Helen Grasdalen Great Grandparents
Ole Furgeson 2G Grandparents
The Furgeson's (Folgvartsen's) came from the Deelkaas (Deilskås Su-Tveitan) farm near Heddal (now Notodden) in the county of Telemark. Many of the baptisms, marriages and funerals linked below took place at the famous Heddal Stave Church which was built in the 13th century.
Thea Matilda Onstad 3G Grandparents
Ole Furgeson was born in Wisconsin the year his parents, Kittel Folgvartsen and Margith Pedersdatter arrived in the US from Norway with his older brother Peder. The family name evolved from Falgaasan in the 1860 census to Furgeson in the 1870 census.
Obernolte Family Norwegian Roots
Three different Norwegian family lines connect to the Obernolte Family. These are the families of Thea Matilda Onstad, Rudolph Furgeson and Mabel Olson.
Thea Matilda Onstad's family came from the area around Øystre Slidre, in the county of Oppland.
Thea Matilda Onstad Grandparents
Ole Furgeson Grandparents
Ole Furgeson 1850- 1908
Ole Furgeson Parents: Kittel Folgvartsen Deelkaas and Margrette Pedersdatter Solli
Helene Grasdalen Parents: Lars Olsen Grasdalen and Ragnild Moen Gislesdatter
Thea Matilda Onstad Parents: Knute Knutsen Onstad and Mali Thronsdatter Bolstad
Ole Furgeson Great Grandparents
Thea Matilda Onstad Great Grandparents
Historically, Norwegian children were referred to as the son or daughter of their father. Women retained this even after marriage. Thus, Marie the daughter of Hans Pedersen would be know as Marie Hansdatter. Her brother, Ole, would be Ole Hansen. Occasionally the name of the farm on which they were residing would be added to the name to clarify which family was being referred to. Later, there was a change dropping the 'datter' usage for girls and women thus referring to all children as 'sen'. The siblings Marie and Ole would then be Marie Hansen and Ole Hansen.
Thea Matilda Onstad 2G Grandparents
Helen Grasdalen's father's family came from Tinn in the county of Telemark. The Grasdalen Farm is located on Tinnsjoen (Lake Tinnsjø) which was the location of the sinking by the Norwegian Resistance of a railroad ferry carrying Heavy Water for the German nuclear weapons project during WWII. Helene's mother came from from Sigdal in the county of Buskerud.
Helene Grasdalen 1865-1928
Helene Grasdalen 2G Grandparents
Helene Grasdalen Grandparents