The Tre Lag 2012 Family Photo Sharing Face-Off
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Category 1: A Favorite Family Photograph
A Gift of Love
Several years ago I came across this picture in my mother’s old photographs. I suspected that this austere old couple dressed in their Sunday best was my great-great grandparents: Johannes Torsteinsen and Karen Halvorsdatter from the Aastadeie farm near Moelven in Hedmark. I asked relatives living in the U.S. if they knew who was in the photo, but no one knew. I sent the photograph to Hans, a genealogist in Hedmark. He checked around the community and put the picture in the local newspaper, still no answer. A year ago, I posted this picture in the NHOH News asking if anyone knew who these people were, no replies. I was left to just assume that perhaps these were my great-great grandparents since the bottom of the photograph listed that the photographer was from Moelven.
This summer while cleaning out a storage box of my father’s, I came across a painting of an old couple sitting on a park bench. I thought I had seen these people somewhere before, but where? It didn’t register for a few moments where I’d seen the couple before, because the painting was stored with keepsakes from the other side of my family – my father’s Hallingdal side. I turned the brittle, cracked painting over to discover the hand written receipt to Gus Johnson, the husband of Eline Johnson (the daughter of Johannes Torsteinsen and Karen Halvorsdatter). It stated that Mr. Gus Johnson had paid $1.90 and had a balance of $3. Eline must have loved and missed her parents so much that Gus, her sweet, Swedish husband, as a special gift for Eline, paid to have a replica of the photograph painted by an artist in Superior, Wisconsin. That painting which was a gift of love to Eline also confirmed my suspicions as to the identity of the couple on the park bench in Moelven.
Photo submitted by Kathy Botten, Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
My Great Grandmother, Gunhild Ellevsdatter Rogneslien (1863-1953). Her
American married name: Gunhild Score. She had nine children who
survived to adulthood … so she also had many great-grandchildren. She
was almost 90 when she passed away, having outlived her husband by 28
years. This picture was taken at my grandfather’s house in Menomonie
in late 1950 or early 1951 and includes my cousins Candy, Sue and Debbie
Waller; Judith Score; and me. At that time, we were the only
grandchildren of my grandparents, Sig and Esther Score. This is one of
only two photos where I was pictured with Gunhild. I think many of my
recollections about her are based on things I was told later since I
didn’t understand Norwegian. Most of the visits with Gunhild were on
holidays or birthdays, especially on her birthday in July each year.
Photo submitted by Linda Schwartz, Tronderlag
||The Steivang Family in Alvdal, Hedmark Norway
Back: Johannes, Sigrid, and Ragnild Bertine
Tobias died in Norway in 1895. The remainder of the family (except Sigrid) immigrated one after the other, to the US.
Marit Tobiasdatter Steivang, the youngest of the 9 children,
is the Grandmother of Dixie Hansen. In the US Marit changed
her name to May Thompson and was married twice - first to Alfred M.
(Rasmussen) Hansen and, following his death, to Fred Wick.
Photo submitted by Dixie Hansen - Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
|Ragnhild "Bertine" (Tobiasdatter Steivang) Brandvold and
her husband, Karl Pedersen Brandvold. Bertine and Karl both came
from Lille Evedalen (Alvdal) Norway and immigrated, with their daughter
Kanutta, to Stanley Wisconsin in 1903. Karl died in 1912.
Bertine and Karl had 5 children. Bertine married Mads Gustavsen
Fjelstad in 1913 and had 3 more children by her 2nd marriage.
Photo submitted by Bertine and Karl's Grandaughter, Gay Kearin, Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
Category 2: Morph My Family!
|Kari Sletten, from Gudbransdal, morphed to her great
granddaughter, Karen Grimm
Information about Kari:
Mrs Kari Sletten was born October 20, 1855 in Gudbrandson, Norway.
She was a mother of six children. Her husband died while the children
were quite young.
Photos were submitted by Karen Grimm, a member of Gudbrandsdalslag.
|4-generation morph from Eirik Syverson Steien to his
great-granddaughter, Lois (Lundberg) Laehn
Lois is a member of Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
|4-generation morph from Eirik Syverson Steien to his
great-granddaughter, Louise (Stein) Erickson
Louise (Stein) Erickson is a member of Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
|Anne Brustugun Dahl from Skjåk, Norway morphed to her granddaughter,
Anne Marie (Dahl) Farning
Photos submitted by Anne Farning, Gudbrandsdalslag
|Thore Iverson from Vågå morphed to his great-great grandson, John
Peterson. For an Adobe Flash Action Version,
Photos submitted by John Peterson, Gudbrandsdalslag.
|Alpha (Anderson) Stai, born in Fosser Akershus, Norway in 1890
morphed to her great-granddaughter, Tracy Louise (Anderson) Morrow, born
in Spokane, Washington in 1957.
Photos submitted by Shirley Stai Anderson/Keas, Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
|Martin Olesen Brandvold born in 1869 in Lille Elvedalen, Norway
morphed to his Grandson, John Brandvold born 1941 in Coeur d'Alene,
Photos submitted by Glen Brandvold, Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
|A non-morphed family line-up. This is a photographic sequence
of 7-generations of direct female lineage. Can you top that?.
Tøne Hansdatter Mørkvold (frame 1), Emma Cecelia Ellingson (frame 2),
Helen Josephine Moen (frame 3), Alice Marcella Maki (frame 4), Shirley
Ann Lokstad (frame 5), Karen Alisa Lofstrom (frame 6), Marissa Alice
Langaard (frame 7)
Ancestral Photos Submitted by Shirley (Lokstad) Schoenfeld - Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag and Gudbransdalslag
|5-generation morph from Knud Erickson Romsaas (frame 1) to Erick
Knudson Romsaas (frame 3) to Emil Erickson Romsaas (frame 5) to Elwood
Romsaas (frame 7) to Gary Romsaas (frame 9)
Erick Knudson Romsaas immigrated with his wife, Abelone Torgersdatter Nistuen Romsaas, and family from the Sygard Romsaas Farm on Brekkom Road, outside Fåvang, Norway in the Ringebu Church district of Gudbrandsdal
Ancestral Photos Submitted by Gary Romsaas - Gudbrandsdalslag
|5 -generation Morph from Eirik Syverson Steien (frame 1) to
Samuel Edward Steien (frame 3) to Mayme (Steien) Dobos (Frame 5) to
Sylvia (Dobos) Falteisek (frame 7) to Chris Falteisek (frame 9)
Eirick Syverson Steien immigrated to the US from Tøfthaugen, Folldal, Norway along with his wife, Karen Christ Moen.
Ancestral Photos Submitted by Chris Falteisek - Gudbrandsdal and Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lags
|4-generation Morph from Elina Erikson Sveen (frame 1) to Jennie
(Jacobson) Hogenson (frame 3) to Roslyn (Hogenson) Waddell (frame 5) to
Joy (Waddell) Shong (frame 7)
Elina Erikson Sveen immigrated to the US from Folldal, Hedmark Norway.
Ancestral Photos Submitted by Joy Carol (Waddell) Shong - Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag
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updated on 7/5/12