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Fredrik Emanuel Johannessen & Johanne Hansdatter
Posted on December 30, 2003 at 09:50:16 PM by

Hello. I'm looking for the parents of my great, great grandparents, Fredrick (or Fredrik) Johannessen and Johanne Marie Hansdatter. He was born about 1829 in the Akershus area and I assume she was also born in that area in 1836. My great grandmother was one of their daughters, Matilda Caspera Augusta Fredriksdatter (how's that for a long name?)

Any helpful hints would be great. I believe Fredrik and Johanne were married July 15, 1853 in Aker Gamle Menighet, Oslo, Akershus. But I just can't figure out their parents. I wonder if it's a coincidence, but the only child that Matilda had, my grandfather, had the name Henry Emanuel Haufmann (or Hauptmann). He might very well have gotten Emanuel from Fred.

Anne Godfrey

Re(1): Fredrik Emanuel Johannessen & Johanne Hansdatter
Posted on December 30, 2003 at 11:05:17 PM by Anne Sladky

The Lag that serves the Akershus fylke is Romerikslag. Their genealogist may be able to assist you, and a membership in their lag would allow you to learn more about this "ancestral area." The link to their website is below.


Posted on December 8, 2003 at 05:06:55 AM by

I know my paternal grandfather Anton Winger was born in Grans, Hadeland. His parents were Ole Anderson Winger born on 9/22/1848 and Randi Stensrud on 3/19/1854. In 1880 they came to America, settled in the Louisburg/Appleton, MN area and had 8 children. Can you help me find more?

Re(1): Winger/Stensrud
Posted on December 8, 2003 at 05:36:33 AM by Anne Sladky

There is information in the genealogical files about Ole and Randi and their families. The following is a bit of family information which may simply be a restatement of information you've already found. It is part of the information we have on the Kontaktforum Emigrant Database form 473:
Kari Olsdtr. Dvergstenseiet, (Stensrud), born 16.2.1858; left Tingelstad on 23.11.1877 ("eiet" indicates she was a part of a renter's family on Dvergsten, subfarm Stensrud)
Lars Olsen, (Lars Stensrud), Kari's brother, born 30.8.1846, left Tingelstad 16.4.1866
Randi Olsdtr., Kari'sister, born 19.3.1854, left Tingelstad 5.8.1880
Ole Andersen Røisumseiet,born 22.9.1848 left Tingelstad 20.4.1880 (renter on Røisum)
Marie Olsdtr., born 13.8.1878, left Tingelstad 5.8.1880
Anton Olsen, born 18.5.1877, left Tingelstad 20.4.1880

Please consider becoming a member!
Re(2): Winger/Stensrud
Posted on December 23, 2003 at 03:12:54 AM by

Dear Anne,
Mange tak for all the information on my family. I have found out that the Winger name did not come from Norway, that my last name should have been Andersen! Now I need to find Randi and Ole's parents. I will join as soon as I can print the application and get it mailed. Is it not possible to join online? Thank you so much! Ruth Ann
Re(3): Winger/Stensrud
Posted on December 30, 2003 at 09:00:32 AM by Gunnar Thon

Wonder how you have found that the Winger name has not come from Norway. I would rather guess that it has come from one of the several Vinger places in this area of Gran.

Randi Olsdatter was born 19.03.1854 at Dvergsteneie. Her father was Ole Mikkelsen b abt. 1809 in Gran. Her mother was Maren Larsdatter b abt. 1810 in Gran. You will find the family in the 1865 census at the Digitalarchive at the place Stenserud (Dvergsteneie).

Ole Andersen was born 22.09.1848 at Molstadeie, Gran. His father was Anders Olsen b abt. 1820 in Gran. His mother was Mari Andersdatter b abt. 1819 in Gran. You will find the family at the place Kulebakken (probably also Dvergsteneie), Gran, in the 1865 census.

You should also find birth information about many children in these families in the Baptism records also at the Digitalarchive. The URL is this:

Have a happy hunt.


Hadeland Farm map
Posted on November 14, 2003 at 02:59:20 PM by

Anybody know where a person can get a good map of Hadeland listing all the farms of the area? Thanks, Travis.

Re(1): Hadeland Farm map
Posted on May 18, 2004 at 04:53:35 PM by

Try this site: http://tux2.aftenposten.no/kart/
You will start with a map of Norway, but can zoom in to an appropriate scale where a lot of names will occur, mostly farm names.
From: Ola Molstad. Hamar Norway, born on the Moldstad farm, Brandbu.

Re(1): Hadeland Farm map
Posted on January 10, 2004 at 11:24:40 AM by


A farm map can be ordered from this website. Search the Hadeland Lag wedsite and there is a man in Hawley, MN who will send you a large, detailed map for $10


Re(1): Hadeland Farm map
Posted on November 14, 2003 at 03:56:46 PM by Anne Sladky

There is one you can order from this site

Order Hadeland Farm Map

Posted on October 25, 2003 at 01:48:03 PM by

Could anyone identify a couple of Hadeland art glass pieces that I have recently aquired regarding artist name,date or anything else really.One is a large footed bowl in grey glass with hundreds of tiny bubbles,signed H851/185.The second is a green bowl,small with random bubbles and signed Hadeland 4020.

Thanks a lot.Gary.


Re(1): Hadeland
Posted on February 15, 2004 at 01:43:10 PM by

The "signature" K-4020 are art glass made of Arne Jon Jutrem at Hadeland Glassworks in Jevnaker. The serie are called Grønland/Greenland and where produced in the 1950s. Hadeland launched a couple of items from the serie again a couple of years ago. Now and then you will find this item on auctions and you can get a good price for it search fi www.euclides.com or www.auksjonshall.no Arne Jon Jutrem born 1929 are a painter, designer and Proffessor of Estetics. Art Manager at Hadeland 1988-94. Distinguished name in Norwegian glass histories. Take good care of your item!
Re(2): Hadeland
Posted on February 16, 2004 at 12:43:30 PM by

A photo with measures e-mailed to my address would help me to identify the other bowl.

Ingeborg Olsdatter
Posted on October 17, 2003 at 07:52:47 PM by

My great, great aunt, Ingeborg Olsdatter Tokerud [born 6 July 1847 in Gran] left Norway 18 April 1866 on Nordlyset. Her parents: Ole Olsen Tokerud & Kari Nielsdatter. She disappeared! The family went to the Decorah, IA area and then moved to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Where is she?

Re(1): Ingeborg Olsdatter
Posted on July 13, 2005 at 02:34:39 PM by

Well folks, I am in the position of answering my own question. I found out what happened to great, great aunt Ingeborg!!!!!!!

She married David Andreasen of Modum, Buskerud, Norway on 21 Jan 1871 in Racine, Wisconsin. They moved to Alexandria, Minnesota. They had 5 children of whom 4 lived to adulthood. Great, great aunt Ingeborg died in Williston, North Dakota on 29 Dec 1936.

I'm down to one loose end in my Hadeland ancestry. Obviously the June Trip to Hadeland and Ole Gamme's singing of "Old Man River" inspired me to finally find Ingeborg Olsdatter Tokerud!!

Re(1): Ingeborg Olsdatter
Posted on October 28, 2003 at 03:51:38 PM by Kjell H Myhre

A 137 years is rather a long time .....
Ingeborg may, for all that we know, simply be dead & buried .... :-))))


Gran Farms
Posted on October 17, 2003 at 07:42:16 PM by

I Have a full set of Statens Kartverk 1:50,000 maps of Hadeland. I have a number of farms I cannot find on these maps. Can someone provide specific locations for these farms on the Statens Kartverk maps?

Re(1): Gran Farms
Posted on October 18, 2003 at 00:02:40 AM by Anne Sladky

The Lag has a detailed map of hadeland that lists all the farm names. If you tell me the names of the farms you are looking for, perhaps I can email you pieces of that map to help you locate them. It might be that you are looking for subfarm names ("Kanten" as an example, is a subfarm of "Hole" and not a separate entity but some folks identify themselves only with the "Kanten farm".) It might take a little more digging to find subfarms, but that's certainly is doable. We also have a list of farms from the 1801 census on the website in the "resource" section that may be of help in sorting this out.

Farms in the 1801 Census
Re(2): Gran Farms
Posted on February 21, 2004 at 09:29:43 PM by

I would love to get a map locating the Molden farms in Hadeland. My g-g granfather, Endre Molden, came from Hadeland.
Jim Molden
Bellingham ,WA
Re(3): Gran Farms
Posted on February 21, 2004 at 10:27:28 PM by

There are 6 Molden farms in the Gran area of Hadeland. I have a large map with all the farm names and flags of members of Hadeland where their ancestors came from. The Sju Lag Stevne will be held from July 8-11 at the Holiday Inn in Willmar, MN. I have many things to help with at the Stevne. Suggest you try to come. We have lots of information. Also if you can send me information on your ancestors, preferably on family sheets or in some sort of form. I will try to find information for you.

Nygaard Family
Posted on October 11, 2003 at 10:18:47 PM by

looking for any info on Ingebrit O (Ole), Kristi, Martha, Ingeborg,(Inga) Elena (Lena), John and Earnest Nygaard
from Gran, Hadeland area. Some settled in Lincoln Cty, S.D., but Ole and daughter Martha were in Baldwin, Cylon, Deer Park area of WI

Re(1): Nygaard Family - more info??
Posted on October 12, 2003 at 11:42:56 AM by Gunnar Thon

It is almost impossible to give help when so little informatin is given. Are these people parents and children? If so, who are who? when were the born? 1820, 1920??

Please know that these people did not even use the surname of Nygaard when living in Norway!

whatever additional information will help helping you!
Re(2): Nygaard Family - more info??
Posted on October 12, 2003 at 01:00:21 PM by

Thank You for your reply.
Ingebrit O. (Ole) Nygaard, born in 1841, left Gran in emigration records via the Digitalarkivet on May 3, 1889 on the SS Angelo, Wilson Line, Kristiania, with three of his daughters: Marthe,(Martha), age 18, born July 21, 1871 in Hadeland, Norway (my grandmother),Ingeborg,(Inga, age 17, born 1872 or 1873 in Gran?, and Elena (Lena),age 9, born in 1879. Destination listed as simply: New York.
We know that Ingebrit's sons, Johan, age 19, born in 1868, and Ole, age 20, born in 1867, left Gran via Kristiania, on 4-14-1887 for Eden, South Dakota (Dakota Territory).
Johan (John) and Ole stayed in the Eden, S.D. area as did their descendants. Inga lived in the Highmore, Hyde area of S.D., and Lena lived in the Sanborn County area of S.D., but Ingebrit O (papa Ole) and Martha ended up in West Central Wisconsin.

What I am looking for are ANY records of their life in the Hadeland/Gran area of Norway. We believe the mother was Kristi or Kjersti but that is all we have about her. We know she died in Norway but have no further information.
Thank you for any help you can give. By the way, if they didnt use the name Nygaard, what name would they have used, and why would the police emigration records have it as Nygaard?
Re(3): Nygaard Family - more info??
Posted on October 12, 2003 at 02:14:31 PM by Gunnar Thon


My comment was not only for you, but a general one as this is a ordinary problem with these inquiries. Guess that I will have some information now. Your additional information was helpful. Have to do some more work.

Re(1): Nygaard Family
Posted on October 12, 2003 at 02:37:04 PM by Gunnar Thon


If I am right about this family, Ingebret used the surname Olsen, his wife the surname Johnsdatter and their children the surnames Ingebretsen and Ingebretsdatter. The following is what I have for now.

1865 census:
Engebrit Olsen 25 years and wife Kjersti Johnsdtr 27 maarried without children as renters in the cotter's place Moen in Gran.

Children born later (all in cotter's places owned by the Alm farms (Almseie) in Gran)
Ole Ingebretsen b 05.10.1866 Nedre Almseiet
Johan Ingebretsen b 29.02.1868 Nedre Alm
Anton Ingebretsen b 02.01.1870 Øvre Alm
Marthe Ingebretsdatter07.1871 Amseiet
Ingeborg Ingebretsdatter b 190.07.1873 Almseiet
Caroline Ingebretsdatter b 19.07.1873 Almseiet
Elina Ingebretsdatter b 1876 (birth date not given) Almseiet bapt 13.02.1876

This family (except Elina who was not born then) is in 1875 living in Nedre Almseie (a cotters place owned by the Nedre Alm farm). This place is then called Nygård! There you have the American surname.

Will see if I can find more.

Re(2): Nygaard Family
Posted on October 12, 2003 at 02:46:32 PM by

Oh my goodness!!! I hope you are correct! This would be a huge help!!
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

Wonder what happened to Kjersti and Caroline? PS I am patient! Thank you again!! How did you find the info about the children born later?
Re(3): Nygaard Family - more info??
Posted on October 12, 2003 at 04:57:50 PM by Gunnar Thon

Ingebret and Kjersti was married in Gran on 09.11.1865.

Ingebret was born at Mourtveteie 09.01.1840, parents, Ole Andersen and Anne Ingebretsdatter.

Kjesti was born at Haugtvedt 22.06.1838, parents, John Olsen and Marte Jensdtr.

All this in Gran, Hadeland.
Re(3): Nygaard Family
Posted on October 13, 2003 at 03:21:36 PM by Gunnar Thon

I have not been able to find a death of Kjersti until 1887. But daughter Caroline died 20 April 1876.

Re(4): Nygaard Family
Posted on October 14, 2003 at 07:40:15 PM by

Gunnar, I have looked in the 1865 census and cant find any of these people! What am I doing incorrectly?What are your sources? Parish records? I would like to keep searching but dont know where to go next. Thank you very much for your help.
Re(5): Nygaard Family
Posted on October 15, 2003 at 06:18:09 AM by Gunnar Thon

Hello Jackie. Since Engebret and Kjersti were married short before the 1865 census took place, and they had no children then, you will only find those two in that census. They lived as renters at a place named Moen. Different ways to write the same name can make it difficult to search. But you should find Engebret like this (exact): Engebrit Ols. (including the . in Ols). Also the birth (e.g. baptism) information is to be found at Digitalarkivet under button "Parish registers" and "Oppland". These may be more difficult to search.

The 1875 census of Gran you will find at this address:
The family was then living at a place called "Nygård".

Information about marriage and death (funerals) you will not find at the internet. I have found them in the parish registers micro films. Will try to send you an e-mail later with links to some of the records as a help. Gunnar.

Posted on September 23, 2003 at 06:13:23 PM by

Seeking info on Amon and Randi Kraggerud and their descendants. Randi was the daughter of Lars Anderson Rud and Randi Bjella/Hov. They settled in the Pelican Rapids, MN area.

Re(1): Kraggerud
Posted on September 24, 2003 at 12:46:57 PM by Gunnar Thon

When asking this kind of questions, the chance to get help will increase very much if all available information about the people in question is given. This question, with not even a year given, makes it very difficult.

Then, there looks to be something wrong in this question. Randi Larsdatter, daughter of Lars Andersen Rud and Randi Andersdatter Bjella/Hov was born in Jevnaker in 1817. But she did not emigrate. She married in Jevnaker 31 Oct 1854 to Halvor Christoffersen. You will find them at Digitalarkivet as farmers at Lien in Lunner (Jevnaker) with children/grandchildren both in 1865 and 1875.

However, I think (but I may be wrong since you have not given any years in the inquiry) that you will find Amon and Randi Kraggerud in the 1880 census of Norwegian Grove tws, Ottertail Co, MN like this:

Amund and Rangdy Kreggerud, 39 and 29 years, farmers. Children: Lars 8, Anna 5, Anders 3 and Peter 1.

I wonder, could it be that this Randi Kraggerud you are looking for instead is the niece of Randi Larsdatter Rud: Randi Andersdatter b 1850 in Gran and daughter of Ingeborg Larsdatter Rud and Anders Iversen Helmeid, mentioned in an earlier inquiry? Her age would match this one in the 1880 ccensus.
Re(2): Kraggerud
Posted on October 9, 2003 at 05:47:34 PM by

Thanks again. You've got me headed in the right direction.

Posted on September 16, 2003 at 08:34:51 PM by

Steen Meldahl wolff married Karen Elisabeth Pettersen in 1840 they lived on a farm named Kongelf (Congell) in Gran. They had 15 children in total, 4 sets of twins. 3 of the children emigrated to America however I don't know where in America. Michael born in Gran,1847, Fredrick born in Gran,1843 emigrated to America 21/5/1869 (ARGO line) - these 2 remained unmarried. Johann Herman born 16/9/1853 emigrated on 19/5/1880 (Cunard Line) he married and had 5 children Sigurd, Frang, Jennie, Hellie & Lillie.I am looking for any information in particular to try and trace Johann's family. I would also like to get information on the Pettersen side of the family - Karen Elisabeth's father was the church precentor(singer) in Gran. Karen had 2 sister Rudolphine and Emilie - can anyone help?

Re(1): Wolff
Posted on November 27, 2003 at 11:17:18 AM by

Georg Bertram Petersen age 30 and Johanne Stenersen age 24 married in Gran Nov.17, 1822. The rcord does not give their father's name.
Karen Elisabeth b.10.24.1823
Rønnoug Marie b.9.4.1825
Hansine Emilie b.11.6.1828
Rudolphine Philippa b.10.24.1829

Anders Halle Kolbakken Iverson
Posted on September 16, 2003 at 01:55:47 PM by

I am looking for information on Anders Iverson who also used the name Halle and Klobakken in Norway. He was born 10-22-1815 in Hadeland. Married Ingeborg Rude born 1811 in Gran, Norway. Her father's name was Lars Rude. They had 4 children, Iver, Rande, Lisa and Anna. Thank you.

Re(1): Anders Halle Kolbakken Iverson
Posted on September 17, 2003 at 06:29:37 AM by Gunnar Thon

Are you sure that Ingeborg was born in Gran? A combination of this inquiry and your "Rude family" posting makes me believe that Ingeborg was not born there, but in neighbour parish Jevnaker. She must be Ingeborg Larsdatter who was born 3 March 1811 at the Rud farm in Jevnaker. Her parents were Lars Andersen Rud b 1766 at Rud and Randi Andersdatter b 1780 at the Vien farm in Gran. They were married in Gran 30 Oct 1800.

Ingeborg was married in Jevnaker 30 Oct 1847 to Anders Iversen b 22 Oct 1815 at one of the Helmeid/Helmey farms in Gran. (In some sources he is called Hole (= your name Halle?)). His parents were Iver Pedersen Helmeid and Anne Hansdatter. The oldest child of Anders and Ingeborg was Iver b 15 sept 1847 (before the parents married) at the Rud farm in Jevnaker. The second child Randi was born at Kløvstadeie (a cotter's place) in Gran. On 20 April 1852 Anders and Ingeborg were recorded in the parish register of Gran with their two children for emigration to America.

Ingeborg had 12 siblings at the Rud farm. Several of them died young, and two emigrated. One granddauther of Ingeborg's sister Mari (who emigrated) married one of my mother's first cousins in Minnesota. I am therefore interested in exchanging some info. Hope that this is "your" family. If so, I will have more information for you.

Re(2): Anders Halle Kolbakken Iverson
Posted on September 17, 2003 at 02:09:00 PM by

Again many thanks for your help. Yes this is the family and so it looks like we have a connection. I'm in Minnesota also - 80 miles NW of Duluth. Where in Minnesota did your mother's cousin settle? What information would you like to exchange? I use Family Tree Maker genealogy program.

Rude family
Posted on September 15, 2003 at 11:55:54 AM by

I'm seeking information on Lars Rude and his family from Hadeland Norway. His children were Ingeborg born 3-3-1811 (my gggrandmother). She married Anders Halle Iverson. His other children were Anna, Kjirsti, Randi, Lars and Lise. Does anyone have information on this family? Thank you.
Ann Tellor

Re(1): Rude family
Posted on May 31, 2005 at 10:40:13 PM by

Ancestors of Ingeborg Larsdatter Ruud

Generation No. 1

1. Ingeborg Larsdatter Ruud, born 03 March 1811; died in USA. She was the daughter of 2. Lars Andersen Ruud and 3. Randi Andersdatter Bjella. She married (1) Anders Iversen 1847.

Generation No. 2

2. Lars Andersen Ruud, born 1766 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 02 May 1839 in Rud, Lunner, Oppland, Norway. He was the son of 4. Anders Larsen Ruud and 5. Mari Iversdatter Lynne. He married 3. Randi Andersdatter Bjella 30 October 1800 in Gran, Oppland, Norway.
3. Randi Andersdatter Bjella, born 1780 in Vien or Bjella, Gran, Oppland, Norway; died 11 January 1848 in Rud, Jevnaker, Norway. She was the daughter of 6. Anders Gundersen Hov and 7. Ingeborg Olsdatter Vien.

Children of Lars Ruud and Randi Bjella are:
i. Kari Larsdatter Ruud, born 1802; died 1805.
ii. Ingeborg Larsdatter Ruud, born 1804.
iii. Lars Larsen Ruud, born 1805.
iv. Anders Larsen Ruud, born 1807; died in USA; married (1) Lisbet Olsdatter; married (2) Pauline Jensdatter 1834.
v. Gunder Larsen Ruud, born 1809.
1 vi. Ingeborg Larsdatter Ruud, born 03 March 1811; died in USA; married Anders Iversen 1847.
vii. Mari Larsdatter Ruud, born 21 September 1814; married Elling Lagesen Svendsbraaten 1841; born in Rudseie, Hallbakken, Norway.
viii. Randi Larsdatter Ruud, born 08 March 1817 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 17 August 1891 in Norway; married Halvor Kristoffersen Maurtvedt 31 October 1854 in Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; born 23 February 1812 in Maurtveten, Lunner, Oppland, Norway; died 31 July 1894.
ix. Kari Larsdatter Ruud, born 03 April 1820 in Lunner, Hadeland, Oppland, Norway; died 07 June 1867 in Jevnaker, Hadeland, Oppland, Norway; married Kristoffer Halvorsen Lia 18 October 1855 in Lunner, Oppland, Norway; born 24 December 1833 in Heyer, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 02 September 1872 in Jevnaker, Hadeland, Oppland, Norway.
x. Anne Larsdatter Ruud, born 11 February 1823; died in USA; married Gudbrand Andersen Bleikeneie 1850.
xi. Iver Larsen Ruud, born 13 January 1826; died 14 January 1826.

Generation No. 3

4. Anders Larsen Ruud, born 1735 in Ballangrud, Lunner, Oppland, Norway; died 09 November 1818 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway. He was the son of Lars Larsen Ballangrud and Mari Andersdatter Ulven. He married 5. Mari Iversdatter Lynne 14 April 1763 in Gran, Oppland, Norway.
5. Mari Iversdatter Lynne, born 12 December 1735 in Lynne, Gran ,Oppland, Norway; died 09 November 1811 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway. She was the daughter of Iver Johannesen Lynne and Anne Andersdatter Mjør.

Children of Anders Ruud and Mari Lynne are:
i. Maria Andersdatter Ruud, born 1763 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 1770.
ii. Lars Andersen Ruud, born 1765 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 1765.
2 iii. Lars Andersen Ruud, born 1766 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 02 May 1839 in Rud, Lunner, Oppland, Norway; married (1) Kari Iversdatter Gamme 30 November 1798 in Gran, Oppland, Norway; married (2) Randi Andersdatter Bjella 30 October 1800 in Gran, Oppland, Norway.
iv. Iver Andersen Ruud, born 1768 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 1843; married Mari (Marthe) Iversdatter Gamme 08 July 1794 in ,Oppland, Norway; born 1771 in ,Oppland, Norway; died 1852.
v. Kari Andersdatter Ruud, born 1768 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway.
vi. Anders Andersen Ruud, born 1770; married Margrete Iversdatter Ulven 02 January 1800; born 1778.
vii. Jens Andersen Ruud, born 1771 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died Aft. 1813; married Marte Oldatter Bjellum; born ca. 1774 in Vigen?.
viii. Halvor Andersen Ruud, born 1773 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 1773 in Ruud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway.
ix. Mari Andersdatter Ruud, born 1774 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died Aft. 1808; married Henrik Olsen Brørby; born 1764.
x. Erik Andersen Ruud, born 25 November 1777; died Aft. 1799; married Dorthe Michelsdatter Blyberg 15 January 1802.
xi. Anne Andersdatter Ruud, born 1779 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 1781.
xii. Karen Andersdatter Ruud, born 1779 in Rud, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway; died 1782.

6. Anders Gundersen Hov, born 1750 in Hval, Gran, Oppland, Norway. He was the son of Gunder Olsen Hov and Randi Embretsdatter Hval. He married 7. Ingeborg Olsdatter Vien 10 February 1780.
7. Ingeborg Olsdatter Vien, born 1756 in Nøkleby, Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway. She was the daughter of Ole Borgersen and Randi Larsdatter Engnæs.

Children of Anders Hov and Ingeborg Vien are:
3 i. Randi Andersdatter Bjella, born 1780 in Vien or Bjella, Gran, Oppland, Norway; died 11 January 1848 in Rud, Jevnaker, Norway; married Lars Andersen Ruud 30 October 1800 in Gran, Oppland, Norway.
ii. Ole Andersen, born 1782; died 1782.
iii. Anne Andersdatter, born 1783; married Knud Hansen Horgen 1804.
iv. Ole Andersen, born 1785; died 1787.
v. Gunder Andersen, born 1787; died 1792.
vi. Lars Andersen, born 1788; died 1792.
vii. Ole Andersen, born 1790; married Marthe Halvorsdatter Hov 1812.
viii. Ingeborg Andersdatter, born 1792; died 1793.
ix. Rolv Andersen, born 1794; died 1795.
Re(1): Rude family
Posted on February 21, 2004 at 10:13:54 PM by

Anne, I am related to some Rudes in Sacred Heart, MN. I Have been reseaching them and other Hadelander from Sacred Heart and have information I can share on Lars Rude & dau Ingeborg 1811 m. Anders Halle Iverson. As I am one of the geneologists for Hadeland I have lots of information.
Re(2): Rude family
Posted on April 18, 2004 at 04:31:15 PM by

Any information you can share with me on the Rude family would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure how Hans Rude ties in but look forward to what you have. Do you need my mailing address or will you post it here?
Thanks so much.
Ann Tellor
Re(3): Rude family
Posted on April 24, 2004 at 04:11:33 AM by

I have a bit on the Rude family. Will be happy to share with you. The Rude family that I have are related to me. They are from Sacred Heart, MN. I have some information on the Rude from Hadeland, Norway. Let me know if this is your family. The seven lag stevne will be held in Willmar in July. Will be glad to help you in any way we can
Re(1): Rude family
Posted on October 9, 2003 at 05:21:53 AM by

I know the Hans & Emma Rude family from Sacred Heart, MN. Emma was a Roste and her parents are from the Roste Farm in Hadeland & Hans is from the Ruud farm. If you think this will tie in with your family let me know and I will gladly help. I am one of the genealogists for Hadeland Lag.

Watterud family
Posted on September 15, 2003 at 10:40:45 AM by

I'm doing research on the Watterud family from Hadeland Norway. Namely, Nils and Marthe who had children, Elling, Per, Olena, Helena, Anna, Anders (my ggrandfather)and Berthe. My grandfather settled in Clayton Co. Iowa but his brother Per settled in Northwood, ND. Can anyone help me with information on his parents and siblings? Thanks. Ann in Northern MN.

Re(1): Watterud family
Posted on March 8, 2004 at 03:36:41 PM by

stop to see this
Re(1): Watterud family
Posted on September 16, 2003 at 12:28:39 PM by Gunnar Thon

You will find this family at the east Hvaterud farm (farm name written Hvatterud østre) in Jevnaker, Hadeland in the 1865 census at Digitalarkivet. The parents are Nils Ellensen 48 years and Marte Andersdatter 51. Children: Anne 25, Elling 23, Marte 20,Anders 18, Oline 16, Helena 13, Peder 10 and Berte Marie 6. Nils and Marte were married in Jevnaker 1. June 1841.

Marthe was born at the Halvorsrud farm in Jevnaker, her father was Anders Iversen. Nils was born 4. April 1818 at the Heggen farm in neighbour parish Gran, his parents Ellen Andersen and Marthe Nilsdatter. Nils and Marte was married in Jevnaker 1 June 1841.

I have more information about this family. Will send it by e-mail when it's organized.

I hope that you are aware of the emigrant project carried out by "Kontaktforum Hadeland-America". They try to gather information about what happened to as many as possible of the atb 10.000 emigrants from Hadeland after they came to America. Take a look at the site of the Hadeland Lag of America at: https://www.hadelandlag.org You will find information about the project behind the "Kontactforum" button. Hope that you send them your immigrant information.

Regards Gunnar

hadeland glass by willy johanson
Posted on August 25, 2003 at 03:56:11 AM by

could anyone give me any information about this person when did he start making glass and when did he finish i have resently found a piece of his work regards chris

Re(1): hadeland glass by willy johanson
Posted on February 28, 2004 at 11:04:27 AM by

The Designer Willy Johansson. Born 2.May 1921 at Jevnaker, Norway, died at Jevnaker Nov. 6 1993.
1936: Engaged by Hadeland Glassverk, in the glassmaking workshop.
1939-42: The State School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Oslo.
1942-45: Engaged by Hadeland Glassverk in the sandblowing section under supervision of sculptor Staale Kyllingstad.
1945-47: Temporarily employed in the engraving workshop at A/S Christiania Glasmagasin while attending night School at The State School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Oslo.
1947-88: Full-time designer at Hadeland Glassverk.
Do you need additional information, please contact me. Torun

Posted on August 24, 2003 at 00:36:23 AM by

Looking for information on Olaf Skattebol & wife Emilie Josephine Heyerdahl and their descendants. Any information about this family would be appreciated


Posted on March 21, 2004 at 08:21:22 PM by

I have the following from "Henry's Family" by Don Myhre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2000
Aagot was born in Norway on November 17, 1879, one of eight children of Olaf and Josephine Skattebol. She and her family came to North America in October of 1888. Aagots sisters were: Dagne, Signe and Olga. Her brothers were Alfred, Lars, Harold, and Christian. Aagot's father was a Lutheran Preacher and they lived in a number of Norwegian Communities in the U.S. over a period of about twenty years. Aagot and her family left Norway for North America in 1888. They lived in Tennessee, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Washington State.
Posted on March 22, 2004 at 12:17:47 PM by

Hi Susan

We haven't chatted in a while in regards to the Myhre tree. I have been working on my Skattebol tree and it's hugh.

Thanks for the reply. Please keep in touch!


Bjoralt - Helgeland
Posted on August 11, 2003 at 05:22:52 PM by

My grandfathers ant Rangdi or Randi Bjøralt was born in Bjoralt, jevnaker. She married to Johannes Helgeland from Jevnaker before or after arrived America. Can anyone find any ancestors ?
She prob. left app. 1850-1885.

Jacob Stephenson
Posted on August 10, 2003 at 05:21:32 PM by

Looking for info on Jacob Stephenson Born in Gulsjolia in Hadeland 1856 - migrated to America 1868 - returned to Norway late 1930's - died 1942 ?

Re(1): Jacob Stephenson
Posted on August 11, 2003 at 11:34:49 AM by Gunnar Thon

Do you have some more info to Identify him? Birth date? Parent's names?

Could it be that Jacob who was born in Gulsjølia 26 June 1856 with parents Hans Stephensen and Olina Jacobsdatter? this Jacob emigrated 1868 (certificate 14 April) with parents and 6 siblings.

If this is the family, it should be possible to find more.


Hallen in Hadeland
Posted on July 28, 2003 at 01:55:36 AM by

I am looking for information on Karl Hallen born July 13, 1857 in Hadeland, son of Paul Hallen and Martha Amundrud both born in Hadeland.
He married Christina Olson and with her and their young son came to America in 1881.
It is likely Karl had two brothers Paul and Gustaf who also came to America in the 1880s.

If you have any information on Hallens in Hadeland I would appreciate it if you would contact me.

Re(1): Hallen in Hadeland
Posted on July 30, 2003 at 09:45:57 AM by Gunnar Thon

This Hallen name must have been a name that Karl took after emigrating. Possibly a "rewriting" of Hadeland (some similarity in pronounciation). Karl was born 13 July 1857 at Haakenstadeie in Lunner (then part of Jevnaker) and baptised 26. July (name written Carl). His parents were Paul Hansen and Marthe/Martha Amundsdatter. Her name written Amundsd in the church book. May look like Amundrud, but is not. You will find this family at Digitalarkivet in the 1865 and 1875 census in Jevnaker. They were living at the place Sjurstuen (= Haakenstadeie) in these censuses. But Karl is not there in 1875.

The censuses shows at least 10 children in this family, with these names, sorted by their age: Gudbjør, Amund, Hans, Karl, Paul, Gustav, Kari, Otto, Matias and Ingel.

In 1877 Karl got a certificate for moving to Kristiania, but it seems like he had moved already in 1874, and you will find him there in the 1875 census, living in Brogade. His name there is Carl Poulsen and he was a "skrædderdreng" (tailor under education).

I hope that you are aware of the Hadeland emigrant project taken care of by the Hadeland Lag and Kontaktforum. You can read about it on this site behind the button "Kontaktforum". Hope that you send your emigrant information to them. Gunnar, gthon@online.no
Re(2): Hallen in Hadeland
Posted on September 12, 2003 at 12:56:40 PM by

Thank you so much. What wonderful information. Paul of that family was my great grandfather. I have photos of his parents and now finally have names to go with them.

Karl appears to be the first to come to America in 1881 and may have been the one to choose the name Hallen. His brother Gustav also went by Hallen and my great grandfather Paul took Hallen as his middle name, but kept Paulson as his last name. He must have felt a strong connection to Hallen though as his middle initial appears on everything, even his tombstone.
Thank you for the help.

Peder Pederson of Vaaja
Posted on June 23, 2003 at 03:07:00 PM by

My g-g-g-grandfather Peder Pederson Vaaja (b. 1826) emigrated to the USA (initially Wisconsin)in 1854. For a while he went by Vaaja, then Pederson, then ultimately by various spellings of Voyen. I have done some research, and have traced back a couple generations further. Anyway, on the Voien thread, the point was raised that Voien/Voyen/Woyen are not at all related places to Vaaja/Voia/Woja. So, although I initially thought that they were at least related places (possibly Vaaja being a related farm to Voien) that seems not to be the case. Anyway, anybody who can possibly shed some light on any possible connection between either the places or even the words would be very welcome to do so.

Re(1): Peder Pederson of Vaaja
Posted on November 17, 2003 at 03:05:47 PM by

Okay--a little more accurate info:

Peder Pedersen, b. 1824 at Vaaja. Son of Peder Engebretsen and Marthe Hansdatter.

Prior to 1822, they lived at Kobberbakken, where the child Hans was born.

In 1820, they lived at Moldenejet, when the son Engebret was born.

Engebrecht wound up working the Vaaja farm. In 1867, his daughter Randi Engebretsdatter emigrated to an unknown destination in the USA. In 1868, his son Peder Engebretsen (b. 1848) also moved to the USA. In 1877, Engebret Pedersen himself moved to the USA.

We have no idea what happened to the others who moved to the USA. Peder Pedersen (my g-g-g-grandather) had initially settled in Argyle, Wisconsin and moved to Spring Grove, Minnesota in 1863. We have no record of any contact between him and his nephew, niece, or brother.

If anybody else is out there looking at that line or related, please feel free to contact me with any information or questions you may have.

Re(2): Peder Pederson of Vaaja
Posted on January 8, 2004 at 04:10:44 PM by Knut-Iver Molden Lodsby

Dear sir

I don't have any information about your Peder Pedersen, but I can tell you a little bit about Vøien (Voyen) and Vaajaa. I own a farm in Gran called Molden, there are 5 farms. Moldenejet that you mention was a cotter place belonging to one of the Molden farms. Persons who did not own a farm of their own worked at farms or lived at cotter farms. Those you lived at cotter farms often moved from place to place, and that makes them hard to track in the church files. There are also several Vøien-farms, I can see one of them from my living room windows. Vaajaa is far up in the forest, about 8 miles from here. It's interesting to know that one of your ancestors broke the land for that farm, he must have chopped down a lot of threes to make that farm out in the forest, close to a lake with the same name. I talked to a lady that had lived at the farm in the 30-ies and 40-ies, she is the mother of a girl I went to school with. I'm not sure if this lady is a relative of yours.

From my own farm, three men and two women emmigrated in the 1860-ies and 70-ies, we have lost track of 4 of the five families. The three boys all kept their Molden surname, the girls married Kjos and Skari.

Hope this e-mail is interesting to you
Re(3): Peder Pederson of Vaaja
Posted on January 12, 2004 at 05:15:07 PM by

Very interesting indeed. I don't know that I'm related to the woman who lived at that farm. I think most of my relatives from that side came over a long time ago. It wouldn't really surprise me, though, if we were somehow related.

Sofus Haufmann
Posted on June 21, 2003 at 08:54:25 PM by

Hello, it's Anne Godfrey again. I have a mystery in the family on my father's father's side. From responses that Ole Gamme got for me, I believe Henry Emanuel Haufmann's (my grandfather) father's name may be Sofus Haufmann, but the Norwegian Navy has sent us information saying that Henry's name was Henry Emanuel Haufmann Skau. Could Henry have been adopted by the Skaus? Listed in the 1900 (I think it was 1900)census information the Navy sent us was J. Skau, his wife Matilda Skau and a daughter named Emilie (she was around 16 years older than Henry) and son Henry. My uncle told me once that Henry's mother's name was, he believed, Emilie; could Matilda and J. Skau have adopted Emilie and Sofus's illigitmate son (half of the family seems to think Henry may have been illigimate; the other half denies this suggestion). Henry's birth date was March 31, 1890 in Kristiania. Any lines of research anyone could suggest would be greatly appreciated; this mystery has driven us nuts all these years; either the old people knew the "secret" and didn't want to tell, or no one actually knew anything. One thing my father told me; there was a family that was "somehow" connected with the Haufmann family; their names were Wilhelm (or Vilhelm) and Albert Halvorsen (Willie was a warden at a prison in Oslo (I remember meeting both in 1958 on a visit to Norway, especially Uncle Willie because it was in the prison itself). Dad said they always called them "Uncle" but never knew if they were really relatives or not. By the way, Henry was always known as Haufmann, the Skau name came as a big shock.

Again, any suggestions or help would be gratefully accepted. Anne Godfrey


Amborg Nikoline (or Nicoline) Gundersdr
Posted on June 21, 2003 at 08:34:58 PM by

Hello, I am Anne Godfrey and would ask for a little help. I would like to find the parents of Amborg Nikoline Gundersdtr (her daughter, my great grandmother Anna Berthine Rasmussen was born in 1862 in Borre or Horten, so I assume Amborg would be born in the time frame of 1842 or thereabouts) but can't quite figure out how to use the Digitalarkivet right. Any help would be gratefully accepted. I also would like to explore my Tuff/Tuv line (Hans Pedersen had one Haakon Hansen Tuff/Tuv who married Kari Molstad in the early 1800's in Gran. I believe Ole Gamme and I are somewhat connected here. But if I could learn how to use the Digit. myself, I wouldn't have to bother anyone via email. Thanks. Anne

Ole Nielsen Dvergsteeneie
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:48:26 PM by Garth Ulrich

I am seeking the parentage of my ancestor Ole Nielsen Dvergsteeneie b. circa 1742

Re(1): Ole Nielsen Dvergsteeneie
Posted on November 27, 2003 at 11:28:35 AM by

There is no Ole Nielsen born on Dvergsteeneie abt.1742. Do you mean the Ole Nielsen Dvergsteeneie who married 12.28.1764 to Rangnil Embretsdatter from Juttulsrud on Toten? He must be born on another farm, there is 1 ole b.1740, 2 born 1741 and 2 born in 1743 but none in 1742.
Re(2): Ole Nielsen Dvergsteeneie
Posted on November 30, 2003 at 09:52:00 PM by

Hi Hans,
Yes, this is the Ole that maried Ragnhild from Toten. Unfortunately, I have no further information to tell which Ole is my Ole.


Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:47:25 PM by

My great-grandfather Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah came from Hadeland Norway in 1854 and settled near Spring Grover MN where my grandfather Nils was born. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows of this connection


Re(1): Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah
Posted on July 25, 2003 at 07:11:59 PM by Joanne Johnson

My husband is a descendant of Hans Nielson Myrah of Spring Grove. He was a brother of Gulbrand. I don't have any history written up but I can give you some information and also give you someone to contact for more information. Contact me at my Email address.


Re(2): Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah
Posted on January 20, 2004 at 12:44:47 PM by

According to my family history, my great-great-great grandfather bought Hans Myrah's farm in 1854, when he moved to Spring Grove (Wilmington Township, actually, which is just south of Spring Grove). What a coincidence. That farm remained in my family after that for over 100 years.

Re(1): Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah
Posted on June 20, 2003 at 07:58:30 PM by

Your g.g.grand-dad was among the very earliest emigrants from Hadeland. Do you happend to know how old he was when he left ? Would he most likely have been a child in 1854, or a grown up ? - and in that last case - a married man ?
I might just be able to help, if the norwegian "part of the story" is what you're searching.


Kjell H Myhre
Gran, Hadeland
Re(2): Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah
Posted on July 7, 2003 at 04:58:25 PM by

My great-great grandfather was Christian Olson Myhre who was born March 10 1833 in Gran. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1867 or 1968. Do you have any information on him?
Re(3): Gulbrand Neilsen Myrah
Posted on August 23, 2003 at 11:28:04 AM by

Chrisian Olson was also my GG Grandfather and I may have other info on him. He immigrated to Iowa in 1868 and moved to Mandt twp in 1876.

Christ and Oline Haug
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:45:40 PM by

I am looking for family in Norway.
I have the following information and would love to find some cousins in Norway. I have a picture of my great grandmother and it taken from a studio in Hamar.
My grandfather, Christian Haug and my grandmother Oline came to the USA in the early 1900's. They settled in Clinton WI. In the family bible was a list of children from Berndt and Petra Haug. They are listed as: John, Christian (my gf), Helga, Anita, Caroline, Hilda, Tor, Bjorn, and Trigival.
My grandmother Oline was the daughter of Andreas Pedersen Voldbakken. She was a twin. She was born in 1878.
I am thank you in advance for your reply. I live in Texas but I was born in Wisconsin.
Mary Kay Nussbaum
My mother was Minnie Evelyn Haug

Pedersens of Godli farm
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:42:16 PM by

I am doing extensive genealogical work on the Pedersen/Peterson of farm Godli line, and am also seeking other connections to that line. Interested parties seeking to share information or who would like access to mine are invited to contact me by e-mail or to 4154 Benson Station, Omaha NE 68104

Re(1): Pedersens of Godli farm
Posted on January 25, 2004 at 06:17:47 PM by

My gggrandfather "Peder Olsen b. aug 4 1819" was born on Godli. His father was Ole Pederson b. Jan 8, 1786 on Godli.
I was born and raised in MN, but now live in Seal Rock, OR.

Re(2): Pedersens of Godli farm
Posted on February 21, 2004 at 10:41:22 PM by Beverly A Webster

I am researching the Golie/Goli/Godlid family and a few more that settled in the Sacred Heart, MN area. I am related to some. There is a book on the Golie family but haven't had time to go down to Renville Gen Lib. as yet. I am one of the genealogists for Hadeland Lag and if you could send information on your family I will try to find more for you.

Andrew Berg/Florence Christopherson
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:40:24 PM by

I am looking for any info on an Andrew Berg born in Norway about 1855. Came to WI. Andrew married Florence Eluora Christopherson about 1911. Florence was the daughter of Otto & Anne Karine (Olson) Christopherson of Star Prairie WI. Andrew & Florence lived in Yarnell WI in 1912.

Re(1): Andrew Berg/Florence Christopherson
Posted on November 4, 2004 at 05:43:09 PM by

I have a little more information for you. Andrew Theodor Berg-full name. Born 1857. Owned a house in
Couderay, Sawyer Co, WI.

Florence Elnora Christopherson b. 25 Sept. 1857,Bayfield Co., Washburn, WI
Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Star Prairie Twp, St. Croix Co, WI. I don't have a death date entered in FTM.

A good source of information --Lillian Jacob <ljacob@expresstelephone.net>.

Andrew Christopherson>Charles Christopherson>Norman Christopherson>Norma Christopherson. Norma is my wife.

I hope this helps some. I have more information on the Christophereson family.


Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:38:47 PM by

Looking for ancestors and cousins of H L Voien. He was born 1888, married Bertha Haga, b. 1885, d. 1913. She died in childbirth. Halvor remarried to Augusta Thompson in 1914. She was born in North Dakota, her parents were from Norway migrated about 1880. Would like more information on relatives and granfather's early years in Norway.

Re(1): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on July 2, 2003 at 00:37:37 AM by

I'll look at what I've collected -- my grandfather, Torres Thompson was one of Augusta's brothers, her other brother, Oscar married Anna Voien -- brother sister married brother sister --
I've been to the Voien farm in Gran Norway
Augusta's parents were Ole and Christina Thompson -- I think I've found Ole, in Norway, Olaf T¿rrisson and his father T¿rris Thorbj¿rnson but proving it is another thing -- Christina Thompson was born in Stravanger, her father was Augustinus Olson -- she died in 1955 in Torrance California and I have vauge memory of seeing her
-- I've been in contact with Peter, petero@c2i.net, son of Marjorie, daughter of Anna Voien Thompson -- I meet Anna in 1974 in Norway and her other daughter Sally Ann, and her daughter Unni -- they live in the Oslo area

Eric Thompson but alass not a Voien too
Re(1): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 18, 2003 at 01:44:26 PM by

Any idea who his father was?
Re(2): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 18, 2003 at 02:25:04 PM by

I believe Halvor Larson b. 1828 married to Anne Paulsd b. 1824.
I can't read Norwegian so I am at a disadvantage. The glossary did not help me to dicipher.

Re(3): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 22, 2003 at 08:49:04 AM by Gunnar Thon

Hello Andi. You should be able to find much information at Digitalarkivet. In addition to census information, there is also, behind the button "Parish registers" information about birth/baptisms after 1787. I have looked a little at this, and it seems like you are not correct regarding Anne Paulsdtr as the mother of Lars Halvorsen. Then some findings:

1. Halvor Larsen b 10 Feb 1888 at Vøien. In 1900 he was helping his parents with the farm. He emigrated in 1906. Brothers in 1900: Karl Hagbart Larsen b 1892 and Hans Larsen b 3 March 1900. Hans became the next owner of the farm, so maybe also Karl Hagbart emigrated?

2. Lars Halvorsen b 10 Oct 1860 at søndre (south) Vøien. Married to:
3. Margrethe Hansdtr b abt. 1864

Grandparents (parents of Lars):
4. Halvor Larsen b 28 Aug 1828(?) at Morstad (neighbor farm to Vøien). (There was also a brother Halvor b 5 Dec 1826, but he has probably died young.) Married 1 Dec 1853 to:
5. Randi Halvorsdtr b 11 March 1832 at Finstad (under Morstad). At the baptism her name was written Ragndie (= Randi). At the marriage her name was incorrectly written Ragnhild.
The first child of Halvor and Randi, was Kirsti who was born 5 Nov 1853, before they were married. She was baptised 3 days after their marriage. Halvor was the a widower at their marriage. Randi must have died before the end of 1865, because in that census Halvor is once more a widower. Halvor remarried again 7 June 1866 to Anne Paulsdtr, 41 years, born at Grini. So Anne Paulsdtr was the step mother of Lars Halvorsen.

Great grandparents:
8. Lars Halvorsen, farmer at Morstad married to:
9. Malene Pedersdtr
10. Halvor Ellingsen, farmer at Finstad, married to:
11. Karen Halvorsdtr

This is the beginning of what you can find at Digitalarkivet. By the way, I hope that you are aware of the Hadeland emigrant project taken care of by the Hadeland Lag and Kontaktforum. You can read about it on this site. Hope that you send your emigrant information to them. Gunnar


Re(3): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 20, 2003 at 05:18:31 PM by Travis W

On Digitalarkivet, in the 1900 census, it shows Halvor Larson, B. 1888, son of Lars Halvorson Voien (B. 1861) and Margrete Hansdtr, (B. 1864).
In the 1865 census, I show Lars Halvorson as being 6, which would put his birth year in 1859. His father is listed as Lars Halvorson (B. 1826) and no mother listed.

It gets a bit tricky in some of those census and church records, because it seems that census-takers and ministers didn't seem to use standard spellings for things, and sometimes dates don't line up either. For Voien, other names to look for are Woyen, Woien, Wojen, Woia, Woja, Voja, Voia, Vaaja, Vaaia. We aren't related, by the way, but our ancestors c.1845 most likely knew one another.

If you want to do more research, go to www.digitalarkivet.uib.no

Re(): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on July 3, 2003 at 10:43:26 AM by

Thank you for your help. I will go to Digitalarkivet and search further.
We had the same problem with names in the United States when families immigrated. I believe those taking down the names spelled them phonetically. I suppose that accounts for name variations here too.

Thank you, Andi
Re(4): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 22, 2003 at 08:04:55 AM by Gunnar Thon

It is true that there was great variation in the ways to write the farm names. But a comment should be made to the last posting, because the different farm names mentioned there, "Woyen, Woien, Wojen, Woia, Woja, Voja, Voia, Vaaja, Vaaia", refers to different farms. So this could lead to incorrect conclusions.

Woyen, Woien, Wojen. This name is today written Vøien. There are (at least) three farms with this name, all situated close together and right south of the Gran "town".

Woia, Woja, Voja, Voia, Vaaja, Vaaia. I think that all these names refers to the farm today called Våja which is a quite different farm. It is located in a large fores area abt. 6 kilometers east of gGran "town". In 1865 it was a "husmannsplass" (tenant farm/cotter's place), today it is a separate farm. It is very small with only abt. one acre of cultivated land and a little bit of forest.

There is as far as I know, no connection between the Våja and Vøien farms (despite the fact that emigrants from Våja took the name Voien in America).

Re(5): Lars H Voien Family
Posted on June 23, 2003 at 09:34:36 AM by

Interesting. I always assumed that there must be some sort of connection, if nothing else between the words--although one has a masculine and the other a feminine gender (or so it seems). I know that Voien/Voyen has something to do with a place to ford a river--somewhat related to modern "vadestad". I never have been able to find anything related to "Vaaja" aside from a couple fishing-related things. It has always seemed strange that my ancestors decided to keep changing the spelling of their name, and then ultimately decided on "Woyen", which in English is by far the toughest for anybody to try to pronounce.

Emma Egge
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:36:56 PM by

My grandmother, Mrs. Otto (Emma) Egge, Mayville ND is listed as a member of the Hadeland Lag. I would welcome any info about either her or my grandfather. Thank you.

   Sorry if you're not him
     Posted on December 1, 2003 at 09:27:41 PM by

    I'm looking for the Jim Egge who graduated from Montevideo Senior High School in 1994. We're planning our ten year reunion and would like to   have you there if you're him.


    Re(1): Emma Egge
     Posted on July 9, 2003 at 10:43:47 PM by

    Jim, Please contact me. I may have a lot of information on your Emma's family.


Martine Peterson
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:35:19 PM by

I am searching for information about Martine Peterson-Egge born in Denmark Approximately 1869. She was married to my great-grandfather Severin J Egge in Illinois in 1890. I have done a lot of research and found she died in San Diego California in 1946.



Ole Anderson Hogan
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:33:42 PM by Gunnar Thon

This must be Ole Andersen and Ragnhild Henriksdtr who were married in Jevnaker 6 April 1848. They emigrated in 1853 (certificate 19April 1853) with two sons Anders (Andrew) b. 18Dec1839 and Henrik (Henry) b. 27 Oct 1852. Ole was born at Kalvsjøhagen, a "husmannsplass" (cotter's place) owned by the Kalvsjø farm. The Hogan name must be from his brith plce, the "Hagen" part of the name Kalvsjøhagen. Will send you more information later today and hope that information about this emigrant family will be available for Kontaktforum emigrant project about which you can read at this Hadelandslaget site.

Egge, Severin J
Posted on June 15, 2003 at 02:30:30 PM by

I am looking for information on who Severin J. Egge was married to...I am not sure of name except a reference to a Martine Peterson from Chicago Illinois who married Severin in 1890. Severin was general store operator in Towner ND, 1893. Three children he had named Ingul, Signe, and Alfred. I have exhausted my findings especially on who Severin was married to and if Severin had another marriage. I am his great grand-daughter. My Dad did research but didn't get far either. My dad died two years ago. It would mean so much to me if someone out there has any information or if any relatives of Severin are around today.

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