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trying to find my history

Maria Lingle (View posts)
Posted: 3 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Overlie, Moen, Graw
All I know is that My great great grandpa Paul Overlie was from Bergen and my great great grandmother was from Guldbranson her name is Ann Moen. They had a son Olav and he married Elaine Graw. If you have any info please e-mail me back. thank you

Øverlie farm in Lesja, Oppland Fylke

Posted: 5 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Oct 2001 3:02AM GMT
Surnames: Overlie, �verlie
I have found that there is an Overlie farm in Lesja (the parish), Oppland Fylke, which is near the Gudbrandsdalen valley. It is spelled with the letter Ø at the beginning. Øverlie or Øverlien. The main farm at Øverlie was divided by 1950 into 15 subfarms called Bruks.
I think I found Paul Overli and Ann Olsdatter Moen on the emigrants leaving from Oslo on July 17, 1909, together. They are traveling together, but listed as unmarried at that time. He has already been in America, because it is listed as his home. He was home for a visit. Their destination is Montana, for a better life, and she is from the parish of Lom, which is also in Oppland. It gives birthdates for them, but these are not always 100 percent accurate. Paul: born May 20, 1880, Ann born March 18, 1876.
I will include a link that shows them on the emigrant register out of Oslo. I think the Bergen info. was mistaken.
To find out more about these individuals and their ancestors and families and home farms, (Overlie and Moen) you could find someone with a Bygdebok for those two parishes. Bygdeboks are farm and family history books for certain communities.

Finding my History

Maria Lingle (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: �verlie, Moen, Graw
If you have any info about my family will you please send it to thank you

Re: Øverlie farm in Lesja [actually Lom], Oppland Fylke

Posted: 4 Jun 2013 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jun 2013 4:39AM GMT
Surnames: Øverlie, Eiriksson, Olsen, Hagen
There is also an Øverlie farm in Lom (and one in Øyer, and probably others). Paul (Pål) Olsen Øverlie was born in 1879 to Ole Eiriksson (b. ca 1852 Kjekahågån i Skjåk) and Berit Pålsdatter Øverlie (b. 1851 at Øverlie nordistugu). He had a brother Erik about a year older. The family including both brothers emigrated to America in 1881, where they may also have used the surname of Hagen [from the father's farm name]. Paul is noted in the Lom bygdabok as having come back to Norway, and leaving for America again in 1909. (from Lom bygdabok, vol. 2, p. 223).

Re: Øverlie farm in Lesja [actually Lom], Oppland Fylke

Posted: 4 Jun 2013 4:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Overlie, Moen
It looks as if the year of birth for Anna Olsdatter Moen in the record cited above is in error. It was quoted as 1876 but there is an Anna Olsdatter Moen born 18 March 1886.

Anne Olsdatter Moen
b. 18 Mar 1886, Moen i Lom, Oppland, Norway
chr. 4 Jul 1886, at Lom
d. of Ole Rasmussen b. 1852
& Ragnhild Knudsdatter b. 1855
noted as going to America (bygdabok, v. 2, p. 164)

Source information: Oppland county, Lom, Parish register (official) nr. 8 (1885-1898), Birth and baptism records 1886, page 12.
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confirmed at Lom 7 Oct 1900

Source information: Oppland county, Lom in Lom, Parish register (official) nr. 9 (1878-1907), Confirmation records 1900, page 77.
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