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Shari Lynn
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  18:53:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking for information on my great grandfather Knute Thompson born in (could be Valdres, or Oppiand) Norway on February 1846, Came to the United States in 1877. According to the 1900 census he Resided in Dover Town, Buffalo County Wisconsin. Married to Julia Burns in 1867 in Norway. Two children came with them Julia and Thom K. I have not been able to find any information on my great grandfather once he came to America. Could the Thompson name have a different spelling in Norway? Knute died in 1924 in Wisconsin.
Thank you for any help.

Shari Thompson

Edited by - Shari Lynn on 23/02/2021 19:00:35

jwiborg
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Norway
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  19:12:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A possibility for the children?

Barbro
Born 6 Jun 1868, Bruflat, Oppland, Norway
Parents: Knud Thomassen & Kari Arnesdr

Thomas
Born 6 Dec 1869, Bruflat, Oppland, Norway
Parents: Knud Thomassen & Kari Arnesdr

Likely not them since age doesn't fit with the 1900-census.
What was the name of the daughter emigrating with them?
Knut Thompson 54
Julia Thompson 57
Tom Thompson 23

Edited by - jwiborg on 23/02/2021 19:38:33
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Shari Lynn
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  19:48:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jwiborg

A possibility for the children?

Barbro
Born 6 Jun 1868, Bruflat, Oppland, Norway
Parents: Knud Thomassen & Kari Arnesdr

Thomas
Born 6 Dec 1869, Bruflat, Oppland, Norway
Parents: Knud Thomassen & Kari Arnesdr

Likely not them since age doesn't fit with the 1900-census.
What was the name of the daughter emigrating with them?
Knut Thompson 54
Julia Thompson 57
Tom Thompson 23



Shari Thompson
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Shari Lynn
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  19:50:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Shari Lynn

quote:
Originally posted by jwiborg

A possibility for the children?

Barbro
Born 6 Jun 1868, Bruflat, Oppland, Norway
Parents: Knud Thomassen & Kari Arnesdr

Thomas
Born 6 Dec 1869, Bruflat, Oppland, Norway
Parents: Knud Thomassen & Kari Arnesdr

Likely not them since age doesn't fit with the 1900-census.
What was the name of the daughter emigrating with them?
Knut Thompson 54
Julia Thompson 57
Tom Thompson 23


. Julia was the daughter. Thom was my grandfather who was 8 months old when they came to America. Matilda was the last child born . She was born in the United states.


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jwiborg
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  20:40:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What are your sources/references to Valdres, Oppland and Burns?

Edit: I see the Burns reference from census-1910, but she is not your Julia. This Julia Burns is born 1828. Your Julia is listed below Tom, as a widow.

Is this the marriage of daughter Julia?
Her mother is listed as "Julia Oalson"... likely misspelling for Julia Olson

Edited by - jwiborg on 23/02/2021 22:05:29
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:20:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Torstein
in the Norway, Church Records, 1812-1938
Name: Torstein
Baptism Age: 0
Record Type: dåp (Baptism)
Birth Date: 22 des 1877 (22 Dec 1877)
Baptism Date: 20 jan 1878
Baptism Place: Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norge (Norway)
Baptism Municipality: Sør-Aurdal
Entry Number: 4
Father: Knud Torstensen
Mother: Gro Olsdatter
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jwiborg
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:29:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice find Anton!

Emigration on 10 May 1878
Knud Torstensen 32 S. Aurdal G Arbeider 1878-05-10 Trempealeau Wisc. Knute Thompson
Gro Olsen 35 S. Aurdal G 1878-05-10 Trempealeau Wisc. Julia Thompson
Gulbjørg Knudsen 10 S. Aurdal u 1878-05-10 Trempealeau Wisc.
Barbro Knudsen 8 S. Aurdal u 1878-05-10 Trempealeau Wisc.
Torsten Knudsen 3/4 åR S. Aurdal u 1878-05-10 Trempealeau Wisc. Tom K. Thompson

They emigrated with two girls + Tom. Gulbjørg or Barbro must be Julia.

Edited by - jwiborg on 23/02/2021 22:35:30
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:30:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Canute Tostenson
in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Canute Tostenson
Age: 33
Birth Date: Abt 1847
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1880: Hale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Dwelling Number: 24
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Gro Tostenson
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Months Not Employed: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members Age Relationship
Canute Tostenson 33 Self (Head)
Gro Tostenson
35 Wife
Guldborg Tostenson
12 Daughter
Barbra Tostenson
10 Daughter
Thursten Tostenson
2 Son
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:33:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Knut Torstensen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Knut Torstensen
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1846
Marriage Date: 8 nov 1867
Marriage Place: Reinli,Opland,Norway
Father: Knut Olsen
Spouse: Gro Olsdr
FHL Film Number: 307316


Gro Olsdr
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Gro Olsdr
[Gro Bjornsen]
Gender: Female
Age: 24
Birth Date: 1843
Marriage Date: 8 nov 1867
Marriage Place: Reinli,Opland,Norway
Father: Ole Bjornsen
Spouse: Knut Torstensen
FHL Film Number: 307316

Nr. 6

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070207630212

I wonder if the last name of Burns comes from her fathers last name of Bjørnsen??

Edited by - lyndal40 on 23/02/2021 23:30:10
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jwiborg
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:44:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40
I wonder if the last name of Burns comes from her fathers last name of Bjørnsen??
Julia Burns in census-1910 is born 1828... could she be the mother to Gro Olsen?
But I doubt it. It says she immigrated 1852. But possibly an aunt?

Edited by - jwiborg on 23/02/2021 22:55:08
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jwiborg
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:47:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julia Ericson is born february 1868, so her name in Norway was likely Gulbjørg Knudsdatter.

Edited by - jwiborg on 23/02/2021 22:48:37
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:54:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barbo Knudsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Barbo Knudsen
[Barbo Tostensen]
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 2 jan 1870
Baptism Place: , Reinli, Opland, Norway
Father: Knud Tostensen
Mother: Gro Olsdr
FHL Film Number: 307316

Nr. 27

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20051103021357


Edited by - lyndal40 on 23/02/2021 23:02:12
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  22:57:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Torstein
in the Norway, Church Records, 1812-1938
Name: Torstein
Baptism Age: 0
Record Type: dåp (Baptism)
Birth Date: 22 des 1877 (22 Dec 1877)
Baptism Date: 20 jan 1878
Baptism Place: Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norge (Norway)
Baptism Municipality: Sør-Aurdal
Entry Number: 4
Father: Knud Torstensen
Mother: Gro Olsdatter

Nr. 11

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070118320327


Edited by - lyndal40 on 23/02/2021 22:59:24
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  23:04:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guldborg Knudsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Guldborg Knudsen
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 26 feb 1868
Baptism Date: 14 apr 1868
Baptism Place: , Reinli, Opland, Norway
Father: Knud Tostensen
Mother: Gro Olsdr
FHL Film Number: 307316

Nr. 35

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20051103021345

Edited by - lyndal40 on 23/02/2021 23:08:06
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  23:33:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the last name for Julia may come from the farm. In the wedding record the farm name attached to her looks to be Bøen?


Nr. 6

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070207630212

Also I wonder why he is given the name Tostensen, his father is listed as Knut Olsen?

Edited by - lyndal40 on 23/02/2021 23:35:14
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jwiborg
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Posted - 23/02/2021 :  23:33:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Barbro Knudsdatter became Betsy Thomson
Born 05 Dec 1869
Marriage 30 Sep 1894
Census 1900
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