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Oltesvik from Gjestal Municipal south of Stavanger

Oltesvik from Gjestal Municipal south of Stavanger

Jennifer (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jul 2001 4:22PM GMT
Surnames: Oltesvik, Oltesvig, Handshaw
I am looking for any information regarding R. and S. Oltesvig, 2 sailor brothers, from Stavanger. I have been told that Oltesvig is the old way of spelling Oltesvik and the name is from the Gjestal Municipal south of Stavanger. I have a sailor's chest from my Grandmother with a note inside mentioning a shipwreck in 1887 off the coast of Cape Horn, and the person who wrote the note being rescued by a rigger called the Congkord. They mention a seaman on board from Stavanger named R. Oltesvig who took the sailor's chest. They went from Buenos Aires to Stavanger in 1889. I am trying to find out how this chest came into our family and what the background is of these brothers and the shipwrecked person who wrote this note. I think my Grandmother got this chest from her second husband, Lowell Handshaw. I don't know if he's of Norwegian descent or if maybe his first wife was. I would appreciate any information you may have. Thank you.

Re: Oltesvik from Gjestal Municipal south of Stavanger

Posted: 16 Jul 2001 1:45PM GMT
Edited: 18 Feb 2002 11:30PM GMT
There is a Rasmus Samuelsen Oltesvig, born 1869 on Oltesvik (or neighbouring Raig) in Høgsfjord. He is in the seaman's rolls for 1888:
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=n&...

In 1900 he is a freight-man in Stavanger:
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbas...

He has probably a younger brother, Samuel Samuelsen Oltesvig, born 1873:
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=n&...

In 1887 they would be very young to be sailors, but may be - ?

Re: Oltesvik from Gjestal Municipal south of Stavanger

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Samuel Samuelson Oltesvig born, may 17 1873, and died jun 1967 in New York USA.
Arnstein Egeland

Re: Oltesvik from Gjestal Municipal south of Stavanger

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 4:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Oltesvik
Hi, my name is Ragnvald Oltesvik.

If there is a picture under the lid, is it a three masted sailing-vessel?

Regards
Ragnvald
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