My Great Grandpa changed his name from Optedal/Opstedahl during his immigration to the U.S. His first name was Erick. He was born in Norway in 1849. I have extensive information on my other family branches, but nothing on this one. There is a gaping hole of emptiness in this section of my gedcom tree. I have a picture of he and his wife with all of their children. There is also a mysterious woman in the picture to the side. Am wondering if she could be his sister as my dad said his Grandpa spoke of her visiting or visiting her,...etc. My Grandpa is the oldest of many kids. To be honest, there has been a bit of speculation as to whether he definitely has the same father because he seemed so "different" from his brother's, is the oldest, and he was born 7 months after the wedding. His cheekbones look similar to his dad though. The whole family was very musical.