Did you get to go to Norway? I was just reading your message of 3/11/05. My husband's great grandfather was Osmund Sheldahl (preacher), grandfather Halvor, father James. We went to Sheldahl, IA. July 4, 2006 for the parade and to see the old church which Osmund and his sons built in 1883. It is in very bad shape. It is on the National Historial Society, but nothing has been done to it in years. Something needs to be done soon. It will take some money and good organization. I wouldn't know the first thing about it plus we live in western Iowa about a 3 hour drive away and are getting up in years. I will gladly share any information.