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From: "Linda Gammack" <>
Subject: RE: 1868 crossing Oslo-Quebec
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 23:19:47 -0800
>On April 12, 1868 the schooner "Hannah Parr" sailed from Christiania, bound
>for Quebec City, with emigrants from Valdres, Nes i Hedemarken, and elsewhere
>in Norway. A few days at sea it was caught in a gale and disabled and had to
>put into Limerick, Ireland, for repairs. It finally reached Canada July 27.
>Several died during the voyage. Two children were buried in Limerick.
I found this very interesting and never thought of digging into the passenger list information, because I received "proof" of when my 2nd great-grandfather, JENS KNUDTSEN, came over on April 11, 1868. I was given his original handwritten passport (dated 1868!!!). He had resided in Kviteseid, Telemark Co. Norway, and had moved to the United States. He married a short time later in Iowa.
I would love to know of anywhere on the net where I may be able to find details of ship records. Any guesses as to which port he may have come into???
My Norwegian ancestors mainly came from Hedmark and Telemark County, and I've added my Norwegian names if you are interested at the bottom of my signature.
Linda Hole Gammack
TELEMARK COUNTY: Knudtsson, Olsson, Jensdatter, Tovsdotter, Gunnsteinsson, Jakobsdotter, Helgesson, Aslaksdatter, Tovsson, Laurentsson, Aanundsson, Lundevall, Holtan, Torsson, Fjagesund, Rolvsdotter,
HEDMARK COUNTY: Larsdatter, Engebretsen, Johannesdatter, Olssen, Lemmingsson, Jacobsson,
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