Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ole and Mari wedding record






From the Rogaland County records of the Hjelmeland/Fister parish official records, a copy of Ole and Mari's wedding record.

If you look under 1844, the 4th entry, you will find Ole Olson and Mari Iversdatter. It is difficult to read the gothic script but it appears that Skaar was listed after both of their names, leading me to believe that was the farm (document to the right, Nord-Skaar) that both may have lived on during the time of their marriage.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I haven't even tried looking for my Everson Norwegian ancestors. Nice job.
I was looking for my own (other) relatives and discovered an Ole A. Olson in Kendall county (Seward) Illinois. His plot is on the left, middle of the map (in square 18). Perhaps this will help you.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/map_item.pl?data=/home/www/data/gmd//gmd410m/g4103m/g4103km/gla00027/ca000014.jp2&style=gmd&itemLink=r?ammem/gmd,klpmap,ww2map:@field(NUMBER+@band(g4103km+gla00027))&title=Standard%20atlas%20of%20Kendall%20County,%20Illinois%20%3a%20including%20a%20plat%20book%20of%20the%20villages,%20cities%20and%20townships%20of%20the%20county,%20map%20of%20the%20state,%20United%20States%20and%20world%20%3a%20patrons%20directory,%20reference%20business%20directory%20and%20departments%20devoted%20to%20general%20information,%20analysis%20of%20the%20system%20of%20U.S.%20land%20surveys,%20digest%20of%20the%20system%20of%20civil%20government,%20etc.%20etc.%20%2f%20compiled%20and%20published%20by%20Geo.%20A.%20Ogle%20%26%20Co.+-+Seward%20Township

If the above doesn't get you there, try this:
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query

search for Kendall, click on the book, choose next, then Seward


"Standard atlas of Kendall County, Illinois : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, map of the state, United States and world : patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information, analysis of the system of U.S. land surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. etc. / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. - Seward Township "

finnestad said...

Olson (Oleson, Olsen) was a pretty common name, which is why my great great great grandparents opted to use the name Finnestad when they arrived in the United States. It also makes it a lot easier to track down a Finnestad than an Olson.

More on Norwegian naming patterns can be found on my post:

http://finnestadhistory.blogspot.com/2008/08/olsons-soon-to-be-finnestads.html

The family settled in Lee County, Illinois - I tracked them down here:

http://finnestadhistory.blogspot.com/2008/08/based-upon-1900-census-records-it.html