William Alexius Kjellmann (1861 - 1940)

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Birthplace: Talvik, Norway
Death: Died in California, USA
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About William Alexius Kjellmann

William emigrated from Talvik in Norway to Madison in Wisconsin in USA 1883.

Fishtrader or timberlogger in Madison.

1894 traveled to Alta in Norway to collect sami for reindeertraining in Alaska.

Widover in 1920 and living in Los Angeles in California.

Postkjøring med rein http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_delivery_by_animal

Rein og samer i Alaska http://www.sjamanensrike.no/andepersoner.htm

Alaska sami http://www.baiki.org/content/alaskachron/1890.htm

Samer, rein og gull i Alaska http://www.sjamanensrike.no/andehist.htm

Samer til Alaska 1894 http://polarlitteratur.com/samer.htm

Norske gullgravere i Alaska, liste http://www.holum.net/gen/golddiggers.htm

Norske samer i Alaska http://wap.nrk.no/m/article.jsp?art_id=17440403

Norway Heritage http://www.norwayheritage.com/emigration-records.htm

S/S "Manitoban" http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=manit

The Manitoban expedition http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00613F83D5C11738DDDA10A94DA405B8885F0D3

William Kjellmann https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Awilliam~%20%2Bsurname%3Akjellmann~

See the book: "Redningsmenn og lykkejegere , norske pionerer i Alaska" av Roy Andersen, Aschehoug forlag, 2011, ISBN978-82-03-29194-4.

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William Alexius Kjellmann's Timeline

1861
July 17, 1861
Norway
1891
1891
Age 29
Norway
1894
February, 1894
Age 32
Finnmark, Norway

reiste over til Norge og Finnmark for å overtale samiske familier til å emigrere til Alaska på 3-årskontrakter med lønn og gratis kost og losji for å lære inupiatene reindrift helt fra grunnen av.
på bildet:
1. S. J. Kemi, 2. fru Kemi, 3. M. J. Näkkälä, 4. fru Tornensis, 5. M. A. Eira, 6. fru Näkkälä, 7. W. A. Kjellmann, 8. S. Eira jr., 9. P. A. Rist, 10. fru Eira, 11. J. S. Tornensis, 12. fru Somby, 13. A. L. Somby.

1895
1895
Age 33
Michigan, USA
1899
1899
Age 37
Mt Horeb, WI, USA

...in 1857, Elwood Haynes was born in Portland, Indiana. A trained engineer and chemist, he built an automobile in 1894 and drove it through Kokomo on Independence Day. (The car is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution as the oldest extant American automobile.) He partnered with brothers Elmer and Edward Apperson to build Haynes-Apperson Automobiles in Kokomo, one of many brands of automobiles that were built in Indiana's pioneer automobile industry. A Hayes-Apperson was purchased by William Kjellman of Mount Horeb, Wisonsin in 1899, the first automobile sold in Wisconsin.

1940
April 27, 1940
Age 78
California, USA
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