Ingeborg Bell Ness was born in (near Rosendal) Kvindherred, Norway, just below 60° lat. and above Skaanevta on the Nes (Nĉs) farm. Her parents were John Ness (aka: Johannes Jorgensen) & Anna Sigfuson (aka: Anna Sigusdatter). This was her father, Johannes's 2nd marriage. She had 5 siblings: Knut, Jorgen, & Ole Johannssen and Maritha, and Anna Johannedatter. Her 3 brothers were from her father's first marriage to Ingeborg Knudsdatter. She and her sisters were from his second marriage. Her first name (Ingeborg) was for her father's first wife, which was a Norwegian tradition.
She came to America when she was 18 years old to work as a hired girl and settled in the Lisbon, Illinois area at that time. She had a 1/2 brother with the last name of Johnson. [''This was a family tradition. Actually she had three 1/2 brothers/PScoggin'']
She and Osmon Martin Anderson were married on 28 Feb 1879 in Lisbon, Illinois. She was know as Belle in America. She and Osmon had 8 children, one dying shortly after birth, most settled in and around Elliott, Illinois.
OM Anderson & Ingeborg Belle had 8 children: Arent Svert Anderson (1880-1944) m. Sabina Helgeland in 1905 George Martin Anderson (1884-1950) m. Bertha Hill in 1906 Anna Johanna Anderson (1886-1951) John Anderson (1887-1887) John Engvald (Johnny) Anderson ( 1888-1964) m. 1) Martha Hatteberg; 2) Ruth Norem Inger Maria (Anderson) Paulson (1893-1973) m. Henry Paulson in 1939 Lawrence Knute Anderson (1896-1971) m. Agnes Carlson in 1917 Peter Edward Anderson (1900-1975) m. Gertrude Tweet in 1925