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henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
Does anyone have any information on this couple? They had a son Ralph b. 1900. A second son Leif b. 1901 both in Norway.
They came to USA in 1902 to Chicago. There was a 3rd son who died after birth. Erling Earl 4th son was b. abt. 1905 in Chicago. I would like to know where in Norway they came from and their parents. I believe that Edward and Stina Wilson are Henry's parents but not sure. I have no idea of Kristine's parents. Thank you for reading and any help you can give me.

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 1:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Apr 2012 2:18AM GMT
I found a birth record correction for Erling here:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQYB-FH9

which led to original entry in register here:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N73Z-PBM

and original certificate here:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQYB-F4B

Someone thought the r's were v's.

Searching for Wilsons born in Norway, died in Illinois, found these two records that are likely:
Edward:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3HG-8VD
possible brother to Henry:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3WM-2BY
another possible brother:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N77R-2QW

Solum and Porsgrunn are in Telemark.
Having a hard time finding them in 1900 Norway census.

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Apr 2012 4:17PM GMT
Niels Edward Halvorsen birth: entry #114 (third from top)
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=4970&i...
b. 20 Jul 1852 baptized 5 Sep, Niels Edward, legitimate, parents Halvor Eriksen and Christine Nielsdatter farm name I think is Balsøen?
wife Kirstine Bernhardine Halvorsdatter birth: entry #23 (second from top)
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=4970&i...
b. 9 Jan 1847 baptized 14 Mar, Kirstine Bernhardine, legitimate, parents Halvor Olsen and Anne Kirstine Kjeldsdatter Røra
their marriage entry #13
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=5994&i...
*note his father is using the patronymics Viersen (his father's?) and Eriksen - the Veirsen was probably the origin of Wilson.
m. 6 Apr 1874 ungk. (ungkarl/bachelor) sømand (sailor) Nils Edvard Halvorsen and enke/widow Kirstine Bernhardine Halvorsdatter his father Halvor Viersen (Eriksen) her father Halvor Olsen his b. 20 Jul 1852 her b. 9 Jan 1847 witnesses Nils Kittilsen and Jakob Olsen. On the right page there is a notation that her first husband died 6 Oct 1872 and there is an attest from probate court dated 1 Apr 1874.

son Olaf Andreas' birth #18 top half
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1415&i...

son Hendrik Konstantine's birth #75 (second entry)
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1414&i...
b. 2 Jan 1877 bapt 1 Jul Henrik Konstantine parents tommermand(carpenter)Nils Edvard Halvorsen and Kirstine Bernhardine Halvorsen living at Kvardalestrand. witnesses/godparents listed then a notation that he was also baptized at home by Nils Olsen. I believe the notation in the far right column is the parents' ages, him-25 her-30.

son Herman Karinius' birth #31
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=7901&i...

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 3:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 May 2012 5:53AM GMT
Henrik's marriage: entry #53
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1481&i...
m. 10 Sep 1898 first marriage for both, Henrik Konstantius Halvorsen and Ellevine Kristiane Nilsen. Henrik is carpenter in large factory in Skien. He was born in Solum 1877 and confirmed there in 1891, she was born in Skien 1879 and confirmed there in 1894. His father is ship captain? Nils Edvard Halvorsen and her father is shoemaker Hans Nilsen. Witnesses were her father and his apprentice (S Helbey Begge ?) of Skien. Permission was given 4 Sep 1898 in Skien.

brother Herman's marriage: entry #43
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1481&i...
5 Jul 1898 Herman Karinius Edvardsen and Gunda Petrea Karlsen (his occupation?) living in Skien he was b. Solum 1874 and confirmed there 1890, she was b. Gjerpen 1873 and confirmed there 1887. Fathers Nils Edvard Halvorsen and Karl Hansen.


Birth of Henrik's wife Edevine Christiane :entry #64
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=3556&i...
b. 7 Sep 1879 baptised 12 Oct Edevine Christiane parents Mayor? Hans Nilsen and Gurine Christensen. Parents reside in Skien, father b. 1846 and mother b.1857 witnesses/godparents listed, legitimate birth.

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 9:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't begin to thank you enough for all this information. Frankly I can't make it out, thank goodness you left some hints wrote the names for me! As for the towns no idea. I used the translate button to English but that didn't do anytyhing for me.

Faye

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
Again many many thanks for all your help. Are you in the Norway? You must be to read their language.

Faye

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: wilson
You didn't happen on Stina Wilson death record when you found Edwards?
I believe that Henry K died Jan 1, 1956 in Barrington, Illinois but I can't find anything. All I found was in the Barrington Courier Review Index was the death date. I believe he might be buried where his father Edward is at Mt. Olive in Chicago.

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 1:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used and understanding how to use the information should be studied at this web site -
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/na20.html

http://home.online.no/~otjoerge/files/word.htm

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
I must have missed this looking thru the results, this should be Stina's death:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQGB-K2N

her birth record confirms Halvor Olsen as her father.

Re: henry k wilson b.1876 Norway, wife Christiana

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 9:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't read or speak Norwegian, but with the help of the dictionary and other info on the site that thoraway provided you and also the word list and information from familysearch here:
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Norway_Word_List
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Norway
you can learn to decipher basic information, names and dates from the church records. The records I found are focused in the parishes of Skien and Solum in Telemark. You can search those names in Wikipedia to get basic local history.
These records are digital images of the original church records and so will not translate - that only works for the website itself. Many of the records are indexed and searchable at familysearch.org and that is my usual strategy, to find likely records there then go to the books and find the entry, but I didn't get results with these. I'm not sure if they are not indexed yet, or if I was using the wrong names as it seems that they were in transition from using traditional naming to a last name as we know it around the time that Edward and Stina's children were born. I will try in the next couple of days to add a brief translation to some of the entries so you can figure out how to get what info you need from them. Most of my research has been in Hordaland and Rogaland - it's interesting to research in a new place and I always learn something I can apply to my own.
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