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From: Connie Dye< >
Subject: Re: Fjelberg
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 11:29:55 -0800
Thanks for the information on Fjelberg. I feel this is the location also.
For such a tiny island I have received many messages from people who
are researching that little island. Do you have any information on Fjeldberg?
Is the entire island named Fjeldberg? My ancestors came over in 1858!
Redondo Beach, California
>Fjelberg is a parish on an island south of Bergen in Hordaland. Many of
>the early settlers in Illinois were from this area, so this is probably
>where your relatives were from. Some of the settlers in Illinois later
>moved to Story County, Iowa, where they named a church "Fjeldberg". My
>great-grandparents emigrated from Fjelberg in 1859, first to Illinois and
>then later to Iowa. This is not the only Fjelberg in Norway, but I think
>it is the most likely one.
>If you haven't already looked at John Follesdal's website
>(members.xoom.comm/follesdal), you'll find that it gives you a lot of
>information about the next steps you need to take.
>>>I do have a map and can't find that spelling but I do find Fjelberg,
>>>I'm not sure what county this would be in.
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