Progress Report:  18 September 2001
18 September 2001:

Thanks to my friend Leroy Madson of the Toten Lag, the unnamed daughter of Mads Larsen & Oline Christoffersdatter, now has a name:  Karine.  Karine Madsdtr Hoelseie.  Leroy viewed the record in a different microfilm.

Again, thanks to Leroy, it is clear now that Christian Svendsen, a son of Mads Larsen and Oline Christoffersdatter, was, in fact, a foster child, a pleiebarn (in norwegian).  He was born to Svend Johannesen & Elene Johansdtr Bjerkestuen.  Svend or Elene could be a relative.  Something happended with Svend, Elene, or both.

I have added three new pictures to the site, thanks to my cousin Gary Matson: Helfred back from fishing; and two pictures of the grandchildren of Helfred and Mary, one in 1944, the other in 1948. 

I still believe that Syver may have also had a sister named Oline, but have not yet found her in Parish records.


Fred Matson

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