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Re: Theodore Lars Knudson, Sr.
Posted by: alane knudson (ID *****7345) Date: April 03, 2002 at 14:03:35
In Reply to: Re: Theodore Lars Knudson, Sr. by S Akin of 88

Hello, are you dolores and john akin's daughter-in-law?. they were up to visit jim knudson several weeks ago and i asked uncle jim's wife gwen to have dolores contact me. I am alane knudson in boyertown, pa. i have up to 16 different spellings of knudson. what someone offered me were town records[census]from STAVENGER. i believe that is a town in norway from 1865.
ABEL KNUTSON {son of Knud} age 1
KRISTINE KNUTSDATTER {daughter of Knud} age 10
ALETTE MARIA KNUTSDATTER {daughter of Knud} age 4

there were three children born by that time. maybe more later?
their parents were:
father:KNUD ASLAGS age 34
mother:JERTRU MALENE age 28 at the year 1865
i believe by the records malene is a middle name.
as you see how last names were formed. it was by the PATRONYMIC system. they did not pass down father's last name to each child .the boys took the father's 1st name and added "sen" or "son" and the girls added "datter" to the father's 1st name. they also commonly added a locality name. maybe the name of the farm they owned or were born at. that is why it is more difficult to trace scandinavian ancestors than in europe.
so i think knud and jertru are the parents by assuming how old abel was at the time of those records. maybe off by 6 months give or take. hope that helps.
alane k.

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