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Lucas Woods

In my records I have two sisters who come from Norway together in the mid 1890's Kjerste (Age 28) and Ragnhild (Age 18). My issue is i cannot find Ragnhild on any records nor is she anywhere near her sister after their arrival. I was wondering if Norwegians would change their name to something more common when coming to the US?

 

 

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Grethe Flood

Norwegian names such as Gulbrand and Guri could be changed to English equivalent names such as Gilbert and Julie. Anders and Andreas could be Andrew, and Torbjørn, Torgeir and so on, might be Thomas and Synneva could be Susan. I'm not an expert on this matter, but I've seen this in US censuses on for instance Family Search. 

 

As far as I can see from your post, the two sisters came from Finland and arrived together in the US. Do you have a link to the immigration records for the two sisters in question? 

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Anton Hagelee

In my family, my great aunt  Ragnhild became Ronnie. 

 

Others changes in the family were:

 

Tellef to Tom 

 

Søren to Sam 

 

Lars to Louis 

 

I do notice a tendency to keep the first initial the same. 

 

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Grethe Flood

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7M-XJZ

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-81D4-81J?cc=1368704&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AJX7M-XJZ

Name: Ragnhild Sveen
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 19 Jun 1896
Event Place: Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Nationality: Norway, Norwegian
Birth Year: 1878
Departure Port: Liverpool, Queenstown
Ship Name: Britannic
Page Number: 849
Affiliate Line Number: 0149
 

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Grethe Flood

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000508679

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000508678

 

Akershus, Oslo fylke, Emigrantprotokoll nr. 18 (1893-1897)
Permanent bilde-ID: em20110223630352
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/em20110223630352
Permanent bildelenke: http://urn.digitalarkivet.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-em20110223630352.jpg
 

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Grethe Flood

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14 timer siden, Lucas Woods skrev:

n my records I have two sisters who come from Finland together in the mid 1890's Kjerste (Age 28) and Ragnhild (Age 18).

Finland?

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Lucas Woods
Just now, Grethe Flood said:

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Finland?

So Sorry was researching some stuff in Finland!

 

NORWAY... they are from Norway.

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Anton Hagelee
5 minutes ago, Grethe Flood said:

Do you know where Kjersti was living after the arrival in the US?

 

Clara Strom Armstrong

 in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name:Clara Strom Armstrong
[Clara O Armstrong] 
[Clara Strom Strom] 

Gender:Female

Race:White

Birth Date:19 Oct 1901

Birth Place:Hillsboro Tr, North Dakota

Death Date:18 Jul 1997

Father:Ole E Strom

Mother:Kjerst Sveen

SSN:501106192

Signature on SSN Card:W L Armstrong

Relationship of Signature:Signature name differs from NH’s name.

 

Kjerste Strom

 in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Name:Kjerste Strom

Birth Date:1870

Birth Place:Norway

Death Date:1940

Death Place:White Earth, Mountrail County, North Dakota, United States of America

Cemetery:Wild Rose Cemetery

Burial or Cremation Place:Berthold, Ward County, North Dakota, United States of America

Has Bio?:Y

Spouse:Ole E Strom

Children:Clara Olivia Armstrong 
Thora Sikes 
Lottie Ball 
Gundrun Mary Anderson

 

Immigration
Aboard vessel S.S. Britannica, 19 Sep 1896
Kjerste O Sveen, 28, b. Norway, servant
Ragnhild Sveen, 18, b. Norway, servant
Departed from Liverpool; Arrived at New York City
Destination Hillsboro, Dakota (Hillsboro, Traill, ND)

 

 

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Anton Hagelee

A long shot for Ragnhild. Not in North Dakota but in Montana. Mother is Ragnhild Svine.

 

Thora Olara Boyer

 in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name:Thora Olara Boyer
[Thora Olara Steele] 
[Thora Steele] 

Gender:Female

Race:White

Birth Date:19 Oct 1918

Birth Place:Libby, Montana
[Libby Lincol??, Montana] 

Death Date:12 Mar 2004

Father:Olaf Boyer

Mother:Ragnhild Svine

SSN:531141512

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Åsbjørg Susort
31 minutter siden, Anton Hagelee skrev:

A long shot for Ragnhild. Not in North Dakota but in Montana. Mother is Ragnhild Svine.

 

Thora Olara Boyer

 in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name:Thora Olara Boyer
[Thora Olara Steele] 
[Thora Steele] 

Gender:Female

Race:White

Birth Date:19 Oct 1918

Birth Place:Libby, Montana
[Libby Lincol??, Montana] 

Death Date:12 Mar 2004

Father:Olaf Boyer

Mother:Ragnhild Svine

SSN:531141512

Dette er nok feil Ragnhild, for denne er født 11. mars 1888, men hun kaller seg vekselvis Ragnhild og Rose

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47502705/rose-s-boyer

 

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Åsbjørg Susort

???

Hva het faren, og hvor var de født?

Name: Ragna Sveen
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Date: abt 1877
Birth Place: Oyer, Norway
Marriage Date: 22 Sep 1900
Marriage Place: Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA
Father: Hans Sveen
Spouse: Lewis Quainley
Certificate Number: 6091
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Anton Hagelee
27 minutes ago, Åsbjørg Susort said:

???

Hva het faren, og hvor var de født?

Name: Ragna Sveen
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Date: abt 1877
Birth Place: Oyer, Norway
Marriage Date: 22 Sep 1900
Marriage Place: Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA
Father: Hans Sveen
Spouse: Lewis Quainley
Certificate Number: 6091

 

 

Kjerste (Hjerste) Sveen Strom

1869–1940

BIRTH 1869 • Oyer,Gudbrandsdalen, Norway

DEATH 1940 • White Earth, Mountrail, North Dakota

 

This is likely Kjersti, so your find looks very promising

 

Kjerste Olsen

 in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927

Name:Kjerste Olsen

Gender:Female

Birth Date:16 mai 1869 (16 May 1869)

Baptism Date:6 jun 1869

Baptism Place:Oyer ,Opland,Norway

Father:Ole Amundsen

Mother:Guro Olsdr

FHL Film Number:125546

 

Nr 40 

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070131640300

 

 

 

 

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Same Tree as above shows a brother Mattias

 

Mattias Sveen

 in the 1910 United States Federal Census

Name:Mattias Sveen
[Mattias Troen] 
[Matthias Soven] 

Age in 1910:38

Birth Year:abt 1872

Birthplace:Norway

Home in 1910:Newburg, Bottineau, North Dakota

Race:White

Gender:Male

Immigration Year:1888

Relation to Head of House:Head

Marital status:Married

Spouse's Name:Lena Sveen

Father's Birthplace:Norway

Mother's Birthplace:Norway

Native Tongue:Yes

Occupation:Farmer

Industry:Genl Farm

Employer, Employee or Other:Employer

Home Owned or Rented:Own

Home Free or Mortgaged:Mortgaged

Farm or House:Farm

Naturalization Status:Naturalized

Able to Read:Yes

Able to Write:Yes

Years Married:1

Neighbors:View others on page

Household Members:

NameAge

Mattias Sveen38

Lena Sveen38

Sam Bamert25

 

Matias Olsen

 in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927

Name:Matias Olsen

Gender:Male

Birth Date:14 jan 1872

Baptism Date:7 apr 1872

Baptism Place:Oyer ,Opland,Norway

Father:Ole Amundsen

Mother:Goro Olsdr

FHL Film Number:307279

 

Nr 26 

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070131640318

 

1875 Norwegian Census Farm is Martinsveen.

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01052093002710

 

 

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Lucas Woods
Lucas Woods
1 minute ago, Anton Hagelee said:

Same Tree as above shows a brother Mattias

 

Mattias Sveen

 in the 1910 United States Federal Census

Name:Mattias Sveen
[Mattias Troen] 
[Matthias Soven] 

Age in 1910:38

Birth Year:abt 1872

Birthplace:Norway

Home in 1910:Newburg, Bottineau, North Dakota

Race:White

Gender:Male

Immigration Year:1888

Relation to Head of House:Head

Marital status:Married

Spouse's Name:Lena Sveen

Father's Birthplace:Norway

Mother's Birthplace:Norway

Native Tongue:Yes

Occupation:Farmer

Industry:Genl Farm

Employer, Employee or Other:Employer

Home Owned or Rented:Own

Home Free or Mortgaged:Mortgaged

Farm or House:Farm

Naturalization Status:Naturalized

Able to Read:Yes

Able to Write:Yes

Years Married:1

Neighbors:View others on page

Household Members:

NameAge

Mattias Sveen38

Lena Sveen38

Sam Bamert25

 

Matias Olsen

 in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927

Name:Matias Olsen

Gender:Male

Birth Date:14 jan 1872

Baptism Date:7 apr 1872

Baptism Place:Oyer ,Opland,Norway

Father:Ole Amundsen

Mother:Goro Olsdr

FHL Film Number:307279

 

 

 

This matches up.

 

Parents to Kjerste and Ragnhild are:

 

Ole Almundsen Born 1834

Goro Olsdatter Born 1834

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Lucas Woods
28 minutes ago, Åsbjørg Susort said:

???

Hva het faren, og hvor var de født?

Name: Ragna Sveen
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Date: abt 1877
Birth Place: Oyer, Norway
Marriage Date: 22 Sep 1900
Marriage Place: Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA
Father: Hans Sveen
Spouse: Lewis Quainley
Certificate Number: 6091

This looks promising. I have some others from the family in this area. i will need to look back and see which side.

 

I will do some more digging on this. The only issue i see is the fathers name is listed as Hans Sveen but her fathers name is Ole Almundsen.

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Anton Hagelee
17 minutes ago, Lucas Woods said:

This looks promising. I have some others from the family in this area. i will need to look back and see which side.

 

I will do some more digging on this. The only issue i see is the fathers name is listed as Hans Sveen but her fathers name is Ole Almundsen.

 

 

I found the baptism records for Kjersti and Matias in Ancestry.com and the baptism record for Kjersti in the Parish book for Øyer but a quick search did not turn up Ragnhild. Have you found her baptism record?

 

 

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Lucas Woods

I have not found Ragnhild's baptism records. I honestly haven't been looking much for records before she emigrated. Since she came here so young i was hoping to get help in finding where she went once she got to the US and if she could have possibly changed her first name to something else.

 

Focusing more on US records and once i found her and where she went then i would work myself back to Norway.

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Anton Hagelee
1 hour ago, Åsbjørg Susort said:

1891-census Mortensveen. Goro widow, son Ole b. 1877, no daugther Ragnhild, but there is a Ragnhild Christiansdatter b. 1877

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01052760001396

 

This is probably the confirmation record for Ragnhild 

 

Nr 5 

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060426010557

 

I wonder if the Ragnhild who travelled with Kjersti is not the sister of Kjersti but only used the last name of Sveen because she lived on Mortensveen. And she is the daughter of Christian Paulsen and Thea Pedersdatter. 

 

Nr 57 

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070131650060

 

 

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Lucas Woods
37 minutes ago, Anton Hagelee said:

 

This is probably the confirmation record for Ragnhild 

 

Nr 5 

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060426010557

 

I wonder if the Ragnhild who travelled with Kjersti is not the sister of Kjersti but only used the last name of Sveen because she lived on Mortensveen. And she is the daughter of Christian Paulsen and Thea Pedersdatter. 

 

Nr 57 

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070131650060

 

 

Very good point

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Anton Hagelee
22 minutes ago, Lucas Woods said:

Very good point

 

Still would be interesting to find out what happened to Ragnhild Sveen, after she arrived in America, no matter who her parents are. 

 

The marriage record found by Åsbjorg Susort is still of interest since the birth year of Ragna Sveen is listed as 1877 and her Birth Place is Oyer (Øyer) both of which fit well with Ragnhild Christiansdatter from Mortensveen.

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