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Posted: 1353807351000
Classification: Query
I am looking for Josephine Christine Korum - born 4/8/1886 in Sweden. Died in Jamestown, but her father and mother was John Korum and Johanne Sletto. born in Norway

Can you help ??

Re: Help a friend

Posted: 1353818101000
Classification: Query
There were Norway born 'Korum' persons in Minnesota according to the censuses you can search at

One of those is a 1886 Minnesota born 'Josie Korum' who was the daughter of Johannes Korum from Norway (he also appears in the US censuses).

Your information of Sweden comes from where? and which Jamestown are you referring to? (there are many Jamestowns in many different US states)

Re: Help a friend

Posted: 1353827123000
Classification: Query
they are telling me that they think that they had a child in Sweden before they came to the USA ,

Can you fine out about John Korum and Johanne Sletto , the family came from Norway Josephine Christine Korum - born 4/8/1886 so the mom and dad around 1860 Rakkestad, Norway

Re: Help a friend

Posted: 1353829376000
Classification: Query
According to the 1865 census for Rakkestad, Østfold, there was a "Johan Pedersen", 4 years old (born ca. 1861) living at the farm, "Korum vestre":

There was also a "Johan Olsen", 7 years old, living at the farm "Korum østre":

Re: Help a friend

Posted: 1353831180000
Classification: Query
Thank you , do you think you can fine out more about the mom Johanne Sletto

Re: Help a friend

Posted: 1353833823000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1353837320000
Possibly... I'll try.

The Johan Olsen Korum can be scratched from the list.....

He left Rakkestad for America on 14 May 1881.

Johan Olsen Korum
Born 25 Mar 1859
not married

Kildeinformasjon: Østfold fylke, Os i Rakkestad, Ministerialbok nr. III 1 (1878-1905), Utflyttede 1880-1883, side 213.
Permanent sidelenke:

He ended up in Otter Tail county, Minnesota.

Johan Pedersen Korum

Posted: 1353835498000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1353835955000
This leaves us "Johan Pedersen" to look at. Here is his birth record:

Born 24 Jun 1862 at Korum, Rakkestad, Østfold
Father: Peder Olsen Korum holtet
Mother: Anne Sofie Andersdatter

Kildeinformasjon: Østfold fylke, Rakkestad, Ministerialbok nr. 11 (1862-1877), Fødte og døpte 1862, side 13.
Permanent sidelenke:

Korum holtet is another of the 4 parcels of the farm "Korum".

This Johan Pedersen Korum left Rakkestad on 14 Feb 1886,
I don't know why it says 19 May 1882 in the first column, but it does say his attest to leave was dated 14 Feb 1886.
His destination is "Borge", or similar - I am not sure of the spelling. He does not appear to be married at this time. The date of birth on this record (24 Jun 1862) does match his birth entry, so I do assume this is him.

Right page

Kildeinformasjon: Østfold fylke, Os i Rakkestad, Ministerialbok nr. III 1 (1878-1905), Utflyttede 1883-1888, side 214.
Permanent sidelenke:

Borge is a parish near Rakkestad.

Whether or not this is the correct "John Korum" still remains to be proved.

Here he is (bottom of page, between 5 and 6) arriving in Borge. I assume he moved there once in 1882, and was returning again in 1886.

Kildeinformasjon: Østfold fylke, Borge i Borge, Ministerialbok nr. I 7 (1875-1886), Inn- og utflyttede 1886, side 375.
Permanent sidelenke:

Re: Johan Pedersen Korum

Posted: 1353837424000
Classification: Query
We really can't continue trying to help without answers to the questions posed by "thoraway" in his message.

Re: Johan Pedersen Korum

Posted: 1353838671000
Classification: Query
The 1885 census for Moe, Douglas county, Minnesota shows Arne and Karen Korum with their childen. This is intertesting as there is a family "Erick and Martha Sletto" on the same census page.

I believe the Josie Korum (born 1886) that thoraway found was living in Douglas county in the 1900 census, but not with her parents.

Re: Johan Pedersen Korum

Posted: 1353843824000
Classification: Query
Thank you for all your help , I sure my friend will
be very happy
Thank you again
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