I cannot believe the information you can come up with. It is absolutely remarkable? The information you found on Albert took me a very long time to discover. I am going to give you all the information so that you can better understand what the bible says and then perhaps with your knowledge you can give me some pointers or steer me in the right direction.
I started this quest to try to discover who my great grandmother is. I have first names only on the two women that Albert (my great grandfather) married. I am not sure anymore which one is my g grandmother, and I cannot check them out as I do not have verification of their last name or who there families were.
Albert Gravaas (changed to Gravos, after he was in the U.S) was born 06 SEP 1855 in Gravaas, Skei, Steinkjer, N-Trondelag, Norway. Parent: Andreas Andersen Gravaas/Gravos and mother was Anne Andersdt.
Andreas Anderson Gravos b. 17 MAY 1819, Oxaas, Egge, Stod. His parents were: Anders Michelsen and Malena Michelsdt. (this to me is confusing. How could they both have the same last name or is it a mistake listed in the information I have) Malena was from Saursaunet, Egge and Anders was from Oxaas, Egge.
Andreas Anderson Gravos married Anne Andersdt in Skei, but she was from Ogndalen. They married 09 APR 1845.
Anton Thomas b. 1844
Oline Margrethe b. 1847 m. Nekolai Ramstad
Anna Birgithe b. 1849 m. Anton Aasen
Ole b. 1851 m. Jensine Marie Hansdt
Olava b. 1853 m. Lars Martin Warnes (Haagensen)
Albert b. 1855 m. Kari P.Dale/Dahl(?) and Anne T. (?)
Cristian Olaf b. 1858
Ingeborganna b. 1862 m. Wikkelsmo (later change to Moe)
As far as I know only Ingeborganna and Albert came to the US. To the Minnesota/Iowa area.
Albert immigrated to the US. He married Kari P. Dale 16 AUG 1888 in Cresco Iowa. I have a paper in the bible that lists the date and town and I think it says witnesses. It is in Norwegian...but the names and dates are understandable.
Kari died a couple of years later and Albert went back to Steinkjer, to visit or remarry? Then returned to the US. It was said that he married Anne T. (?) around 1893 as the first child is listed as Anna Marie Gravaas born in 1894. Whether he married Anne when he returned to Norway or in the US I do not know. The story passed down is that the first wife and the second were related. But do not know for sure. One of them was from a town very close to where Albert grew up.
I do not know who Kari's parents were, or Anne's parents either. Often wondered if the middle initial could be the first initial of their maiden names. What do you think?
I found Albert and Anne on the 1900 Cresco Iowa Census, but on the 1910 Cresco Iowa Census only Albert and children are listed. Albert moved his family (around 1920) to the Willamette Valley and homesteaded in Vida, Lane Co., Oregon. He and most of his children lived and are buried in the same general area. When Albert where Anne were married is a mystery. Where she died and is buried is a mystery, who her family was is a mystery. I can find nothing to help with this information. No obit or death certificate. So I am at a loss how to trace my ancestry with that info.
From the bible pages it lists these names and dates:
Andreas Gravaas 18 May 1819
Ane Gravaas 11 Jan 1817
Peder Tostensen 14 Aug 1821
Ingeborg Knutsdatter 02 Feb 1833
Albert Gravaas 06 Sep 1855
Kari Gravaas 10 Aug 1866 (last name Dale)
Anton Gravaas 27 Jul 1845
Oline Ramstad 29 Feb 1847 (Gravaas)
Anna Aasen 25 Jan 1849 (Gravaas)
Ole Gravaas 15 Mar 1851
Olava Varnes Warnes? 17 Jun 1853 (Gravaas)
Christian Gravaas 12 Sep 1858
Ingeborg Wikkelsmo 02 Nov. 1862 (Gravaas)
Andreas Gravaas 30 Sep 1892
Ane Gravaas 29 Jun 1889
Peder Tostensen 25 Mar 1883
Ingeborg Knutsdatter 29 Jan 1886
Kari Gravaas 27 Dec 1891 (Dale)
Anne T. Gravaas 02 Jan 1908 (2nd wife of Albert)
Anton Gravaas 15 Jul 1914
Ole Gravaas 05 Jan 1921
Oline Ramstad 24 Feb 1926 (Gravaas)
Anna Aasen 05 Jul1927 (Gravaas)
Albert Gravaas 09 Feb 1929
This is the most beautiful bible...very heavy, about 5 inches thick, 9x12 in size, all in Norwegian except for names and dates. Cover is carved in wood with leather stretched over it and gold leaf type lettering.
The Marriage record says: Your help please:
Alberg Gravaas of Cresco Iowa
Kari P. or "D" Dale of Cresco Iowa
Aegteskabets Hellige Baand
Cresco Iowa den Sgttende dag i August i vor heeres uar 1888.
I Ncerverelie or Naevaerelfe af: H. C. Hjerleid, R. Borgstad or Bogstad
T. H. Eggen
Ev. Luth. Pastor
Can you help me with the translation?
That is all I know. I would be so very thankful and greatful if you could give me some ideas on how to try to discover who Kari or Anne's families were....any help at all would be most appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time and your help already.