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Norway Relatives

Posted: 8 Oct 2010 4:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: dunham, danheim, danhim
My great grandfather left Norway in 1910 to move to the US and then to Canada. His name is Ole Marius Dunham born 06-Feb-1890 in Kristiansund. He had a sister Petra, brother John and possibly a sister Maria that stayed in Norway. I have not been able to find anyone with this last name in the Census Records in Norway. I have been able to find an Ole & Petra Danhiem on the passenger list leaving Norway April 12-1910 and arriving in New York April 24-1910. Looking for help for any information on relatives in Norway.

Re: Norway Relatives

Posted: 9 Oct 2010 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
well......Dunham is not a Norwegian name at all, but the other one you mention Danhiem (probably the correct spelling would be = Danheim). I know only too well that trying to read the Norwegian church books/records can be a real challange at times! and I am Norwegian :-) and have trouble, so I can only imagine what you are going thru. Are you using this web site in Norway: there is a selection for English on this site also. Good luck.

Re: Norway Relatives

Posted: 11 Oct 2010 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dunham, Dønnem
Thank you for the help. I was able to find my relatives in the 1900 Census - the surname is spelled Dønnem. I am not able to find it in any of the previous Census records. Do you have any other pointers to help with my search? What is Husgjerning? What does it mean under the category farmhouse ... vaaningshus?

Re: Norway Relatives

Posted: 2 Jul 2013 5:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dunham
Hello Sharilea,Ole Marius is my grandfather,we may be a first cousin through your parents.I have been over to Norway and found Grandpa's birthplace,it actually was demolished during the 2nd world war.We are planning another trip back in 2014 with an uncle.When I was there I did talk to Grandpas brother Marius but never got a chance to see him in person.I was over in about 2002 with my wife and my father and mother,we did meet with a cousin also in Trondhiem.

Re: Norway Relatives

Posted: 5 Jul 2013 4:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
What is your name and who are your parents? If you can email me at or if you are on facebook I would appreciate that. I am very interested and getting to know about the information that you have gathered about the family especially the visit to Norway.

Passenger list - Trondheim

Posted: 5 Jul 2013 10:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
They left Trondheim on 9 Apr 1910.

Petra P. (Pedersdatter) Dønheim, Born 1891 in Kristiansund
Ole Pedersen Dønheim, Born 1890 in Kristiansund

Destination was Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

Birth of Ole Marius

Posted: 5 Jul 2013 10:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Jul 2013 11:22AM GMT
This is your Ole Marius:

Born 12 Feb 1890 in Kristiansund
Baptized at home 20 Mar 1890
Baptized in church 7 Apr 1890
Ole Marius
Father: Peder Christensen, born 1862
Mother: Martha Olsdatter, born 1856

Kildeinformasjon: Møre og Romsdal fylke, Kristiansund i Kristiansund, Ministerialbok nr. 572A14 (1880-1897), Fødte og døpte 1890, side 201.
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Birth of Petra Mathilde

Posted: 5 Jul 2013 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Jul 2013 11:21AM GMT
This is your Petra....

Born 23 Jul 1891 in Kristiansund
Baptized at home
Baptized in church 16 Aug 1891
Petra Mathilde
Father: Peter Ch........
Mother: Martha

Kildeinformasjon: Møre og Romsdal fylke, Kristiansund i Kristiansund, Ministerialbok nr. 572A14 (1880-1897), Fødte og døpte 1891, side 224.
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1900 Census

Posted: 5 Jul 2013 11:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1900 Census (which you have already seen), verifies the birth records posted above:

Birth of Olava Marie

Posted: 5 Jul 2013 11:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Born 5 May 1888 in Øre i Tingvoll
Baptized 17 Jun 1888
Olava Marie
Father: Peter Christiansen, born 1861
Mother: Martha Marie Olsdatter, born 1856
Residence: Bak, Øre i Tingvoll

Kildeinformasjon: Møre og Romsdal fylke, Øre i Tingvoll, Ministerialbok nr. 584A07 (1879-1894), Fødte og døpte 1888, side 58.
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