Progress Report:  22 July 2001
July 22, 2001: 

As of today, new information to report, we have found Syver's birth and christening and Helene's birth and christening.  We know their parents, and we know when they were married.

Syver Johannes, was born to Mads Larsen and Oline Christophersdatter Hoel, on January 19, 1845, christened on February 23, 1845, Vestre Toten.  Sponsors were Hans Rasmussen Hoel and wife, Peder Rasmussen & Nicoline, _?_ Ole Hansen Hoel eie. 

Helene, was born to Ole Hansen and Ragnild Jensdtr on April 2 or 21, 1846, christened on July 7, 1846 in Hof Parish, Ostre Toten.  Sponsors are yet to be identified.  Ragnild's surname may be something other than but close to Jensdtr.  As daughter of Ole, Helene carried the name Helene Olsdtr (Ole's daughter).

Syver Johannes Madsen STABO and Helene Olsdatter SAGSTAD were married on June 3, 1870 in Ostre Toten.  The last word in each name is likely the farm they resided on.  Syver's father was Mads Larsen, Helene's father was Ole Hansen.   Witnesses included:  Ole Stabo & Niels Stabo.  Banns were 13, 20, 27 of March.  

Fred Matson