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Ann Riedel
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  20:06:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking for information of Myrah family in Norway. Hans Petersen Myrah, 14 Apr 1845 Hakedalen, Akershus wife Sofia Liseth 1863. His father Peder Hanson Myrah, Nittedal, Akershus His wife Else Katrine Eriksdatter. Thank you for your help

peder
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  21:39:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Hans Pedersen Myrah
Gender: Male
Birth: Apr 4 1845
Hakadal, Akershus, Norway
Christening: May 12 1845
Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Immigration: 1870
Immigration: 1875
Residence: 1910
Hegne, , Minnesota
Residence: 1920
Hendrum, Norman, Minnesota, United States
Death: Sep 22 1922
Norman, Minnesota, United States
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States
Parents: Peder Hanson Kapelsrud Myrah
Else Cathrine Myrah (born Eriksdatter)
Wife: Sophia Estensdatter Myrah (born Leset)
Siblings: Gustav Pedersen Myrah
Andrew Pedersen Myrah
Christina Stennes (born Myrah)
Edward Pedersen Myrah
Marie Ann Voje (born Myrah)
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peder
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  21:52:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
find a grave

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Hans Pedersen Myrah
Birth 4 Apr 1845
Hakadal, Nittedal kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Death 22 Sep 1922 (aged 77)
Norman County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Concordia Lutheran Cemetery
Hendrum, Norman County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 151000187 • View Source

Andrew Pedersen Myrah
Birth 23 Nov 1854
Akershus fylke, Norway
Death 10 Apr 1939 (aged 84)
Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
Burial Big Canoe Lutheran Cemetery
Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 131920175 • View Source

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Christine Myrah Stennes
Birth 3 Nov 1860
Hakadal, Nittedal kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Death 4 Mar 1958 (aged 97)
Hendrum, Norman County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Pontoppidan Cemetery
Hendrum, Norman County, Minnesota, USA
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peder
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  21:55:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
• Census year: 1865
• Municipality: Nittedal
• Municipality number: 0233
• Name of domicile: Myren
Number of persons in this domicile: 8
________________________________________
Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Place of birth Ethnicity
Peder Hansen Husfader g Leilænding 1818 Nitedals Prgj.
Else Eriksdatter hans Kone g 1822 Nitedals Prgj.
Hans Pedersen deres Søn ug Møller 1845 Nitedals Prgj.
Edvard Pedersen deres Søn ug hjælper Faderen 1847 Nitedals Prgj.
Gustav Pedersen deres Søn ug 1854 Nitedals Prgj.
Andreas Pedersen deres Søn ug 1854 Nitedals Prgj.
Marie Pedersdatter deres Datter ug 1850 Nitedals Prgj.
Christine Pedersdatter deres Datter ug 1860 Nitedals Prgj.
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1865&knr=0233&kenr=005&bnr=0069&lnr=000
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lyndal40
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  21:59:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the original baptism record for Hans Pedersen found by Peder

#14

And the Ancestry.com transcription of same record

Hans Pedersen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927Name: Hans Pedersen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 4 apr 1845
Baptism Date: 12 mai 1845 (12 May 1845)
Baptism Place: , Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Father: Peder Hansen
Mother: Else Cathrine Eriksdr
FHL Film Number: 123327

Edited by - lyndal40 on 02/07/2018 22:01:04
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lyndal40
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  22:18:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This might be a record for Sophia. If so gives her parents name

Safie Estinsdt Leseth
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969
Name: Safie Estinsdt Leseth
[Sofie Estensdt Leseth]
Record Type: Confirmation
Birth Date: 2 Aug 1863
Birth Place: Hallanten
Confirmation Date: 12 May 1878
Father: Esten Pedersen Lereth
Mother: Berith Pedersen
Church Name: Big Canoe Lutheran Church
Church Location: Decorah, Iowa

Probably her baptism record

Sophie Estensdatter
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Sophie Estensdatter
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 2 aug 1863
Baptism Date: 30 aug 1863
Baptism Place: Haltdalen, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Father: Esten Pedersen
Mother: Birith Pedersdatter
FHL Film Number: 306992
Reference ID: Vol 7 P6 #20

Original record here, they were living on the farm named Leseth at the time.

#20

Sophie and her family including the parents of Sophie as well as the parents of Esten Lieseth emigrated form Trondheim in 1867.

Link

Same person different data base

Link

Here is the record of the family leaving the parish in 1867, Start on #21 and work down on the right hand page.

#21 - 28


Edited by - lyndal40 on 02/07/2018 23:28:16
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lyndal40
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  22:57:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The family really moved around. Looks like she married in North Dakota

Miss Sofie Liseth
in the North Dakota, Marriage Records, 1872-2017Name: Miss Sofie Liseth
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 13 Sep 1881
Marriage Place: Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA
Spouse: Hans P Myhre

However most of the records for the family of Sofie can be found in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Here is the FAG record for her father.

Esten Pedersen Leseth
in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Esten Pedersen Leseth
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1830
Birth Place: Haltdalen, Holtålen kommune, Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death Date: 12 Jan 1894
Death Place: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
Cemetery: Hesper Lutheran Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Hesper, Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Marit Leseth

Edited by - lyndal40 on 02/07/2018 23:19:31
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lyndal40
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  23:40:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is likely the oldest member of the Leseth family that emigrated in 1867.. It is Peder Estensen born about 1799. He is listed as number 7 in the list of Emigrants from Trondheim on the Link from above. Here he is with his parents, father Esten Pedersen born abt 1766 and mother Magli Johansdatter. They are living on the farm spelled Lesætha at that time.

From the 1801 Norwegian Census

1801

Many times when you take a Family Tree this far back in time you an find a Family Tree online. In this case there is a Family Tree on Geni.com for your family line going back to about 1580. As usual there is very little in the way of sources so you need to take some care with on how much faith you put into this Tree. However if you get to the point of using the Norwegian books called Bygdebøker to trace the family the Tree is a useful guide for names, dates and places.

Geni Tree

You probably will have noticed that Hans Pedersen Myrah and his family are from the county of Askerhus and that Sofie Estensdatter Leseth and her family are from the county of Sør-Trondelag. So Those two counties are fairly far apart and thus likely they met and married in the US.


Edited by - lyndal40 on 04/07/2018 22:10:05
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  02:59:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back to the Hans Pedersen Myrah side of your family. The family left Norway in 1869. Here is the record for Peder Hansen Mujøen and his family.

Link

And a different data base. Looks like Hans must have come to America on his own, since he is not listed with the rest of the family.

Link


Edited by - lyndal40 on 03/07/2018 03:36:18
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  03:36:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peder Hansen married Elsie Catherine Eriksdatter in 1844.

Peder Hansen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Peder Hansen
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Birth Date: 1818
Marriage Date: 8 des 1844 (8 Dec 1844)
Marriage Place: , Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Father: Hans Gulbrandsen
Spouse: Else Cathrine Eriksdr
FHL Film Number: 123327

Name: Else Cathrine Eriksdr
[Else Cathrine Jensen]
Gender: Female
Age: 23
Birth Date: 1821
Marriage Date: 8 des 1844 (8 Dec 1844)
Marriage Place: , Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Father: Erik Jensen
Spouse: Peder Hansen
FHL Film Number: 123327

Original record number 14

#14

Based on the marriage record this is likely the baptism record for Peder Hansen

Peder Hansen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Peder Hansen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 jul 1818
Baptism Date: 26 jul 1818
Baptism Place: , Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Father: Hans Gulbrandsen
Mother: Mari Olsdr
FHL Film Number: 123327

Original record is number 15

#15

And this is likely the baptism record for Else Eriksdatter

Else Eriksen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Else Eriksen
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 18 jan 1822
Baptism Date: 3 feb 1822
Baptism Place: , Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Father: Erik Jensen
Mother: Anne Hansdr
FHL Film Number: 123327

Original record number 9

#9

Edited by - lyndal40 on 04/07/2018 21:48:07
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  04:07:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on the marriage and baptism records this is likely the Hans Gulbandsen father of Peder Hansen in the 1801 Census. Father is Gulbrand Thoresen Kappelsrud and mother is Marte Hansdatter

1801

And this is likely the marriage record for Hans and his wife Mari.

Hans Gulbrandsen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Hans Gulbrandsen
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Birth Date: 1784
Marriage Date: 3 des 1815 (3 Dec 1815)
Marriage Place: , Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Spouse: Mari Olsdr
FHL Film Number: 123327

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Edited by - lyndal40 on 03/07/2018 17:06:49
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  04:24:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is likely the marriage of Erik Jensen and Anne Hansdatter the parents of Else Eriksdatter. note the marriage took place in Ullensaker a neighboring parish to Nittedal.

Erik Jensen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Erik Jensen
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 13 apr 1820
Marriage Place: Ullensaker,Akershus,Norway
Spouse: Anne Hansdr
FHL Film Number: 123402

#1

Edited by - lyndal40 on 03/07/2018 04:35:46
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lyndal40
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Posted - 04/07/2018 :  22:14:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is always good to check the information given in the various online Trees you will find. Above I gave you a link to a Geni. com tree for Peder Estensen Lesæth and his family. Here is some documentation to support that Tree. Here is the link again

Tree

A starting point could be Esten Pedersen listed in the Tree as being born in 1766.

A likely candidate is

Esten Pedersen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Esten Pedersen
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 18 mai 1766 (18 May 1766)
Baptism Place: Haltdalen, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Father: Peder Flatberg Engen
FHL Film Number: 126698
Reference ID: Bk 1 pg 51

Original record is number 38 - 2

38-2

Here is the marriage of Esten Pedersen and Magli Johansdtter in 1791

Esten Pedersen Fladtbergeng
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Esten Pedersen Fladtbergeng
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 13 jun 1791
Marriage Place: Haltdalen, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Spouse: Maglie Johansdatter Gaare
FHL Film Number: 126698
Reference ID: Bk 1 pg 216

Original record is the first one on the left page

Link

Esten and Magli had a son named Peder born in 1799. The Ancestry record only shows the father and then only with his farm name.

Peder Estensen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Peder Estensen
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 28 jul 1799
Baptism Place: Haltdalen, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Father: Esten Leesaet
FHL Film Number: 126698
Reference ID: Bk 1 pg 136

Original record is the second record on the left page

Link

Peder Estensen married Beret (Berith) Johnsdatter in 1824

Peter Estensen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Peter Estensen
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Birth Date: 1800
Marriage Date: 27 mar 1824
Marriage Place: Haltdalen,Sor Trondelag,Norway
Spouse: Berith Johnsdr
FHL Film Number: 126699

Original record right page

#1

Peder Estensen and Berith had a son Esten Pedersen born March 4, 1830.

Esten Petersen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Esten Petersen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 4 mar 1830
Baptism Date: 11 apr 1830
Baptism Place: , Haltdalen, Sor Trondelag, Norway
Father: Peter Estensen
Mother: Berith Johnsdr
FHL Film Number: 126699

#10

Edited by - lyndal40 on 04/07/2018 23:21:38
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Kåarto
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Norway
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Posted - 05/07/2018 :  23:33:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ann Riedel

Looking for information of Myrah family in Norway. Hans Petersen Myrah, 14 Apr 1845 Hakedalen, Akershus wife Sofia Liseth 1863. His father Peder Hanson Myrah, Nittedal, Akershus His wife Else Katrine Eriksdatter. Thank you for your help



Hakadal/Hakadalen, means Hakes Valley, acc. to the Saga named after a king or prince Hake who lived ca 850-875 AC.

Hakadal is a sub parish in Nittedal Municipality.
View over Hakadal.

Edited by - Kåarto on 05/07/2018 23:40:59
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