Are you a potential Y-DNA match with me? This post documents my paternal line which, as you will see, is concentrated on the small Norwegian coastal town of Nesna (in Nordland, located just below the Arctic Circle). I will begin
The person of interest in this branch of my family is my great grandmother, Rosina Schmitt. Following the death of her husband, Karl Zang she emigrated from Germany to Walworth County, Wisconsin, with daughters Margaret Zang (b. 1858) and Rozina Josephi Zang
My focus in this branch of my family is my great grandfather David Kimball (b. 1801) who settled with his family in Walworth County in Southern Wisconsin in 1847. A note on his surname…. He was born ‘Justis David Kuempel‘. His
This branch of the family reportedly emigrated from Arnstien, Germany. “Arnstein is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.” (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnstein) View the Meyers Gazetter Entry for Arnstein. They were Catholic. This is the timeline
Friends and Family gathered in Hinsdale in June, 2013 to celebrate mom’s 90th birthday.
Visiting my great great grandparents in Farmington, Wisconsin.
After years of searching, I located my 72 year old Cousin.
Life in the new country was also difficult, and not everybody achieved the full promise of the American dream. This was especially true for Inger Heline Andersdatter, my great grandmother.
If you want a little insight into the life our Norwegian ancestors left behind read this excellent write-up about Norwegian life in the 1800s.
Curious about the Isackson clan’s migration from Nesna to the US?