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Aker family from Norway to Wisconsin

Aker family from Norway to Wisconsin

Posted: 18 Jun 2003 6:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Aker, Mytroen
Looking for information on Andrew and Bertha (Mytroen) Aker. Andrew was born 1856 in Norway and died 1933 in Barron, Barron, Wisconsin. His parents were Haaken and Marit Ageren who were also from Wisconsin. He married Bertha Mytroen in about 1890. Bertha was born 1858 in Norway and died before 1920 in Barron, Barron, Wisconsin. They had 4 children that I am aware of, their names are Mary Beth or Marie, Hoelmer, Carl and John. If you have any information about this family please let me know. thank you.

Heather Henrie jhlhenrie@yahoo.com

Re: Aker family from Norway to Wisconsin

PR (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jun 2003 10:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Most Norwegians who called themselves "Andrew" after emigrating to America were actually baptised as Anders or Andreas in Norway. So - given the patronymic information that you hinted at and the general birthyear a quick search in the 1865 Norwegian census reveals the family living in Tolga (Tolgen) in Hedmark -
http://www.rhd.uit.no/ftsoek/ftsoek.asp?kommando=bosted&...

(The Tolgen census also shows farms by the name of "Myrtrøen" so perhaps Andrew's future wife was from the same parish.)

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/articles.html

Re: Aker family from Norway to Wisconsin

Posted: 26 Jun 2003 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information. It does look like this is the family that I was looking for. Do you happen to know what Prgj. stands for after the place of Tolgens?

Re: Aker family from Norway to Wisconsin

PR (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 2003 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
That would be an abbreviation for the Norwegian word prestegjeld. That is a clerical district. Usually contains two or more smaller parish districts.
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/na20.html
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