A little American history

Roald and May in ND 2019

A little American history. (From Roald Petter Aarbekk in Norway) Written on March 27, 2020 Bertheus Olson traveled to America in 1887 with his brother and sister. Two years later he got his wife Anna and daughter Signe Kristine over to America. Bertheus was a good and hard working family father, my mother Kristofa used…

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Travel from Norway in 1892


The following was provided by Roald Petter Aarbekk America Travel 1892 In the church book for Hol / Tjeldsund in Lødingen, Norway one can read that one company of 10 people take out certificate of relocation to North Dakota in the United States May 20, 1892. The people are: 1. Petter Jentoft Larsen born 1865…

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Message from Roald Petter Aarbekk

Muriel and June in Norway

Hi Melands family. Here is my grandmother’s American history in 1892 and pictures from visiting about 1985. My wife and I now travel to North Dakota in July to see my family’s emigration site 127 years ago. Muriel and June in Norway (about 1985) Also see the family tree information here: Familieslektsbok Ole og Mette…

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Fun day at Long Lake in MN

Paul Zachary Britney Michaela McKenzie Brady

We had a fun day at Long Lake near Vergus, MN at Scott and Cindy’s Lake Cabin. Mitch, Britney, and Zachary were visiting from AZ. Reuben and Aldene, Jeff and Susan and Paul, and Jerry and Kay Flom were also there along with Scott, Cindy, Michaela, McKenzie, and Brady Meland…

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MN All State Jazz Band MMEA in Mpls Feb 15, 2013

paul meland MN All State Jazz 2013

Susan, Paul, and I (Jeff) went to Minneapolis on this weekend in February 2013. Paul was in the Minnesota All State Jazz Ensemble for 2012-2013. This was the performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference at the convention center. We had a lot of fun that weekend. We walked for miles through the skyways…

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