This branch of the family reportedly emigrated from Essleben and/or Arnstein, Germany. They were Catholic. Arnstein: “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. Church records for
David Kimball (b. 1801) reportedly emigrated from Wernshausn Sachsen Meininson Saxony Germany with his wife Margaret E Young (b 1809) and family (5 daughters and 4 sons ranging in age from 2 to 19 years old) in 1847. View his genealogical
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?
Ruth Dudero, a granddaughter of Benjamin Isakson, provided me with a copy of this biography of Benjamin Isakson written by Jon Miller, his Great Grandson. I have re-typed it, added the pictures (most of them obtained from Ruth) and provide