This is a picture of Brita Johannesdtr.Eraker(Hegg)
My G-Grandmother,s Norwegian Trunk that she bought over from Norway when she came to America.
Brita Johannesdtr. Eraker Hegg
Born June 20th,1849
Born: Laerdal,Runntupp u/Eraker
Recieved her education in Norway
Left Norway on Apr.20,1870
Married Peter Wold:July 4th,1872
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Laerdal Bygdebok,Bind 1,side 649
This is the(Altar)of the Old Borgund Stave
Church that my Great-Grandmother Brita Hegg
Noreg Borgund stavkyrkje,Sogn.Fra 1150
Norway:Borgund Stave Church,Sogn.
From about 1150.Altar-piece from
1654 and chasuble from 1751.
This is a picture of the "Old Borgund Stave Church."
Picture of My Great-Great Grandmother Randi Eriksdtr. Hansegjert(Hegg)
Her husband Johannes, the son of Henrik Henrikson Skaarheim and Unni Johannesdtr. Kattevoll, was born in 1812 in Laerdal Township. He was married on December 12, 1841 to Randi Eriksdtr. Hansegjerdet .Randi, the daughter of Erik Olsson Hansegjerdet and Ingeliev Haakonsdtr. Borlo was born in 1820 in Laerdal Township.
From 1842 to 1849, Johannes was a husmann at Runntupp under Eraaker. From 1848 to 1853, he had a place on the Hegg farm. From 1853 to 1858, he was at Runntupp again. In 1858, he was a husmann on the Bjorager farm. He then became a husmann at Brøyn under the Heggfarm from 1860 until he died in 1871.
Randi emigrated from Hegg on April 17, 1872 and settled in Greenwood Township in Vernon County, Wisconsin .Widow Randi Eriksdtr. Hegg with her sons, Ole, age 16, and Haakon, age 6, joined the Greenwood Lutheran Church as member number 101 on September 17, 1873. Her daughter, Unni, who had married in May 1873, joined at the same time. Randi died in 1913. She is buried in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Blair, Wisconsin.
This is a picture of the gravestone of My Great-Great-Grandmother Randi Eriksdtr. Hegg
Peter Olsson Vold
Born: July 14th,1849
Sogn og Fjordane,Norway
Married Brita Johannesdtr.Hegg- July 4,1872
Died:1918 in Greenwood Township
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Laerdal Bygdebok Bind 3,side 90
Born in Dane County
Died May 30th,1946
Greenwood Lutheran Cem.
Born in 1860/61
Born in Norway.
Died (very young)May 13,1899
Buried June 11,1899
Picture of G-Grandmother Martha G .Eide and G-Grandfather Herman Hove and Family.
Picture of G-Grandmothers Funeral Flowers
Martha Gurina Rasmusdtr Eide
Died at 42 of T.B.and Pan.Cancer
An inscription in Norwegian on Martha's original grave maker
reads,"Sal ig er de dode som dø i Herren."In
English it is,"Blessed are
the dead who die in the Lord."It is also appears on a new combination
marker erected after Herman's
Herman Johanesson Hove
After Martha and Herman married ,they farmed west
of Randall two years for Mr.Amdal,the purchased
120 acres four miles east of Randall from Martha's parents.
Herman built as small house and a
barn of poles and hay.He
used a walking plow and cultivator,and sowed
oats by hand.When planting
corn,Martha sat up front on the planter and
worked the lever which dropped the kernals into
the ground.She could handle the horses as well
as Herman .They planted a grove
of ash trees to the north and west of the house,
but severe storms of recent years have destroyed many
He was a good singer ,an avid reader,being well-informed on Norweigian
Herman(Hermund)was Confirmed Sept.22nd,1872
Emigrated to America April 17th,1879
Upon his arrival in America Herman Hove went to his
brother's Peter's farm west of Randall
Iowa.He worked on a farm east of Randall for several
Picture of Herman Hove's Home in Norway
Family of Lars and Cecelia Sjovoll after Lars passed away.Picture Front,left to right-Hannah,Mrs. Lars Sjovoll and Bertha.
Back,left to right-Edward(my grandfather),Inga,Julia and Ole.
Brita Ysteindatter Tormondsetre
Born:1808 in Tormodsetre
First Husband: Lars Johannesson Sjovoll
2nd :(My GG)Ola Endresson Hovland
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
BB2,Bomlo Bygebok bd.2
Rasmus Erikson Eide
Died at Forest City,Iowa,USA
Emigrated to Mt. Horeb in 1857
Brita Ysteindatter Tormondsetre Born:1808 in Tormodsetre Bremnes,Hordaland Death Date:Unknown First Husband: Lars Johannesson Sjovoll 2nd :(My GG)Ola Endresson Hovland SOURCE OF INFORMATION BB2,Bomlo Bygebok bd.2
Above is the inside of the Old Church at Bømlo,Norway where My Great-Great-Grandfather Rasmus Erikson Eide was baptized.