I am working on my family tree and it seems we are related!
Ellend and Durdei are also my GGGrandparents on my Grandfather's side. Their Daughter Sonneva married Erik Himle and had Martha H ( married Peter Trygstad)who had James E. Trygstad.
I don't know any family on that side, but I am pleased to "meet "you. I would love to know more info too, if you have any.