I am very curious to find out if this Ole J. Kjorum is the same person who emigrated from Kvam in Gudbrandsdalen in 1883. If J. is for Johnson, it reduces the chances for being the "correct" person, because I expected it to be Jakobsen og Jacobsen. I will check more on this J. On the other hand, Kjorum is probably Kjørum in Norwegian, with the Norwegian letter ø (oe). I do not know other families with that name in Norway. My mother is a Kjørum. Maybe the other person who asked about this man can shed light on my case?