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jkmarler
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Posted - 15/11/2020 :  12:27:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the McHenry county history story about the family it states that Otilie came to her uncle Charlie Berg in McHenry county.

There was a Charles Berg at Velva and his story is on the next page after Carl and Otilie's:
http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/digital/collection/ndsl-books/id/70929

This Charles Berg came to US in 1891. This likely is his departing Norway record:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000001030670

Betsy Otilie Berntsdatter left Norway in 1906 headed to North Dakota for work:
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000001082779

Ancestry indexes Betsy's arrival at New York this way:
Name: Otlie Betey Berentsen
Arrival Date: 14 Jun 1906
Birth Date: abt 1885
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scandinavian
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York, USA
Ship Name: Oceanic

The original manifest says the uncle she is going to at Velva, N.D. is Johan Berg,

There is this fellow in McHenry county in 1900:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VV-QX6

or this fellow in 1930:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKVW-41B

It might be interesting to find who this uncle is or if its just a convenient story.

Familysearch didn't do much better with her name as far as transcribing:
the original manifest # 20
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95M-6K84?i=708&cc=1368704

Here is the familysearch transcription and the page link to go to the image is off by at least one page so use the other link above:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFZ6-ZZZ : 20

Edited by - jkmarler on 15/11/2020 17:58:44
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