Jacob Jacobson Foss - Jacob Foss needs help from Norway.

Started by Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c) on Tuesday, October 9, 2012


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10/9/2012 at 6:55 PM

Martin Severin Eriksen, Remi Trygve Pedersen, and anyone else that can assist. I'm unable to get any further back on this tree that I started on
Joseph Jacob Foss, Medal of Honor. I'm hitting a brick wall when I get to ancestors that immigrated from Norway.

He is an american Medal of Honor recipient.

As seen in Snopes, he is an interesting person. Worth getting connected to the big tree, if possible http://www.snopes.com/military/medal.asp

Any help would be appreciated.

10/9/2012 at 7:17 PM
10/9/2012 at 7:51 PM

this one,migth be the same as Eline :
Eline Johanne Olausdatter Dybevaag

found Eline`s brith record,but not one for Helene.

10/9/2012 at 9:37 PM

Thank you, Martin!!
Should we merge Eline and Helene as one?

10/10/2012 at 7:13 AM

went thru the books,and found only Helene and Else.
and no Eline inbetwine.
so Helene and Eline,seems wery much to be one and the same.
she might have changed the name,on that side of the pond.
so merge them,but have both names there :-)

10/10/2012 at 7:39 PM

Thanks, Martin.
I merged them together as one.

Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton was able to attach the "Foss tree" to the big tree through the Laceys.
Mary Esther Foss.

It would still be nice to get a connection to Norway..............but only if you aren't too busy with other projects.

11/10/2012 at 10:24 AM

Hi Linda

Jakob Jakobsen Foss was born on the farm Øvre Foss ("upper waterfall") in Hyllestad, Norway. Spent my childhood summers there with my grandfather Hans Foss (JJF´s nephew). JJF is hereby linked with his ancestors :).

All the best


11/10/2012 at 3:52 PM

Joseph Jacob Foss, Medal of Honor is my 9th cousin four times removed.

Amazing work. Thank you SO much.

11/10/2012 at 7:13 PM

:)) Thank you Hans Erik Foss Amundsen!!

11/10/2012 at 7:32 PM

Hans Erik Foss Amundsen is Joseph Jacob Foss, Medal of Honor's second cousin once removed.

That is so awesome.

11/11/2012 at 6:33 AM

My pleasure :). Turns out I have some old JJF family photos. Will get them properly scanned and post them.

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11/11/2012 at 11:26 AM

My Danish-American friend Elaine tells me that her name is the same as Helen in Danish. So, I would concur that merging Eline and Helene is the right move. She was adopted by an American couple who Americanized the spelling.

11/13/2012 at 5:10 PM

I'll look forward to seeing the photos, Hans.

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