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Trying to identify Norwegian surname...please help if you can...

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Re: Trying to identify Norwegian surname...please help if you can...

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this Petra on the 1900 census?
It shows an Aug. 1852 birth.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9R1-JL3

name: Petra Olsen
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 716 Cambridge city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
birth date: Aug 1852
birthplace: Norway
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Female
marital status: Widowed
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many children: 3
number living children: 3
immigration year: 1871
page: 11
sheet letter: B
family number: 240
reference number: 51
film number: 1240657
digital folder number: 004113842
image number: 00609
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Petra Olsen F 48 Norway
son Walter Olsen M 19 New York
son William A Olsen M 17 Massachusetts
son Arthur Olsen M 13 Massachusetts

the 1910 census adds one more item of information. Petra A. Olsen.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M227-H7Q

name: Petra A Olsen
birthplace: Norway
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, Massachusetts
marital status: Widowed
race : White
gender: Female
immigration year: 1871
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway
family number: 172
page number: 8
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Petra A Olsen F 57y Norway
son Walter E Olsen M 29y New York
Alice Olsen F 23y Canada
Elinor Y Olsen F 3y Massachusetts
son Charles E Olsen M 25y Massachusetts
son Arthur Olsen M 22y Massachusetts

1880 census?
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ6N-LZ1

name : Petra Olsn
event: Census
event date: 1880
event place: New York, New York, New York, United States
gender: Female
age: 28
marital status : Married
occupation : Keeping House
race or color (original) :
ethnicity (standardized) : American
relationship to head : Wife
birthplace : Norway
birthdate : 1852
spouse's name : William Olsn
spouse's birthplace : Norway
father's name :
father's birthplace : Norway
mother's name :
mother's birthplace : Norway
page : 476
page character : D
entry number : 5718
nara film number : T9-0884
gs film number : 1254884
digital folder number: 004242252
image number: 00672
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self William Olsn M 28 Norway
wife Petra Olsn F 28 Norway
daughter Carry Olsn F 4 Massachusetts, United States

All three censuses do clearly indicate Norway.
As do some birth records.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXDV-G7F
and click on View Image.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX84-PQC
and click on View Image

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