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 with the most distant relative I can document with any certainty and work my way back to me. Along the way I will try to identify all male descendants (and their sons).

The relevant surnames that I have identified in my paternal line are:

  • Antonsen
  • Hanson
  • Hulgen
  • Jonsen
  • Larsen
  • Lorentsen
  • Isaksen
  • Steenerson
  • Stereo

 

Steener Jonsen Huglen (my Great Great Great Great Great grandfather)

Birth

Believed to have been born about 1696 in Nesna, Nordland to John Stenersen and Marit Hendricksen (I do not have any documents that prove this relationship).

Marriage

Married to Karen Isachsen 2 July 1735 in Nesna, Nordland, Norway (I do not have records that document this marriage).  She died in 1750.

Marred to Anna Andersdatter after 1750 (I do not have records that document this marriage).

Male descendants

 

Isak Steenerson (my Great Great Great Great grandfather)

Birth

This is the record of his birth (second entry, left hand page) in Nesna, Nordland, Norway in 1748 to Steener Jonsen and Karen Isachsen. With translation assistance, I am told that it says “Steener Jonsen Huglen‘s child Isack“. Hugla is an island just to the West of Nesna, so this probably indicates that Steener and his family were probably living there at the time of Isak’s birth.

His baptism record is also available on FamilySearch: it identifies his parents as Steener Jonsen and Karen Isachsdr.

Marriage

He married Kersten Nielsdatter on 16 July 1775 in Nesna, Nordland, Norway

Male descendants

  • Lars Isaaksen (see below)

 

Lars Isaaksen (my Great Great Great grandfather)

Birth

This is the record of his birth (first entry) in Nesna, Nordland, Norway in 1783 to Isak Steenerson and Kirstin Nielsdatter.

FamilySearch also has a record of his baptism that identifies his parents as Steener Jonsen and Karen Idachsdr.

He is also recorded in the 1801 Norwegian Census living at home with his parents (Isach Stenerssen and Kirstin Nilsdatter).

Marriage

Lars Isaksen Stereo married (see the entry in the middle of the left hand page) Ingeborg Hansdatter in Nesna, Nordland, Norway in 1817.

Male descendants

  • Isak Johan Larsen (my Great Great grandfather – see below)

 

Isach Johan Larsen (my Great Great grandfather)

Birth

The church records in Nesna, Nordland, Norway begin recording individual births in 1820, several years after it is believed that Isak Johan was born. However, he is listed in an entry in the Chronological List dated April 12, 1818 (it is the second to last entry on the bottom of the right hand side) maintained from 1721 to 1820 that says:

“Isach Johan, baptized at 7 weeks, born to married couple Lars Isachsen & Ingeborg Hansdatter of Stero – witnesses: Elen Kirstina Stokke, Ane Isachsdatter Skagga?, Anders Michelsen Stokka, Lars Gabrielsen ibid., Peder Olsen Stero.” (Translation courtesy of Robert N Barbara Andersen from the Norwegian Genealogy Facebook Group.)

Click to read the Facebook Translation Discussion: 25-27 December 2017

This information puts his probable date of birth somewhere in the last week of February, 1818.

Family Search has a record of the Baptism of Isach Johan Larsen, a male born in 1818 (christened 12 April 1818) in Nesna, Nordland, Norway to Lars Isachsen and Ingeborg Hansdr.

Reference: “Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927, “database,   FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4TK-XH9 : 27 December 2014), Isach Johan Larsen, 1818; citing ; FHL microfilm 125,212 ).

Marriage

Isach Johan Larsen (age 29, so born about 1818) married (see entry number 9) Maren Christian Andersdatter (age 32, so born about 1815) on 25 July 1847 in Nesna, Nordland, Norway.

Male descendants

  • Hans Emaus [or Emahus] Isakson (my Great Grandfather – see below)
  • Anton Edvard Isakson (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 18 October 1845, d. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 4 June 1885)
    • Isak Johan Antonson (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 17 August 1877)
    • Karl Antonsen (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 26 October 1883, d. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 6 February 1884)
    • Karl Antonio Antonsen (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 10 June 1885, d. 30 November 1881)
  • Lorents Andreas Isakson (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway, emigrated to the United States in 1915, d. 2 February, 1922 in Washington USA)
    • Ivar Anker Lorentssen (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 2 July 1877, d. Fargo City, North Dakota, USA 7 January 1957)
    • Otto Kristian Lortentssen (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 8 January 1885, d. Almeda, California, USA 16 October 1955)
    • Hilmar Krough Moeller Lorentssen (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 15 April 1888, d. Prince Ruperst, BC, Canada 13 December 1960)
    • Wilmelm Andreas Lorentssen (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 25 June 1890, d. USA 18 January 1893)
  • Elias Nicholi Isakson (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 21 April 1855, d. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 10 April 1911)
  • Jacob Johan Isakson (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 6 February 1858, emigrated to the United States in 1888, d. North Dakota, USA about 1931)
    • Edwind Isakson (b. North Dakota, USA about 1916)
    • Arnold Isakson (b. North Dakota, USA about 1925)
  • Benjamin Nicolai Isakson (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway (b. Nesna, Nordland, Norway 9 June 1860, emigrated to the United States in 1889, d. Fort Ransom, North Dakota, USA 30 April 1946)
    • Emil Bernard Isakson (b. North Dakota, USA 15 July 1895, d. 1990)
      • Living Isakson (b. 1928)
      • Living Isakson (b. 1935)
    • Ingval Augusting Isakson (b. North Dakota, USA 23 February 1897, d. 9 April 1988)
      • Living Isakson (b. 1923)
      • Living Isakson (b. 1924)
      • Living Isakson (b. 1938)
      • Living Isakson (b. 1941)
    • Richard Bang Isakson (b. North Dakota, USA 5 January 1908, d. South Dakota, USA 21 June 1952)

Hans Emaus [or Emahus] Isakson (my Great Grandfather)

Birth

  • According to his birth record, (Male entry number 68) he was born on July 4, 1853 in Nesna, Nordland, Norway to Johan Larsen and Maren Christiane Andersdatter.
  • The birth record in the copy of the Parish Record (entry number 47) spells his first name as ‘Emahus’ and identifies his father as Isak Johan Larsenhis mother as Maren Chr. Andersdatter and identifies the farm (Herset).

Marriage

Hans Isakson married (see entry number 28) Inger Heline Andersdatter in Nesna, Nordland, Norway on 22 November, 1880. The church record indicates that he was born in 1853.

Male descendants

  • Anton Edward Hanson (my Grandfather – see below)
  • Ludvig Martin Hanson (b. 11 January 1881, d. 22 June 1955)
    • Lloyd Howard Hanson (b. 15 May 1917, d. 12 May 1986)
    • Ralph Merrill Hanson (b. 27 June 1919, d. abt 1973)
      • Living Hanson
    • William Clayton Hanson (b. 18 May 1923, d. 25 March 2006)
      • Living Hanson
      • Living Hanson
    • Living Hanson (b. 1932)
      • Living Hanson (b. 1953)
    • Allen Lee Hanson (b. 16 September 1934, d. April 1987)
      • Living Hanson (b. about 1960)

Anton Edvard Hanson (my Grandfather)

Birth

  • According to his birth record (Male entry number 24) he was born April 25, 1886 on the Handaa farm in Nesna, Nordland, Norway to Hans Isaksen (b. 1853) and Inger Andersdatter (b. 1857).
  • The birth record in the copy of the Parish Record (entry number 41) lists his name and Anton Edvard and identifies his father as Hans Emaus Isaksen (b. 1845) and Inger Helena Andersdatter (b. 1857)

Marriage

Anton E Hanson married Mary Dahl in Gackle, La Moure, North Dakota, USA on 27 March, 1910.

Male descendants

  • Arnold William Hanson (my father – see below)
  • Herman Bernard Hanson (b. 3 November 1913, d. 04 April 1992)
    • Living Hanson (b. 1936)
    • Living Hanson (b. 1952)
      • Living Hanson (b. 1981)
      • Living Hanson (b. 1984)

Arnold William Hanson (my Father)

Birth

According to his birth certificate his father was Anton E. Hanson and his mother was Marie Dahl.

Although…. My fathers first name was not recorded on his birth certificate. This is something I would like to correct, but I need to find an official document that specifies his name that was created when he was 18 years old or younger and I have not yet been able to locate one.

Marriage

Arnold William Hanson married Ann Lorraine Amborn in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri on 21 March 1943.

Male descendants

  • Anthony Edward Hanson (see below)

Anthony Edward Hanson (me)

Birth

According to my birth certificate my father was Arnold William Hanson.

Male descendants

None

mY Paternal Line

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