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sandsunsurf55
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Canada
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Posted - 03/04/2021 :  22:05:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To everyone who has helped me find records to my families ancestors I want to thank you and wish you a Happy Easter!
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sandsunsurf55
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Posted - 07/04/2021 :  22:15:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been trying to find any mention of Ole, Birget and Knud Knudsen on any USA/Minnesota from 1900, 1910,1920,1930 census. They emigrated to USA from Norway on the State of Alabama ship from Norway 05-16-1879 arriving in New York on 06-10-1879. Ole was 28, Birget 21 and Knud was <1. I haven't found any record but I am not that good at finding information! Just wondering if anyone else can
find them on any census!
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sandsunsurf55
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Canada
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Posted - 07/04/2021 :  22:44:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another general question I have is is it common for names to have been changed as in Knud to Knut. Knudsen to Knudson or Knutsen or to Knutson after coming to America?
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Hopkins
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USA
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Posted - 07/04/2021 :  23:12:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Names didn't necessarily 'change'. There were just variations of spelling and sometimes variations in pronounciation. I still get mail with various spellings of my family's Norwegian surname - that doesn't change what I consider my name or what my birth certificate says. You have to consider what type of record or document you are finding the variant on and WHO wrote it that way.
Today many think there has to be a court action to change a name, but that isn't necessarily so. Useage alone is often enough so long as there isn't any intended fraud or criminal intent.

So YES, you can find various spellings used for Knud/Knut/Knudt and the patronymic forms.
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jkmarler
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USA
7099 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  02:06:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sandsunsurf55

I have been trying to find any mention of Ole, Birget and Knud Knudsen on any USA/Minnesota from 1900, 1910,1920,1930 census. They emigrated to USA from Norway on the State of Alabama ship from Norway 05-16-1879 arriving in New York on 06-10-1879. Ole was 28, Birget 21 and Knud was <1. I haven't found any record but I am not that good at finding information! Just wondering if anyone else can
find them on any census!



If they were part of the Numedal group weren't they all headed to Minnesota? So you might want to try the 1885, 1895 and 1905 Minnesota state census schedules, too.
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sandsunsurf55
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Canada
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Posted - 08/04/2021 :  04:18:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In Family Search I put in many combinations of Knudsen, also Birget I found several Ole's but not married to Birget and no son named Knud that was the right age. I tried 1885, 1895, 1905 and USA 1900 census.
No luck :-(( Maybe they didn't stay in Minnesota. So many mysteries!
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jkmarler
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USA
7099 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  09:39:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably your couple getting married #6:
SAKO, Nore kirkebøker, F/Fc/L0003: Parish register (official) no. III 3, 1878-1884, p. 62
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060607150226

And the child Knut # 4, male half page:
SAKO, Nore kirkebøker, F/Fc/L0003: Parish register (official) no. III 3, 1878-1884, p. 5
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060607150182

Mom and baby leaving the parish in 1879 # 3 & #4 (same page as the Gaute and Birgit Knuds. combo earlier):
SAKO, Nore kirkebøker, F/Fc/L0003: Parish register (official) no. III 3, 1878-1884, p. 99
Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060607150245


From these records are a couple of farm names that might also be searchable: Vikaneiet and Førnebø
Interesting that Birgit's patronymic is Ols rather than Knuts, so she cannot be your Birgit anyway.

How about this family?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQF6-KVW

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9K2-YQLT?cc=3155904&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3A7KD4-4MW2

Edited by - jkmarler on 08/04/2021 10:10:12
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lyndal40
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USA
8453 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  17:20:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a really good find Jackie.

Gunhild Vikan
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969Name: Gunhild Vikan
Baptism Age: 0
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1886
Baptism Date: 3 Jan 1887
Baptism Place: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Father: Ale Vikan
Mother: Birgit Vikan
Church Name: United Lutheran
Church Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
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lyndal40
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USA
8453 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  17:22:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vikan gets spelled a number of various ways.

Ole Vekan
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969
Name: Ole Vekan
Baptism Age: 0
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1881
Baptism Date: 6 Jun 1881
Baptism Place: Kenyon, Minnesota, USA
Father: Ole Knutsen Vekan
Mother: Birgit Olsdtr
Church Name: Gol Moland
Church Location: Kenyon, Minnesota
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sandsunsurf55
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Canada
42 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  18:43:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks jkmarler and lyndal40 I will check these out!
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