Thursday, January 31, 2008



I received an email from another relative recently, Raymond Danielsen. He is my father's cousin, whom I haven't been in touch with for years, and have never actually met. Raymond emailed me a photo of himself and he, my father, and my father's paternal uncle Christian look very much alike. I emailed the above "mystery photo" to both Raymond and Arno, and so far no-one can identify most of the people in the photograph. It was taken in 1937, probably in New York, perhaps in the backyard of my paternal grandfather, Edward Raymond Danielsen. I can identify Edward, his wife Gwen, his brother Christian, and parents Kristian and Mary Danielsen. My guess is that the others are Olsens, or related to Kristian's sister Kristine Danielsdatter Olsen...but that's only a guess.

Next I plan to post a descendants report for Kristian Danielsen's father, Daniel Kristian Didriksen Vigmostad. I am not sure how to do it since I can't get a pdf file uploaded...may have to type it in.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Most exciting news - I received an email yesterday from a distant cousin named Arno in Norway. He descends from David Danielsen, brother of my great-grandfather Kristian Danielsen, and apparently is now in possession of the family farm Vigmostad, which he keeps as a country home. Arno has family information to share as well as photos to scan...Halleluja!
I need to compose a list to send to Arno with specific questions that he may have the answers to. A quick list would be:
  • what happened to the 2 sons of Sophie Danielsdatter, the Kallebergs who emigrated to the U.S.?
  • did Kristian Danielsen, or his sister Kristine Olsen, keep in touch with the family in Norway?
  • why does it appear that when various family members traveled to the U.S., they headed for the home of Kristine Olsen rather than her brother Kristian? The Olsens resided in the Brooklyn borough of NY City, while Kristian was in the Bronx.

Reminder: post some photos here - the farmhouse at Vigmostad; Kristian Danielsen; his wife Mary Reynolds.
Reminder: post available info on wife Mary Reynolds, who is currently a "dead-end" on her side of the family.
Reminder: post notice that we're looking for Donald and Muriel Williams, brother and sister, children of Mae [Mary E. Danielsen, dau. of Kristian], or their descendants.