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Looking for my Norwegian roots

Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 25 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Nov 2001 4:51AM GMT
Surnames: Frydenberg, Miklethun
My grandparents are Anna Miklethun and Claus Frydenberg who married in Sutton, Griggs County, ND in 1909. Father of Claus is Charles Frydenberg who immigrated from Norway and homesteaded in Cooperstown (Mabel township) by 1885. Charles Frydenberg was married twice and had ten children. He died in 1927 and is buried in Cooperstown. I have no information on Anna's family. She also immigrated from Norway. Anna and Claus moved to Washington state soon after their marriage. Several of the Frydenberg clan remained in North Dakota. I have a stong hunch that Anna's parents are Mandrup and Martha Miklethun as they also moved to Washington state. I'm also looking for information on the following Miklethun names: Nels, Alvin, Anton, Knute, Andrew, Magnus & Jennings. I feel these individuals must be related as I have found them both in Griggs County ND and Mason County WA.

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 5 Mar 2002 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2002 2:59PM GMT
Myketun is a farm in Eidfjord subparish of Granvin, Hordaland, Norway. Mandrup is a name used in the area. I believe this farm name is only used in this one place in Norway which is tremendously fortunate.

There was an Anna Mykethun actually spelled Møklethun who was born in 1866 and emigrated 1890. There was another Anna from the same farm b. 1876. There were several farms on Møklethun so they may or may not be related.

Frydenberg is actually a surname in Norway instead of a farm name which many adopted upon arrival to the US.

It has been almost a year since you posted this - perhaps you have more info by now.
Regards,
Stephanie

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 5 Mar 2002 11:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2002 2:59PM GMT
I can't believe I left the L out of MykLetun TWICE!!

I also found that there was a Mandrup Magnusson Myklatun (yet another spelling) who was born in 1850 and emigrated 1892.04.27.

You'll find lots of spelling variations - that is the norm so don't be inclined to not accept things based on spelling.
Stephanie

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

O'Connor (View posts)
Posted: 2 May 2002 4:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
The is a Neil Nels Miklethun living in Shelton, WA (Mason County). He has one son with a the middle name of Nels who was born and raised in Shelton as well.

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

susan darby (View posts)
Posted: 17 Feb 2003 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2003 6:12AM GMT
Surnames: Miklethun
Interesting. My grandfather was John L. Miklethun, immigrated from Norway and lived in North Dakota around Coopestown. See Miklethun - Eidfjord Cemetery webpage. The Wiklethuns must be a typo and probably are Miklethuns because my grandmother, his wife, was Synva, and I don't think there are too many of them. At any rate, we have a lot of Mikelthuns, Pedersens and Michaelsons in the family. My grandfather was a senator from North Dakota in probably 1918 or so. Let me know if you have any connections from this.

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 22 Feb 2003 7:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Miklethun
I have photocopies of the book form from the website you refer to. Wiklethun is definately a typo because, though hard to read, my source states Miklethun (US/CAN 978.4 V3f V.3 - Eidjford Cemetary, Dover Township, pg 5). This source also list Oscar Ashjorn Miklethun who I believe may be the brother who immigrated with my great grandmother from Norway in 1893. If you refer to http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wisobits/name/mi/ht... you will find an obituary for Lars Jacobson Miklethun. Your grandfather? Senator John L Miklethun of Dover, Griggs County, ND is listed as a family member. You will also see Anton Miklethun is listed as a son. As I have researched my family via census records, web sites and cemetery records, I've tracked Anton from his birth in South Dakota to his burial in Shelton, Mason County, Washington. South Dakota Birth Records listed on Rootsweb shows Anton's birth in Dover, SD (1887) to parents Lars J Miklethun and Britha Maurseth. Brother Lewis and sister Louise are also referenced. Minnie Maria Miklethun is listed on this record as being born in Deuel, SD (1895) to parents Mandrup Miklethun and Marta Maurset. I suspected that Mandrup and Lars might be brothers but Lars obit doesn't mention Mandrup as a family member. Lars died in 1922 and Mandrup in 1939. It's interesting that Mandrup and Martha ......and Anton are buried in Shelton Memorial Park, Shelton Washington. I feel there has to be a connection but haven't found it yet. Any ideas? I've also received e-mail from LadybugTMB@aol.com concerning the Miklethun surname. She is related through Minnie (Miklethun) Sanderson and grew up on her great great grandparents homestead in North Dakota. According to her records Minnie's mother is Anna which is incorrect! She contacted me Oct 2002 and indicated she would contact a friend @ NDSU regional studies program but I haven't heard from her since. According to her this family used both the Miklethun and Mikleton surnames. I've also found sources indicating they may have used the Myklethun or Mykletun or Myklatun surnames. I'd appreciate any ideas, information linking these two families or suggestions you have.

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 4 Mar 2003 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2003 6:14AM GMT
Surnames: PEDERSEN, PEDERSON
Susan, I would be interested in hearing where your Pedersen's came from if it was Norway.

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 31 Mar 2004 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dollie, I have family connected to Lars Miklethun & Britha Maurseth, Their daughter Anna was married to V.C. Tompkins in White, Brookings County South Dakota ( my G-Grandparents.. I will gladly exchange data with you. I have been looking for Lars immigration & Naturalization .

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 1 Apr 2004 2:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not Dollie but I'll post anyway, if you don't mind.

Does the age jive for you for this Lars though I have another source that says he was born 1848 - which is not uncommon? http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbas...

14722 Bergen 1504 1883 Mai 15 Lars Jacobsen Møklethun m gift 1845 38 Ulvik Ulvik Inderst Nederl Amerik Linie
14723 Bergen 1505 1883 Mai 15 Ole Jacobsen Møklethun m ugift 1856 27 Ulvik Ulvik Arbeidsmand Nederl Amerik Linie

There are several spellings of this farm name over the years so don't be alarmed that it doesn't match with your spelling.

I am not following this thread anymore but your new post was announced to me as a new Griggs County post.

Stephanie

Re: Looking for my Norwegian roots

Posted: 17 Apr 2004 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Connie,

I just got another computer so our old exchanged emails are still on my old computer which I won't get set up again for a few days.

I just wanted to let you know that I heard from Norway and Lars is from Myklatun in Eidfjord. http://home.eunet.no/~jeri/maps.shtml and click on Hordaland. I already told you to get the Eidfjord parish films or book to follow your line, didn't I?

Lars and Brita had Jakob 1871, Jon 73, Anna 76, Ranga 79, Asbjørn 81. From the one page I see, it looks like all but Jakob went to the US.

Lars and Mandrup were brothers in law - their wives were sisters.

Mandrup had Knut 76, Asbjørn 81, Magnus 83, Nils 85, Anna 87, Endre 89 and Ingvald 92.

Talk to you later.
Stephanie
bolster3@aol.com
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