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She is not my biological ancestor, but was mother to several of Grandpa Isaac Larson’s half-siblings. As such, she is direct ancestor of hundreds of my relatives, second (half-)cousins and further. Click here for Helene’s place in the family tree = = = Her first name has been recorded with…

Some enticing, but quite shaky, information on Helene’s immigration, and that of the first two Slettens. I found what may be their names on a ship’s passenger list, and two of them on Oslo police emigration documents. Let’s start with their departure from Oslo. Here are excerpts from the police…

And now a break from the old movies, to amuse ourselves with a little genealogy. I have been studying Helene Olsdatter, Ole Larson’s second wife. She is not a direct ancestor of mine or my first cousins, but is the mother of Oscar and Olaf Larson, and of Paula (“Aunt…

Here is the conclusion of a lengthy profile I just finished of Helene Olsdatter. The longer piece is an update of several earlier posts, along with more recent discoveries. Helene’s death certificate, and Larsons and Slettens 1985,  give her father’s name as Ole Lien, a farm name that does not appear…

I have written several times about my “step-great-grandmother,” Helene Olsdatter. You can find those posts using this link.  Some of their assertions are outdated, and I am working on a “page” to update and consolidate them. This weekend, stimulated by conversations with cousin Sheila Geier, I did some work on a new…

I ran into a few complications as as I was tracing Helene Olsdatter back into Norway. Things were going pretty smoothly until Helene failed to show up with her family in the 1865 census listing. District no. School distr. Local parish Parish Farm 758 9 Bødalens Nykirkens Gausdals Bradtland* Given…

My great-grandmother, first wife of Ole Larson, this Anne was born 25 Jan 1845 in Tretten, Norway, at the farm Bjerke, where her father and many other ancestors were also born. Click here for Anne’s place in the family tree. In this photo from across the river, Bjerke is in…

Three marriages of note on this date: On this date in 1886, Ole Larson married Helene Olsdatter (his second wife) in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Hilariously, the clerk spelled Helene’s name “Lena,” so in this document only, we have ancestors named Ole and Lena! Read more … = = = In…

Born in Gausdal, Norway, on this date in 1854: Helene Olsdatter, second wife of Ole Larson, thus my step-great-grandmother. Although she is not my biological relative, she is ancestor to more than half of Ole Larson’s descendants, being mother to seven of his thirteen children. Featured on her death date…

Some “shirttail” relatives featured today. Born in Gausdal, Norway, on this date in 1791: Karen Pedersdatter Hammershoug, grandmother of Helene Olsdatter. Top photo by Sigurd Bjurbeck, of a scene in rural Gausdal.   = = = Married on this date in 1912: Arnold Douglas Ferris and Mary Maude Staffanson, parents of…

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