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Nvra-Erickson: A Sigdal Family traces the social history of a Norwegian family back to the 1600's and Nvra, the original family farm located in the Sigdal Valley of Norway. It follows the descendants that emigrated to America as well as those who remained in Norway. Features of the book include: Hardcover with full color dust jacket, coffee table size (app. 9"x10.5"x2") 608 pages, app. 200 original photos from Norway and the U.S. of ancestors, the homes, farms and possessions. Reproductions of documents and never-before-published letters from the 1860's to early 1900's (all translated into English). Table of Content, Prologue, Dedication, nine Chapters, six Appendices, Postscript, Acknowledgments, Bibliography and is fully indexed. Maps of Norway and the Sigdal Valley of Norway showing locations of family farms as well as maps showing points of U.S. settlement by migrs. Explanations of genealogical terminology, weights and measurements in old Norway and Norwegian currency.
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Lovingly researched and written by Rolf Erickson and Audrey Berner-White, Nvra-Erickson: A Sigdal Family traces the dramatic social history of a Norwegian family back to Nvra, the original family farm located in the Sigdal Valley of Norway. Beginning with the earliest known ancestors, Jon Jonson Lvnes and Guri Jrgens-datter, learn how the farm and family progressed through the early generations. Follow sixth generation members Ingeborg Nvra and Erick Olsen as they immigrate to America in 1867 to eventually settle in Lessor Township, Shawano County, Wis-consin. Included are numerous translated letters to and from Norway between Erick and his family and friends. John Nvra, Ingeborg Olsen's oldest brother, and his family immigrate to America in 1861 and settle in Mendota, Minnesota. Back in Norway, Nvra, the family farm, is later taken over by another of Ingeborg's brothers, Torger Nvra, and is passed down through the generations to the present. Ingeborg's sister, Helene Nvra, her husband, Thor Thortensen and their family immigrated to America in 1873 and eventually settled in Shawano County, Wisconsin. Meet the Bergan, Jahren, Klgstad, Nss, degaarden, Strm, Swanby and Snju families, plus many more.About the Author:
Rolf H. Erickson is a tenth generation descendant of the earliest known ancestors of the Nvra/Erickson family. A skilled and prolific writer, Rolf made numerous contributions to literature in the fields of library history and biography, genealogy and Norwegian-American history. He co-edited three books and authored over three dozen articles, the most recent of which focused on Norwegian-American art and music in Chicago. Audrey Berner-White, also a tenth generation descendant of the Nvra/Erickson family, shared Rolf's passion for family history. Audrey's course work in genealogy and experience in courthouse research led her to co-author the White family history and provided the foundation of statistical data.
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Book Description Michael Freidel. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0965499804I5N00