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Norway-Otto Anderson Bjorkman-1859

Posted: 1 Feb 2013 4:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know anything about the Bjorkmans that came from Norway to Wisconsin. They arrived New York 1883.
Otto married Pernella O. Loveng, born in Norway in 1892, Arrived New York 1885

Re: Norway-Otto Anderson Bjorkman-1859

Posted: 1 Feb 2013 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
The free databases at FamilySearch.org indicate that Otto Andersen Bjørkmann was born about 1859 in Stor-Elvdal district of Hedmark, Norway.
He appears in the 1875 Norwegian census living there with his Swedish born father.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7N3-Z62

The LDS library catalog also available at FamilySearch.org informs that Stor-Elvdal was included in the clerical district of Åmot so that is where I decided to look for his birth/baptismal record.

He was born 20 Apr 1859 -- see record #66
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=8898&i...

The family in the 1865 Norwegian census -
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1865&...

That is where you start.

Re: Norway-Otto Anderson Bjorkman-1859

Posted: 2 Feb 2013 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bjorkman, Bjørkmand
You wrote, "Otto married Pernella O. Loveng, born in Norway in 1892, Arrived New York 1885." Born in 1892?!!

1920 Wisconsin census:
Name: Pernille Bjorkman
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1920: Bangor, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Immigration Year: 1885
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Otto Bjorkman
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Household Members:
Name Age
Otto Bjorkman 59
Pernille Bjorkman 56
Theodore Bjorkman 15, born WI
Melvin Bjorkman 12, born WI

Could this be your Pernille in the 1865 Norway census, living at the Løvengstuen farm in Aamot, Hedmark County?
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebCens.exe?slag=visbas...
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