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Re: Thomas Thompson-Norway,- Australia
Posted by: J Christiansen (ID *****5526) Date: November 08, 2012 at 04:59:39
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Thompson-Norway,- Australia by sonia blackwell of 17707

Hi - I am unable to open Taryn's post so don't know what is listed there! And I notice you mention difficulty posting a reply. I'll go ahead and make my comment, and thanks for your patience if this topic has already been covered.

There's a problem with the information you post, Sonia. The 1880 census in Sterling doesn't match with your great-grandfather.

Sterling, Vernon, Wisconsin
Thomas Thompson 41
Anna Thompson 37
Ole J Thompson 17 born about 1863 in Wisconsin, farm labor
Thomas Thompson 14 born about 1866 in Wisconsin, at school
Peder Thompson 12 born about 1868 in Wisconsin
Christian Thompson 9 born about 1871 in Wisconsin
Martha Thompson 7 born about 1873 in Wisconsin
Albert Thompson 4 born about 1876 in Wisconsin
Bertia Thompson 2 born about 1878 in Wisconsin

Your great-grandfather Thomas died “in 1896 at 42yrs old,” so he was born about 1854. In the 1880 census he would be age 26. Could you clear that up?

About your great-grandfather’s birthplace, which was given as Christiana (on the death certificate?). Probably means Christiania, which is an old name for Oslo. This could be his correct birthplace, certainly. But not necessarily. Many Norwegian immigrants who stated Christiania/Oslo as a birthplace weren’t born in one of the parishes within the city. On a death record, their children are stating the birthplace, so there's even more chance that the place is the "general idea."

The exact birth date - day/month/year - may be a better identifier.

Thomas stated his mother’s name as Annie Maloney or Mahoney (hard to read you said - on marriage cert I presume?). This is not a Norwegian name. You probably noticed this as well.

Taryn may be helping you via e-mail? Another resource is the forum on the Norway-Heritage Passenger Lists website.

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