It is believed that Laura Larsdatter was born in Eidsvoll (prior to 1918, the name was spelled “Eidsvold”) Parish, Akershus, Norway on 14 October, 1844. This fact is not supported by any known primary sources because all of the church records
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
It is believed that these six men were brothers who were part of the Amborn family that settled in southern Wisconsin between 1847 and 1852. Name Born Birth Place Died Where Heinrich [Henry] Adam Amborn 1800 Germany 21 Jan 1869
An overview of when and how my German relatives arrived in the United States
How a small box full of pictures and letters I found in my attic was returned to its family
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.