. Carl LOCKEN - b. Mar 17, 1884 in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, MN; d. July 1965, Bicker Township, Mountrail County, ND. Olaf LOCKEN - b. Dec 23, 1885 in Minnesota; d. March 1975, Williston, Williams County, ND. Edward LOCKEN, b. Nov 16, 1886 in Minnesota; d. May 1967, Alaska. Peter LOCKEN, b. Jul 14, 1890 in Minnesota; d. Jan 1967 in ND. Irene HOGENSON Locken (Carl's Wife), b. 1899, Winger, Polk County, MN; died after 1970 in Bicker Township, Mountrail County, ND. From the Tales of Mighty Mountrail, Vol 1, 1979: Carl Locken was born in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, MN in 1884 and lived there for a time before coming to Williams County in ND. In 1905 he filed on a homestead in that county. He sold his homestead and bought a farm in Bicker Township where he spent the rest of his life. He married Irene Hogenson of Winger, Polk County, Minnesota. They had three children: Ardith (Mrs. Marlowe Strain) living in Hager, Wisconsin; LeRoy of Billings, MT; and Clayton of Minot, ND. They joined the NORMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH and were very active in church work and also took part in all work for the betterment of the community. Carl passed away in 1965. Carl, Edward, Olaf, and Peter were brothers. I believe the father came from Oslo, Norway; but I am not sure that his name was Locken. I believe it was changed after immigration to the USA. I have heard that it was spelt Looken. I would appreciate any help you can give me in this matter. Thank you. Patricia Adams Phone: (913) 279-2358 Fax: (913) 551-3287

Record 324
Name: Erik Herskedal
Website:
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From: San Mateo,CA.USA
Time: 1998-03-14 03:30:24
Comments: I have relatives in Norway. I wonder if there is a way to see if they have any e-mail addresses. Also I was wondering if there is a way of looking up anything on ancestors that might have came to America and changed names?

Record 323
Name: DeJune M. Hungerford
Website:
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From: Slidell, Louisiana
Time: 1998-03-13 22:09:49
Comments: I am trying to find relations in Norway. My grand-mother's maiden name was HIGDEM. She was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants who came to the US in the late 1800s. My grand-mother was born in Minnesota around 1900 or 1901. Her parents were Anders and Gertrude HIGDEM. I believe, based on an old will that I found, that my great-great-grand-father (Gertrude's father) was one Halvor J. MEISDALEN (not certain about spelling) who resided, I beleive, in Trondheim at the time of his death in 1930 or 1940. I'd appreciate any kind of links or leads anyone could provide to my Norwegian relations and heritage.

Record 322
Name: Lisa Westberg Peters
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: St. Paul, MN
Time: 1998-03-13 20:51:34
Comments: I am looking for ancestors of: MONSON, Ingvar Groethe (born April 22, 1854), Laerdal, Sagn, Norway. JOHNSON, Emma (born Oct. 10, 1862), Wisconsin. BALSTAD, Einar (born 1890), Balstad, Norway (son of Jacob Pedersen). YLVISAKER, Andreas (born 1861), Sogndal, Sogn and Fjordane. ERSTAD, Maria (born 1862), MN (father was Andrew C. Erstad, born 1834, Norway).

Record 321
Name: Joel Fagerhaug
Website:
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From: Yankton, South Dakota
Time: 1998-03-13 06:59:50
Comments: This is an interesting site. I'll bookmark it and return when I have more time

Record 320
Name: Eric Oien
Website: na
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From: Seattle
Time: 1998-03-13 04:17:49
Comments: Surfed to this site while looking for e-mail addresses for cousins who still live near Namsos.

Record 319
Name: John W. Egner
Website:
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From: Murrieta, California
Time: 1998-03-13 02:31:24
Comments: Looking for info on my grandfather Bernard EGNER (not really sure of first name, could be William) who came from Norway thru Ellis Island back in 1920, or info of a small town in Norway which is or use to be called Egner, after which my family was named, thank you....

Record 318
Name: Pat QUESNEL
Website:
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From: WA formerly MN (USA)
Time: 1998-03-13 00:08:33
Comments: Looking for information on GROTTE farm near Oppdal Norway (Sud-Trondelag). My g. mother (Marit INGEBRIGTSEN GROTTE) emigrated from Grotte about 1877 to MN. Sisters Kari & Olava also emigrated. Do you know how to access current address information for residents of Norway? If you have info, E-mail me.

Record 317
Name: Rhoda L.H- WILLESVIK
Website:
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From: Askøy-Norway
Time: 1998-03-12 21:01:56
Comments: I just started researching my husband's geneology. We are looking for reletives in the US. WILLESVIK isn't a common name. Only 6 people in Norway have it, and they are all closely related. We know that there are WILLESVIKs or VILLESVIKs in WA and in Canada. A Marry VILLESVIK and Jon and a few others. The name is originally VILLESVIK and comes from Gulen in Sogn. We would greatly appreciate any info. Thanks for the great page!

Record 316
Name: Dana CHRISTIAN
Website:
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From: Texas
Time: 1998-03-12 17:09:40
Comments: Looking for CHRISTIANs (my husband's family) in Norway and USA. They immigrated from the area of Gjovik and Vardal near Lillehammer in 1846 to Decorah, IA. Christian NILSEN m. Bette NILSDTR. SKAARSTADEIE son Christian CHRISTIANSEN NERAASBAKKEN, b. approx. 1817, d 1900 m. Anne Maria LARSDTR., b. 1821, d. 1905. Children: Berthe Maria, b. 1845, Christian, b. 1849, Lisa, b. 1851 another son named Christian, b. 1864. All of the 2nd "Christian's" decendents have taken the surname "Christian". This Christian had a son, Albert G. Christian who married "Bessie". Her parents came from Norway in 1856. Their son was my husband's grandfather. We got this information from my husband's Grandmother who has now died.

Record 315
Name: Ryan Charles Knudson
Website:
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From: Texas
Time: 1998-03-12 07:51:21
Comments: Just interested in finding my ancestors and living relatives. 20 yrs. old

Record 314
Name: Julie Tompkins
Website:
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From: Orlando, FL
Time: 1998-03-12 03:33:04
Comments: Looking for relatives named WINSJANSEN, my great-grandmother was Inga who married Andus ERIKSEN. They are from Bergen. Thank you for your help.

Record 313
Name: Sandy Branden
Website:
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From: Athabasca, Alberta
Time: 1998-03-12 03:25:33
Comments: Looking for any information on a BRANDEN, Peter (Par) who immigrated form Norway somewhere between 1873 and 1901. Fathers name may be Hans. Peter was born July 15, 1873 in Norway, but don't know where. Also, NERGAARD (Nygaard) John born August 1, 1867 Oslo; NILSDSTER, Kari born October 31, 1855, Norway; LARSON, Christian C born June 28, 1855, Norway. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Record 311
Name: marion shepard
Website:
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From: california
Time: 1998-03-12 01:27:35
Comments: I am impressed with your web page

Record 310
Name: joyce tollison
Website:
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From: mableton,ga.
Time: 1998-03-12 01:25:11
Comments: hi, I am trying to locate where my g-grandfather and g-grandmother. My grandfather was named Paul Edward ANDERSON, born july 27, 1895 in Oslo, Norway. His mother was named Maria and his father was named Peter. He had a younger brother named Timmy, a sister named Olivia and an older brother named Peter. He told of stories of his early years in Oslo. I believe he had royalty in his line somewhere. He told of not being able to play with the common children and throwing change to them when he got to leave the palace. He went on sled rides and wanted to play with the other children but had to stay behind the iron fence. I would very much like to know something on his line. Can anyone out there help? njt1680@aol.com

Record 309
Name: Marti Witt
Website:
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From: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Time: 1998-03-11 16:56:32
Comments: My ancestors from Norway: ROWE, Lars, from Lardal, Norway OYGORDEN, Olas Torrison, from Guldbranson, Norway KOLLERUD (COLRUE), Mathias Svendsen, from Ostre Gausdal, Oppland, Norway TRINRUD, Torger Guthormsen, from Ostre Gausdal, Oppland, Norway Anyone related?

Record 308
Name: Shane Ottesen
Website: Shane's World
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From: Canada
Time: 1998-03-11 06:11:24
Comments: I am interested in information regarding relatives in Norway.

Record 307
Name: Brad KRAGNESS
Website:
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From: Thief River Falls, MN
Time: 1998-03-10 20:17:15
Comments: KRAGNESS, HOWARD I believe I am related to people from the Al, Hallingdal area. Anyone who has heard of Blankola (Shiny Ola- he wore shiny buttons), contact me.

Record 306
Name: Neal E. Husome
Website:
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From: Belleville, Illinois
Time: 1998-03-10 16:18:16
Comments: I have tried to find information about my name HUSOME from family members. The most I have gotten (because of deaths) is that two brothers in the late 1800's immigrated to Minnesota or Wisconsin. I believe that "Husome" means "home-loving", but I am not sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Record 305
Name: Art Storbo
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Seattle, Washington
Time: 1998-03-10 06:34:20
Comments: I'm looking for information about the KORSSJØEN family from Røros. I have limited information back to Ole Hansson Korssjøen (1703-1773) from Rørosboka, and Ole's father Hans Olsen Røros (1677-1740). Does anyone know of the next 4 generations beyond Hans Olsen Røros? I'm curious if they relate to Hans Olsen Aasen who discovered copper ore in the Røros area in 1644, and I'd like to share any other info on the Korssjøens. I have visited Korssjøen farm and met the current owner, Ivar Korssjøen.

Record 304
Name: Manley Kjonaas
Website:
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From: Indiana and Minnesota , USA
Time: 1998-03-10 02:00:51
Comments: I am interested in the KJONAAS name. My grandfather,Hans Olson Kjonaas, and Great Grandfather, Ole Evenson Kjonaas came from Bø, Telemark, Norway in 1843.

Record 303
Name: Edwin B. O'Neill
Website:
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From: Vienna VA
Time: 1998-03-10 01:20:42
Comments: HELGESEN THORSEN IVERSEN, Gol, Buskerud Great page!

Record 302
Name: Karen Brown
Website:
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From: MN
Time: 1998-03-09 22:54:56
Comments: Am looking for Info. on Martin CHRISTENSON, my ggrandfather. I have been told that he came from Norway as a young man. He married Hanna Thompson. They lived in ND. Any info. would be much helpful. Thanks.

Record 301
Name: Susan Wysocki
Website:
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From: Missouri
Time: 1998-03-09 18:00:46
Comments: Looking for Edward JOHNANSEN (changed to Johnson) when he emigrated. Born in Trondheim July 11, 1863. Also looking for Anna JOHNSSON (who married Edward in 1892). She was also from Trondheim. They emigrated to Minneapolis,MN approx. 1890 where they lived out the rest of their lives. Had 10 children all raised in Minneapolis. Need anything on Edward and Anna while in Trondheim.

Record 300
Name: Tim Richardson
Website:
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From: Deer Park, Alabama ,USA
Time: 1998-03-09 08:09:44
Comments: Would appreciate any information on following; Jacob Hendrik Jacobsen BREKSTAD (1853-1883), mother Turin Marit Nilsdotter. Wife was Karen Serine Danielsdotter TREDT BJELLAND (1854- 1923), born in Nestrand. Father was Daniel Sorenson and mother was Liva Andersdotter. Karen immigrated to US in June 1887 to NY, then later traveled to Sheridan, IL. Karen Bjelland's brother was Andrew A. Bjelland.

Record 299
Name: John Paul Reque
Website: Cherokee Trader
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: born in Decorah, Iowa
Time: 1998-03-09 06:13:23
Comments: We have visited the Rekve farm near Voss, where our family has lived and still does since the year 1500. Fortunately I was able to find our family roots last summer with the help of our friends and relatives in Oslo. The Norwegians made us feel at home in all parts of the country. It is a place that I plan to return to again, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for his or her heritage.

Record 298
Name: Dave Siefken
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Decorah, IA
Time: 1998-03-08 22:36:59
Comments: My wife Jan & I are looking for our Norwegian Ancestors. The names we are most interested in are BEITLAND and NERLIE. We think that the Beitland name came from Beitland's bjorggen, Norway and the Nerlie name came from Sunndal, Norway.

Record 297
Name: David E. Beaudoin
Website: The Beaudoin's Family Genealogy Home Page
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From: Palmer, Alaska
Time: 1998-03-08 22:13:05
Comments: Researching Ancestors from most all the farms in Aurland, Norway.

Record 296
Name: Susan Stoen Parker
Website: James and Susan's Corner in Paradise
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From: Holmen, Wisconsin
Time: 1998-03-08 10:56:30
Comments: STOEN, Verdal, Nor-Trondelag Apparently my great-grandfather, Ole, emigrated from Verdal sometime in the late 1800's with two brothers, names unknown. He settled in Holmen (LaCrosse County), Wisconsin after entering the US via Canada. My 84 year-old second cousin visited with me today (she is very sharp - you'd be surprised that she's in her 80's) and she told me this information. She has tracked some of the family tree on her side (her father and my grandfather had the same mother but different fathers--Grandma Barbara was married three times and widowed three times) back to Norway as well as tracking down her husband's family in Norway. She didn't know the names of Ole's two brothers but she did know that one brother was never heard from again after leaving Ole in Wisconsin. Hopefully I can track down more info about my family with some work. Thanks for all of the info on your page -- this is a great place to start from. Tusen takk!

Record 295
Name: Bernie Shellum
Website:
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From: St. Clair Shores MI
Time: 1998-03-08 03:39:20
Comments: Having recently discovered that I am a virtual Anderson, I am trying hard to find out how I wound up a real Shellum. My great-grandfather, Anders ANDERSON, and his wife, Kari PEDERSDATTER, and their seven children emigrated from the SKJELLOM farm in Vaaga parish, Oppland County, in 1869, settling in Minnesota. After some years, they dropped Anderson in favor of Shellum as their surname. I am looking for information on the Skjellom farm in Vaaga, apparently an adjunct of the dominant Sandbo farm, which also is memorialized in the surname of some Minnesota families. I also hope to trace Anders back to the early 18th century.

Record 294
Name: Erin Romfo
Website:
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From: Titusville, FL
Time: 1998-03-08 01:12:11
Comments: I am trying to find out my ancestory. So if anyone has any information on the last names ROMFO and NEIRHEIM please e-mail me.

Record 293
Name: Tanja Aas
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lorenskog, Norway
Time: 1998-03-07 11:13:24
Comments: Hello: I'm looking for the American realtives of Mr. Birger JOHANNESEN which left Norway in 1920. He settled in Aberdeen, WA. He married Peggy (don't know her last name), and got one daughter, Mrs. James ANDERSON of Eugene. Mr. Birger JOHANNESEN died Aug. 16 1965. He was my dad's uncle. This is all the information I' ve got at the moment, but I hope someone out there can help me.

Record 292
Name: David Haugen
Website:
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From: Lexington, Minnesota U.S.A.
Time: 1998-03-07 11:08:12
Comments: HAUGEN gudbransdahlen My Grandfather came from Norway. I don't know much about him, other than he came from an area called Gudbransdahlen. If someone can give me any information on this place, like where it's located on a map of Norway, or if there are any living relatives there (maybe) It would be greatly appreciated. His name was Mathias Haugen. Thank you for your time.

Record 290
Name: Haakon Bjerke
Website:
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From: Honolulu,Hawaii
Time: 1998-03-07 07:12:47
Comments: Hello: I am looking for descendants of the following persons: Ole ASLAKSON b. 12/24/1823 Vinje, Telemark d. 7/14/1908 in Taylor, Stark Co., ND Anna Teigen ASLAKSON (wife) b. 11/22/1820 ?, d. 11/27/1908 in Taylor, Stark Co., ND Svennong (Simon) O. NASSET (son) b. 1849 in Norway d. 1896 in Willmar, Kandiyohi Co., MN Asbjorn O. NASSET (son) b. 1851 in Norway d. 1932 in ? Aslak O. NASSET (son) b. 1855 in Norway d. 1938 in ? I appreciate any information on the above persons. Ole and his family was considered a pioneer family in Willmar, they had homestead at Foot Lake. Ole and Anna founded Vinje Lutheran Free Church. Also, Ole help found Willmar Lutheran Seminary School and was the 1st president of the board. Ole and Anna were my gggrandparents. Any information about ASLAKSON/NASSET is appreciated.

Record 289
Name: Mary Jane Peterson
Website:
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From: St.Paul, MN
Time: 1998-03-07 03:17:48
Comments: Looking for information on Mons Monsen NYGAARD, Mons Oleson NYGAARD, emigrated from Haus, Hordaland, in 1873, other family members followed, eventually settling in Wilmot, S.D. Also looking for the names Guttorm OLSON ORMBERGSTOL from Jostedahl, Sogn og Fjordane. He and his wife, Sara, and their children emigrated in 1861. Looking for relatives of, or information about Olaf SKOLAS, born in Koshkonong,WI in 1854, son of Aslak SKOLAS, born in Norway, but I don't know where. Any info about these families would help.

Record 288
Name: Cathy Sala
Website:
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From: Missouri
Time: 1998-03-06 21:54:36
Comments: The earliest ancestor I have been able to trace is Reier (Rejer) THORDSSON (THORSSON/TORSSON) STRIKEN. He was born 10-29-1839 to Thord HALVORSEN (HALVORSSON) STRIKEN and Maren Gurine REIERSDATTER (REJERSDATTER) of Holla (Holden) parish, Telemark. Reier emigrated to the US in July 1867, landing in Quebec, Canada. He and his wife Ingri (Ingerid/Inger) HALVORSDATTER UGGE settled in Pope County, MN. Upon settling in MN, Reier changed his last name to THORSON. They brought into this world 11 children. Any info prior to their emmigration to the US would be appreciated. I believe there are still relative in Norway, probably use the last name STRIKEN, would really love to hear from you, I believe the family trade was in tailoring. Am waiting with bated breath.

Record 287
Name: Ken Hovet
Website:
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From: Havre, MT
Time: 1998-03-06 21:31:48
Comments: HOVET Hovet Hyllestad Aust-Adger Norway

Record 286
Name: Leslie Ford
Website:
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From: Elgin, Texas
Time: 1998-03-06 17:14:32
Comments: I'm just starting off in researching my grandfather's ancestry. Unforunately, all we know is that his name is Art Wick, first generation American, we think he came over with his brother, but I don't know what his name is. We think he met my grandmother in Minnesota, but my mom is not sure where they got married since she was born in Phoenix Arizona. He died when my mom was a child, and my grandmother never wanted to talk about Art, since she re-married, and has now passed-away. Any help would be great - I know I've got a lot of work ahead of me.

Record 285
Name: Larry E. Nelson
Website:
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From: Rochester, MN usa
Time: 1998-03-05 19:43:54
Comments: I have run up against a "Brick" wall! I have been searching (without any luck) for Norwegian family information on the following individuals: Nils Nielsen (Neilsen, Nelson), born in Norway, in 1826, and Helena (Helene, Helina) Hammerstad? Nielsen, born in Norway, in 1830-1832). They are my gr-gr-grandparents. Nils and Helena were married in Norway in 1856, at where I think is Stavanger, (old family records show Stanga? or Stange?). They had two children born in Norway: Hans, in 1860, and Ludvick (Ludwig), in 1863. Four other children, Nels, Hulda, Albert and unknown, were born at Hale Township, Wisconsin, after 1865. They emigrated from Stavanger, Norway, by railroad to Tromso, Norway, then travelled by ship to the USA, entering this country somewhere in the gulf region. They then came by railroad from there to Chicago, Illinois, (arriving July 4, 1865), and finally made their way to Hale Township, Wisconsin, where they settled and changed their last name to Nelson. Helena had a sister (Olivea Hammerstad) who along with a brother also emigrated to America shortly after Nils and his family. The Hammerstads finally settled in the Osseo, Wisconsin, area. I have tried numerous sources for records and have been unable to track this family back to Norwegian relatives. I have a wealth of current family information including many photos to share with relatives in Norway, if I can ever locate some of that line. Larry E. Nelson Rochester MN USA L-N.NELSON@worldnet.att.net

Record 284
Name: Jóhanna Pálsdóttir
Website:
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From: Iceland
Time: 1998-03-05 14:23:53
Comments: This is a great page! I hope you keep on, this good work. I´m trying to find my people in Canada. And I hope that this side helps. I found you at Halfdan´s side. I whish all of you the best. Thank you. Jókka.

Record 283
Name: Ken Huseboe
Website:
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From: Idaho, USA
Time: 1998-03-05 04:01:27
Comments: HUSEBOE (HUSABO) Leikanger, sogn og fjordane GRINDE fossen kirkebo sogn og fjordane HUKE (HUCHE) leikanger? balestrand? sogn og fjordane EGGUM leikanger sogn og fjordane TONJUM laerdal sogn og fjordane KVALHEIM leikanger? balestrand sogn og fjordane KVALEN leikanger sogn og fjordane SKEHELDE slidre oppland BERGE valdres oppland ODEGAARD jostedal sogn og fjordane HELTNE oygarden luster sogn og fjordane VIGDAL jostedal sogn og fjordane LIEN jostedal sogn og fjordane GROV jostedal sogn og fjordane KOLSTAD luster sogn og fjordane DALE luster sogn HOYEIM luster? sogn SAGE luster sogn HAVELDEN flahammar sogn ODEGAARD lerum luster sogn AABYE gjerpen telemark KIAER gjerpen telemark STOKKE bamble telemark TEXBERG laardal telemark JUVE laardal telemark BREILAND laardal telemark VASSEND laardal telemark

Record 281
Name: Egil Dalen
Website:
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From: Porsgrunn, Norway
Time: 1998-03-04 17:37:04
Comments: To: Karen Toldnes Greavette, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. Your entry of 1998-01-28. I have answer to your question, but your E-mail address is wrong. (Addresse unknown, User unknown) Can anyone help ? Your contact in Norway is: Inger Marie Stiansen, Kastanjeveien 8, N-3950 Brevik (part of Porsgrunn township) phone +35570049. Her mother. Augusta, was sister of your grandfather. Egil Dalen

Record 280
Name: George Olson
Website:
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From: Northome, Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-04 16:20:54
Comments: I'm looking for relatives in U.S. and Norway. My greatgrandfather came to the U.S. in 1885-6. He was born, I'm told in Bergen, around 1865. His name when he came here was Ole Olson(en?) Lund. He married Julia Fredericksen? who came to this country in 1884-5 with her parents. They lived around the Colfax, North Dakota area. Their first child was Olga, b.1888, Obel, Thora, John, Myrtle, Ida, Alma, who were all born around Colfax. Two more were born after moving to Minn., Amelia and Belford. Ole dropped the Lund after moving to Mn., so I've been told. Either Julia's or Ole's sister married a Bolstad I believe, and they lived around the Fargo, N.D. area. I have a photo that my aunt Amelia gave me that says cousin Ole Bolstad. Julia was from the Gjovik area of Norway. She died in 1953 and Ole died in Dec. of 1926. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Record 279
Name: Dennis C. Thorseth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Born in Duluth, MN
Time: 1998-03-04 15:52:36
Comments: Researching following family names: THORSETH, TONKIN, BILLY, KIRKHUS, CHRISTOPHERSON

Record 278
Name: L Dorseth
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-04 02:44:49
Comments: I would like information on the Skiblander ship that travels on Lake Mjosa. Is it still in use and how many trips does it make in a day between Hamar & Lillehammer. Thanks

Record 277
Name: Connie Thomas
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ormond Beach, Fl.,U.S.A.
Time: 1998-03-04 02:26:53
Comments: My mother's parents were from Mandal, Norway. They immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800's and settled in Philadelphia. Uncle Hjalmar and Aunt Karen lived in Harkmark just outside of Mandal until they passed away. Cousin still live in Mandal. Surname was JOHNSON (it was Americanized from JOHANSON, not sure this is spelled correctly). Grandfather Andrew, and Grandmother Lisa. Other family names were SALVESEN and SAANUM (not sure of the later spelling). Any info. appreciated

Record 276
Name: James P. Thomas
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Portland, Oregon
Time: 1998-03-04 00:40:53
Comments: I am researching my family in Vest Agder in the town of Landoy southeast of Mandal.

Record 275
Name: David V.Earl
Website: none
Referred by: Net Search
From: San Francisco,CA
Time: 1998-03-03 23:04:23
Comments: Resesearching Johannes GUNDERSEN and Oline NIELSDATTER from TILLESKJOR farm in Eidsberg, Ostfold, Norway, 1800's-1870 Also from CATHERINA farm near Askim. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. David V. Earl ddearl@slip.net

Record 273
Name: Ranee Berg
Website:
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From: Montana
Time: 1998-03-03 18:28:40
Comments: I'm researching family from the 1) BERGE farm of Helleland county & parish of Norway & 2) from the OYGREID farm also of Helleland county & parish, near Egersund, of Norway.

Record 272
Name: Johann Aadde
Website: The ADDE / AADDE family
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Levanger, Tröndelag, Norway
Time: 1998-03-03 15:26:53
Comments: I am searching for descendants of Carl Ove ADDE, Carl Olaus ADDE, Julius ADDE or Johann ADDE who emigrated in the 1890´s from Levanger in N.-Tröndelag. Rumours has it that one ended up in Canada and one in Mexico--- Tips on Genealogical sites in Mexico or Canada would be greatly appriciated!

Record 270
Name: melissa brettingen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: wisconsin
Time: 1998-03-03 05:37:33
Comments: I am researching the family name BRETTINGEN and would like any info pertaining to any known relatives in Norway or in the US.

Record 269
Name: Beverley Hallan Francis Rees
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kent. WA USA
Time: 1998-03-02 22:25:08
Comments: I am presently enrolled in a university family history course and am doing my research paper on my grandfather who was born in Skogn, Norway and was raised by an uncle in Meraker. My grandfather's name is Paul Sigurd HALLAN; his uncles name was Hemming PEDERSEN NUSTAD his father's name was Magnus PEDERSEN NUSTAD. They lived on the Nustad farm. I would like to correspond with anyone who may have information for me on the Nustad farm and/or the village of Meraker and Skogn.

Record 268
Name: Lowell Jacobson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Iowa
Time: 1998-03-02 07:05:53
Comments: This is my first attempt at trying to find my ancestors on the net. This web page is a great idea. My family is from Iowa, but they came from the Etna area of Norway via Illinois. Family names are JACOBSON, HETLAND, THORSON and ELLEFSON.

Record 267
Name: Harold Wilke
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Illinois
Time: 1998-03-02 06:20:19
Comments: Am new at genealogy. All I have is when they settled in Bear Creek MN in 1856 and who was in the party of 36 and their decendents wives, children and decendents and their birth and death dates. Am looking to find out where their farm in Valdres South Aurdal.

Record 266
Name: Marie Kristen Loughlin
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Luck, Wisconsin U.S.A.
Time: 1998-03-01 22:25:33
Comments: HI; I'm looking for information on John Fredrickson married Mari Brandlohken, daughter of Per Gulbransen and Marit approx. marriage date is 1865-1875 Came to U.S. approx 1884 Children of John and Mari are Anna, Lena and Augusta. Anna's birthplace on her marriage certificate was listed as Guldrandsdalen, Norway. Thank you, Marie Loughlin

Record 265
Name: Judith Ellison
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Massachusetts
Time: 1998-03-01 19:53:10
Comments: I'm thrilled to find this page. Just beginning search on Norwegian grandparents, Ludwig ELLEFSEN and Emma GROSSETH who came to Boston between 1890-1900 from Trondheim. Left behind parents,but have only one name - Ole Olefsen GROSSETH.

Record 264
Name: Maggie Hornsby
Website: Hornsby Geneaolgy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Edmonton, Alberta
Time: 1998-03-01 17:18:42
Comments: I think your idea for this homepage is wonderful! Although I have no ancestors from Norway, I do believe you offer a valuable service to others. The page is interesting and well put together! Congratulations on a job well done!!

Record 263
Name: Terri Toman
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kent, Washington
Time: 1998-03-01 00:34:50
Comments: I am looking for great grandmother Alma Louise HALLOFF or HALLOF her mother, Eli (don't know maiden name) also my grandfather's family from Oslo. Edwin OLESON OSTGARD or OSTGAARD or his father: Olle Simensen MIKKELSEN Jan 1856-1918 or his mother: Karoline Jensdatter NYSTED Jan. 1848 to 1940.

Record 262
Name: Sandtroen Lisbeth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Norway
Time: 1998-02-28 13:50:33
Comments: Hello Are there someone who can help me to find my family. My g.g.grandfathers brother left to Amerika, and we heard from him last time in 1921. His adress was 1710 Boundry St., Calumet City, MI. He had 4 children and their names was Signor, Peder, Dawy and Clara. And their familyname was SANDTROEN (the Norweagian way to spell it) Contact me on my E-mail lisa@fm.telia.no I love your guestbook Thank you.

Record 261
Name: CARL SOLBERG
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Dallas, Texas
Time: 1998-02-28 01:44:51
Comments: Father, Torliev came to U.S. in early 1920's (possibly 1922) His brothers were Sverre, and Einar, sister was Auslag. They came from Naustdal where family farm is still located. Looking for any information or leads to follow.

Record 260
Name: Daphne Looper
Website:
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From: Winter Park, Florida
Time: 1998-02-28 00:56:15
Comments: I am trying to locate information on my Norwegian ancestors who came from the BJORKLUND farm, Haugesund, Rogaland County. The father and son emmigrated to America in 1870 and 1880 respectively, the mother stayed in Haugesund at the Bjorklund farm where she died circa 1927. I would appreciate any information anyone may come across regarding the farm or the family.

Record 259
Name: Cynthia Peterson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oregon, USA
Time: 1998-02-27 19:43:53
Comments: WESTBYE in Aggershus (Akershus) Trying to find the family line before immigration to US in 1905. Not sure which ship they came on or port they came from. Last names: WESTBY, LISHAUGEN, BAKKEN, JACOBSEN, DAHL

Record 258
Name: Hvidston, Val
Website: Hvidston Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada
Time: 1998-02-27 18:30:13
Comments: Researching our Norwegian families: LEVORSON, HYTTA, SKARPAAS, BRAUTI, OMTVEIT, HVIDSTON, FJELDSKAAL. Also LONNEGRAV and FLEXTVEIT.

Record 257
Name: INGRID TORRES
Website:
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From: usa
Time: 1998-02-27 17:09:10
Comments: My family is from Oslo Norway

Record 256
Name: Corrine Skrukrud
Website:
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From: Granite Falls, MN.
Time: 1998-02-26 23:42:14
Comments: I am researching SKRUKKERUD, Ringebu, Oppland, Norway. Also am researching RUUD ( RUDE) ,Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway. I would appreciate hearing from someone who would have some information. Takk.

Record 254
Name: Esther Nickolena Olson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-02-25 19:51:46
Comments: Esther is 90 years old. Her father came from the Oslo area with his 2 brothers, Chris & Henry, when he was 20 years old. He was a blacksmith in the Hayward area all of his life. He had learned his trade in Norway. He & his wife, Christine Nelson Olson, had 10 children. The 4 surviving children, Rudolf (Dud), Nina, Esther, & Billy all live in Hayward. Esther & Billy are residents of the Hayward Nursing Home & this is her first experience with being on the Internet. If you would like to write to her, she can be reached at my address, snaylor@win.bright.net. She taught first grade all of her life in many places in Wisconsin, especially in Beloit where she taught for 27 years until she was 74.

Record 253
Name: Verne Thorstenson
Website:
Referred by: SimpleNet
From: Rapid City, SD
Time: 1998-02-25 16:59:02
Comments: My wife, Marj and I are SON members of 1-532 and we have ancestors from all over southern Norway. We were stumped about the brthplace of my maternal grandfather, but we "found" him in the Hordaland emigration book. We have three more weeks left on Mon. nights of training for members of the Borgund Lodge.

Record 252
Name: Julie Kesterson
Website:
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From: Gloucester, ma.
Time: 1998-02-25 01:20:37
Comments: I am looking for any information regarding the name of HASSELGARD or HASSELGAARD. My maiden name is derived from one of these spellings (Haselgard). What I know is my great-great grandfather came over to America in the 1880"s sailing out of Gottsburg, Sweden. Olaf was his given name, but he might of changed it to Oliver when he got here. Any information would be of help.

Record 251
Name: Tore (Gjesbach) Mårds
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Norway
Time: 1998-02-24 21:56:55
Comments: What a guestbook! I am looking for possible relatives in the US. A sister and a brother of my grandfather on my mother's side emigrated to Minnesota between 1890-1900. They both came from a small place called Gjesbakken about 30 km west of Mo-i-Rana, Nordland. Her name was Anna Lovise (born JENSEN about 1865, then married OLSEN and later THORSON). She had 12 children (my mothers first cousins), and these are the names that I found in a letter from about 1949: 1: Martin P.Thorson 3917 So., Washburn, Minneapolis. 2: Oswald Thorson, Paynesville, Minn. 3: Arnold Thorson, Hawick, Minn. 4: Palmer Thorson, South Haven, Minn. 5: Clara Johnson, Houston, Texas. 6: Mildred Larsen, New London, Minn. 7: Gertrude Barthelness, Houston, Texas, 6810 Avenue v. 8: Olga Schwandt, Paynesville, Minn. 9: Nichol Thorson, East End, Sask., Canada. 10: Laura Eversen, Hawick, Minn. 11: Alf Thorson, Dallard, Sask., Canada 12: Lillian Dick, 3110 Oakland Ave, Minneapolis. And this is what I know about my grandfathers brother: Lars JENSEN, born 2.3.1867 and had this address: 15 Eastman Ave. Minneapolis.
Tore.

Record 250
Name: Arild Dragsten
Website:
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From: Nidaros Lodge Sons of Norway Trondheim, Norway
Time: 1998-02-24 17:33:01
Comments: Meget bra innhold

Record 249
Name: Anne Orton
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: SD
Time: 1998-02-24 15:49:12
Comments: Henrick Monson, born 11/15/46 in Norway, owned the land Clarkfield MN is now on. He married Anne Wilson. I would like to find other relatives of his and would appreciate any information you might have about him or his family. He is my great-great grandfather.

Record 248
Name: shawn a. selanders
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From: calgary, alberta, canada
Time: 1998-02-24 03:57:27
Comments: i would like to find descendents of the SELANDERS family

Record 247
Name: Stephen A. Hovland
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Whidbey Island, WA
Time: 1998-02-24 02:32:18
Comments: Samuel S. & Torgin (Loftus) HOVLAND, municipality of Hovland and county of Telmark, Norway. I am trying to verify that this is the correct information. Samuel and Torgin emigrated from Norway and settled in Sand Creek, Dunn County, WI in the late 1850s and early 1860s before the civil war and farmed with their 13 children: Samuel, Ole, Theodore, John, George, Oscar of Colfax, Martin, Sewell, Anna, Rena, Gertrude, and Fred.

Record 246
Name: Shirley A. Hushagen Christensen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cedar Falls, IA
Time: 1998-02-23 17:51:56
Comments: My interest is in the descendants of the North HUSHAGEN farm near Stange, Hedmark from around 1820 through 1880; i.e., Jens PERSEN and Marte JENSDATTER. Any information about this family, their ancestors and also descendants would be greatly appreciated. Jens and Marte were my great, great, great parents. My great grandfather and his children came to America in 1871. Thanks ever so much to anyone with information of interest.

Record 245
Name: David W Sorenson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ypsilanti MI
Time: 1998-02-23 06:30:10
Comments: Looking for two famlilies, one known somewhat well (ISAKSEN from Royken in Buskerud) and the other unknown (Hans & Rena SORENSEN listed as from simply "Norway" in the 1900 census). Relatives in Norway have helped with the first; the second is a bit tougher since the names may be bogus.

Record 244
Name: Stacy L. Latta
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: SF Bay Area
Time: 1998-02-23 06:01:21
Comments: Over viewing a few of fellow inqueries on this page, I realized I can infact offer more info in regards to the BENSON immigration to the States. Bertram BENSON was an 18-wheel truck driver who married Helen WINSLOW, and was father to fraternal twin daughters Sharon SALACK and my mother, Marcia ELLWANGER. Helmar BENSON married Mary (?), who is his only survivor I have any recollection of. Well, this sums up all I know so far about my grandfather's Norwegian heritage. Any suggestions are helpful! Take care!

Record 243
Name: Stacy L. Latta
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: SF Bay Area
Time: 1998-02-23 05:43:26
Comments: I have been searching on and off during the past several years for info on my Great-Grandfather, Annon BENSON of Oslo, Norway. His stats: DOB - Aug. 8, 1874, DIED - Jan. 1963, and SS# issued in NY. He migrated to the States during the early part of 1900. My Grandfather, Bertram BENSON, who I never met due to his tragic death in a truck accident in 1970, was born in 1909 supposedly in the States. His brother, Helmar BENSON, a.k.a. Uncle Whitey, recently passed away in Yonkers, NY, and he was my only resource for info on his ancestors. I am unable to find a passenger list/ship for my Great-Grandfather. If anyone can possible help out, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thank you and take care!

Record 242
Name: Wanda Ruth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Colorado , USA
Time: 1998-02-23 02:20:48
Comments: Most helpful info. Searching for OVERLAND. 3 brothers came to U.S. in 1871. Lars OVERLAND, Nels J. OVERLAND, John OVERLAND. Do not have parents names or other siblings. Lars and Nels settled in SD Lars=6/18/1850-9/17/1935 Nels=5/17/1858-4/15/1952 John= no info

Record 241
Name: Janni Belgum
Website: Environment & Spirituality
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: born in California, live in Canada
Time: 1998-02-23 02:08:11
Comments: My grandmother, Edna TORGERSON (1878-1937) was the daughter of Knute TORGERSON (b. 1850, Odde, Norway) and Isabella (d, 1931), daughter of Ole Erickson (1839-1867) and Anna Tomina Pederson (1835-1913). Any connections or information on these people? Thanks, Janni Belgum

Record 240
Name: Kia Sanford
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ashland, Oregon
Time: 1998-02-23 00:58:56
Comments: Private!!! -Click to View-

Record 239
Name: Judie Soltan
Website:
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From: London, Ontario
Time: 1998-02-22 22:25:25
Comments: Hello - I am looking for the name OLSEN. My ggrandmother,Lucy Raycroft Sullivan Enslow married Nils OLSEN, in St. John, New Brunswick,Canada. He was her second husband and was described to me as a Norwegian Sea Captain who went down with his ship, probably before 1895. They would have been married after 1875.... Other names in his family were, Christian OLSEN, Klaus OLSEN and several others who lived eventually in Brooklyn, New York. I have little to go on but would be interested in hearing from someone who thinks these names are familiar. Thank you, Judie

Record 238
Name: Mary Kjer
Website: none
Referred by: From www.GuestWorld.com
From: originally minnesota
Time: 1998-02-22 19:27:47
Comments: Just starting to look for husband's relatives. grandfather Johnny KJER was from South Dakota. He was born Sept. 13, 1901. Not certain when the immigration happened. Any help would be appreciated...

Record 237
Name: David C. Everson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Time: 1998-02-22 04:38:39
Comments: Looking for the father and mother of Ole IVERSON(en) GJERDE (b.1813). Do not know if GJERDE is a farm or Parish. Married Kisti HALVORSDATTER (b.1808). Had a son born Lasse OLSON LÆRDALØREN (b.Jan.26,1851). Emigrated to America in 1860 and settled in Vernon County, WI USA. Children at time of emigration were: Kari (b.1841), Iver (b.1844), Kisti (b.1847), and Lasse (b.1851). Lasses'name was later Americanized to Lewis EVERSON who married (Betsy) Britha OLSDATTER (b.Mar.28, 1853). She is the daughter of Ole SJELDON MERET. She also had a brother John. Any Connection?

Record 236
Name: Marilyn M. Harris
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From: Leavenworth, WA
Time: 1998-02-22 02:44:11
Comments: Beginning search for John OLSEN (ggfather), who with three little girls, Emma (m. a LIUM), Alice (m. a Miles), and Karen Louise (b. 1868) m. first Edward J ERIKSON in 1894, 2d Edward T CALHOUN in 1899, both in King County, WA. Family came from Norway (probably around 1870-75) to Minnesota, then to Washington State. Karen (gmother) was married here in Washington State, and I believe the whole OLSEN family was here before 1899. My mother, Margaret C. Calhoun, was born 1909 on Bainbridge Island, Wa. Where do I start? Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely, Mickey Harris

Record 235
Name: Carol Tralnes Meagher
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Washington State
Time: 1998-02-22 02:04:17
Comments: Wonderful website.. I am searching for information about the area of Norway my grandparents immigrated from in approximately 1903. They came from Bronnoysund in what I believe is the Helgeland region. Also Trondalag comes up when I look at maps. My grandfather's name was Jens CHRISTIANSON and my grandmothers name was Sanna Severson. They adopted the last name of TRALNES when they arrived in the USA. This was the name of the farm that they came from. My "baby book" lists Jens' parents as Christian CHRISTIANSON and Anne JENSEN. My grandmother's parents were Severet SEVERSON and Hermine ANDRESEN. Severet's parents were Andrios SIMONSEN and Bolette SIMSONEN. My grandparents passed on in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Both were 86 when they died. They had six sons and one daughter. The children collectively had six daughters. I am one of them. Only us grand daughters are living today. The TRALNES name only survived for two generations in this country. I have never found anyone with that last name. Any information from Norway would be greatly appreciated as I plan to visit there one day soon.

Record 234
Name: JOPPRU
Website:
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From: Massachusetts/Minnesota
Time: 1998-02-22 01:48:29
Comments: If anyone knows where the JOPPRU's originated from, then would you please tell me? I am also interested in the names: Olson, Bergland, and KLEPPE/KLEPPA. Thank you!

Record 233
Name: Shirley Vinsand
Website: Nielsen /Mossefin
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Humboldt Iowa
Time: 1998-02-22 01:26:21
Comments: Looking for relatives of Niels GUNDERSEN/MOSSEFIN b 3 Feb 1797 at Grimestad Voss d 1895. He married Magdeli Michaelsdatter Skjeldal b 1 Feb 1791 at Skjeldal Voss died around 1867 , they married 2 Nov 1819 at Grimestad Voss , Children were Gunder NIELSEN b1819, Britha NIELSDATTER MOSSEFIN,born 22 Jan1826 at Voss in 1847 at time of her marriage she was from Mossefin. She was born at Mossefin. Michael NIELSSEN b 1831, Ole NIELSSEN b1833 we think that he was in California and had gold mines and also had a family there to. Guro NIELSDATTER b 1833

Record 232
Name: C. N. Huber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Wisconsin - now Illinois
Time: 1998-02-21 21:52:56
Comments: My wife's maternal ggrandparents were born in Norway, somewhere in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley. After emigrating to America, my wife's grandparents were born.. Their names were John Frederick PETERSON and Helena CHRISTIANSON and they lived in La Crosse, WI. Their daughter Ethyl (PETERSON) LEHMANN was my wife's mother. Does anyone have any info on any of the above people?

Record 231
Name: C. N. Huber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Wisconsin-now Illinois
Time: 1998-02-21 21:23:16
Comments: One of my maternal ggrandfathers was Johannes NAESS who was born in Larvik, Norway about 1836. He became a sea captain of several merchant sailing ships. In 1879 he gave up sailing and emigrated to America with his wife (Georgine HOSTVET) and 4 kids and settled in Rushford, MN, where he changed his name to JOHN NASH. His son Andrew NASH is my grandfather. My other maternal ggrandfather was Isaac ABRAHAMSON who was born in Skein, Norway in 1831. He emigrated in 1853 and settled in Houston, MN where he owned a store. In 1859 he married Isabelle ANDERSON who was also born in Norway but I don't know where. They had 10 kids including Christina NASH who was my grandmother. Does anyone have any info on any of these people?

Record 230
Name: Chris Farris
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Hawaii
Time: 1998-02-21 17:48:02
Comments: Am researching my gg-grandparents, Helge Nilson Lee (LIE), who emigrated from Norway about 1886, leaving the family farm (Lie Nedre?) in Evanger, Voss, Sondre Bergenhuus at age 58 with his wife, Anna Johannesdtr HORVIE (EI) and seven children. I have some information about his ancestors and quite alot about his extended family in America. Helge had three brothers (Anders, Sjur and Odd) and one sister (Ingleborg). Would love to connect with any interested decendents. Thanks!

Record 229
Name: Chris Farris
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Hawaii
Time: 1998-02-21 17:16:11
Comments: Thank you for this service and all of the wonderful information. Am researching my ggrandfather, Torger Erikson ESPELIEN, who emigrated from Norway about 1881, leaving the family farm (Espelien) in Vestre Slidre, Valdres, Oppland at age 22. I have lots of information about both his ancestors and extended family in America. Torger had two brothers (Jon and Engebret) and two sisters (Gunhild and Ingeborg). Jon and Ingeborg also emigrated, but Engebret and Gunhild stayed in Norway. Would love to connect with interested decendents.

Record 228
Name: Richard Norton
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-02-21 14:06:02
Comments: WINBLAD, John (b. abt 1870, Farsund Norway-d. bef 1920, Farsund, Norway. Spouse: Salmine PEDERSON They emigrated to the US in the 1890s and lived in NY and NJ. They bought a plantation in Cuba which failed abt 1910. Thay moved back to Norway but left behind Maria Winblad in Jersey City to mind the property. They died bef 1920 and their youngest son Otto returned to Jersey City to live with Maria and her husband Arthur Oscar Freudenberg. Im looking for information on John Winblad's siblings and ancestors

Record 227
Name: Jan Bony
Website: Jan's Home Page
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Prineville, OR
Time: 1998-02-21 05:26:15
Comments: Researching my family in Norway. Got your site for Norway-d-@rootsweb Family name is HEGGEN, I found out it is a farm name but have been unable to find out which one out of 5 or 6. I'll keep looking!

Record 226
Name: shirley Vinsand
Website: Ponsness
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Humboldt Iowa
Time: 1998-02-21 01:14:35
Comments: PONSNESS Ellen Bernice Ponsness Married Theodore Arthur Bates Daughter of Lewis T PONSNESS of Badger Iowa and Webster City Iowa. Children Barbara Ellen BATES Joan BATES,Randall BATES, Paul BATES, Dennis BATES, Brian BATES. Lars PONSNESS, lived at Badger Iowa 1818-1906 buried Pioneer Cem Badger Iowa wife Margaret 1819-1914. Son Lars PONSNESS 1855-1928, buried Hovey Cem Badger Iowa. Lars PONSNESS, married Bertha Johann Suvde Braland son of Lars J PONSNESS. Children Isabelle, Birdy, Jonas, Reinhardt, Mabel, Leonard, Myrtle, Rachel, Alice and Loyd. Family book at Webster City Iowa Library, and Iowa Gen Society in Des Moines Iowa. Some of the family moved around the Webster City Iowa area also.

Record 225
Name: Gary Bessman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Alden, Iowa
Time: 1998-02-20 21:17:00
Comments: Am looking for information on ELLING LASSESON from Vik i Sogn. Elling was born in 1822. He married RAGNHILD ELIASDATTER who died before 1861. Their children are believed to be Brita (B. 1846), Lasse (B. 1848), Marie (B. 1852), and Sven (Svein)(B. November 23, 1857). Sven Ellingson immigrated to America in 1861 after his mother died. He came with the Alv (alf) and Marie Ingebrigtsen family, stopping in Boone Co. Illinois for a few years then on to Northwood, Worth Co. Iowa. In 1880 he moved to Franklin Co. Iowa and also married Betsy Stime (Stadheim) that year. Any information about Elling and his family would be welcomed.

Record 224
Name: Rob Esse
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Little Falls, MN - formely Freeborn co. MN
Time: 1998-02-20 18:44:41
Comments: Ole LARSSON ESSE & Bita FJERESTAD left the Ese farm, Balestrand, Sogn, Norway for USA in 1861. In 1870 my ggrandpa, Chris O. ESSE married Kari NJOS in Cottage Grove, Dane co., WI. Her parents were Ole & Gertrude. We are searching for NJOS relatives. Also, I am searching for Ole L. Esse who married a cousin, dtr. of Truls LARSSON ESSE, Ole's younger brother, and moved to CA by the 1880s or so. Enjoyed your site and will be back. Thanks, Rob Esse

Record 223
Name: Tammy Vasfaret
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: West Fargo ND
Time: 1998-02-19 02:57:02
Comments: I am searching for my husbands relatives. They came from Norway. Last name was GUDBRANDSEN or GILBERTSON depending on the accent of the story teller. When they came to America they changed it to VASFARET or VASSFARET. The nameVasfaret is supposed to to be a river in Norway that ran behind their farm. Any ideas or inquiries please direct to Vasfar@aol.com

Record 221
Name: Jim Thompson
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Time: 1998-02-19 01:55:56
Comments: Searching: ERIK TORBJORNSEN TUNGESVIK, Skonnevik, Hordaland and his wife: ANNA LARSDTR TUNGESVIK, Skonnevik, Hordaland While I am quite new in my geneology search, this is absolutely the BEST web page in helping me learn. I am most thankful for this service.

Record 220
Name: Gladys Rempel
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Edmonton, Alberta
Time: 1998-02-19 00:14:17
Comments: I'm looking for information about my grandparents ancestors. Sever (jer) Nilsen URDAHL and Gulena (or Gunhild) Andersdatter MOSTROM came to the U. S. about 1872 from the Little Urdahl farm, Hosanger Parish, in the county of Hordaland. Any information would be appreciated.

Record 219
Name: Terry Stoa
Website: Terry's Personal Homepage
Referred by: From Geocities
From: Decatur IL USA
Time: 1998-02-18 23:00:41
Comments: I'm not looking for any ancestor info... but this looks like the place! Saw a link to your site on another Norwegian's homepage. Anybody like lefse? Check out my "Lefse Links"... where to buy it Mail Order, how to make it, articles about it, etc.

Record 218
Name: METHLIE, mark
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lansdale (Phila) PA
Time: 1998-02-18 19:49:48
Comments: My Great Grandfather migrated to Philadelphia from Bergen, with his brother. Great Grandfather was a shipssmith. My Grandfather was Charles George METHLIE and my father is George John METHLIE Sr.

Record 216
Name: Askeland, Kjell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-02-17 18:00:37
Comments: search:HOLGERSEN/NESS, FRANS Tysvaer municipality, Rogaland county. The whole family emigrated to La Salle county, Illinois in 1873 - 1874.

Record 215
Name: Eugene D. Melang
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Bothell, WA 98021, USA
Time: 1998-02-17 06:31:53
Comments: Hi, My name is Eugene MELANG, my father's name was Arild M. Melang who was from Olso, he had a sister named Lotten. I'm trying to find out if there's any MELANG's back there that might be online that I could exchange e-mail with. Any help in this respect would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Gene

Record 214
Name: Terry D. Bjerke
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hawaii
Time: 1998-02-16 20:07:35
Comments: Aloha: Last year I began to delve into my genealogy. Now it has gotten me by the throat. I recently found out that my paternal grandfather's came from Mo-i-Rana, Nordland. I wonder if any out there have come across the following names: GREENFIELD, Peder B. b. 1828 Mo-i-Rana; d. St. Johns township, Kandiyohi MN. wife: OLSON, Marit Anna b. 1829 Mo-i-Rana; d. St. Johns township. children: GREENFIELD, Ellen b. 2/15/1852 Mo-i-Rana (she emigrated when she was 16yrs., I believe she left from Stavanger.) GREENFIELD, Olettie b. 1855, GREENFIELD, Elizabeth b. 1857, GREENFIELD, Hannah b.?, GREENFIELD, P.B. b.? HANSON, Nils (Nels) B. b. 6/20/1850 Mo-i-Rana married: Ellen Greenfield, they settled in St. Johns township, Kandiyohi children: HANSON, Martin Heggar b. 2/2/1889 d. 7/17/1957 HANSON, John b.? HANSON, Hilda b. 1876 HANSON, Peder b. 1896 HANSON, Elias b.? HANSON, Olaus b.? Thank you very much for any information (John, Beautiful homepage)

Record 213
Name: Norman Ostroot
Website: My Query Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Viborg, SD 57070
Time: 1998-02-16 17:42:33
Comments: Searching for BOLKESJO and JURISDAL families in Telemark fylke, Norway. Would appreciate any information. Many Thanks, Norman Ostroot

Record 212
Name: Carolyn
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Wisconsin
Time: 1998-02-16 15:08:19
Comments: PETTERSEN and THORSGAARD from Oslo

Record 211
Name: John H Stubblefield
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Plano, TX
Time: 1998-02-15 21:36:32
Comments: Would like a map of Osen, Norway. We are doing this for a friend who has ancestors from Norway.

Record 210
Name: Tom Field
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: originally: Minnesota
Time: 1998-02-15 16:03:19
Comments: Surname: FJELD. Farm located north of Oslo. Emigrated in 1847. Worshipped at Bruflat church. related surnames / farmes: BERGE (western Norway), LANGLELAND, BJELLAND.

Record 209
Name: Dagfrid og Terje Nikolaisen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Norway, 8430 Myre i Vesteraalen
Time: 1998-02-15 15:13:07
Comments: Hello! We are looking for relatives in USA, maybe in Canada. We don't know how many people in USA, wich are using NIKOLAISEN as last name? Maybe he changed his last name for "Nikolson or Nicholson" Our family "Nikolaisen" lives in the north of Norway. Since spring time 1997 we look for information about our relatived in USA. My fathers uncle immigrated to the USA. We got information from his brother (my grandfather), few years ago. The person we are looking for is my grandfathers brother; His name is: SIGURD ANDREAS NIKOLAISEN, maybe called "SEGURD". He was born 11.10.1889. He went for USA first in 1900. His parents name was Nikolai Ringkjøp Thorbergsen and Olufine Olsdatter. My grandfather, Ludvig Nikolaisen was born in 1891, and was his best friend. My grandfather told that the family in Norway only recived two letters, or postcard from him, after he left Norway and settled in USA. The information says that he married in USA. The parents try, but didn't get any contact with him, maybe he leave and settled in another states in USA. We don't get his adress, where he lived when he came over there, and nobody from our district have any information about his life in USA. Can some please tell us where we can get information about our relatived in USA. We will be pleased for any informtion we can get about him, or any relatives beeing descened from him. Thanks! Terje Nikolaisen

Record 208
Name: Myron D. Holter
Website: MasterBiker
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Topeka KS USA
Time: 1998-02-15 12:09:11
Comments: Great Site !!! I might have signed this guest book before. But I would like to Thank You for ALL the work involved in designing this Site. Because of the Internet I have found paternal my great grandfather from Norway: Johannes Bergersen Bentengen (1830) Eli Olsdatter (1830) That's all I know. Now I need to do a query on the Internet for that name. Thanks Again !!!!

Record 207
Name: Lois Potaka
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Zealand
Time: 1998-02-15 07:24:23
Comments: Hi I am Lois Potaka, my Grandad's name was Johan Hansen and I am looking for some help on finding relatives in Norway. I do have some information on him, he came to New Zealand when he was 13 or 14 years old, and he was born in Borge in 1839, July 13th or 15th. If you can help me please let me know via email. Thank you, Lois.

Record 206
Name: Laura Bockert
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California
Time: 1998-02-15 02:23:09
Comments: I am looking for the names TORGERSEN and ROLLAND, who are believed to be from Stavanger (sp?). I know they settled in Bode, Iowa.



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