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Relatives of Jacob C. Finstad

Relatives of Jacob C. Finstad

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 6:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Finstad
looking for any relatives of Jacob C Finstad. Born November 17, 1857 in n Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. Just trying to find out when he left Norway for the United States. I am his great granddaughter, and would like to know more about my relatives in Norway. Thank you
Donna

Re: Relatives of Jacob C. Finstad

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 8:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2012 8:51AM GMT
Jacob C. Finstad arrived in the US in 1871 (according to the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census). He lived in Iowa from at least 1880-1889, then Washington (at least 1892-1896) and then Idaho (at least 1900 until his death). His wife was Eva Louise Spriggs. They probably married in Iowa 1881-1882.

Many online trees show his father as Casper Finstad. I doubt seriously that the family actually came from Bergen.

I think this family could be correct, but I don't have time to check it right now:

http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&am...

Brian

Re: Relatives of Jacob C. Finstad

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 10:41AM GMT
Classification: Query

Possible birth

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 2:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking at the family I posted in the 1865 census. Here is the birth of Hans Jacob:

Birth #162
Born 15 Nov 1858
Name: Hans Jacob (Caspersen Finstad)
Place of birth: Finstad, Nes, Akershus, Norway
Father: Casper Lauritz Hansen Finstad
Mother: Bertha Christine Hansdatter

Kildeinformasjon: Akershus fylke, Nes, Ministerialbok nr. I 7 (1846-1858), Fødte og døpte menn 1858, side 80.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=534&id...

Remember, this is only a possibility. I am posting the information hoping that someone can prove it or disprove it!

Bertha died before 1865, as Casper is a widower in the 1865 census.

Emigration

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 2:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
We know that Jacob C. Finstad arrived in the US in 1871. This is listed in three census records. The family I am following definately arrived in the US in 1871. Here they are leaving Finstad for America on 27 Mar 1871 (right column, top entry):

Farmer Casper Hansen Finstad and his wife Maren Caroline Gulbrandsdatter and son, also his children by his first wife, Bertha Christine Hansdatter.

1) Hans Jacob, born 18 Dec 1858 (should read 15 Nov 1858)

2) Josephine Marie, born 12 Aug 1860

3) Ole Christian, born 18 OCt 1861

from second marriage

4) Johan Nicolay, born 2 Jun 1869

Kildeinformasjon: Akershus fylke, Nes i Nes, Ministerialbok nr. I 8 (1859-1874), Utflyttede 1871, side 511.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=535&id...

I am now 99% sure that this is the correct family.

Brian

Confirmed!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is definately the correct family. They were living in
Hartland, Piercer county, Wisconsin in the 1880 census. Maren's parents are also living with them.

The family arrived in Boston aboard the "Tarifa" on 24 April 1871.

Marriages, etc.

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 3:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Casper Lauritz Hansen Finstad was born in Finstad, Nes, Akershus, Norway on 27 Jan 1837. He was the son of Hans Jacob Olsen Finstad and Inger Marie Nilsdatter.

Birth #13
Kildeinformasjon: Akershus fylke, Nes, Ministerialbok nr. I 6 (1833-1845), Fødte og døpte menn 1837, side 25.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=533&id...

On 11 Oct 1858 he married Berthe Christine Hansdatter Ourstad in Nes.

1st Marriage #38
Kildeinformasjon: Akershus fylke, Nes, Ministerialbok nr. I 7 (1846-1858), Ekteviede 1858, side 285.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=534&id...

They had four children:

Hans Jacob, born 15 Nov 1858
Josephine Marie, born 12 Aug 1860
Ole Christian, born 18 Oct 1861
Carl Julius, born 25 Dec 1863

Berthe died on 8 Nov 1864

Death
Kildeinformasjon: Akershus fylke, Nes i Nes, Ministerialbok nr. I 8 (1859-1874), Døde og begravede 1864, side 363.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=535&id...

Casper married Maren Caroline Gulbrandsdatter in Nes on 14 Jul 1868

2nd Marriage #28
Kildeinformasjon: Akershus fylke, Nes i Nes, Ministerialbok nr. I 8 (1859-1874), Ekteviede 1868, side 309.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=535&id...

They had a son, Johan Nicolay, born 2 Jun 1869.

Re: Confirmed!

Posted: 23 Jan 2012 8:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
I really appreciate this. I have been wanting to know about my family from Norway. This gives a great opportunity to tell my children about them as well. Thanks a million for helping.
Donna

Re: Confirmed!

Posted: 23 Jan 2012 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome, Donna. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.

Brian

Re: Relatives of Jacob C. Finstad

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 7:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Brian,

I just ran across your entry on Jacob and Eva. Eva was the only child of Jane Meyers Spriggs first marriage. She later married my 3x Ggrandfather John Long. The Long family believed that Eva had died as a child. We are so excited to know she lived and had a family. Are you directly related to Eva and if so would you be interested in sharing anything about her. I would be happy to tell you what we know about her mother, Jane. Regards, Alice fookes-Radcliff

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