A sigh escaped two maiden sisters long ago that echoes still: Elen and Anne Marie Hemmingsdatter of Groli Farm; Great-granddad Ole Hemmingsen's dear sisters.1 They had shared a partner, albeit several years apart.2 To each, came a child. He was a skovdriver, their Gustav Henriksen. Skovdrivers came out of nowhere, and soon, they were gone. … Continue reading Grandad Hemmingsen’s Maiden Aunts and The Skovdrivers of Hattfjelldal Parish.
The Adoption Witness: Tales From Skog-Vefsn Before Lake Cowichan
Our last post on the Baroness of Skog-Vefsn got the attention of descendant folk in Norway. She was the daughter of great uncle Ed Hemmingsen, and his wife, Anna, who lived at Lake Cowichan, B.C. Circumstances led us to opine that she, Dorothea Elizabeth (Betty) was both adopted by, and great-niece, to Anna. Could that … Continue reading The Adoption Witness: Tales From Skog-Vefsn Before Lake Cowichan