About Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen
Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1862-1914) aka Salmina Sophia Severine Olesdatter; emigrated in 1884 from Farsund, Norway to New York City, New York, USA (b. March 27, 1862, Braekne farm, Vanse parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. December 18, 1914, Saint Josef's Hospital, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway)
Name: Salmine took the name "Salmine Pedersen" when she emigrated to the United States. Her sister would take the name "Lina Olson" also spelled as "Lena Olson"; and her brother would take the name "Otto Olson" also written as "Ottan Olson", when they emigrated.
Parents: She was the daughter of Ole Mattias Pedersen (1822-1914) and Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-1865). Ole was the son of Peder Andreas Hansen (1790-1849) of Log; and Maren Sophia Olsdatter (1791-1868) of Gullestad. Thea was the daughter of Torsten Christophersen; and Johanne Jacobsdatter. Ole was a baker in Farsund.
Birth: Salmine was born on March 27, 1862. She may have been born on Braekne farm.
Baptism: Salmine was christened on June 08, 1862 in Vanse parish in Farsund under the name "Salmine Sofie Severine Olesdatter".
Siblings: Her siblings include: Peder Mathias Olsen (1848-?); Teodor Johan Olsen (1849-?); Sophia Marie Olsdatter (1852-?); Josette Teresia Olsdatter (1854-?) aka Joletta Theresa Olsdatter; Otto Olson (1858-1921) aka Ottan Olsen, who emigrated to Chicago in Illinois and became a barber and married Hannah E. Hansen (1864-1936) aka Hanne Hansen; and Lena Elaine Olson (1860-1938) aka Hanne Eline Olsdatter, who emigrated to Chicago in Illinois, and married Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930).
Vaccination: She was vaccinated on March 25, 1864 by Dr. Buch. The Vanse churchbook incorrectly lists her vaccination as performed on "April 25, 1864". She was 2 years old at the time.
Death of mother: Thea died around 1865 and Ole raised the seven living children on his own and he never remarried.
Kirkegaden Street, Farsund, Norway: Salmine appeared in the 1865 Norway Census under the name "Salmine Sopie Olsdatter". She was living at 39 and 40 "Kirkegaden" Street in Farsund in the home of her widowed father, Ole. Living just a few doors away at 36 Kirkegaden Street was Ole's brother: Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?), who was also working as a baker.
Confirmation: Salmine was confirmed in the Lutheran Church on October 01, 1876 in Vanse parish. Her name at confirmation was "Salmine Sofie Severine".
Marriage: She married John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) of Sweden, on January 14, 1883 in Oslo, Norway. She was listed as "Salmine Sofie Severine Pedersen" and he was listed as "Johan Edvard Vinblad". John was the son of Anton Julius Winblad I (1828-1901), a schoolteacher; and Elsa Maria Elisabeth Näslund (1829-1907). John had run away from home, rather than train to become a minister in the Lutheran Church. He became a ship's mate, and his travels eventually brought him to Farsund, Norway.
Emigration: She appeared to be traveling outside Norway with her father, Ole, on September 04, 1884. She was listed as "Salmine Wemmeland" in the Norwegian Emigrants Register for Kristiansand on this trip, and this may be a phonetic spelling of her married name "Winblad". She was leaving from Kristiansand. She arrived in the United States on May 09, 1894 as "Salimini Vinblad" in New York City. She was aboard the Majestic (1890) arriving from from Liverpool and Queenstown. She was 32 years old.
Children: John and Salmine had the following children: Anton Julius Winblad (1886-1975) aka Anthony Winblad, who married Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) and after her death married Marguerite Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1891-1972) aka Marge Van Rensselaer Schuyler; Theodora Winblad (1888) who died as an infant; Mary Winblad (1889) who died as an infant; Otto Edward Winblad (1892) who died as an infant; Marie Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) aka Mae Winblad, who married Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968); John Edward Winblad II (1897-1899) aka Eddie Winblad, who died as a youth from pertussis; and Otto Perry Winblad (1902-1977) who was born in New Jersey and married Helen Louise Hollenbach (1905-1928), and after her death married Leah Maria Way (1901-1986).
Manhattan, New York: In 1886 the family was living at 540 Canal Street in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City. On April 27, 1894 Salmine, and her son Anton, were returning from Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway and they were listed in the Norwegian Emigrants Index as "Vinblad".
Jersey City, New Jersey: Around 1898 they had a custom house built in Jersey City, New Jersey and they moved there to be in a more countrified setting. During the 1900 Census they were living at 437 Wayne Street in Jersey City in their new house.
Norway Trip: On August 02, 1901 John Winblad was in Kristiansand, Norway returning to the United States. It is not known if Salmine was with him. John's father died on October 30, 1901.
Isle of Pines, Cuba: In 1910 John and Salmine moved the family to the Santa Barbara area of the Isle of Pines in Cuba. They may have bought a citrus plantation. On April 03, 1910 the family appeared on the census in Jersey City without Anton. On April 17, 1910 Salmine's son, Anton Julius Winblad, married Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) on Long Island. The family oral tradition was that they met in Cuba. On June 24, 1910 the house in Jersey City was sold. The family's many trips returning from Cuba and Norway are recorded in the passenger lists for New York harbor and several trips are recorded in the Norway passenger lists. Salmine returned to New York City from Cuba, alone, on August 08, 1911. John and Salmine's children Maria and Otto spent about a year and a half in Cuba and returned to Jersey City, New Jersey on March 26, 1912. Anton became the postmaster for Santa Barbara around 1914.
Daughter's wedding: John and Salmine returned to New Jersey to attend Maria's wedding to Arthur Freudenberg on February 28, 1914.
Trip to Norway: Salmine and Johan, and their son, Otto Winblad, went to Farsund in 1914. Salmine's sister, Lena Olson, joined them that year in Norway. They most likely went for the death of Salmine's father.
Death of father: Her father, Ole Mathias Pedersen, died on August 24, 1914. He was 92 years old.
Death of husband: John Winblad, her husband, died on September 24, 1914 in Klugeland. He died of "cancer" just one month (31 days) after the death of his father-in-law. Lena Olson, Salmine's sister, returned to the US from Norway on September 30, 1914, just six days after John's death.
Death: Salmine died of a heart attack on December 18, 1914, just 11 weeks after her husband died of cancer. She died at Saint Josef's Hospital, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway.
Burial: Salmine was buried on December 22, 1914 in the Vanse Church Cemetery in Farsund. She was buried with her husband. Their tombstones have not been located yet, and may have been recycled.
Otto Winblad: Otto Winblad, now parentless returned to the United States on July 06, 1915 from Norway. On that same day, Otto's brother Anton, and Anton's wife Eva, returned from Cuba to meet Otto Winblad in New York City. Otto was the only passenger on the ship.
Other relatives in the United States: Salmine had several cousins that came over from Farsund. The first was: Jakob E. Willumsen (1853-1928). Jakob was the son of Oleana Andrea Pedersdatter (1819-1912) and he settled in Minnesota. Oleana was the sister of her father. The second was: Inga Pedersen (1885-1927) who married Emil Schneider (1884-1955) and lived in Jersey City, New Jersey. Inga was the daughter of Peder Pedersen (1831-?), who was the brother of her father, Ole Pedersen. Inga's sister, Matilda Sophia Pedersen, came over with her two children: Clara Schultz; and Sigrid Andreassen. The three of them lived with Inga in Jersey City.
Relationship: Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1862-1914) was the great-grandmother of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Source: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 24, 2003.
Update: Updated on January 20, 2011 by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) with the exact date of her arrival in the United States from a ship manifest indexed at Familysearch.