The Skavlem and Ödegaarden Families: Being a Genealogical Record and Pioneer History of the Skavlem and Ödegaarden Families from Their Emigration from Norway Down to the Present

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H.L. Skavlem, 1915 - Norwegian Americans - 245 pages
The immigrant ancestors of this family, Halvor Gullikson Skavlem (d. 1841) and wife, Bergit Olsdatter (d. 1854) of Veggli, Nummedal, Norway, came to America with their children in 1839. They emigrated from Drammen and settled in Rock Co., Wisconsin. Gunnil Öde gaarden was born 1796 in Nore parish, Norway. At the time of her emigration in 1839 she was the widow of Tosten Ödegaarden of Nore parish. She and four of her six daughters (two married in Norway and stayed there) came to America with the Nattestad emigrant group in 1839 and settled in Rock Co., Wisconsin. Descendants live in Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, and elsewhere.
 

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