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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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Messages left for Espa (109)[Leave Message]
Margie DeLay
RE: Hi Espa
Thank you!
Added by Margie DeLay on Aug 21, 2017 8:37 PM
Margie DeLay
RE: Hi Espa
Thank you!
Added by Margie DeLay on Aug 21, 2017 8:37 PM
Margie DeLay
Hi Espa
Do you have any infomation or picture of headstone. For
Han Hanson Ronningen
Born 7 June 1844 Died 21 Oct 1890 Old Sodory Graveyard
Also gift med
Anne Hansdotter Berget
Born 29 Aug 1847 died 8 Oct 1891

Added by Margie DeLay on Aug 21, 2017 5:52 AM
RE: Augustus, Anna, and Matilda Alexson
Hi there, nice to hear from you. I can give you a lot of info about Johanna, who was my Great Grandmother, Anna was my Grandmother and Matilda was my Mother's Aunt. Their Father was Per Alexson (originally ERICSON, but changed by US INS at Ellis Island when they arrived from Sweden ("Too many Ericsons today..." so the story goes!) Per was her 1st Husband. He died and the remarried to Peter McClaine, they had a bunch of kids as well. Are you on If you email me at I can give you access to my tree, I have been working on it a lot the past few months, there are many more photos and other records there. It's also easier to communicate via email than here.
I recently was contacted by a 2nd Cousin, Debbie Kellis ( who comes from the MLook forward to hearing from you,

Don Feltham aka Donjerue
Added by Donjerue on Feb 21, 2017 9:37 PM
Arthur Osterberg
I found the info online...
Added by ctolof on Nov 07, 2016 5:05 PM
RE: Tillie Overlee
Sorry, but this happens with Find A GRave memorials sometimes. It is just a "glitch."
Added by S PRICE Nance on Oct 27, 2016 3:44 PM
Tillie Overlee
I am sorry but the bio cannot be moved for this memorial. Sometimes in the older submissions, the computer would copy a memorial this way. There is nothing I can do to move the bio information up higher. I went an also put more space between the obit, but it still does not move the information below.
Added by S PRICE Nance on Oct 27, 2016 3:32 PM
Maureen S
RE: Hilma Josephine Brown Carlson (130909415)
Thank you for the links to her parents! I can now try to find more census reports for her.
Added by Maureen S on Jan 06, 2016 7:40 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Magnus and Marie Strobeck
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Oct 22, 2015 7:42 PM
Links and edits made. Thanks so much for sending the additional information and for posting the photographs you have of them on their memorials. Transferred both memorials to you--good luck with your research!
Added by paths2present on Oct 01, 2015 11:52 AM
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