Ephemera

A True Victorian Story – from Hornindal to Hollywood? – Part V

Did you see the picture of my great-great-grandparents yesterday? My great-grandmother's other brother, Peder, also emigrated. His full name was Peder Andreas Knutson Seljeset (1876-1967) and he emigrated in 1895. This is the picture he sent home from Duluth, Minnesota: At some point he moved on and settled for good in Canada. According to my… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – from Hornindal to Hollywood? – Part V

Ephemera · Norwegian

A True Victorian Story – With a Canadian Twist – Part IV

My great grandmother Helga, born 1879 (whom you saw in the previous post with the traditional Norwegian wedding costume, crown and all) was born on one of the nearby farms called Seljeset. She had a sister Oline (born 1884) and two brothers Peder (born 1876) and Ivar (born 1886). Both her brothers emigrated.  This is… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – With a Canadian Twist – Part IV

Ephemera · Norwegian

A True Victorian Story – Part III

Meet my great-grandparents Nils Olsen Bakke and Helga Oline Severine Bakke (born Seljeset) from Hornindal, Norway: My great-grandfather Nils was born in 1872 and lived until 1954. My great-grandmother Helga was born in 1879 and lived until 1966, almost long enough for me to meet her (I was born in 1970). They were married in… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – Part III