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Michael Andrews (View posts)
Posted: 898603200000
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Researching any KOLSTAD from Valdres, Norway
Posted: 913291200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 995304769000
Surnames: Kolstad, Korslund
The ship list for the Anna Delius from Norway to Quebec 1867, has a Kari Kolstad, age 54, a widow going to Cekago or I assume Chicago. She was passenger #279. It does not show where she came from in Norway, but my Nelsons/Korslund were on that ship and went to Goodhue CO., where a lot of folks from Valdres settled. Mine moved over to Lac Qui Parle Co. sometime later, before 1880.
Hope this is one of yours.

Kolstad/Valdres, Norway

Posted: 915019200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016867674000
Nice article in Swift County, Minnesota history book about Engebret A. and wife Julia Hagen Kolstad together with two family photos; Engebret born Valdres. Page 254. Let me know if you would like copies. Happy to make them for you.


B Minor (View posts)
Posted: 1000589480000
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I Just learned that I had a great-grandpa name was George Kolstad born 1885 Valdres Norway in Valdres Norway.and married Sigrud Nylande in 1917. I know of two children names Ida and Al. If you like to email me my email is


Michael Andrews (View posts)
Posted: 1001606830000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kolstad, Lyseng
The only Kolstad I have in Valdres wasborn 1827 in Valdres is Anders Christian Kolstad died 1899 near Kenyon, Minnesota. He grew up on the Kolstad farm in Heyerdahl, E. Slidre, Valdres.

Re: Kolstad/Valdres, Norway

Hallvard Slettebo (View posts)
Posted: 1012596856000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hagen
I am interested in US place names that are named after place names in Norway, or after Norwegian people.

Your message mentions Julie Hagen Kolstad.

I understand that Hagan, MN is named after N.K. Hagen.
I am trying to find out whether he or his ancestors came from Norway. Hagen is a quite common Norwegian surname.

Any information is of interest.

Greetings from Norway,
Hallvard Slettebo


Ruthanne Henderson (View posts)
Posted: 1027493696000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lyseng, Kolstad, Hendrickson, Knudson
Do you have information about the Lysengs / Kolstads? My g. grandmother was Marit Eriksdatter (Kolstad) and her husband was Knut Engebretsen (Lyseng). They came from Valders on the ship Hannah Parr in 1868. Do you know the relationship between them and the Kolstads? Was your Kolstad perhaps Marit's brother? Did they also come on the Hannah Parr? Do you have other info. about the Lysengs? My grandmother was Mathea Lyseng, youngest daughter of Knut and Marit. She married Henrik Hendrickson. I am looking for pieces of information to fill in many gaps.
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