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Gjertina P. Rystead ?


Murray Rystead

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Ankomst Salve Rystad i 1902, Reiser til Fisher, Polk County, Minnesota.

 

Salve Rystad

in the New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957

NameSalve Rystad

GenderMale

Ethnicity/ NationalityNorwegian

Age58

Birth Dateabt 1844

Departure PortLiverpool, England

Arrival Date1 Jun 1902

Arrival PortNew York, New York, USA

Residence PlaceChristiansand, Norway

Ship NameCeltic

 

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https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/4001619479:7488

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Salve Aanensen Rystad

in the Norway, Emigration Records, 1867-1960

NameSalve Aanensen Rystad

Marital StatusEnkemann (Widower)

Emigration Age61

Birth Date1841

Last Known Residence PlaceHylestad

Emigration Date15. mai 1902 (15 May 1902)

Emigration PlaceKristiansand, Norge

Emigration DestinationMinnesota

Emigration ShipHvide Stjerne

Household Members (Name)

Salve Aanensen Rystad

 

https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/961849:61757?tid=79235570&pid=420058917804&queryId=1892da84a0a7962dbf5b6cd8d94a6a6a&_phsrc=TmM2&_phstart=successSource

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16 minutes ago, Murray Rystead said:

are Salve and Wilbury Rystad connected to Gjerinta Rystead?

 

Too early for me to know. But this man is likely part of the family. It is also an alternative explanation as to the question  where does the name Rested comes from.

 

However St Louis County MN is quite a ways from Polk County MN. And Aust-Agder, Norway is a long ways from Nordland fylke?

 

Knut Osmundsen Rystad

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

NameKnut Osmundsen Rystad

Birth Date8 Aug 1854

Birth PlaceRysstad, Valle kommune, Aust-Agder fylke, Norway

Death Date4 Oct 1935

Death PlacePolk County, Minnesota, United States of America

CemeterySand Hill Cemetery

Burial or Cremation PlaceFosston, Polk County, Minnesota, United States of America

Has Bio?Y

SpouseGyro Rystad

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38494428/knut-osmundsen-rystad?_gl=1*1umv696*_gcl_au*NDEzODIyMjQyLjE2OTA1NzY3Mzk.*_ga*MTg3NDE4MTk2Ni4xNjkwNTc2NzQw*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*MDkxMGNmMmYtOWZhZC00MTg4LTgzNGMtYWVlNzA5YjdhMWNhLjEwMC4xLjE2OTEwMTYzNTguNDQuMC4w

 

 

 

 

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Interesting. I guess what makes it a little tricky is that there could be many variations and spellings mistakes to how Gjertina's name was recorded.

I also tried searching under newspapers.com for Minnesota, but nothing popped up.

Knut Osmundsen Rystad migrated from my ancestors village (Rysstad). Interesting.

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2 minutes ago, Murray Rystead said:

nteresting. I guess what makes it a little tricky is that there could be many variations and spellings mistakes to how Gjertina's name was recorded.

I also tried searching under newspapers.com for Minnesota, but nothing popped up.

Knut Osmundsen Rystad migrated from my ancestors village (Rysstad). Interesting.

 

However note this comment I just added to the post above

 

     

"However St Louis County MN is quite a ways from Polk County MN. And Aust-Agder, Norway is a long ways from Nordland fylke?"

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I wonder if Gjertina wasn't living in St Louis County .... what if she was passing through. We still don't know why she died unless it was during child birth?
But some records seem to indicate that the baby died first and lived maybe half a year. Just weird she was never named. Which makes me think the baby probably died shortly after being born. Who knows what was going, all guesses at this point in time.

Yes Rysstad is super far south. The other town/hamlet Rystad is much closer to Nordland. 

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My program figures Gjertina's birthdate as 1 January 1876 based on her age of 28 y, 9 m, 13 days with the death date of 14 Oct 1904 from FAG.

 

But the St. Louis County death index has this information:

50000  5/19/1905   RYSTEAD GJERTINA  NA   TOWER

Which if calculated with the same info means born 6 Aug 1876

 

Did you get the actual death certificate?

 

Ole Rystead is mentioned in this issue of Tower weekly news. Pub. Date May 24, 1907 on page 6 as leaving yesterday for British Columbia where he will remain and also having just come back from Oregon where he has been for a year.

 

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Kari Rystead (spelled like that) and F.J. E. Fogelquist both of Superior Wisconsin were issued a marriage license mentioned in a Duluth Evening Herald published 20 Nov 1905.

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Hey Jackie,

 

i haven’t received the death certificate. I haven’t asked. 
 

However I did reach out to a Minnesota website that replied back to me this evening. Here’s what the rep said. 
 

“All I have is same information as whats on our website, they are both buried in what is called Potters Field, its part of the Cemetery where about 300-400 men ,Women and Children were buried back in the late 1800's to early 1900's , , it was never takin care of and left to grow over , there are only about 4-5 markers thru this area , I have no information on the Father or Mother , My guess is they left the area, Wish I could of had more info you about this.”

 

So it appears that the only real way to know for sure is getting that death record/certificate. 
 

i had a hunch that maybe Gjertina married Ole. Just weird he’s not mentioned on the death certificate for next of kin. 

 

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Jackie I think that's her. Did you find that on newspapers.com ? 

 

So she did in fact marry Ole. 

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Under find a grave an Ole Raystead died in BC Prince Rupert in 1923?! So that might be the same Ole. 

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No that obit was found at the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub, a free site.  If she died 9 May 1905 with age given in FAG and the parents' names from the entry at familysearch.org then she is most likely the Gjertina from Flakstad. 

 

The trouble with Ole Raystead is the name is also indexed at BC Royal site as Ragstad.  Without a view at the original record its not clear about other supporting details, such as marital status that might be reported, or nationality, etc.

 

But if you have Ancestry,  you might find something on them in the Swedish ELCA databases, since her service was in the Swedish Mission church....

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Ole Ragstad!? No wonder I couldn't find him. I was looking him up on that site. 

 

I was thinking about looking into the Swedish Church records. 

 

Thank you so much for all your help Jackie. 

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På 3.8.2023 den 15.07, Murray Rystead skrev:

Under find a grave an Ole Raystead died in BC Prince Rupert in 1923?! So that might be the same Ole. 

 

My guess is FAG has transcribed this wrong (g has become a y). Link to FAG - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52677688/ole-a-raystead

 

23 timer siden, Jackie K Marler skrev:

The trouble with Ole Raystead is the name is also indexed at BC Royal site as Ragstad.

 

According to FAG his death was 5th January 1923, however BC Archives has death 2nd January.

 

BC Archives LINK

 

From Ancestry;

 

British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990

Name Ole A Ragstad
Gender Male
Birth Year abt 1863
Death Age 60
Death Date 2 Jan 1923
Death Location Prince Rupert
Registration Number 1923-09-327555
BCA Number B13124
GSU Number 1927301

 

His OBIT states he'd been in CAN since the 1880's, arriving first in MN, then moved to CAN shortly after - Link to OBIT - The Interior News Smithers, British Columbia, Canada, Wed, Jan 10, 1923 Page 1https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-interior-news/129401212/

 

He's found in Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 both in 1890 & 1900 

 

1890

Name O A Ragstad
Residence Year 1890
Street Address 135 Yates
Residence Place Victoria, British Columbia
Occupation watchmaker
Publication Title Henderson's City Of Victoria Directory For 1890

 

1900

Name Ole A Ragstad
Residence Year 1900
Residence Place British Columbia
Occupation watchmaker and jewel
Publication Title Henderson's British Columbia Gazetteer And Directory And Mining Companies, 1899-1900

 

 

Census 1901 - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-51Q

 

 

This is probably his emigration;

 

Norway, Emigration Records, 1867-1960

Name Ole O. Ragstad
Gender Mannlig (Male)
Emigration Age 19
Birth Date abt 1864
Last Known Residence Place Løten
Emigration Date 13. des 1883 (13 Dec 1883)
Emigration Place Oslo, Norge
Emigration Destination Clifton
Emigration Ship Island

 

and his arrival;

 

New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1957

Name Ole O Rogstad
Gender Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality Norwegian
Age 19
Birth Date abt 1865
Place of Origin Norway
Departure Port Copenhagen
Destination USA
Arrival Date 3 Jan 1884
Arrival Port New York, New York, USA
Ship Name Island

 

 

Based on the information above, this man is most likely not the Ole Rysted/Rystead/Rystad you're looking for.

 

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Egil has saved you the cost of copy of the death record in B.C. !  Maybe you'd want to spend it on the naturalization records at the Iron Range Interpretive center site for Ole Rystead, instead?  The most valuable would be the declaration of intention paper since it likely gives migration date ( approximately) and US port of entry but there are no dates on the index so you can't tell if it's declaration or the actual citizenship paper....  Land, especially timber land in northern Minnesota (for which you needed the declaration doc), is a great motivator.  Otherwise, if he didn't get land, lumbering is a very transient trade.   https://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/search/

 

 

First Name:

OLE
Last Name: RASTAT
Location: DULUTH
County: St. Louis
State: MINNESOTA
Code: 10
Reel: 6
Volume: H-3
Page: 132

 

First Name: OLE
Last Name: RYSTEAD
Location: DULUTH
County: St. Louis
State: MINNESOTA
Code: 94
Reel: 39
Volume: 25
Page: 1

 

First Name: OLE
Last Name: RYSTEAD
Location: DULUTH
County: St. Louis
State: MINNESOTA
Code: 24
Reel: 11
Volume: R-1
Page:

169

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Marriage records would also be helpful too. I couldn't find any. Very likely that the names were misspelled hence why hard to locate. 

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Usgenweb.com for St Louis County, Minnesota used to have a separate from MOMS index of marriages performed in St. Louis County.  Unfortunately, it appears to be gone or replaced with a link to MOMS.  I had found some records in that database which didn't appear in MOMs for whatever reason that might be.  The baby that died is given a death date in FAG of 14 Oct 1904 which means, if the baby was full term,  Gjertina and Ole were probably together by Jan-Feb of 1904.  Ole (based on the unclaimed letter article ) was there in the neighborhood by Oct 1902

 

Sometimes OCR is not reliable.  The Tower Weekly Newspaper at the Minnesota Hub looks to have a complete run of issues from 1903-1904 at least.  If you are a glutton for time-consuming searches you might want to take a look issue by issue to see if the OCR missed any references to Ole and Gjertina.  Each issue is about 8 pages and most of the local happenings are on the front page or under the Around Town column head.

 

How did the look at the Swedish ELCA pastoral records go?

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MOMs doesnt work for me some reason.

 

Could you provide me the link for the Tower Weekly newspaper?

 

I've also tried looking into the Swedish ELCA, I'm not having any luck finding info specially for Towers region. 

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Perfect got this page to work. Unfortunately could only find two entries that related to Ole Rysted. Nothing else. 

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