|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1813|
Hordaland fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1886|
Engel was born in Norway across the Samnanger fiord to the northwest of Rosvold at a small farm named Øvredal. His parents were Hans Hanssen Eikeland (1771 - 1853) and Jorna Johannesdatter (1780 - 1856.) Engel married Cecilia Marie Larsdotter Sædahl (1819 - 1900)in Os,Norway on July 2, 1846 and then moved his family to the Rosvold farm in 1848. Per patronymic naming conventions, he took on the last name of "Rosvold" and by the same naming convention, his seven children took on the middle name of "Engelsen / Engelsdotter (Engel + sen or dotter.") The family lived on the Rosvold farm until they immigrated to America in 1860 along with one step-son named Nils Olai Johnson discussed below. The Rosvold emigration was documented in the Fusa Parish Register, and can be found on-line in the Norway Migration Records (1855 - 1879.) See URL below.
Note: It is not sure where the Rosvold's emigrated from, but it was probably Bergen. Their overseas docking port was probably Quebec, Quebec, Canada where a lot of Western European immigrants came in.
The Rosvold family settled in Glenwood Township in Decorah County, Iowa, where two more children were born. Engel was a farmer and they were members of the Norwegian Methodist Church. Engel became a naturalized citizen in 1868. Engel died in 1886 at the age of 72.
Engel, Cecilia and their Norwegian children were referred to by several names. The first seven names below are the children's migration names, but you will find then under their Americanized names of Rosvold and Hanson on Ancestry, FamilySearch, and other databases.
1. Johan Engelsen born 4 January 1848 on Rosvold farm.
2. Hans Michael Engelsen born 1 April 1849 on Rosvold farm.
3. Lars Johan Engelsen born 2 March 1851 on Rosvold farm.
4. Georgine Cornelia Engelsdotter born 14 July 1852 on Rosvold farm.
5. Anna Helene Engelsdotter born 21 February 1854 on Rosvold farm.
6. Gerhard Parelius Engelsen born on 22 February 1856 on Rosvold farm.
7. Engeline Dorthea Engelsdotter born on 11 March 1858 on Rosvold farm.
8. Engeline Dora Rosvold born 1862 in Iowa, USA.
9. Christian Rosvold born 1864 in Iowa, USA.
Numbers 6,7,8 on pages 477/478
Note: Cecilia had a child named Nils Olai Johnsen, born 29 January 1844 on Rosvold, Fusa, Hordaland, Norway. The father was John Nilsson who she married in 1843 and unfortunately he drowned in 1846. Nils became the step-son of Hans after Hans married Cecilia in 1846.
Cecilia Marie Larsdotter Sædahl Rosvold (1819 - 1900)*
Hans Mikal Engelson Rosvold (1849 - 1919)*
Louis Engelson Rosvold (1851 - 1907)*
Julia Rosvold Sands (1852 - 1928)*
Engelina Dortea Rosvold (1858 - 1862)*
Engelina Dorthea Rosvold Dahlen (1862 - 1944)*
Note: Per Winneshiek County Death Record - Engel died in Bloomfield Township. This city is not part of the drop down menu.
Scandinavian Methodist-Episcopal Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Nancy Stout
Record added: Jun 21, 2013
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