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Espa (#47356725)
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Bio Photo I maintain memorials mostly for relatives, plus a few others.

After mentioning places in bios, I sometimes add decimal coordinates in parentheses, like this (61.74739 9.26042). These coordinates can be pasted into many geographic web sites to see the location (,, Google earth, but unfortunately the excellent Norwegian map site doesn't accept decimal coordinates). Different sites don't quite agree on locations, so I go by Acme mapper.

I have two virtual cemeteries of people from the Fron parishes (Nord-Fron and Sør-Fron), Oppland County, Norway, in the historical region of Gudbrandsdalen, who are buried in the US. One has information added from the Fron church records and the other has no info added. Fron church records go back to 1799. People in Norway transcribed the Fron church records from 1799 through 1900 into a series of Excel files. These files are my source of the information. If you know of a person from Fron, you may ask me for a look-up.

Another of my projects is doing look-ups in "Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota" (Chicago, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1904).
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Bob DeWitt
John Stenerson
I am looking for help in finding the birthplace of John G. Stenerson who I believe was born 12/30/1867 in Norway in the Oppland region. From my records, his parents were John Stenerson and Torgarda Vilhelmine Mary Melby. But in looking at your documentation for Kari Stenersdatter, I am confused as to possible relationships.
I have identified Gunder as a brother to John, but not Thor. Also not Kari as a sister.
Do you have any insight as to my great grandfather's ancestry or birthplace?


Bob DeWitt
Added by Bob DeWitt on Mar 03, 2015 1:20 PM
RE: John and Anna Myhre
I can transfer if you're interested in doing the maintenance. I'm not related. It's not unusual for immigrants to have different birth dates on later records. Maybe they're leaving challenges and puzzles for us.
Added by jhintz on Feb 14, 2015 12:42 PM
T Burt
Douglas James Balgaard (37327196)
I noticed the headstone in TX too and was confused by it. I agree that this must be Kelly's father. Thanks. ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Feb 12, 2015 1:43 PM
RE: Anna Myhre
I don't have any additional information at this time for either John or Anna. I don't see them in the Minnesota death index either, so they may have lived elsewhere - possibly they had relatives in northern Iowa. An obituary search may turn up some information, but I haven't done that.
Added by jhintz on Feb 10, 2015 4:16 PM
RE: Mari Fosse
As Mari's great grand daughter, I would like to have her memorial.
Added by TJBB on Dec 06, 2014 1:18 AM
d lester
Older Sodorp Cemetery in Norway
I tried to cut and paste. It didn't
work for me. Please email me. Thanks
Added by d lester on Nov 08, 2014 12:10 PM
d lester
Older Sodorp Cemetery in Norway
Thanks for the additional info. Please
feel free to have me add more info, edit,
etc. I need to talk to my Family to get
copies of their pictures too. Looks good.
Great Job!
Added by d lester on Nov 07, 2014 12:57 AM
d lester
Older Sodorp Cemetery in Norway
I did look at the Cemetery. It appears that I
can add your additional info. I would be
pleased to add your info. Our Relatives
are buried there. Thanks again. Please email what you want added and I would be happy to add what I can.
Added by d lester on Nov 06, 2014 12:43 AM
d lester
Older Sodorp Cemetery in Norway
I will do whatever is needed to assist if you can walk me through it. Let me know. Thanks for
doing all this great research!. My Dad and
brother took pictures of the cemetery when
they were there in 2011, but I am very pleased
with the one you added. I didn't have my family's copies yet. I wish they could have found our Family's Gravemarkers when they were there. They had either been broken or they didn't have one.
We have more relatives there too. Please email me.
Thanks again.
Added by d lester on Nov 06, 2014 12:27 AM
d lester
Older Sodorp Cemetery in Norway
Thanks so much for posting that
Beautiful picture of the Older Sodorp
Church for the cemetery site.
Added by d lester on Nov 04, 2014 7:19 PM
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