IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 05/10/2018



Selected
Norwegian Parish Records
and other notes ...

Compiled by Tove Dahl Johansen
tove.d.johansen@gmail.com


Ms. Johansen is retired from a library in Norway and is intensely interested in the migration from Norway to NE Iowa in the mid to late 1800’s. She has access to, and is utilizing Norwegian Parish records to share valuable information with Clayton co. researchers. Each of these people are buried in a Clayton co. cemetery - clicking on their name will open a photo of the gravestone.

AASEN, Bjeret - Inscription: Fem Søskende = Five siblings
ANDERSON, Erik - Probably Erik Andersen born 15th October 1828 in Skjeberg, Østfold county, Norway. Parents: Anders Olsen and Anna Maria Eriksdatter (Parish records for Skjeberg)
ANDERSON, Trond - Trond (Tron) was born 14th October 1830 in Jevnaker, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Anders Torgersen and Goro Tronsdatter (Parish records for Jevnaker)
BENSON, Mikkel - On the gravestone: født i Næs Prestegjeld (= parish) NORGE
BILDEN, Engebret - Engebrect was born 6th May 1823 in Gran parish, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Lars Engebrectsen and Kari Torgrimsdatter Bilden. (Parish records for Gran)
BILDEN, Torgrim L. - Torgrim Larsen was born 9th November 1826 in Gran parish, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Lars Engebrectsen and Kari Torgrimsdatter Bilden. (Parish records for Gran)
BLOCKHUS, Sven - Sven (Svein) was born 30th November 1872 in Stord, Hordaland county, Norway. Parents: Ole Olsen and Mari Olsdatter. To America 1891. (Parish records for Stord)
BURAAS, Ulrik Hansen - Uldrich was born 19th September 1812 in Hurdal parish, Akershus county, Norway. Parents: Hans Uldrichsen Buuraas and Berte Nielsdatter. (Parish records for Hurdal)
DANIELSON, Gunil - Born 2nd May 1826 in Opdal (Uvdal), Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Daniel Knudsen and Guri Nielsdatter Hovde. (Parish records for Rollag)
ERICKSON, Peder - Born March 11th 1835 in Opdal (Uvdal), Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Erich Holgesen and Guri Sebjørnsdatter (Parish records for Rollag). Born in Numedal, Buskerud county, Norway March 11th 1835 (according to obituary)
ESPESETH, Sever H. - Syver was born August 8th 1814 in Nes parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Halgrim Syvertsen and Groe Steenersdatter Espesæt (Source: Parish records for Nes). To America 1874 with wife Kari and children: Halgrim, Gro, Birgit, Liv, Halvor, Syvert, Stener, Kari and Ingeborg. (Source: Parish records for Nes). Daughter Birgit (Betsey) born September 20th 1855 in Nes parish, Buskerud county, Norway.
GILBERTSON, Iver - Iver was born July 3rd 1835 in Ål parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Ole Gulbrandsen and Birgit Iversdatter (Source: Parish records for Ål)
GISLESON, Gunhild H. - Gunnild Pedersdatter was born June 4th 1827 in Uvdal, Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Peder Pedersen and Sigrid Nielsdatter Hougen (Source: Parish records for Rollag) - Uvdal = Opdal
GISLESON, Halvor - Born in Numedal, Norway. Halvor was born February 19th 1826 in Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Gisle Halvorsen and Ragnil Olsdatter. Married April 25th 1852 to Gunild Pedersdatter (Source: Parish records for Rollag)
GRIMSGAAR, Bergit O. - Married July 2nd 1844 in Nes parish, Buskerud county, Norway to Christian Olsen Grimsgaard.
GRIMSGAAR, Christian O. - Christian was born November 28th 1816 in Nes parish, Buskerud county,Norway. Parents: Ole Christensen and Cedsel Aslesdatter Grimsgaard (Source: Parish records for Nes)
GRONHOVD, Goro L. - Goro was born May 18th 1831 in Sigdal, Buskerud county. Parents: Lars Helgesen and Johanne Larsdatter. Married April 26th 1849 to Ole E. Grønhovd. Their son Engebret was born July 27th 1849 in Eggedal.
GRONHOVD, Helge - Probably Helge born September 20th 1820 in Eggedal, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Engebret Narvesen and Anne Knudsdatter Grønhovd. Brother of Ole E. Grønhovd. His wife was Turi Narvesdatter. To America in 1852.
GRONHOVD, Lars - This could be Lars born June 16th 1826 in Eggedal, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Engebret Narvesen and Anne Knudsdatter Grønhovd. Brother of Ole and Helge
GRONHOVD, Ole Engbritson - Ole was born September 8 - baptised September 22 - 1822 in Eggedal, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Engebret Narvesen and Anne Knudsdatter Grønhovd (Source: Parish records for Eggedal)
GROTH, John H. / Johannes - Johannes Halstensen was born 18th December 1833 in Ål parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Halsten Assarsen and Ragnild Kittilsdatter Grødt. (Parish records for Ål)
GROTH, Kittel - Kittel is the son of Halsten and Ragnild Groth.
GROTH, Svend H. - Born in Hol, Hallingdal, Norge (on the gravestone)
GROTH, Thorkill H. - Thorkild was born March 9th 1826 in Ål parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Halsten Assorsen and Ragnild Kittilsdatter (Parish records for Ål)
GULLIKSEN, Gro - Married November 12th 1860 in Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway to Halvor Gulliksen.
GULLIKSEN, Halvor - Halvor Gulliksen born March 8th 1826 in Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Gullik Olsen and Margith Halvorsdatter.
GUTTORMSDATTER, Margit - Father´s name: Guttorm Aslaksen. Born at Guttormsgaard, Skurdalen, Dagali anneks, Numedal
HALVERSON, Margit - Probably Margit, born January 25th 1851 in Dagali, Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Asle Johnsen and Ambjør Evensdatter (Source: Parish records for Rollag)
HALVORSON, Ingeri - Wife of Østen Halvorson. Foster daughter of Lars Reierson Oset (?). Parents: Ingebret Olsen, Margit Olsen
HALVORSON, John - I read the month of birth on the gravestone as MAI (= MAY)
HALVORSON, Margit G. - Probably Margit born September 10th 1822 in Nes parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Ole Halvorsen and Margit Olsdatter.
HANSON, Hans R. - According to the obituary he was born in Skien, Telemark county, Norway.
HELGESON, Ole - Born 1818 in Hallingdal, Norway (on the gravestone)
HOLM, Asle Olson - Born in Nes parish, Buskerud county, Norway (according to obituary)
HOUG, Lars S. - Lars Svendsen, born March 27th 1850 in Ål parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Svend Larsen and Margit Halsteensdatter (Parish records for Ål)
HOUG, Svend L.- Svend Larsen was born 4th December 1814 in Ål parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Lars Olsen and Ingri Assorsdatter Houg. (Parish records for Ål)
JENSEN, Lars - Lars was born in Bragernes parish, (Drammen), Buskerud county, Norway 28th February 1816. Parents: Jens Larsen and Kari Larsdatter.
JENSRUD, John H. - Johannes Halvorsen Jensrud emigrated from Hurdal parish, Akershus county together with his wife Marie Nilsdatter approx. 1861. Marie's parents Nils Davidsen and Kari Olsdatter emigrated together with them. His parents were Halvor Joensen and Mari Guldbrandsdatter.
JENSRUD, Marie - Marie (Maria) was born 5th June 1823 in Hurdal parish, Akershus county, Norway. Her parents were Nils Davidsen and Kari Olsdatter. She was married in 1845 to Johannes Halvorsen Jensrud (Source: Parish records for Hurdal)
KIRKBERG, Ingri - Ingri Gundersdatter was born 6th February 1821 in Sør-Aurdal, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Gunder Juulsen and Sigri Olsdatter. To America 1848 (Parish records for Sør-Aurdal)
KIRKEBERG, Anders K. - Anders was born 15th July 1822 in Sør-Aurdal, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Knud Larsen and Maria Andersdatter. To America 1848 (Parish records for Sør-Aurdal)
KITTELSON, Haldis - Haldis Knudsdatter was born 24th May 1820 in Opdal (Uvdal), Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Knud Tullichsen (?) and Helge Larsdatter Bjørnsrud (Parish records for Rollag)
KITTELSON, Hans Galock - Hans was born 16th January 1813 in Opdahl (Uvdal), Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Kittel Poulsen Galager and Bergit Hansdatter. Married 16th May 1842 to Haldis Knudsdatter. (Parish records for Rollag). Gravestone inscripton: Hvo, som tror paa mig, om han end dør, skal han dog leve. Joh. 11,2 5 = He who has faith in me will have life even if he is dead
KLOBAKKEN, Anders Iverson - Anders was born 22nd October 1815 in Gran parish, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Iver Pedersen and Anne Hansdatter (Parish records for Gran)
KNUDSON, Thora - Born 29th December 1831 in Uvdal (= Opdal), Buskerud county, Norway. Father: Thov Olsen
LANDSGAARD, Olga - Olga was born in Uvdal (which was earlier called Opdal) in Nore, Buskerud county, Norway. In the valley Numedal. Name of the church is Skjønne.
LARSON, Andrew M. - Andreas was born September 11th 1851 in Jevnaker parish, Oppland county, Norway to parents Mikkel Larsen and Christine Gulbrandsdatter. The family emigrated to America in 1852 (Parish records for Jevnaker)
LARSON, Halvor - Inscription on gravestone: Nu har jeg overvundet og stridt den gode strid, i Jesu har jeg fundet min Fader mild og blid.
LARSON, Ingeborg - Inscription on gravestone: Nu har jeg overvundet og stridt den gode strid. I Jesu har jeg fundet min Fader mild og blid.
LARSON, Orm - Orm was born 12th February 1845 in Suldal, Rogaland county, Norway. Parents: Lars Ormsen and Ambjør Gabrielsdatter (Parish records for Suldal)
LARSON, Peder - Inscription on gravestone: I for [faar] hvile nu i Eders kammer vel forvanet [forvaret] for al verdens jammer. Nu ingen smerte tager freden bort fra Eders hjerte.
Translation to English: You may/can rest now in your chamber well protected from all the misery of the world. Now no pain takes the peace away from your heart.
LOFTSGAARD, Tosten - This is probably Torsten born May 5th 1833 in Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Ole Torstensen and Helge Torgersdatter Loftsgaarden (Parish records for Rollag)
NELSON, Ole - From Numedal, Norway (source: Norwegians in the civil war database)
NYBORG, Anders 'Andrew' - Anders was born August 4th 1854 in Norderhov parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Ole Hansen and Inger Thorine Larsdatter. Ole was a gunsmith. (Parish records for Norderhov)
OLSEN, Lars - Lars Olsen Funnbø (Fønnebø) født i Opdals Anex Numedal Norge den 21 Marts Aar 1806. - I can find in the parish records that he was baptised March 21st 1806 in Opdal (= Uvdal) church, Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Father's name: Ole Larsen
OLSON, Aasen - Fem Søskende = Five siblings
OLSON, Arne - Anne, wife of Stener Olson
OLSON, Asgrim - Asgrim was born August 8th 1842 in Ål parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Ole Syversen and Birgit Asgrimsdatter (Parish records for Ål)
OLSON, Aslag - Aslach Olsen was born October 4th 1827 in Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Ole Aslachsen and Astrie Nielsdatter (Source: Parish records for Rollag)
PAULSON, Gudmund - Gudmund was born June 12th 1829 in Gran parish, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Povel Pedersen and Berthe Gudmundsdatter (Parish records for Gran). Born in Gran parish, Hadeland, Norway (on the gravestone)
PAULSON, Kari G. - Born in Gran parish, Hadeland, Norway (on the gravestone)
PAULSON, Martha G. - Born October 12th 1829 in Gran parish, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Ole Nielsen and Kari Olsdatter (Parish records for Gran). Married to Gudmund Paulsen April 3rd 1853 in Gran parish, Oppland county, Norway. Father: Ole Nielsen (Parish records for Gran)
REIERSON, Torkel - fød i Opdal (=Uvdal) i Numedal Norge 1828. Born February 17th 1828 in Uvdal, Rollag parish, Buskerud county to parents Reyer Olsen and Birgitte Torkelsdatter Undebakke (Parish records for Rollag)
RUGLAND, Asle Narveson - Asle Narveson was born in Eggedal, Buskerud county, Norway December 29th 1835. Parents: Narve Bjørnsen and Helge Andersdatter
SAEVLE, Barbra O. - Barbroe was baptised July 12th 1812 in Nore church, Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Date of birth according to the parish records is June 28th. Her father was Ole Olsen Groven.
THORSON, Thor - Inscription on gravestone: Sov her i fred fra Sorg og Möde! Gid vi tilsammen maa til evigt Liv indgaa naar Jesus kalder frem de döde! Probably Thor Thorson born October 1st 1814 in Ål, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Thor Olbiornsen and Liv Knudsdatter (Parish records for Ål)
TOLLEFSON, Gro - Konen til = Wife of Til
TOLLEFSON, Iver - "Jeg ved at min Frelser lever" - Born in Ål, Buskerud county, Norway to parents Tollef Iversen and Birgit Torgersdatter
TORKELSON, Lars - Lars born November 4th 1815 in Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Torkild Larsen and Helge Olsdatter (Parish records for Rollag)
VALDELAND, Marthe O. - Martha was born June 1st 1828 in Klepp parish, Rogaland county, Norway. Parents: Enoch Gulichsen and Juditha Pedersdatter Grude. To America 1874. (Source: Parish records for Klepp)
WETLESON, Guri - Wife of T. Wetleson. Born in Numedal (It is a little bit difficult to read the inscription on the stone)
WETLESON, Tov - Tov (Thov) was born June 29th 1828 in Uvdal (Opdal), Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Vetle Hølgesen and Gunnild Larsdatter (Source: Rollag parish records). Inscribed verse: "Han fik en plads det tror vi vist, i Himlen hos den Herre Christ"
WIKAN, Halvor Hulberson - Halvor Halvorson was born October 23rd 1837 to parents Halvor Halvorson Vikan and Ulvild Larsdatter (Parish records for Nore parish)
WIKAN, Ulvild - Ulvild was born April 19th 1834 in Uvdal (Opdal), Rollag parish, Buskerud county, Norway. Parents: Brynjuld Nielson and Ingebor Svendsdatter (Parish records for Rollag). Married April 17th 1865 to Halvor Halvorson. To America 1869 with their son Halvor born August 15th 1868.
WOLD, Thor A. - Born in Norway September 21st 1850 (according to obituary)

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~source: original Norwegian Parish records and others as cited
~researched & compiled by Tove Dahl Johansen

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