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Name:Marit Olsdatter* Wiborg* 
Remarks:daughter* - residence Lesja* 
Passenger on:Ship Argo 1868, from Bergen May 17 to Quebec June 21 
Source:NAC C-4523 list 43 - Transcribed by Paul Scheie - 2004 
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Submitted by Jim Wiborg, 11. juni 2012
The National State Archive (Arkivverket) in Hamar has a copy of the contract which this Wiborg family established with the Emigrants Office for travel on the ship “Argo” from Bergen. The contract is filled in by hand on a form document, written in the language of the time (riksmål), but the record in Hamar is also translated into English, this translation by hand. Both of the documents are signed by Ole Fredriksen Wiborg (Viborg) with countersignatures by representatives of the mentioned office. The date is 9 May 1868 in Bergen. An endorsement indicates that the document was registered with the police three days earlier, as signed by police adjutant O.A. Moe. The National State Archive (Arkivverket) in Hamar also has a reproduction of the original contract in copy from the United States, which is attached to a typewritten account, “The Descendents of Anders Nielsen Wiborg” by Harold Hong Sherley, a son of Marit Wiborg and grandson of Ole Fredrikson Wiborg who both came to America on the “Argo” in 1868. His account was written in the United States about 1975, shortly before his death. Marit Wiborg Hong's husband was instrumental in the early days for Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

Submitted by Jim Wiborg, 11. juni 2012
Marit Wiborg married Nils Joseph Hong, who served as President of Pacific Lutheran University from 1898 to 1918. Nils Joseph Hong was born 07 Feb 1866 in Westby, Wisconsin, and died 1939 in Parkland, Pierce, Washington. He married Mary (Marit) Wiborg, daughter of Ole Fredrikson Wiborg and Gjoda Eriksdatter Haagenstad. She was born 1866 in Norway, and died 1944 in Parkland, Washington.

Submitted by James Wiborg, 11. juni 2012
Marit (Mary) Wiborg married Nils Joseph Hong b: 07 Feb 1866 in Westby, Vernon, Wisconsin, They had two boys: Harold Hong (who later legally changed his name to Harold Hong Sherley) born May 31 1899 in Parkland, Washington and Nelson Roland Hong born 1901 in Parkland, Washington.

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