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Norwegian Genealogy

Name:

Svenung

Tollefson

Vestå (Versto)

17 Jan 1847/31 May 1920

 

(first name)

(surname)

(farm name)

(birth/death dates)

Name in America:

Svenung

Vesta

 

(first name)

(m.i.)

(last name)

 

Spouse:

Helbjørg

Olavsdatter

Haugen

26 Nov 1849/3 Apr 1938

 

(first name)

(surname)

(farm name at marriage)

(birth/death dates)

 

Children:

Ingebjørg (Emma) 1876- 1960

Austa (1881-1941)

Tollef (1877-1960)

 

Herbjør (Nebba) 1884 – 1974)

Kari (Carrie) 1879 - 1959

Olaf (1886 – 1969)

 

Oscar (1886 – 1980)

Sebert (1890 – 1974)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality (kommune) in Norway:

Kviteseid

Church Parish to which they belonged:

Brunkeberg

 

Emigrant Ship:

Heimdal

Depart Date:

1883

Port:

“Christiania” – to New York

 

Destinations in America 

Early:

York, Wisconsin (Jackson County)

 

Final:

Timber Creek area, rural Northfield, Wisconsin (Jackson County)

 

Occupations/Professions

in Norway:

Blacksmith

 

in America:

Farmer and Blacksmith

 

Additional Information:  :  Their first 4 children were born in Brunkeberg Parish, Telemark Norway. Four

 more children were born in America for a total of 8 children.

 Note: Sondre Norheim (father of modern skiing) was a first cousin of Svenung Vestå’s mother, Kari

 Eigilsdtr. A wedding gift for Svenung and Helbjørg’s in 1875 from Sondre Norheim was a pair of silver

 spoons. Sondre  had been awarded a pair of silver buckles in a ski competition. They had been melted down and made into silver spoons which are still in the family today.

Note: The Kviteseid Bygdesoge lists Svenung Tollefson Vestå as Sveinung Talleivsson Versto (Homme 59).

 

Contact:                     

Sharon (Rosenthal) Lemley

Relationship to emigrant:

Great – Grand daughter

Email:

sharon_lemley@yahoo.com

Date:

20 Nov 2016

 

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