I am very appreciative of the research tips you have uncovered for me and my Norwegian relatives here in the States.
I am currently away from my desktop computer as I am on a "visiting" trip to see my sons and their families in Oregon and Washington. I will return home to northern California in about a week and will get back in touch with you at that time.
Meanwhile, I have a few comments and further questions to pose.
Firstly, I had previously found that Ole's mother's name was actually Anne Torgrimsdatter. I forget exactly why the error occurred but I made the change some time ago.
Secondly, I am assuming that the "Conf. 1840 nr 11" is a church record of confirmation for young men and women?
Thirdly, I am assuming that "Kari Andersdatter" , age 37, also labeled as head of household, is possibly a sister of Gunnild Andersdatter, Ole's wife, and my 2nd gr-grandmother?
As for the three 1873 emigrating children - our family lore relates that Ole and Gunnild came to Dodge Co. Minnesota in 1872 "with the older boys" - which fits to a fair degree the record you found for us although the age/gender components of the story appear to be somewhat blurred.
In the 1910 census Jørgen Kittilsen Haugland is shown as using *Haugland* as his surname rather than using the patronymic naming system. If this is a correct assumption it is the first indication I have seen regarding a permanent surname adoption and is a really big step forward in making contact between living relatives in both countries. Perhaps Elief Sunde will know when this change took place? I will certainly get in touch with him soon.
He also may know about connections to the other Haugland names you found in Bø.
Perhaps we may be able to also connect our lines using Y-DNA and autosomal DNA testing!
Again, many thanks for your considerable help - it appears to be a major advance for my research.
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