01 oktober 2017

Great Great Great Great Grandmother Siri Halvorsdaughter

I wrote this some years ago in February 2011.
Siri Halvorsdaughter Skjærbekken Ulvevadet is my Great Great Great Great Grandmother.  She married Martinus Olsen Ulvevadet in 1836 and settled in at Ulvevadet Farm in Osdalen, Norde Osen.  They had five children - two who died very young.  

The three girls that grew up where Oline Dorthea Martinusdaughter Ulvevadet Valen - who moved to Madagaskar with her husbond Arne Farteinson Valen
Lene Martinusdaughter Ulvevadet Dahl married Per Person Løssetosdalen Dahl and mowed to USA, 
Ingeborg Martinusdaughter Ulvevadet married Nils Persson from Sweden and they settled in at Ulvevadet in Nordre Osen.  

So Siri and Martinus had three beautiful girls in three corners of the world.  Siri died 4. December 1895 by pneumonia - she is burried at Nordre Osen Old Churchyard.

Yesterday I was lucky to visit the area where Siri was born; Øverbekken (Storbekken Nordre) in Rendalen. And this is Storbekken, The Big Creek - you have to turn your speakers on;

...enjoy your Sunday...

17 april 2017

Thea Mikkelsdaughters children and Easter 2017 and some trees

Thea Mikkelsdaughter born at Snapholt in Hof in Solør, Åsnes, Hedmark, Norway in 1819.  That is nearly 200 years ago.  She is my Great Great Grandmother. She is Great Great Grandmother to a lot of pepole here in Norway. She had seven children, four boys and three girls. She was married to Berger Christianson, born 1821 at Hof in Solør, Åsnes, Hedmark, Norway.

I am not found of raking leafs every year - in "my world" it is a waste of time. Therefor, did I get rid of those two trees - well I chopped it for wood - lovely on the fireplace during wintertime.

Much nicer and cleaner...!

Thea had four siblings, one sister; Johanna Mikkelsdaughter that married  Gunder Halvorson from Sjørbotten, Åsnes, Hedmark, Norway.  They had seven boys and only three of them grew up. Ole Mikkeleson was Theas oldest brother but he was younger than her.  He died only 28 years old. The third sibling, a brother named Christian died only one years old. And her youngest brother named Mathias Mikkelsen grew up and went to the promised land of freedom and land; The United States of America. He left with his father Mikkel Olsen and his stepmother Mari Erichsdaughter in 1852.

I love this kind of work, because the month of April tells me it is going to be Summer!

Mathias Mikkelson left his Norway in July 1852 and landed in New York in September the same year. Then he moved to Wisonsin. And in 1856 he bacame a father to the first of six children; Martin, Ole Minnie, Bertha, Martha and Albert. All of them with the same wife that he married in 1855; Marthe Olsdaughter from Kauserud, Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway.

On Maundy Thursday I invited to brunch...

..so instead of having a great time outside, we entered my diningroom. It has been more snow this Easter than from November last year till March 2017.

Mathias and Martha lived at Town of Strongs Prairie, in Arkdale, Wisconsin. Martin, the oldest, married Gurine Iversdaughter Rosgard and got ten children. Ole married Refina Reinholdsdaughter Strand and got three children. Minnie married James Slater and had seven children. Bertha married Nels Martin Larsson and they got ten children. Martha married Germon Tveit and they had a girl named Marha Anne. The youngest, Albert married Hannah Sampsonsdaughter and they had none children.  That is quite a family.  So my Great Granmother Marie Bergersdaughter Langerud had 31 cousins in Wisconsin! I wonder if they ever wrote to each other. I wonder if they ever wanted to visit.

Some branches from my birch that is history!

Not fun to serve coffee or afternoon drinks!

Mathias Mikkelson participated in The Civil War and enrolled in 1864. WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Strong’s Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Drafted by the Sixth district of Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 26 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. 

Mathias passed away 29. January 1889 and his tombstone are at South Arkdale Cemetery, in Arkdale, Wisconsin.  Martha passed away five years later; 20. October 1894.

If anyone out there have any information about Mathias and his sibllings and his family, I would be very happy to be informed. And if anyone would like the whole story, give me a hint!

Tomorrow is Thuesday - an ordinary day both here at Ottestad in Stange and in Strongs Prairie in Wisconsin - enjoy!

16 april 2017

It Is All About Hanna Bergersdaughter Løkken

It all started in January this year, a family member asked if our ordinary genealogy was correct and true! I meant it was, but then DNA can bring us answers we do not anticipate. And if DNA will bring us different answers than ordinary genealogy, well that is history, it is the past and we have to acknowledge it - we can not change it - we have to accept the past and move on.

This story has nothing to do with DNA - just plain ordinary genealogy. 
I found this in Aftenposten - it is kind of a conservative newspaper in Norway - all their papers from 1862 are scanned and can be read for a few bucks a month - the archive are huge and easy to use.

Hanna Bergersdaughter born at Løkka in Hof in Solør 24. Oct 1851 - and she moved to the Capitol of Norway 15. Apr 1878 together with my Great Grandmother Marie Bergersdaughter Langerud. Hanna stayed in Christiania (Oslo) but Marie went back home and married Martin Arnesson Langerud. Why did they do so?  I guess we will never know! Hanna lived alone, she never married and did not have any children.
At first I did not notice - but after reading the death notic several times, even I saw it; there where two Marie Bergersdaughters in the ad! Mine were Marie Bergersdaughter Langerud! Who was this other Marie Bergersdaughter?
Well thanks to mine nottohaveacleanhouseambition I used my sparetime doing what I like most; genealogy! Both Hanna and Marie and the other Bergersonssiblings had a brother named Ole. Ole Bergerson was born in 1861 and moved to Christiania in 1884. And like many stories goes, he met a girl from Nannestad - they married and got a child named; Aagot Marie born in 1885
Ole and Ingeborg Marie Christiansdaughter Bergersen had five children - sadly four of them died before they turned six years old. Only one child grew up; her name was Inga Marie born 29. Sep 1894
Ole died only 35 years old of tuberculosis. Inga Marie Olsdaughter Bergersen married Filip Hansen Teium from Sarpsborg in Østfold. As far as I can do genealogy and what I did find - Inga and Filip did not have any children.

So the other Marie Bergersen was Hannas and Maries sister in law.

 Hanna and Marie were Inga Marie Olsdaughter Bergersen Teium aunts!

If anyone out there have any information about Hanna and Ole and Ingeborg Marie and Inga Marie, I would be very happy to be informed. And if anyone would like the whole story, give me a hint!

So easy...enjoy your Sunday!