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bmcnallie
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Posted - 11/08/2019 :  23:30:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello...you have helped me on many occasions so now I am helping a friend to find out about his family.
The name is Iver Olsen (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39440168/iver-olson) and Kari Nelson Olson (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39440199/kari-olson).

I found the basic info on findagrave.com and then looked on ancestry. Found a few people that had this family. Also, found them on the 1865 census in Norway.
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01037080001844

My questions now:
1. Can Iver's parents be found in the 1865 census from Norway. I tried but couldn't figure anything out.
2. I think they left for America around 1905 or so, maybe a few years before that. Where should I start to look for passenger lists for them?
Thank you for any help.


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Kåarto
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  00:32:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
His parents are mentioned here here

Edited by - Kåarto on 12/08/2019 00:33:23
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lyndal40
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  03:14:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Also, found them on the 1865 census in Norway.
The link leads to the 1900 Census?

This looks like the father of Iver ,Ole Arnesen with his wife Marit Pedersdatter? No sign of Iver. Perhaps Ole and Anne did not marry.

1865

So Iver was born out of wedlock. See number 127

#127

Edited by - lyndal40 on 12/08/2019 16:58:01
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lyndal40
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  03:19:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks like Iver and his mother Anne Olsdatter in the 1875 Census. Mother is not married. However see record below, where she marries Hans Jonsen Lillelein in same year as this Census. Or in 1876 as well.

1875

The 1875 Census in the NHDC data base directs one to this record for Iver Olsen in the 1865 Census. He is listed as their daughters son.

1865

NHDC

The Anne Olsdatter listed in the 1865 Census would be too young to be the mother of Iver. It is possible of course that the birth year is way off.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 12/08/2019 04:27:27
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lyndal40
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  03:49:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is likely the two people listed in the 1865 Census as the grand parents of Iver Olsen.

Ole Syversen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Ole Syversen
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 5 apr 1838
Marriage Place: Lom ,Opland,Norway
Spouse: Raney Poulsdr
FHL Film Number: 125512he

#8

Now they did have a daughter named Anne but in 1838 not the 1848 listed in the 1875 Census. So either the year is wrong in the 1875 Census or this Anne died young and a second child was born in 1848 and was named Anne.

Anne Olsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Anne Olsen
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 7 mar 1838
Baptism Date: 5 apr 1838
Baptism Place: Lom,Opland,Norway
Father: Ole Syversen
Mother: Raney Paulsdr
FHL Film Number: 125512

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Edited by - lyndal40 on 12/08/2019 03:59:00
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lyndal40
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  04:11:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would say that the Anne born in 1838 is likely the correct Anne. and she married Hans Johnsen Lillelien in 1875.

Marriage

Name is Anne Olsd. Axelen in the marriage record and same birth date of April 5, 1838 as above.

Orignal record is B11. Month and day are left off the record.

B.11

But a second record is found for April 17, 1876 for the wedding.

B8

She and Hans Jonsen Lillelein are shown with two daughters in the 1891 Census.

1891

Edited by - lyndal40 on 12/08/2019 04:26:09
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lyndal40
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  17:31:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well seems to have used the name Axelen on his emigration record making him a little hard to find. Emigration is 1903-06-12.

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bmcnallie
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Posted - 12/08/2019 :  19:31:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the information. Now I have to process it all.

The name "Axelen" shows up as a different spelling as the middle name of a daughter of Iver Olson and Kari Nilsdatter (Nelson) as "Aklesson". I am assuming it is a variation of Axelen. Interesting.

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lyndal40
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Posted - 13/08/2019 :  00:31:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little off in the transcription but this is likely your Iver Olsen Axelen arriving in New York.

Guer Olsen Akslen
in the New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
Name: Guer Olsen Akslen
Arrival Date: 29 Jun 1903
Birth Date: abt 1863
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Cymric

He is listed as married but not other family members seem to be with him. Listed as from Lom. Traveling to Osseo Wis. Traveling to sister-in-law Anne Blake Osseo Wis.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/08/2019 00:31:44
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lyndal40
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Posted - 13/08/2019 :  00:39:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The rest of the family came over in Sepember. Here is Kari N. Akslen.

Link

Traveling with her are

Olof age 9
Anne age 7
John age 5
Halvord age 2 7/12

Kari and family arriving in New York. From Lom and traveling to Osseo Wis. Traveling to husband Iver O. Akslen

Kari Niladelto Akslen
in the New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
Name: Kari Niladelto Akslen
Arrival Date: 1 Oct 1903
Birth Date: abt 1876
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Germanic

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John Iverson Akslen
1 Oct 1903 abt 1898 Liverpool, England Scandinavian Germanic
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Halvor Akslen
1 Oct 1903 abt 1901 Liverpool, England Scandinavian Germanic
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Kari Niladelto Akslen
1 Oct 1903 abt 1876 Liverpool, England Scandinavian Germanic
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Olaf Iverson Akslen
1 Oct 1903 abt 1895 Liverpool, England Scandinavian Germanic
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Anne Iverson Akslen
1 Oct 1903 abt 1897 Liverpool, England Scandinavian Germanic

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/08/2019 00:49:10
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lyndal40
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Posted - 13/08/2019 :  00:54:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The name probably comes from the farm name.

From Oluf Rygh

v.4, p.55
55. Akslen. Udt. å´kkslé. Dat. å´kkslen.

Bestemt Form af #491;xl f., Skulder, i Ordets overførte Brug om et lavere
Fjeld, der slutter sig til et høiere og derfor opfattes som dettes Skulder.

Seems to mean "A mountain that joins a higher one and is therefore perceived as its shoulder."

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/08/2019 00:55:50
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bmcnallie
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Posted - 13/08/2019 :  01:26:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for finding the immigration information. I did read someplace that Iver came over before the rest of the family to check it out and they followed. Must be true!

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lyndal40
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Posted - 13/08/2019 :  02:04:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on her age of 27 in her marriage record, I would say that this is the baptism record for Ranne Poulsdatter the wife of Ole Syversen and grandmother of Iver Olsen.

Rannei Paulsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Rannei Paulsen
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 22 sep 1811
Baptism Date: 29 sep 1811
Baptism Place: Lom,Opland,Norway
Father: Poul Syversen
Mother: Marit Hansdr
FHL Film Number: 125511

Original record middle of right hand page

Link

And the marriage record for Paul and Marit

Poul Syversen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Poul Syversen
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 5 jun 1811
Marriage Place: Lom ,Opland,Norway
Spouse: Marit Hansdr
FHL Film Number: 125511

Original record left page middle

Link

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/08/2019 02:12:05
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lyndal40
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Posted - 13/08/2019 :  03:08:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On the other side of the family of Iver Olsen is father Ole Arnesen. In the 1865 Census he is married to Marit Pedesdatter. It is likely he married her in 1863. In their marriage record his father is listed as Arne Olsen.

#9

In the Census record his mother is listed as Gunhild Christiansdatter.


1865

1875

1891

In 1875, mother was living with another son Kristen Arnesen

1875

The parents of Kristian are listed as Arne and Gunild Qvamesødegarden.

#69

I would think that Arne Olsen married Gunhild Christiansdatter in 1811.

Arne Olsen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Arne Olsen
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 17 okt 1811 (17 Oct 1811)
Marriage Place: Lom ,Opland,Norway
Spouse: Gunnild Christensdr
FHL Film Number: 125511

Oct 17

I think that this is the baptism of Ole Arnesen in 1827. The original record has Arne Olsen as expected but seems to list the mother as Gunhild Ols.. I think that is likely an error and the mother is Gunhild Christiansdatter.

#121

Edited by - lyndal40 on 14/08/2019 02:25:44
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lyndal40
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Posted - 14/08/2019 :  02:49:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 1865 Census lists Gunhild Christiansdatter as having been born about 1789. The only record that fits her in Ancestry.com is this one.

Gunild Christensen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Gunild Christensen
[Gunild Pedersen]
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 12 jul 1789
Baptism Place: Lom ,Opland,Norway
Father: Christen Pedersen
Mother: Kari Erichsdr
FHL Film Number: 125511

Right hand page middle

Link

IN 1801 already out on her own.

1801

Edited by - lyndal40 on 14/08/2019 02:58:06
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