|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1810|
Telemark fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1890|
Born Karen Gurine Olsdatter at the Hesthagen farm, she was the mother of at least twelve children. She and her husband and their younger children came to America circa 1856.
Her parents were Ole Andersen and Aavedt Sondresdatter. Her name in Norway was Karen Gurine Olsdatter Hesthagen.
She married Peder 27th July, 1886 in Norway.
In America,the census records her name as Caroline Anderson and it is also noted on her burial stone.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is to late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find the spot,
And come to visit you.
Peder Anderson (1802 - 1886)*
Karen Dorthea Pedersdatter Amordokken (1830 - 1852)*
Aavedt Kristine Pedersdatter Johnson (1833 - 1907)*
Andrew Peterson (1835 - 1916)*
Ole Peterson (1838 - 1920)*
Anna Kirstine Pederson Halverson (1849 - 1930)*
Karen Dorthea Pedersdatter Baland (1851 - 1891)*
Holvor Peterson (1857 - 1934)*
Saint Olafs Cemetery
Maintained by: Aavedt
Originally Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
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