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Lani Ueland
Ruth Ann Schneller
Hello Bob!

May I have permission to use your photo in my family tree? I appreciate the work you do to help people far away.

Thanks so much!
Added by Lani Ueland on Apr 15, 2014 9:14 PM
Virginia Harris
Arne Stensrud
Hello Bob,

You can disregard my previous message regarding source for the bio you posted to Arne Stensrud's memorial at Vermont Pioneer Cemetery. I found it on line.
Added by Virginia Harris on Mar 05, 2014 2:15 PM
Virginia Harris
RE: Arne Olson Steensrud

Do you know the name of the book you took the picture from: the short bio you posted on Arne Stensrud findagrave #8655082? I have been in touch with a lady who is working on a research project which focuses on five of the foremost emigrant Hardanger fiddle players from the Valdres district. One was Arne Olsen Steinsrud born 1799 in Begnadalen,Valdres, Norway.

Thank you,
Virginia Harris
BTW, Arne Stensrud is my ancestor.
Added by Virginia Harris on Mar 05, 2014 4:23 AM
Virginia Harris
RE: Arne Olson Steensrud
Do you know the name of the church near Vermont Pioneer Cemetery where you took the picture of the bio of Arne Olson Steensrud? Have also tried to have bio info added to Arne Olson Steensrud's memorial page but get no response.
Added by Virginia Harris on Jan 23, 2014 5:46 AM
Virginia Harris
Arne Olson Steensrud
Thank you for your reply re. findagrave #8655082.
That is Vermont Pioneer Cemetery. Digitalarkivet: Migrants from Valdres 1816-67.1860 Census is the last source listed for the info picture you added. BTW the Arne you referenced #116525290 is Grandson of Arne Olson Steensrud.
Added by Virginia Harris on Jan 14, 2014 6:05 AM
Virginia Harris
Arne Olson Steensrud
Thank you for posting the photo of Digitalarvet: Migrants from Valdres 1816-67. May I use it in my ancestry tree? I am a direct descendent through Arne's daughter Inger Bertine.

Added by Virginia Harris on Jan 13, 2014 3:51 PM
John Neuendorf
Sorry I've been so tardy in extending thanks to you for posting the nice photo of John Neuendorf's grave marker. It is much appreciated. Take care.
Added by rc90 on Jan 12, 2014 3:10 PM
Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper
little more about Gulbrand Anderson
Source: book entitled Vermont History, Biographical Sketches, Then...Now, published 1977

At about the same time, Gulbrand Andersen Eidsbakkene (Braatelien) from Etneda, Valdres, Norge* and his wife Anne Svensdatter, a widow with two sons, Arne and Andreas, immigrated to America, claimed 120 acres of land and built a log house at the site of the Arnold Forshaug farm. Not only were their grandchildren born in this log house, but also their great-grandchildren, the Forshaugs were born there. Gulbrand and Anne had four children, Olia, Gunhild, Anders and Hans. Tall tales were told of the size and strength of the enormous Viking who was Gulbrand. When he built the log house, he felled the trees and dragged the logs home by hand. One time at butchering season, the people needed a scalding tank for butchering hogs. Gulbrand purchased the tank and carried it the 20 miles home on his back.

*Etnedal in Valdres, Oppland County, Norway
Added by Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper on Dec 31, 2013 6:31 AM
Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper
Your entry for Gunhild Braatelien
Gunhild Braatelien was the former Gunhild 'Julia' Halsten. Her father was Halsten Dokken and her mother was Ellen (maiden name unknown).

From book on Vermont Church history: Gunhild Maria Halsten was one of the twelve to start the Ladies Aid or Kvindeforning at Vermont Lutheran Church.

On November 29, 1876, Julia married Hans Braatelien Gilbertson in Vermont Lutheran Church. Their children were Alma, Hilda and Seymour Gilbertson.

Hans was a son of Gulbrand Andersen Eidsbakken Braatelien (1823-1892) and Anne Svensdatter Aasen (1809-1893). They came from Norway in 1854.

The family name went from Anderson (or Andersen) to Braatelien to Gilbertson. The given name Gulbrand was Americanized to Gilbert, hence 'Gilbert's son' or Gilbertson.

Gulbrand and his family are in the 1860 Vermont township census under head of household Gulbrand Anderson. In addition to farming, Gulbrand was Vermont's assessor at one time.

Gulbrand was my 3rd great grand uncle. It appears he came to the U.S. with his brothers Ole and Erik a few years earlier. They were probably on a scouting mission. The farms of these three Anderson brothers are in plat maps of the mid-1800s. Within each farm's boundaries on these maps is the name the owner. The three brothers initially went by the surname Anderson, that is, O. Anderson, G. Anderson and E. Anderson. As time passed, Ole's family surname became BAKKEN. Erik's family surname became ERICKSON. Gulbrand's family surname evolved to GILBERTSON.

I believe I already told you I directly descend from Erik Anderson. His son was Andrew Erickson.

Just thought you'd like a little family history. As time permits I will scan two books on Vermont township history with family bios authored by family members.

Happy New Year. The news reported this coming year in the U.S. a baby will be born every 8 seconds and a person will die every 12 seconds. Current U.S. population is almost 318 million.

Jill Topper in Colorado
Added by Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper on Dec 31, 2013 6:21 AM
William Woodburn
Weston Photos
Thank you for taking the time to post the photos of the Weston's gravestones. I really appreciate it.
Added by William Woodburn on Sep 23, 2013 7:37 PM
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