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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  08:39:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi folks, I am working on a project related to Johanne Aurdal (b.1899) in Sykkylven in Norway. She lived in Seattle from 1928- 1937, but I am still looking for any more information about here.

I know she lived in the house with Haakon Beyer Friele and his family in Seattle, so any information about this family will be of great value as well.

Do anyone in here know anything about Aurdal or Friele?

I am grateful for any information.

Anders Bache

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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  11:20:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here is the obituary after the son of Haakon Beyer Friele:

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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  13:39:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seattle Daily Times.Sunday, November 20, 1932
Seattle, Washington Page: 10

"Mrs Haakon B Friele and children are expected home this week from Norway, where they spent the summer in Oslo visiting with Mrs. Friele's parents Mr and Mrs Fritz Frolich. Mr Friele has gone east to join his family in New York."

This family is mentioned as traveling between 1928-1932 to Alaska, California, at least twice to Norway one time via the Panama Canal. By 1932 there are 3 sons mentioned in some articles. Later mentions include son Harold Berle Friele. One other son is named Haakon "Teddy".

The family also hosted a lot of visitors Mrs. Sven Ditmarch. Mrs. Dagne Friele (Haakon's mother and sister of Einar Beyer the Norwegian Consul) Ruth Kielland Berle (Mrs. Haakon Friele's sister) among them. Also hosted in their home, the King of my bad Crown Prince and Princess of Norway May 25-27 1939 and again in 1942.

In 1949 Dagny Friele visited America again on the occasion of her 80th birthday. There was a nice article and photo in the Seattle paper. Family members mentioned were Dagny's sons Haakon who is president of Nakat Packing Corporation, Berent who is president of International Basic Economy Corporation in New York and Einar who died in a German concentration camp in WWII, Dagny's brother Einar Beyer 78 who was Norwegian Consul 1934-1941.

Mrs. Haakon B Friele was killed in a plane crash in Alaska on 10 July 1957. Her obit mentions these survivors: husband Haakon, sons Harald, Haakon and Rolf all in Seattle, brothers Harald Berle and Johan Berle in Norway, her mother Mrs.F Frohlich and stepbrother Fritz in Seattle. Her daughter-in-law Mrs. Harald Friele also died in the crash. Her age was 55.

In 1964 Haakon B Friele also hosted Crown Prince Harald in his home.

Haakon B Friele is mentioned as a survivor of his brother Berent in Berent's obituary in 1985 and residing in Scottsbluff Arizona. Haakon dies in Jan 1987 residing in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Edited by - jkmarler on 11/01/2018 14:11:43
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  21:11:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps she applied for citizenship. No further information shown in original of this record.

Johanne Marie Aurdal
in the U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
Name: Johanne Marie Aurdal
Court District: Washington

This next record fits well and gives a lot more information

Johanne Marie T Aurdal
in the U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957
Name: Johanne Marie T Aurdal
[Johanne M R Aurdal]
Gender: Female
Declaration Age: 33
Record Type: Declaration
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1899
Birth Place: Sykkylven, Norway
Arrival Year: 1928
Residence Place: Washington
Declaration Date: 28 Nov 1932
Declaration Place: Washington, USA
Court: District Court

This Declaration of Intention states that she is residing at Olympic Hospital, Forks, Callum, Washington, her occupation is nursing and she is not married. Also states the she arrived in New York on July 2, 1928 on the SS Stavangerfjord.

This is the record of her arrival

Johanne Aurdal
in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Johanne Aurdal
Arrival Date: 2 Jul 1928
Birth Date: abt 1899
Birth Location: Norway
Birth Location Other: sykkylven
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Oslo, Norway
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Stavangerfjord

Original record states that she is traveling to her brother Lars Aurdal, at 33 Marion Street, Seattle Washington.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 10/01/2018 21:29:19
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  21:47:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your post in Arkivverket is a good introduction to the subject. i assume that the Lars Aurdal named in Johanne's arrival record is Lars Rasmussen Aurdal b Feb 23, 1903 listed in the 1910 Census.


1910 Census

Probably the arrival of Lars Rasmussen Aurdal in 1923. There are a large number of passengers on this ship using the last name of Aurdal. this one has a father named Rasmus Ardal and is traveling to a friend also named Lars Aurdal living at Poulson Camp 2, Hoquiam, Washington.

Lars Aurdal
in the U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960
Name: Lars Aurdal
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Scandinavian
Age: 19
Birth Date: abt 1904
Birth Country: Norway
Arrival Date: 1 Jul 1923
Port of Arrival: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Regina
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Residence Place: Nor
Record Type: Manifests
Line Number: 7

And maybe Lars in 1925 in California?

Lars R Aurdal
in the U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
Name: Lars R Aurdal
State: California
Locality, Court: Northern District of California, District court

Edited by - lyndal40 on 10/01/2018 22:21:19
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  23:29:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the Seattle city directory for 1928 Haakon B. Friele and Aslaug B Friele lived at 957 22nd Avenue North
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Posted - 11/01/2018 :  01:43:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The first Lars Aurdal could be Lars Karl Bernhard Aurdal who left in 1923 for Seattle Washington, his father is listed as Andreas Aurdal and he is going to a friend named Hans Grebstad at 1331 6 West Seattle.

Lars Karl Bernhard Aurdal
in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Lars Karl Bernhard Aurdal
Arrival Date: 2 Feb 1923
Birth Date: abt 1897
Birth Location: Nrw
Birth Location Other: søkelven
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Norwegian
Port of Departure: Southampton
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Mauretania
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  09:30:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the help. Very appreciate everyones reply! Hopefully this can be a great step further!
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