My maiden name is Vigdis E. Klemetsen, and my parents were Rolf and Ragnhild. My brother Rolf Gunnar Klemetsen, born 3rd May 1940 died 2 years ago. I am married to Jan Alexander L'Orsa (1939) and we have 2 children, Marianne (1970) and Jacob Alexander (1971).
My brother married Redun Helle from Stavnger and they had 2 boys, Rolf Peder (1969) and Tomas (1971). There are now 10 people in Norway with our family name. There are other families with the same name, but they are not our relatives.
I will be most interested in whatever you have of information about a part of my family that is unknown to me.
Nils Kristoffersen (30.7.1909) was my fathers uncle. Nils had a asister Marta, whom we often visited when I was a child. My brother maintained the contact with that part of the family until they died. Nils worked all his life at Gaustad Mental Hospital in Oslo as caretaker.
Gunda Karoline Klemetsen (26.4.1895) was my fathers aunt, who lived unmarried with my mothers father for many years. He died before the war. The house in Grimstad was his. His name was Reinhardt Kornbreck. His son, also name Reinhardt Kornbreck, emigrated to upstate NY and lived there for the rest of his life. I visited his family many times when I was young. My paretns met because of the coincident with their two uncle/aunt relation. I know nothing about Klemetsen ancestors in the USA.
My grandmother Ragnhild Alfsdatter Kristiansen Sandum, was a illegitimate child and grew up in care of medical doctor family name Bure in Modum.