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jes
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New Zealand
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Posted - 14/06/2004 :  10:28:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi My Name is Julie,
My G Grandfather was from Norway. Word of mouth tells me his name was Peter Martin-Leverson. He was born about 1858 in Norway, was in NZ ,7 years before naturalised in 1887 in NZ. I believe he dropped the name leverson and became Peter Martin. We can find him untill 1918 and then he disappears from NZ. Maybe he went back to Norway to his family!!!
I need help with the name Leverson.
I need to know the Norwegian spelling of all of his names, and/or any help to trace his leaving Norway. Thanks

js

Jo Anne Sadler
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USA
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Posted - 14/06/2004 :  22:52:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You need more information to trace him back to Norway, parents names, siblings, his name on marriage records, naturalization, children's birth, marriage and death certificates, church records, land records.

Recommend you read the article on this site - Those Norwegian names. It is very informative.
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jes
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New Zealand
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Posted - 16/06/2004 :  08:40:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jo,
I know what your saying, as I said all I have is the info that he was from NORWAY, this is all the info given on children's birth Certificates, naturalisation papers etc and I have read the infro on norweigian Names, however that is not helpful in this case, all I was asking was for any other ideas on possible spellings of Leverson. He has not died in Nz as no records of death can be found

js
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Jo Anne Sadler
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USA
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Posted - 16/06/2004 :  19:02:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, the reason for my reply is that in the 1865 census online on Digitalarkivet there are different forms of Leverson indicated and there are people on this site who are very good at looking people up not only in the census but in the Emigration databases. Once you find where he came from in Norway you could try to contact a local historical society, whatever, and find out what happened to him.
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Brining
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USA
868 Posts

Posted - 17/06/2004 :  06:29:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi The closest I come is Martinus Levorsen in Eidanger, Telemark
Click Here
If you search the 1865 census using starts with lev you will see some of the variations of Levorsen, it could also be Ledvorsen.
Carla
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jes
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New Zealand
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Posted - 17/06/2004 :  08:24:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Jo Thanks again, I have spent 15-20 years trying to find out info on this man, I know he was my G Granddad, I never meet him and My granddad was killed in WW1, in action for NZ. My Dad was 2years old when his father was killed, my Dad is now dead, my info is limited.
I wish I could obtain more and could read and speak Norwegian
However, I believe the roll I need is Sjøfartsannotasjonsrulle!!, or Sjøfartshovedrulle
Can you or anyone give me a e-mail address or postal address for both or 1 of these.
It appears Jo that you are not prepared to put me onto a site. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE IN NORWAY he is from. Everything we have here only, ONLY says Norway[: I I had more info, I would be searching that , not posting on here.
Thanks Brining, you help was accepted and I will go down those variations, surprised as I was at the d in the word,Never thought of that!!!

js
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Brining
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USA
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Posted - 18/06/2004 :  06:45:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The addresses are listed in Børge's article Maritime inscription - registers of seamen
Click Here but you would still need to know where in Norway he came from since they are by region.
The Digitalarkivet
has the most complete records for Norway. Is it possible that his fathers name was Levorsen? If so you would have to look through the 1865 census for Levorsen's with a son named Peter.
Carla
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jes
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New Zealand
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Posted - 22/06/2004 :  00:47:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for your help, I have now found the addresses that I wanted and some more sites.
This man appears to me to not want to be found by me or my son who is the sole carrier of his name to my knowledge in NZ. My line of the name died with my father, will keep on looking and trying. Hope to visit NORWAY some time not too far away, would love to have contacts.!! Thanks again for all your help!!

js
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Colleen Kerrison
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Australia
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Posted - 22/08/2010 :  03:31:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie

I a also searching for Peter Martin Levorson. His son William Ernest was my great grandmother's second husband. On William's birth registration Peter was married to Elizabeth Bridget (nee Cain), he was a carpenter and had emigrated from Norway, he married Elizabeth in Greymouth 16.02.1887, the same year William was born, he and my great grandmother had a child but I have had no luck in finding him. Are you related to this Peter.
Colleen
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Kåarto
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Norway
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Posted - 22/08/2010 :  10:07:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi.
I think Leversen was Levorsen in Norway.

The Levor name sounds immediately coming from the two counties Buskerud and Telemark, it can of course be a blind track.

The boy Jo Anne Sadler found in the 1865 census for Eidanger (Telemark), see above, was b. Oct. 13. 1858, christened Martinus Levorsen Nov. 28.
Parents: Levor Christiansen and Nicoline Nielsdatter.

Kåre

Edited by - Kåarto on 22/08/2010 10:09:28
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Kåarto
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Norway
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Posted - 22/08/2010 :  10:40:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More persons looking for him in N.Z., see here

Kåre
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Colleen Kerrison
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Australia
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Posted - 23/08/2010 :  01:54:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to contact you Julie as we may have a connection in the family
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ScottForbes
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USA
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Posted - 29/09/2023 :  07:22:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peter Martin-Levorsen is my wife's great-grandfather. He married Elizabeth Briget Cain on 16 Feb 1887 at Greymouth, New Zealand, and the marriage certificate lists Martin Levorsen and Louise Neelson as his parents. Peter died on 6 July 1944 at Konini, Pahiatua, New Zealand, and is buried at Mangatainoka Cemetery (see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171622265/peter-martin_levorsen for a photo of the gravestone). Hope this helps.

Scott
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jkmarler
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USA
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Posted - 29/09/2023 :  10:40:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Considering Peter was born about 1856, and his father's name Martin, he would most likely be found in Norwegian records as Martinson.
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jkmarler
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Posted - 01/10/2023 :  20:41:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is an interesting possible: Olaus Marthinus Levorsen / Levordsen for Peter's father.
However, so far have not found any of his children to have been named "Peter."

The closest one in age to Peter is Waldemar Eugen b 1856. His first wife was named Antonette Olsdatter, or Larsen, or Lynnes who would be the correct person to be Waldemar's mother.

Olaus' 2nd wife was named Petrine Nielsen. At the time of his first family the children's baptisms were mostly recorded in the Lutheran church registers without notations of "dissent" but many of the services during his 2nd marriage Olaus and they are defined as "dissenter", actually Methodists. What religion did Peter Martin Levorsen practice in New Zealand?

Olaus is an interesting possibility since the family in New Zealand, as evidenced by the headstone information are actually using Martin as part of their surname.

Here is one of the two records of Olaus Martinus Levorsen's first marriage, #22
Garnisonsmenigheten Kirkebøker, SAO/A-10846/G/Ga/L0005: Klokkerbok nr. 5, 1841-1860, s. 367
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20061009060380

Wedding Banns record #22
Garnisonsmenigheten Kirkebøker, SAO/A-10846/H/Ha/L0005: Banns register no. I 5, 1844-1856
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20061009040650


Here is the family in the 1865 census:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/census/person/pf01038027026558

Image of family in 1865 census:
familysearch transcription: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:DD81-F73Z
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-R3VT-19PP-6?cc=3756102&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3ADD81-F73Z

Olaus & Antonette joined First Methodist in 1869 #82& 83:
Første Metodistkirke Oslo - menighetsprotokoller, SAO/PAO-0067/F/L0001: Dissenterprotokoll nr. 1, 1865-1883, s. 3
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050922010759

4 children brought into the congregation along with the parents #26-29
Første Metodistkirke Oslo - menighetsprotokoller, SAO/PAO-0067/F/L0001: Dissenterprotokoll nr. 1, 1865-1883, s. 159
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050922010797

Death #12 of Antonette Lynnes, Olaus' wife:
Første Metodistkirke Oslo - menighetsprotokoller, SAO/PAO-0067/F/L0001: Dissenter register no. 1, 1865-1883, p. 223
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050922010811

Confirmations #6 & #7 for Theodore Oscar* and Waldemar Eugen
Første Metodistkirke Oslo - menighetsprotokoller, SAO/PAO-0067/F/L0001: Dissenter register no. 1, 1865-1883, p. 265
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050922010836
*this record has a tiny notation "døde"

Another record of confirmations #6 & 7 & and 10 for Berte Ingrid Levorsen:
Første Metodistkirke Oslo - menighetsprotokoller, SAO/PAO-0067/F/L0003: Dissenter register no. 3, 1872-1877, p. 181
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050922010968

Death of Olaus' daughter Charlotte Ovidea #54
transcription: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:683H-8LSV
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-13PG-C6YF?cc=4237104

Death of Olaus' son Nicholai Julius #12
transcription: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:683H-QWPG
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHK-93PG-C678?cc=4237104&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3A683H-QWPG

Possible daughter [Berte] Ingrid Levorsen age 24 landing in New York in 1883:
transcription https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27TJ-ZH7
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-R7S3-BP?i=144&cc=1849782&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3A27TJ-ZH7


Possible for Ranghild leaving Norway for US:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000941094

Possible Probable for Olaus' daughter Ragnhild Marie:
Marriage in New York in 1881 of a Mary Levorsen to Michael Wollang:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24SS-CDS

https://a860-historicalvitalrecords.nyc.gov/view/8041122

Here on birth certificate of daughter Lillian as Ragnhild:
https://a860-historicalvitalrecords.nyc.gov/view/164570

As Ranghild Levorsen on her daughter Theodora's marriage certificate:
https://a860-historicalvitalrecords.nyc.gov/view/8839594





Edited by - jkmarler on 04/10/2023 19:54:26
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jkmarler
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USA
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Posted - 06/10/2023 :  03:05:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On record 681 for Hans Julius Levorsen ( brother of Olaus Martinius Levorsen) it says he is survived by Alette, his widow, and that they had no children. But later in that paragraph it also says that there are 3 in America adult and 3 here minor. What is being discussed, siblings or is nieces and nephews.

Oslo skifterett, SAO/A-10383/G/Ga/Gaa/L0018: Dødsfallsprotokoll, 1897-1899, p. 244
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/sk20090513380939

Unfortunately, Olaus Martinius Levorsen's dødsfallprotokol from 1914 is not available online to the public. No longer true. The hope was that one of his children ended up in New Zealand, but is unfindable at this point.

I posted on a topic at the digitalarkivet forum on a topic about Oscar Magnus Levorsen, a son from Olaus Martinius Levorsen's 2nd marriage and one of the posters there was able to view the dødfallsprotokol of Olaus.

The dødfallsprotokol is a sort of mini estate record and usually tells the status of survivors of the deceased. For Olaus' children from the 1st marriage it says that all 3 surviving are living in USA. Here is the link to what the other poster found record #1068: Oslo fylke, Oslo skifterett, Dødsfallsprotokoll nr. B 7 (1913-1915), Dødsfallsprotokollside, Side 177
https://media.digitalarkivet.no/view/27272/180

My last gasp effort was to try to find the obituaries of the children in US but have been unable to. Ragnhild Marie Levorsen Wollang probably died in California between 1934 and 1940, but no obit was found at genealogybank.com nor california digital newspaper collection nor old fulton history. Bertha Ingrid after US arrival, I was unable to find. So its unclear which of the two brothers Theodore or Waldemar came to US. The theory that I was working was that Waldemar changed his name to Peter and then went to New Zealand, but have been totally unable to prove the case.



Edited by - jkmarler on 09/10/2023 12:47:54
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