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I am currently researching the surnames Pedersen/Skavlem/Martin/Larson/Johnson and related names of my family. They mostly live/lived in Minnesota, Veggli parish, Numedal, Norway, Sweden, and Canada. As I collect more information on my family's history (maybe with your help)I will expand this information.

I have found through my research, that my family(Peder Pederson Skavlem) originated in Norway. From what I have found, there is also another Skavlem Family based out of WI and have no relation to each other as of yet.

My paternal ancestors came from Norway near Veggli, Numedal. two brothers, Peder and Ole, emmigrated to the USA by ship, migrated to Northern Minnesota where they lived and died. Peder married a girl named Maria from Wisconsin in 1880. They had a set of twins named Andrew and Annie. Andrew married Annie Hansen in November of 1907, toghether they had nine children, one of them my grandfather Arthur Albin Skavlem was b. November 1, 1912; d. April 25, 2001. The other eight are Marie Agnes(Skavlem)Bratvald, Ruth Evelyn (Skavlem)Lindquist, Edward Palmer Skavlem, William Leonard Skavlem, Helmer Theodore Skavlem, Mabel Esther(Skavlem)Gunderson, Gladys Irene(Skavlem)Filipi, and Andrew Arnold Skavlem.

My grandfather Arthur married Sylvia Evelyn Johnson on September 16, 1936, they had four children Marvin Ardell Skavlem, Lois Marie(Skavlem)Bubb, Janice Sylvia(Skavlem)Kleven, and my father Gary Arthur Skavlem. The Johnson Family is having a reunion in July 2004 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

My mother's Martin and Larson side of the family has been much easier. Someone has documented very well the happenings on that side.

I am gathering more names as the years pass and have lots of new information since starting this page in 1999. It is a great pleasure to me to be able to share this information. I can only hope that in the future the family interest increases and I can expand the tree to include the current families.

If there is any current information that you would like to share do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email. What I need is full birth names, birth and death places and dates; maiden names of the married females, dates and places of the wedding. The more detailed the better.

Nicole Marie Skavlem-Lang.

Skavlem/Johnson/Martin/Larson Heritage Homepage
Updated February 2, 2009

Nicole Marie Skavlem-Lang
Rosemount, Minnesota United States

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  • Andrew Skavlem Children (70 KB)
    Bill, Andrew, Gladys(Filipi), Mabel(Gunderson), Arthur, Helmer, Edward Skavlem taken June 2, 1991
  • Grandmas (172 KB)
    This is a photo of my paternal grandmother's mother Mary Johnson and paternal grandfather's great grandma Agnetta Hanson.
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