Thank you Michael for the wonderful information on Karen Marie. With the information I got from you I have also found John Martinus Jonassen. I also figured out how the name Monness came about. It was the name of the farm they left in Norway.
I was also wondering if may be you can help find some other information. I am also looking for information on Mkkel Nilsen Pinnerud. I know that they came from Vang, Furnes Parish, Norway. He was born October 21, 1822. and came to America in about 1869. If you can help me that would be great. I am doing about 5 different families and enjoying every bit of it.
Do you know anything about how to get information from Germany or Prussia? Yes I have family from there also.
Thank you once again for the wonderful information, it made my day.
I hope to hear from you soon.