Erik - I'm not sure how this was sent to me, but I am very sorry, I can't help you
- my maiden name is Biltoft [Danish] - I believe our name was originally Rasmussen, so
I'm sorry. Good luck in your search.
From: Erik Hov [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 4:36 AM
Subject: [IAMONONA] Larson Olson
Erik in Norway here.
I`m looking for a relative called Martinus Andreassen,
He was born Martinus Andreasen Haugvolden 22 Oct 1856 in Torpa ,Nordre Land ,Oppland
County ,Norway ,and was married 26 Jan 1879 in Torpa to
Olave Thorkildsdatter Møllerstuen ,born in Torpa 2 Jun 1856.
Martinus emigrated to USA 1880 ,and and Olave in 1881 with their 2 children:
Andreas ,born 28 Dec 1878 ,and
Maria ,born 14 Apr 1880 ,both born in Torpa.
I can guess that Martinus` name in USA was Martin Olson (his father`s name was Andreas
I can find one Martin Olson 24 years old in Spring Valley ,Monona County ,IA ,but don`t
know if it`s the right one.
After what I understand it`s written the month of birth in the census. It would be great
if someone could manage to find this family......Martin ,Olive ,Andrew ,and Mary Olson.
They could also be named Anderson.
This surname is for sure!!!!!.
Martinus had a sister Lava.
Lava Andreasdatter ,was born 1848 in Nordre Land ,Oppland County ,Norway ,and was married
1869 in Torpa to Knut Larsen ,born 1850 in Slidre ,Valdres ,Oppland County.
Knut and Olive Larson emigrated to USA 1870 ,and had 6 children in the 1880 census ,then
living in Jordon ,Monona County:
1 Susanah Larson ,born 1869 (christened Susanna Marie) in
Torpa ,Oppland ,Norway ,
2 Luisa Larson ,b. abt 1871 ,
3 Clara Larson ,b. abt 1874 ,
4 Louis Larson ,b. abt 1876 ,
5 Adolph Larson ,b. abt 1878 ,and
6 Lily Larson ,b. abt 1880 ,3 months old in 1880. The 5 last born in Iowa.
It`s a Olive Larson 82 years old in Iowa 1930...is that "my" Olive???
I`m very interesting in finding living descendants of this family which I could contact.
Since I don`t know the exact surname of Martinus and Olave`s family I thaught it would be
better to look for descendants of Martinus sister.
Maybe they know about Martinus` descendants.
I really hope to find descendants of one of these families ,especially for Martinus and
Olave ,since I`m related to Olave.
Hope to hear from someone.
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