Nora Petrine Fredriksdatter Olson

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Nora Petrine Fredriksdatter Olson (Havsten)

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Strinda, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Death: November 28, 1933 (72)
Eau Claire or Trempealeau?, WI, USA
Place of Burial: WI, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Fredrik Olson Romundstad and Serianna Halvorsdatter Olsen
Wife of Ole Rolfsen Sørtømme
Mother of Herman Ingvald Olson Sortomme; Malvin Seymour Olson Sortomme; Arnold William Olson Sortomme; Marshall Sidney Olson Sortomme and Richard Ferdinand Sortomme

Occupation: Homemaker
Managed by: Private User
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About Nora Petrine Fredriksdatter Olson

Nora Fredriksdatter Havsten was married to Ole Sørtømme.

[Can't find her birth/baptism anywhere?]

From Rootsweb:

Hello, Ardell

I was just going to post a message on the TRONDELAG list when I thought I'd better do a Google search on the Sortomme name in Eau Claire. There your message came up! So I'm going to respond to this address.

I have two reasons for pursuing Ole and Nora. For one thing, earlier this year I read two letters from Ole to his brother in Norway (written 1871 and 1882), published in the magazine "Horgbyggen" no. 2 (2002). In the 1882 letter Ole wrote about his fiancee Nora Petrine Olsen, who was 21 years of age and who emigrated as a baby with his parents. Being interested in the early emigration from Trøndelag, I wanted to find out more about Nora. It turned out that I had her parents listed as emigrants in the Strinda church record for 1861, but Nora was not listed. But I at once recognized the parents' names, knowing that I had more information about them. That is because Nora's mother was from Verdal, which is my home place and where my interested in the emigration started (this is the second reason for pursuing Ole and Nora). Her mother was Serianna Halvorsdatter, born July 10, 1831 in Verdal. She was married March 24, 1856 at Lade in Strinda (now a part of the city of Trondheim) to Fredik Olsen Havsten, born Jan. 3, 1829 at Romundstad (farm) in Rindal, Møre og Romsdal. They had these children before they emigrated:

1+2. Beret and Siri (twins), born May 28, 1856

3. Gjertine Gurine, b. April 8, 1858

4. Nora Petrine, b. March 31, 1861

At one pint I read an article in the 1926 yearbook of the Trønderlag in America (p. 83-84), in which Fredrik and Serianna (Susanna/Sarah)) were featured, and then I was given a place in America to look for them.

So, when I visited my relative in Eau Claire in 1984, he and his wife took me south to meet a descendant of Fredrik and Serianna, Chester Olson. He gave me more information about them, among which was names and dates of more children, 12 in all. But nothing about Nora's later life. So I was happy when I saw this letter Ole wrote.

I have found out that Ole and Nora at least had these children:

1. Malvin Seymour, b. March 9, 1894

2. Arnold William, b. May 6, 1897

3. Marshal William, b. April 10, 1900

I'm sure there were more children born earlier. I notice you have Richard and Marshall. I cannot help you with the Mathisons, but coincidentally Serianna's sister Karen (b. 1834 in Verdal), who also emigrated 1861, was married to a Martin Matheson and who lived near Greenwood, Wis. They had a daughter Mary, but she was married to Bert Stoneberg and they went to the West Coast.

Can you share what more information you have on Richard and Marshall, because I would like to find living descendants after Nora?


Jostein Molde

Trondheim, Norway

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Nora Petrine Fredriksdatter Olson's Timeline

May 31, 1861
Strinda, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
June 2, 1861
October 29, 1883
Age 22
Eau Claire, WI, USA
February 10, 1890
Age 28
March 9, 1894
Age 32
May 9, 1897
Age 35
April 10, 1900
Age 38
November 28, 1933
Age 72
Eau Claire or Trempealeau?, WI, USA
Age 71