Family Histories and Genealogies

Title

Family Histories and Genealogies

Identifier

Formerly P539

Description

Manuscript, typescript, and printed accounts of Norwegian-American families.

Collection Items

Kjorstad Family History (prepared for family reunion, August 9-10, 1997). Family of John Bryn Kjorstad (1872-1942) and Rena Skinde Kjorstad (1885-1968) and ninechildren. They farmed near Williston, North Dakota

Fifty Years on Seven Seas: A Life On Board “The Ship”. Son of Sandefjord, Master Mariner, My Father Ivar Carlsen (2015, 60 page transcription, oral history conducted and edited by son, Carl Carlsen). Note from Carl Carlsen: “My father wasborn in…

Biography of Dr. Kent S. Knutson (1924-1973) by Bishop Gerhard Knutson. Former president of Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and president of American Lutheran Church.

Includes: photocopies of the Christian Woldfarm house (Eagle Lake, Minnesota); family letter from Lillestrøm, Norway telling of the hardships endured under German occupation (photocopied, posted post-WW II, Feb. 27, 1946); photograph of workers…

Reminiscences by Pastor Martin Pedersen Ruh (1841-1923). Forty-nine pages, typescript. Translated by Brit Weisz, September 1974; . Chapters include: Memories ofE idsvold and Dean H.P. Krag (pgs. 1-4); My Last Christmas in Eidsvold, Norway, 1854 (pgs.…

The Wickey-Vestlien Family History (prepared by Jordis Wickey-Berge, 1979). Cannon Falls, Minnesota resident John Charles Wickey (1833-1907) married (1) Julia Caroline Neilsen (1831-1869), (2) Dorothea Hagan (d. 1871) and (3) Ingar Mattson…

An Anderson Family History: Hjartdaland Ringebu to Winneshiek County, Iowa (20008). Descendants of Charles Anderson (formerly Kittel Olson Aakre,1847-1915) and Karen Mortensdatter Høye Anderson (1846-1912)

Skurdall-Skurdell-Skurdahl:Emigrants from Sør-Fron to Dakota Territory. A Norwegian-American FamilyHistory (1999). Descendants of Paul Skurdall, Anne Skurdall O’Bryan, PeterSkurdell, and Anton Skurdall.

100+ original letters, spanning the years 1906-1976, which were used as the basis of thebook by Lester Swenson, These Two Are Champions: A chronological book of facts, history, letters, pictures and interviews about the lives of two amazing women…

Album one: Sivert Midge (photographer: Brown, Ferguson); Mr. and Mrs. Ole Styve and three Ohnstad sisters; Erik Rudie family; mourning card for Ole S. Midje (died July4, 1907); Rev. J.N. Kildahl & Mrs. Kildahl; Missionary Aaus; Mr. and Mrs.Hans…
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