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TLars
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  21:13:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First off, I'm excited to have found this site. Thanks to those that have kept it going!

I've spent significant time over the last week searching for my Great-Great Grandfather Laurence Larson. Unfortunately, I quickly reached a dead end with inconsistent census data such as different name spellings, ages, and dates of arrival. I can't trace him back any further than when he got married at 22 in 1891. His birthplace on everything i've found has consistently been Norway. His father M. Larson (only data available,) and mother Ann Gableson (maiden name, thats what it looks like,) were both born in Norway as well. With such little data, I haven't been able to find anything else. I would think the next step would be to find him in Norway or on his journey to the states, but I can't gain any traction. Thoughts? What am I missing? Where can I go from here?

I appreciate any direction you can give!

AntonH
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USA
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  22:07:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about some information about the man. Did he live in America. If so where? Where did he get married. Can you provide a link to the marriage record?

Edited by - AntonH on 25/01/2023 22:12:17
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AntonH
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  22:41:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe this family will provide a clue

Anna Bertina Gabelson
1843–1923
BIRTH 1843 • Norway
DEATH 24 JUNE 1923 • Alliance Box, Nebraska
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jkmarler
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  23:01:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Although the record is a bit of a scribble here is a marriage record of an Emma Larson whose mother was indexed as an Anna Gabelson:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9FT-JQY1?cc=1534448

And apparently the same woman Emma Larson with the same parents marrying in British Columbia:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-D137-7QR?i=1178&cc=1307718

Another marriage for another child Minnie Larson with the same parents as previously but in Nebraska:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q298-DB2D

Edited by - jkmarler on 25/01/2023 23:08:59
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AntonH
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  23:28:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is the 1900 Census for the family of Lawrence Larson that seems to fit the info we are finding on the person that the OP is looking for. There are a lot of Trees on this family but they are very messy.

Lawrence Larson
Census • United States Census, 1900

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3BF-ZHT

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jkmarler
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  23:45:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AntonH

This is the 1900 Census for the family of Lawrence Larson that seems to fit the info we are finding on the person that the OP is looking for. There are a lot of Trees on this family but they are very messy.

Lawrence Larson
Census • United States Census, 1900

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3BF-ZHT




Yes, they appear to be in a family tree also at familysearch.org. A bit of a bummer if they are actually from Stavanger when what he wants is passage information.

Edited by - jkmarler on 26/01/2023 00:01:09
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AntonH
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Posted - 25/01/2023 :  23:49:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the OP said she knew nothing about Lawrence earlier than his marriage date in 1891, so the OP may be looking for more than the passage data.

From the same tree as the info on Ann

Lawrence Fredrick Larson
1868–1934
BIRTH 3 AUG 1868 • Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
DEATH 3 DEC 1934 • Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado, USA

But I have no luck finding a good candidate on Ancestry born with that name and that date?

Edited by - AntonH on 25/01/2023 23:55:06
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jkmarler
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  00:02:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes but Lawrence might be Lars or Lauritz since Lawrence is rare.

Another rare name is Gabel (to make the patronymic of Gabelson or Gabelsdatter.) Unless its a messed up Gabrielsen?

Patronymic with Gabel:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/search/persons/advanced?from=&to=&firstname=&lastname=gabels*&birth_year_from=&birth_year_to=&birth_date=&birth_place=&domicile=&position=&event_year_from=&event_year_to=&event_date=&related_first_name=&related_last_name=&related_birth_year=&sort=rel

The first name Gabel:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/search/persons/advanced?from=&to=&firstname=gabel&lastname=&birth_year_from=&birth_year_to=&birth_date=&birth_place=&domicile=&position=&event_year_from=&event_year_to=&event_date=&related_first_name=&related_last_name=&related_birth_year=&sort=rel

Edited by - jkmarler on 26/01/2023 00:10:16
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AntonH
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USA
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  00:10:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Even with Lars or Lauritz there is no good fit.

I mentioned that the Trees on Ancestry are very messy. Here is the info on the father that seems to be the best fit. The Trees have the members of the family born all over Norway which is quite unlikely.

Ben Martin LARSON
1844–1932
BIRTH 30 MAR 1844 • Near Bergen Norway
DEATH 19 APR 1932 • Faribault County, Minnesota, United States of America

Edited by - AntonH on 26/01/2023 00:13:18
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jkmarler
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USA
7778 Posts

Posted - 26/01/2023 :  00:21:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got 'em!

1875 census:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01052246002044
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AntonH
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USA
9265 Posts

Posted - 26/01/2023 :  00:22:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is another child of Martin Larson and Anna.

Bertha Jerina Larson
1871–1948
BIRTH 28 FEB 1871 • Stavenger, Rogaland, Norway
DEATH 12 DEC 1948 • Ordnance OR (Hermiston)

https://u.cubeupload.com/AntonHagelee/Screenshot20230125at.png
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AntonH
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USA
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  00:24:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes you do great job and great find.
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AntonH
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USA
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  01:17:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Baptism of Lauritz in 1869.

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/255/pd00000031277853

Original birth record is Nr.. 96

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070103310781


Edited by - AntonH on 26/01/2023 01:20:04
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jkmarler
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  01:22:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We were crossing in time, I'll take mine out. But thanks again

Edited by - jkmarler on 26/01/2023 01:23:23
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jkmarler
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  01:27:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marriage # 11 of the parents:
Hψyland sokneprestkontor, SAST/A-101799/001/30BA/L0010: Ministerialbok nr. A 9.1, 1857-1877, s. 225
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20051209021168


Where do you suppose they got some of information they had like a first name Ben and middle name Fredrick?
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AntonH
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USA
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Posted - 26/01/2023 :  01:37:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gustava born in 1884

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/255/pd00000028491011
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