Trysil, Norway, Immigration to Clayton-Deer Park, Washington
NORWAY COMES TO USA. This Trysil Zion album is made possible due to two highly qualified historians. Namely,Tulla Froyen and her 3rd cousin Paul Erickson. HISTORICAL FACT- Paul Erickson furnished the following derived from "Norway Family.com" titled Norwegian Immigration. By 1840 only about 400 Norwegians had immigrated to the United States. In 1850 the number had increased to about 15,000. The immigration wave picked up again immediately after the end of the Civil War. In 1866 more than 15,000 Norwegian Immigrants made the journey. Before the outbreak of World War I, about 750,000 immigrants from Norway had arrived in the US. In addition and out of the blue appears Ken Westby. He too is a historian and genealogist, so he has taken charge of unraveling the Westby Web. Tom Olsen is still keeping the Olsen, Olson and Olssons straight in our minds. Now enters Mr. Clark Satre, Historian for the Satre family and plans to join Tulla & Paul on the Trysil Trek in August 2008.When Mr. Hilding Sponberg in Trysil, Norway, received word from Tulla Froyen of the existence of our website, Hilding responded with the following message:KKjaere Tulla: So many interesting information and links you sent to us. In particular the link to Deer Park #3 gave us a special and exciting adventure. The picture of Mynda Dahl in front of her home, the small farm, Jon-Dahl in Skjaerberget. Her name was actually Minde Dahl. She was not twin sister of Hannah Dahl. She was the youngest sister out of the family of ten children, Born 20/4 1869 and moved to Oslo. Hanna was born 14/8 1858, married 1878 with Lars Olsson (Swede) and immigrated later to USA with 5 children.Minde had a twin sister that was Ida Dahl who stayed in Skjaerberget all her life and died in 1944.Unni's home is just a few yards from Jon-Dahl farm. She remembers Ida well. In the background you see a tall building. Unni's parents lived there for some few years before they build their own house very close. Unni's elder brother, Einer, also remember Minde when she visited Skjaeberget in the summertime. He is by the way, born in the house in the background, named Ryskog. The building has been torn down, but I remember it so, fantastic interesting all those things that turn up during our work with the Utvandrerstevne...and I believe this is only the start.