Takk! :o) My only Norwegian word, other than a phrase I don't know how to spell :o)
Yes, Even O. Glesne came in 1848 to Kendall County, Illinois. His wife was Kari Oldsdatter Kjersalien, according to the history of Norway Lake churches. She was in Monongalia County (later Kandiyohi) Minnesota by 1860. There was another Even Glesne who also came early to the same place.