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From: R D <>
Subject: Re: [IL-CHICAGO-NORWEGIANS]Chicago Records - Johansen, Braek and kids – Update 2
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:43:31 -0700 (PDT)
FYI, I continued to help Inger off-list to locate US sources for her Christian Bernhard Meidell Johansen and his wives – and found NOTHING online related to Chicago for her for Johansen. Inger has been conducting the related Norwegian research.
Margit kindly provided the 1930 US Census for Clara and her husband, Nephi, which revealed two sons – a Robert M and a Richard N - and Nephi's WW1 draft registration card. (Apparently Richard N died according to SSDI.) Inger has an email outstanding to a Washington DC lawyer named Robert M who transferred from Salt Lake City office – wonder if we found a direct relation, or not.)
Inger uncovered Clara’s emigration from Trondheim to Salt Lake City
I had suggested ordering the California death records for both Clara and Nephi to determine who was the informant who provided the death information (probably a child for the last one to die) and any additional information. Order Clara's Illinois Birth record. Joining a different mailing list related to San Diego county and the California city where Clara and her husband died in order to uncover an obituary.
Or order some Chicago Directory lookups to see what occupations CBMJ held while living in Chicago, or where he lived and maybe with whom. (Anyone living near Chicago interested in scrolling through the Directory microfilms at the nearest FHC or library with a genealogy collection? Arlington Heights Memorial Library has a collection of scratchy films, but I do not do on-site research.)
Inger says she will forward everything she or I found, and deliver the information to her friend, who is the person related to one of Christian Bernhard Meidell Johansen’s siblings (not her). Since some fees are involved, how she proceeds is up to him. So this project is effectively “stalled” until that decision is made. OR someone else uncovers another on-line resource we overlooked.
Bonus: we discovered Nephi’s probable family in Norwegian 1865 and 1875 census (Mormon), and something about parents in FamilySearch.org. Also the origin of Nephi (Nephi or Neffi, is one of the prophets found in the Book of Mormon). There are several males in the 1865 or 1875 Norwegian censuses whose first or “middle’ name matches one of these spellings.
Ralph from Chicago
Any new, simpler requests from other list members?