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 – with a mystery attached – Part II

I present Lise Olson Bakke to you today: Lise was Ingeborg's older sister, also my grandfathers paternal aunt, born on the Bakke farm (where I'm from) in 1859 in Hornindal, Norway. She emigrated to the US in 1888, and settled on the Reed/Read farm in Ferryville, Wisconsin. This is the picture she sent home to her… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part II

Ephemera · Norwegian

A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part I

I present Ingeborg Olsen Bakke Brynestad to you today: She was my grandfathers paternal aunt, born on the Bakke farm (where I'm from) in 1869 in Hornindal, Norway. She emigrated to the US in 1893, and settled in Minnesota. This is the picture she sent home to her family shortly after, so around 1895.  The… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part I