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HELLAND Family Ancestors

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HELLAND Family Ancestors

Posted: 1355530711000
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I am looking for information on my wife's paternal family. Her great-grandfather, Harold HELLAND, was born in Drag, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway if my records are correct. At some point he left Norway for the United States but I don’t know when, or if his parents accompanied him. I don’t know if he had any siblings.

He married Gina AGRE in Sacred Heart, Renville, Minnesota, USA in 1918. The couple and family then moved and settled in Noonan, ND, USA sometime before 1930. The last record I have of them is from the 1940 census. The children eventually moved and settled in Washington State, USA, but I don't know if their parents came with them. Anything you have would be helpful!

Harold HELLAND (b 1896, Norway) married Gina AGRE (b 1896, Minnesota) and had three children, Helen (~1920), Thelma (~1921), and Harry (~1922), all born in Minnesota.

I believe that Harold's parents were Karl and Mary HELLAND. There is an old family legend that the surname was PETERSEN (or PETERSON?), but it was changed at some time to stand out from all of the other Norwegian Petersen emigrants. Legend has it that the family adopted the name from nearby village named Helland. I don’t know how much, if any, of that is true.

I've also found the Gina's parents were Gussenus and Thea AGRE, also originally from Norway, but immigrated to Minnesota.
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