Message from Roald Petter Aarbekk

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
Muriel and June in Norway (about 1985)

Also see the family tree information here:
Familieslektsbok Ole og Mette

American 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
2. Emerentse Olsdtr. born 1871 (his wife)
3. Olga born 1891 (their daughter)
4. Lars Olai Olsen born 1863 (Emerents brother)
5. Karoline Gregussen born 1863 (his wife)
6. Olaf born 1884 (their son)
7. Kristian (Chris) born 1885 (their son)
8. Daniel born 1889 (their son)
9. Lind born 1890 (their son)
10. Joakim Olsen born 1873 (Lars / Emerents’s brother)

The Digitalworks Emigrant Register shows that the company travels from Trondheim
May 25, 1892 with Dominolin’s ship DS “Domino”.

Petter, Emerentse and Olga are now written with the surname Harvig and travel from
Sandtorg with destination Quebec.

Petters and Emerents tickets are paid in America (Emerentse has 2 brothers and a sister in North Dakota who came there 5 years ago) Olga’s ticket is bought in Trondheim.

These emigrated in 1887: Mikal Peder Olsen, Theodor Olsen Dragland, Nikoline Olsen

Almost a year later on May 11, 1893, their son Lars was born in the Goose River,
Hatton, North Dakota. Made in America you can say….

Emerense, or especially Petter, enjoyed his stay in N-Dakota and moved home to Norway again (unknown when, but Jan. 8, 1895 became their next child. Anna was born in Hårvik, Lødingen)

Lars and Karoline Olsen with 4 children use the surname Dragland. Travel from
Lødingen with destination Northwood, Dakota. They pay their tickets in

Little brother Joakim with surname Olsen in his ticket in Trondheim.
Well in the United States, he takes the name John Dragland and dies unmarried in Seattle in 1927.

The company of 10 people was 11 when they arrived. There was none
blind passages but it was Karoline who gave birth to a child in the middle of the Atlantic
The child was therefore named Emil Atlanteen Dragland.

Lars and Karoline eventually got 7 children, born in North Dakota.

Emerentse and Petter had the children Olga, Lars born in North Dakota, after returning to Norway, they had the children Anna, Einar, Gunvor, Hartløv, Ole, Herdis and my mother Kristofa.

Chris and Ansoph had 10 children

The American crisis must have been something like this:
Tjeldsund – Trondheim with local boat.
From Trondheim 26.5.1892 S / S DOMINO
Route: Trondheim-Kristiansund-Ålesund-Hull
Trains from Hull to Liverpool
From Liverpool 10.6.1892 S / S DOMINON
Arrival Quebec 21.6.1892 | Montreal
Montreal – North Dakota took ??

Roald Petter Aarbekk | tel.92098002 | |
Tjeldsundveien 761 | 9430 SANDTORG | 8.2018

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