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Gordon, Garden, Gorden, Syvertsen, Syversen, Norstegard
Posted by: Janelle Gordon (ID *****4400) Date: June 12, 2005 at 13:32:36
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My name is Janelle Gordon. My father was Lowell Gordon.My grandfather was Sigvart Julius Gordon. THEE interesting person is my GREAT GRANDFATHER. Simen or Simon Gordon. He immigrated to US in 1888, in the 1900 Census he is Simon Garden. He came from Norway. He was born Nov 25, 1865, he was christened on Dec 01, 1866. (however he could have been born between 1865-1868) Simon died Oct. 1932. His father was Syver Syverson, Syvertsen and the farm name was Norstegard. Simon's mother was Marit Knudsdr. The farm was Norstegard nr 42 part nr 1 Dovre, Oppland Norway. Simon married Josephine Johnson. I have no information on Josephine, she did come from Norway, tho'. Simon and Josephine are buried in the Willow lake cemetery in Murray county Minnesota. I am also looking for the Norstegard family. I believe Simon had a brother named Ole Norstegard. Ole would have kept the family farm name.
On my grandmothers side, I am looking for Fred and Lena (Lein) Severson. They are buried at the Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery in Dovray Minnesota. I believe that Lena came from Norway while Fred came from Sweden.For anyone wanting a GOOD website on norwegian heritage I strongly recommend www.emigration.no! I also encourage you to place an ad in the Norwegian newspapers looking for your relatives. I have been corresponding with a norwegian that has been the most helpful. I didn't spend any $ on the ads, you can place them for free.

Thank You for ANY information on my family
Janelle Gordon


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