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Updated November 23, 2003

Let me introduce you to my Norwegian families. Paternal grandparents:
From Vossestrand Gjertrud Olsdatter Mørkve, May 10, 1877, came to USA in 1901,
From Mosjøen, Nordland (and also Narvik) Hartvig Julius Jensen (Luccassen/Lukkassen)July 6, 1882, came to USA in 1904.
maternal ggrandparents:
From Sondre Frøn, Anna Christophersdatter Johnson, June 25, 1866
From Lillihammer,Mathias Simensen Sæthersveen, March 23 1860
From Otta (Sel), Johannes Frederickson Solhjem (Solhjemsbergem)
From Lien, Sør Frøn, Ronnog Hansdatter Bakke, September 7, 1863
I am currently researching in Poland for my husband's family, Stanislaus Sas, 1859
Katarzyna Niziolek, October 29, 1864.

Any additional information or corrections are very welcome. Please E mail me.


Carole Kaye Sass

111 E Silver Creek Rd
Frosyth, MO 65653
United States
Fax: 4175462825

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  • Christian Solhjem & Mabel Simensen, June 6, 1916 (20 KB)
    and Mabel were married at Christiana Church near Davenport, ND. They had met while students at Whapeton Teachers College, Whapeton, ND. They had two children, Aleyne Harriet, and Kenneth Alfred.
  • Christoffer and Johanna Pedersdatter Johnson (9 KB)
    Christoffer and Johanna Johnson lived at the farm "Sundgarten" near Sor Frøn, Gudbransdalen, Norway. He apparently would ferry farmers and other persons across a river or lake in that area. Christoffer and Johanna came to America in 1867. They arrived in Quebec, Canada the day my ggrandmother Anna was one year old. They went to Black River Falls where this picture was taken. There they lived and raised a very large family. The Johnson farm is still in family in Wisconsin a (9 KB)
  • Selma Gilbery, Edwin Simensen, Sue Simmens -1991 (199 KB)
    "THE GRANDIES GREAT" Great Aunts/Uncle from the Simensen family. Kind, Talented, hardworking very longlived Norwegians. This picture was taken in Moorhead, MN, on Selma's 99th birthday. Pictured are her brother, Edwin Simensen,(4/08/1900-4/29/1993) and Susanna Georgine Simmoms (02/28/1897 -1/18/1996) Selma (8/27/1892-5/2/1994.

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