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Kimniehouse
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  08:04:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I’d like to find the farm/area my Norwegian relatives were from.
Also trying to fill in family tree beyond Simon’s parents Ole Simonsen and Tora Issacsdtr.

Thank you in advance,
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Hopkins
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  13:32:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/good-queries.htm

The free online databases at FamilySearch.org have the following couple which MAY be a match to those you seek.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VW2Y-S82

Edited by - Hopkins on 03/06/2019 13:38:23
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ToreL
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  15:19:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some follow-up on Hopkins' candidates below. With the very sparse input you have given, this is still only a guess:

Baptism in Sel subparish under Vågå: #53, born Nov 10th, baptised Dec 10th: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070130640070

Some notes on this family in a pdf-document on the Internet: http://jamtland.forening.genealogi.se/PDF/Norge.pdf Posted on a Swedish genealogy site by a descendant living in Sweden.

Edited by - ToreL on 03/06/2019 15:23:32
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Hopkins
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  15:43:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another possible Simen Olsen born in Sel subparish under Vågå.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWL9-2ML

This one better seems to match a finding in the 1875 Norwegian census -
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1875&knr=0515&kenr=012&bnr=0079&lnr=00

So if Kim can identify the wife and daughter of her great-great grandfather there might be a chance to actually find the right family.

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peder
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  15:45:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this source is from 'my heritage' a paid subscription.

Also known as: Simon P. Olsen Braekken
Gender: Male
Birth: 1844
Norway
Immigration: 1881
Residence: 1895
Little Sauk township, Todd, Minnesota
Residence: 1900
Little Sauk Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States
Residence: 1910
Little Sauk, Todd, Minnesota, United States
Death: Dawson, Montana, United States
Wife: Marie Karoline Nilssen
Children: Oskar Laurits Braekkan
Ole M Brackan
Oscar Laurits Brakken/Bracken/Brakkin
Amelie Brakken
John William Bracken
Theodor E Brackan
Hawkan C Brackan
Paul H Brackan
Albin L Brackan
Hjalmar Andreas Braekkan
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  16:45:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a little more information on the family from a Tree on Ancestry.com managed by Kim

Hjalmar A Brakkan
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969
Name: Hjalmar A Brakkan
Record Type: Confirmation
Confirmation Date: 23 Mar 1890
Father: Simon Brakkan
Mother: Marie Brakkan
Church Name: Little Sauk Lutheran
Church Location: Sauk Centre, Minnesota

And his baptism record from same tree

Hjalmar Andreas Braekkan
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Hjalmar Andreas Braekkan
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 jan 1875
Baptism Date: 18 apr 1875
Baptism Place: Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Father: Simon Olsen Braekkan
Mother: Marie Karoline

#59

Seems to match the tree posted by Peder, and the first Simon found by Hopkins and also matches the baptism record found by Tore.

Here is the family in the 1875 Census

1875

Edited by - lyndal40 on 03/06/2019 17:15:44
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ToreL
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Norway
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  17:41:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The tree on Ancestry managed by Kim (Cook/Bracken family tree) contains Simon Olsen's birth on Nov 10th 1843, matching Hopkins' first candidate.

The document found on the Swedish site tells that Simen Olsen's father Ole Simensen was born on Furuløkken under Brekken, possibly the origin of the subsequent family name. The same document also gives the directions for finding the family in Northern Trøndelag in the 1865 census:

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/census/person/pf01038333003591



Edited by - ToreL on 03/06/2019 17:52:57
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jkmarler
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  17:49:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simon's father also came to US:
Simon P Brackan Head Male 56 Norway
Mary C Brackan Wife Female 50 Norway
Hawkan C Brackan Son Male 23 Norway
Theodor E Brackan Son Male 16 Minnesota
Ole M Brackan Son Male 14 Minnesota
John W Brackan Son Male 12 Minnesota
Paul H Brackan Son Male 10 Minnesota
Albin L Brackan Son Male 6 Minnesota
Ole Simonson Father Male 79 Norway

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9QS-T9Y : accessed 3 June 2019), Ole Simonson in household of Simon P Brackan, Little Sauk Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 195, sheet 4B, family 74, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,794.
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Kimniehouse
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  17:55:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ToreL

Some follow-up on Hopkins' candidates below. With the very sparse input you have given, this is still only a guess:

Baptism in Sel subparish under Vågå: #53, born Nov 10th, baptised Dec 10th: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070130640070

Some notes on this family in a pdf-document on the Internet: http://jamtland.forening.genealogi.se/PDF/Norge.pdf Posted on a Swedish genealogy site by a descendant living in Sweden.


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Kimniehouse
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  18:05:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The information from the Swedish genealogy site is my great great grandfathers family! :) I will have it translated and attempt
to research further with any of that information I find.
I’m assuming Furulokken is a farm name? Sounds like Simen joined a Brekke farm as a young man. Also I have a Norwegian bible with my great grandfathers (Oskar Lauritz) brothers name Oskar Johan Brakkan written inside with the year 1879, the year he died. It is pretty large/ornate and I’m wondering no if this was given to Simen from the church where his sons service/burial was held? Does that sound like tradition?
Thank you so much! #129303;
Kim Niehouse

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ToreL
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Norway
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  18:29:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the following thread from 2003, both Geir Tverå and John Morten Malerbakken say that they have more information on the family, and invite those interested to contact them by mail. (Just say that you aren't a robot, and you will see the addresses.)

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/no.fritid.slektsforsking.diverse/diMhkokMV1A

Note that on this forum there is a button for English translation

Edited by - ToreL on 03/06/2019 18:57:05
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  20:14:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on the Swedish site for birth of Thora on August 8, 1820 in Sel, Våga, Oppland, this is likely her birth record. Parents are Isach Jacobsen and Rønnog Christstensdatter.

#51

And from that here is the marriage of Thora and Ole

Thora Isaachsdr
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Thora Isaachsdr
[Thora Jacobsen]
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Birth Date: 1821
Marriage Date: 29 okt 1843 (29 Oct 1843)
Marriage Place: Vaagaa,Opland,Norway
Father: Isaach Jacobsen
Spouse: Ole Simonsen
FHL Film Number: 307268

His father is Simon Tostensen Skarreie and her father is Isach Jacobsen Skjeleie.

#16

And Isach Jacobsen married Rønnog Xstensdatter on Jan 18, 1801

Link

Looks as if they had a earlier daughter

Ronnoug Isaksen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Ronnoug Isaksen
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 2 jan 1816
Baptism Date: 7 jan 1816
Baptism Place: Vaagaa,Opland,Norway
Father: Isak Jacobsen
Mother: Ronnov Christensdr
FHL Film Number: 125632

#18

Edited by - lyndal40 on 03/06/2019 22:00:47
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Hopkins
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  20:52:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The family in 1865 census after leaving Oppland and going to Hegra parish of Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag.
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1865&knr=1712&kenr=007&bnr=0037&lnr=000

Simen with his family after leaving Hegra and in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag in the 1875 census -
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1875&knr=1601&kenr=012&bnr=0028&lnr=00

Simen leaving from the port city of Trondheim on or about 4 May 1881 -
http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=EMITROND&gardpostnr=23981&sokefelt=skjul

His intended destination appears to be in Todd Co., Minn.

All of the databases I've used are free and open for all to use online.
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  22:13:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Also trying to fill in family tree beyond Simon’s parents Ole Simonsen and Tora Issacsdtr.


From the information already given above you can push your family tree back much further in time.

Parents of Ole Simonsen are Simon Tostensen and Sigrid Hansdatter.

Ole Simonsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Ole Simonsen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 27 jun 1822
Baptism Date: 7 jul 1822
Baptism Place: Vaagaa,Opland,Norway
Father: Simon Torstensen
Mother: Sigri Hansdr
FHL Film Number: 125632

#50

Simon Tostensen married Siri Hansdatter on October 30, 1803.

Link

Original recored is in the far upper left hand corner

Marrriage

In the 1801 Census Simon was still single and working on the Formoe farm.

1801

Future wife is the likely the lady listed listed just below him.

Probably the baptism of Simon Tostensen in 1780

Simon Torstensen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Simon Torstensen
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 26 des 1780 (26 Dec 1780)
Baptism Place: , Vaagaa, Opland, Norway
Father: Tosten Brekken
FHL Film Number: 125631

Original record middle right hand column

Link



Edited by - lyndal40 on 04/06/2019 00:37:55
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jkmarler
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Posted - 03/06/2019 :  23:53:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simon's wife Marie leaving Norway:
http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=EMITROND&gardpostnr=30611&merk=30611#ovre

Next page with 2 more same last name leaving for the same destination:
http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=EMITROND&gardpostnr=30621#nedre

Edited by - jkmarler on 03/06/2019 23:55:38
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Kimniehouse
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Posted - 04/06/2019 :  00:42:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

quote:
Also trying to fill in family tree beyond Simon’s parents Ole Simonsen and Tora Issacsdtr.


From the information already given above you can push your family tree back much further in time.

Parents of Ole Simonsen are Simon Tostensen and Sigrid Hansdatter.

Ole Simonsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Ole Simonsen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 27 jun 1822
Baptism Date: 7 jul 1822
Baptism Place: Vaagaa,Opland,Norway
Father: Simon Torstensen
Mother: Sigri Hansdr
FHL Film Number: 125632

#50

Simon Tostensen married Siri Hansdatter on October 30, 1803.

Link

Original recored is in the far upper left hand corner

Marrriage

In the 1801 Census Simon was still single and working on the Formoe farm.

1801

Future wife is the likely the lady listed listed just below him.

Probably the baptism of Simon Tostensen in 1780

Simon Torstensen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Simon Torstensen
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 26 des 1780 (26 Dec 1780)
Baptism Place: , Vaagaa, Opland, Norway
Father: Tosten Brekken
FHL Film Number: 125631

Original record middle right hand column

Link





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