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Steve Cumins (#47016161)
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Garner Carlson
We want to thank you for the transfer of Patti's Mom. We appreciate it so much. We Will take good care of her.
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Sep 19, 2014 5:26 PM
Gary Allen Bauer
Thanks for the heads up, I hit the wrong key death year was 1993.
Added by DMD on Sep 13, 2014 5:55 PM
Olaf O. Storaasli
Info on Birgit Tallefsdtr Jørdet & Tjøstov?
I just added info on Ole Knutson Storaasli (1805) on find a grave.
However, I have no idea where his wife, Birgit Tallefsdtr Jørdet (born June 19, 1821 (married June 20 1843) is buried. Also, his older
brother Tjøstov (born Sept 1, 1801) emigrated in 1855 to America, 6 yeats before Ole & Birgit) but we have no record where he lived or is buried. Does anyone know such info. If so, contact Wikipedia: Storaasli Here's more background:
While tidying up & discarding files, I found this letter
(among old income tax forms) from Bob Bergland,
Jimmy Carter's Secretary of Agriculture (from Minnesota).

(letter from Bob Bergland, also with Storaasli roots)

Here's more about "our relative", Bob Bergland:

When Kathy, Marie, Karl, Barbara & I visited the Storaasli farm*
in 2013, we looked east (to Skafså) out their large picture window.
We saw the Bergland farm on the ridge (on right). Our host said
he grew up with the Bergland boys & spent a lot of time there.

Our family is more Bergland (12y) than Storaasli(6y):

Olaf Knutson(b. 12.26.1805), lived on Nordtvetten 38 years, with
brothers Tjøstov(9.1.1801), Gunnar(8.10.1809) & sisters.

1. Olaf m. Birgit(6.20.1843), lived on Bergland 12 yrs & begat my
GG Tallef(10.3.1846), Ingeborg(1849), Anne(1852) & Knud(1857).

2. 1855: Tjøstov sold Nedre Storaasli to Olaf who lived there 6 yrs
+Olaf & Gunnar bought Nord(upper) Storaasli farm(1/2 each).

3. 1861: Olaf's family emigrated/lived in Highland Prairie MN for 13 yrs
(Olaf & Gunnar's families sailed together but Gunnar went to Oregon)

4. 1867: Olaf sold Nedre Storaasli, O&G sold "upper" Storaasli

5. 1874 Olaf bought & family moved to farm near Joice, Iowa.
(farm on Rice Lake's south shore (included Storaasli Island)

6. 1893 Oct 22 Olaf died. Gravestone in rural Winnebago Cemetery
near Joice IA farm. See top right at:øk/22.jpg

You're welcome to explore my Sleks bøk at:øk/

* Nedre (lower) Storaasli farm south of road that Olaf Knudson (1905) emigrated from in 1861

Here are other names our ancestors could have selected:

1. Storaasli, the last place (farm) they immigrated from
2. Bergland, they lived there twice as long as they did on Storaasli
3. Nordtvetten, where my GG Tallef & his dad & brothers were born
4. Knutson, our emigrant ancestor, Olaf Knutson(b. 1805) was son of Knut.

History & pronunciation of aa = å

It's fine to use either aa or å in our name, as Norway's 1917 language
reform introduced å and Å (a-ring) in their alphabet to replace aa (double a).
A-ring sounds like "o" in more and is derived from the Old Norse vowel, á.
You'll find more on pronunciation here:

To hear exactly how to pronounce Storaasli (or Storåsli) på Norsk, listen
to Einar Lunde, NRK favorite anchorman pronounce our name at
1min 25sec of my NASA Retirement video: (it counts down to 15 before it begins)

Norway's language reform was controversial and considered unnecessary by
many, but was finally adopted. There were a few cases where two aa's were
used (e.g. aaaa). In 2013, we saw a street with åå that formerly would be aaaa.

The 1917 law required all aa (double a's) to be changed to å, with the exception
of people's names (e.g. Storaasli). By now, most have changed to å in their name
(e.g. Einar Aas became Einar Ås (a EE colleague at NTNU), so our aa in Storaasli
is quite unique. I noticed many Norwegians see our name, and comment: "That's a
real Norwegian name", meaning it goes back to way before 1917.
Added by Olaf O. Storaasli on Aug 29, 2014 1:33 PM
Reidar Sumstad
George Laverne Vedder birthday
Thank you for noticing the incorrect data, I had not looked at this memorial, it was transferred to me. I have updated the birth date. Thanks again!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Jul 09, 2014 10:09 PM
Dault Daniel Hall
Thanks for the update!
Randy O'Guin, ranny 47208269
Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins
Added by ranny on Jul 06, 2014 6:11 AM
Reidar Sumstad
William Harvey and Anna Little Commons
Thank you for creating these 2 memorials and for the quick response to update them, I appreciate it!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Jul 05, 2014 10:57 AM
Thank you Steve,I'll do my best with them.
Added by SDT on Jun 08, 2014 8:20 PM
I can't believe I misspelled that name ! Joseph and Stephania's links are doubled,was that something I did,or a glitch?
SDT (#48294079)
Added by SDT on Jun 08, 2014 3:46 PM
Thanks for the edits Steve.I'm trying to find their other three sons burial places,so far no luck.Surely there must have been a newspaper article when the children died,also not easy to find.The Kolshinsky's lived up on Elk Prarie when the accident happened
Added by SDT on Jun 08, 2014 3:37 PM
Luther Nicholson
Thank you for the transfer Steve !
SDT (#48294079)
Added by SDT on May 28, 2014 10:48 AM
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