Born in Norway. Came to America about 1863 with husband Lewis O. Harris; sons Ole (b 1864) and Torger (b 1865) were born in Wisconsin and daughter Catherina was born in June 1869. None of the children survived to adulthood. Her husband and all 3 children died before 1879. Second wife of Arne Glorvigen; married 29 Nov 1879 in Adams County, Wisconsin. She became the stepmother of Olive, Arnt, Olea, and Emma. Their marriage was blessed by 5 children, including Hanna and Mary. After Arne's death, Kirstie lived her remaining years on the family farm with stepson Arnt and stepdaughter Emma.