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Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Posted: 16 Oct 2003 6:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bragstad, Brokstad, Brakstad, Opdale, Opdahl, Opdal
My family has written that my Great Grandmother is from Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen. I posed a question on a different list and a gentleman noticed my posting and suggested I try this list instead. He found Faksdal on an island now called Jøa and thought this could be the location I'm looking for and that through the years the spelling, etc has changed. I'm wondering if anyone knows any history of any of the above and possible name changes (of course, I suppose it could have been "Americanized" through time, too). It sounds logical that this could be correct because she was supposedly from near Namsos and her husband came from Overhalla, Nord-Trondelag. Her name is Anna Elise Bragstad and I noticed there is a Brakstad on the same island on the map I found. The coincidences are kind of cool and I want to put 2 and 2 together. Any help would be much appreciated.

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

LS (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 8:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is Bragstad/Brakstad your great grandmother's married or single surname?
What is her birthdate?
Do you have any other information about her? Did she emigrate? If so, when?

The more specific information you put together, the better someone else can help you.

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Linda Lentz (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm sorry for being so vague. I was basically looking for information on the city or island, but now that you ask . . .
According to family memories, her name was Anna Elise Bragstad, born 2 Feb 1959. Her death certificate says her father's name was Elias Bragstad. She came to America as a young lady to stay with her half sister (name unknown). She returned a few years later, married a man named Helmer Severin Opdal, had a child, Edwin Paul Opdal and came back to America with them in 1886. Helmer, Anna and Edwin seem to be referred to as Johans., if I have the correct emigrant information and their son named, Edvind. This is from Digitalarkivet. (I just received this information minutes ago from someone). This record comfirms the dates the family remembers and the naturalization papers I have for Helmer.
Thank you in advance for your help!

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Birger Moksnes (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bragstad, Faxdal
Here is Annas family in the 1865 cencus.
http://129.177.171.80/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&f...
There are also Faxdal farms at Jøa, but I cannot see the relationship at the moment.

Birger

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
* Census year: 1865
* Municipality: Fosnes
* Municipality number: 1748
* Name of domicile: Bragstad

Number of persons in this domicile: 9.

Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Birth place Ethnicity
Elias Larssen Husfader g Gaardbruger Selveier 1809 Foesnes Prgj.
Pernille Jensdatter hans Kone g 1829 Foesnes Prgj.
Johannes L. Eliassen deres Søn ug 1853 Foesnes Prgj.
Anna E. Eliasdatter deres Datter ug 1859 Foesnes Prgj.
Ingeborg D Eliasdatter deres Datter ug 1861 Foesnæs
!! Eliass.* deres Søn ug 1865 Foesnæs
Elias D Trondsen ug Tjenestedreng 1824 Foesnæs
Berit J. Eliasdatter ug Tjenestepige 1838 Foesnæs
Antonette Nilsdatter ug Tjenestepige 1840 Foesnæs

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 10:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
HELMER SEVERIN JOHANNESEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:
Parents:Father: JOHANNES DEVIGNES
Marriages:
Spouse: ANNA ELISE ELIASDR
Marriage: 08 FEB 1885 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Parents: Father: ELIAS L. BRAGSTAD
Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M424013 1870 - 1887 1282830 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 10:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
* Census year: 1865
* Municipality: Fosnes
* Municipality number: 1748
* Name of domicile: Devigmoen*

Number of persons in this domicile: 6.

Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Birth place Ethnicity
Johannes Lorntssen Husfader g Husmand med Jord 1816 Overhaldens Prgj.
Christiana Pedersdatter hans Kone g 1821 Overhaldens Prgj.
Christine Johannesdatter deres Datter hjemme ug 1846 Buxnes Prgj. Lofoden
Hilmar Johannessen deres Søn ug 1852 Foesnes Prgj.
Petra Johannesdatter deres Datter ug 1855 Foesnes Prgj.
Elias Johannessen deres Søn ug 1862 Foesnes Prgj.

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
ELIAS LARSON
Male
Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:
Parents:Father: LARS ANDREASEN
Marriages:
Spouse: PERNILLE JENSDR
Parents: Father: JENS JOHANSON
Marriage: 07 SEP 1851 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Husband Age at Marriage: 40
Wife Age at Marriage: 22
Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M424012 1830 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 11:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Siblings of Anna Elise Eliasdatter Bragstad:

KAREN BIRGITTE ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Female Birth: 27 NOV 1851 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
KAREN BIRGITTE ELIASEN
Female
Event(s):
Birth: 27 NOV 1851 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Christening:
Death: 05 DEC 1851
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

JOHANNES LUDVIG ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Male Christening: 07 AUG 1853 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
JOHANNES LUDVIG ELIASEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth: 04 JUN 1853
Christening: 07 AUG 1853 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

KAREN BIRGITTA ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Female Christening: 01 MAY 1856 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
KAREN BIRGITTA ELIASEN
Female
Event(s):
Birth: 12 FEB 1856
Christening: 01 MAY 1856 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

ANNA ELISE ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Female Christening: 19 JUN 1859 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, NorwayANNA ELISE ELIASEN
Female
Event(s):
Birth: 25 JAN 1859
Christening: 19 JUN 1859 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

INGEBORG DORTEA ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Female Christening: 08 SEP 1861 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
INGEBORG DORTEA ELIASEN
Female
Event(s):
Birth: 04 JUL 1861
Christening: 08 SEP 1861 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

OLE ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Male Christening: 23 AUG 1863 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
OLE ELIASEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth: 24 MAY 1863
Christening: 23 AUG 1863 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

OLE CORNELIUS ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Male Christening: 15 APR 1866 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
OLE CORNELIUS ELIASEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth: 22 SEP 1865
Christening: 15 APR 1866 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: PERNELLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

EDVIN PAULUS ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Male Christening: 14 JUN 1868 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
EDVIN PAULUS ELIASEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth: 02 MAR 1868
Christening: 14 JUN 1868 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

HAAGEN LUND ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Male Christening: 30 JUL 1871 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
HAAGEN LUND ELIASEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth: 20 JAN 1871
Christening: 30 JUL 1871 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424013 1870 - 1875 1282830 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

IDA JOSEFA ELIASEN - International Genealogical Index / NO
Gender: Female Christening: 01 MAY 1874 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
IDA JOSEFA ELIASEN
Female
Event(s):
Birth: 12 OCT 1873
Christening: 01 MAY 1874 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: PERNILLE JENSDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424013 1870 - 1875 1282830 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

I would guess her father was married before, as he was 40 years of age when married to Anna Elise's mother.
Margit

Re: Faxdraar or the Island of Gjoen

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 17 Oct 2003 12:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is what appears to be his other marriage:
ELIAS LARSEN
Male
Event(s):
Birth: Bragstad
Christening:
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: LARS BRAGSTAD
Marriages:
Spouse: KAREN BERG HALLESDR
Marriage: 30 JUN 1839 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Husband Age at Marriage: 30
Wife Age at Marriage: 23
Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M424012 1830 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

Here is what appears to be the birth of one child to them:
ANNE CHRISTINE ELIASEN
Female
Event(s):
Birth: 10 FEB 1841
Christening: 18 APR 1841 Fosnes, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Death:
Burial:
Parents:
Father: ELIAS LARSEN
Mother: KAREN HALLESDR
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C424012 1831 - 1870 0307047 Film NONE
Sheet: 00
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