I'm looking for great grandparents HALVOR & BETSY/Bergit/Beret/Birgith
KNUTSON/KNUTDSON (Engen) b. Feb. 8 1836, Ness (Hallingdol, Buskerud Province, Norway. d.
1906, Hawley, Clay Co., MN.
Halvor & Betsy came to America in 1866 with first daughter, MARI, arriving first at
MacGregor, IA. Later they lived and farmed in Gunder, Marion Twp., Clayton Co., Iowa for
many years. Moved around and found to have lived few years at Blooming Praire, and
Halvor's brother,TORKEL KNUTSON (ENGEN), came over in 1857 and had farm on Turkey
River, Marion Twp., Clayton Co.
Any suggestions as to where I can go for this early information on Clayton Co., or the
Any interest, help or direction appreciated.
Sandy Childs in Calif. (transplanted Iowan).