Not a problem Ty, I have two sets of ancestors who lived within two miles or so of Halvor and Ellen, so I am certain they knew each other, as well as one set, Jacob and Anna (Ingebretsd.) Knutson, who were married at the Stavkirke in Ringebu in 1863. These families are buried at the Hay River Lutheran church cemetery in Hay River township about 4 miles or so south of the area we are talking about. I also believe the transcription available on line is only a partial transcription (section 1) of the cemetery. I noticed that Halvor and Ellen had a few children born in Minnesota, have you determined where in Minnesota they were, I know Jacob and Anna first went to Fillmore county in MN and then came to Dunn county.