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SCAMFER in Washburn

SCAMFER in Washburn

Posted: 1021594924000
Classification: Query
I am researching Gulbrand and Severine HANSON from Biri, Norway who settled in Sand Creek, WI. One of their daughters, Martha HANSON, married Thomas SCAMFER and moved to Washburn in 1892. They had several children: Mabel, Grover, Arthur, Clara (Brown), Ingwald, Seena (White), Isabell (Palm), Engval and Reuben.

I have some info on these families, but would love to exchange more.

Re: SCAMFER in Washburn

PR (View posts)
Posted: 1022160317000
Classification: Query
1865 Norwegian census for Biri, Oppland, Norway

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Eric (View posts)
Posted: 1063766943000
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Engval was my grandpa - what would you like to know?

Re: SCAMFER in Washburn

Posted: 1364069517000
Classification: Query
Wow - I hope you check in with this board more often than I do....

I'm still researching the Hanson family - Scamfer in your case (Thomas Scamfer married my GGreat Aunt Martha Hanson.

I'd love to have any information on descendants of this couple. I'm willing to share any other Hanson info you may want.

Photos would be great too - I have several of Julia, Hans and Sena Hanson, but none of Martha.

Re: SCAMFER in Washburn

Posted: 1364133216000
Classification: Query
Gudbrand Hansen and Severine Haldorsdatter were married in Biri parish, Oppland, on 10 Apr 1864.

They left for America with their children on 10 May 1882

Here they are in the 1865 census, living at the farm "Lundvolden mittre":

Their first three children were born at the farm "Sigstad", in Biri:

Hanna Marie, 1 Nov 1866
Martha, 4 Oct 1868
Hans, 30 Mar 1871

I haven't looked to verify further dates.

Leaving Biri

Posted: 1364133718000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1364134600000
10 May 1882

#20 - Gudbrand Hansen
#21 - Syverine Haldorsdatter
#22 - Hanna, born 1 Nov 1866
#23 - Marthe, born 4 Oct 1868
#24 - Hans, born 30 Mar 1871
#25 - Olava, born 3 Mar 1874
#26 - Julie, born 19 Jul 1876 (this date is entered strange)
#27 - Gudbrand, born 6 Oct 1878
#28 - Sina, born 5 Jan 1882

The marriage date of 10 Apr 1864 is listed for Gudbrand and Syverine (Severine).

Bottom of right page:

Kildeinformasjon: Oppland fylke, Biri, Ministerialbok nr. 6 (1877-1886), Utflyttede 1882, side 376.
Permanent sidelenke:

They boarded the ship "Angelo" in Kristiania (Oslo) on 12 May 1882, with the final destination of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Angelo only went to England. There, they would travel to Liverpool to board a ship for America.

Re: Leaving Biri

Posted: 1364134453000
Classification: Query
Wow, thank you so much Brian!

I take it that Gudbrand was "anglicized" to Gustaf
My Great Grandma Julia Hanson's birthday was Aug 15, 1876 -- can you interpret the date differently?

I have done hands-on research for the German half of my ancestry, but the Norwegian half was pretty much handed to me. I've never even visited the Norwegian research facility here in Madison, WI, so I appreciate the links to the original documents.

How do you fit into the family?

Here's me:

Julia Hanson & Francis Johnson
--- Mildred Johnson & Milliard Gubberud (he ran off - she kept her maiden name)
------ Sidney Johnson & Carolyn Otto
---------Eric Johnson

Re: Leaving Biri

Posted: 1364134956000
Classification: Query

I am not related to the family. I just enjoy helping people with their Norwegian research.

The birth date listed for Julie says "19/767" which would be "19 July 1867". This is obviously not correct - the way it is entered there is no way to tell what was meant. There seem to be several years of missing records in Biri. The births for 1876 are not listed, so I can't check the original records to see the correct date of birth.

You are correct about Gudbrand using the name "Gustav".

Re: Leaving Biri

Posted: 1364135119000
Classification: Query
Looking again at the birth date, it could be a 15 just as easily as a 19. The way it looks, the scribe possibly first entered "15/76", forgetting the month - then added the "7" afterwards, which would mean July. I wouldn't change the date of birth you have, this record seems a little odd.

Re: Leaving Biri

Posted: 1364135681000
Classification: Query
Birth #12
Born 5 Jan 1882

Kildeinformasjon: Oppland fylke, Biri, Ministerialbok nr. 6 (1877-1886), Fødte og døpte 1882, side 71.
Permanent sidelenke:

Sina was also born at Sigstad, so I think it is safe to assume that ALL children were born there.
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