Re: Waldon-Wigen Family in Canada, originally from Alesund, Norway
Taryn May 22, 2012 at 08:23:17
Do you have any dates for these people?That would make this much easier.
Aalesund is in Møre og Romsdal county in Norway.Ålesund is also a spelling of it. Louis was probably named Lars in Norway.The last names you have, Wigen and Waldon, probably are spelled starting with the letter V in Norway.They are probably names of the farms where the parents lived.Not actually surnames.Wigen could be Vigen or Viken or Vik or Vig farm.There are many many farms that start with Vik in that Møre og Romsdal area. You have posted this at Geni, but made Catherine's info private. http://www.geni.com/people/Luke-Gurry/6000000014786750306http://www.geni.com/people/Luke-Gurry/6000000014786750306 Was she born in 1858?That would put her on the 1865 census if they were still in Norway then. When was their emigration? you also posted this: http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/surnames.waldon/162/mb.ashxhttp://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/surnames.waldon/162/mb.ashx I am looking for information about Katherine Elisabeth Waldon of Vancouver Canada. Here is what I know: She was the daughter of Louis Peter Waldon and Elisebeth Wigan, of Alesund, Norway. She was born in Norway around 1884 and sometime later emigrated to Canada. In 1901 (though some records say 1917) she married Luke Edmund Gurry of Campbellford, Ontario, Canada. They married in Rossland, BC. Any and all information would be helpful! It seems that you may have more searching to do in Canada for more precise dates.If she was born in 1884, and married in 1901, that was quite young. I don't know much about Canada Census records, but can you find the family on any censuses?Did Catherine/Katherine emigrate with her parents? By herself? Have you seen this findagrave.com burial for Edmund Luke Gurry http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Gurry&GSiman=1&GScid=1968309&GRid=26288376&http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Gurry&GSiman=1&GScid=1968309&GRid=26288376& Edmund Luke Gurry Birth:unknown Death:May 9, 1938 Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium Vancouver British Columbia, Canada Plot: HORNE2/*/16/044/0009 A little Luke Gurry information: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGT-7VB Death Date: 09 May 1938 Death Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Name: Luke E Gurry Gender: Male Age: 61y 10m 6d Birth Date: 03 Jul 1876 Birthplace: Campbellford, Ontario Marital Status: Married Spouse: Carrie Gurry Father: John Gurry Mother: Indian Agency: Indian Band/Tribe: Film Number: 1953195 Digital Folder Number: 4438059 Image Number: 1726 British Columbia Archives Film Number: B13162 Registration Number: 2394 Carrie Gurry's information: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBW-R19 Death Date: 28 Sep 1963 Death Place: Essondale, British Columbia, Canada Name: Carrie Gurry Gender: Female Age: 88y Birth Date: 1875 Birthplace: Unknown, Unknown Marital Status: Widowed Spouse: Unknown Unknown Father: Unknown Unknown Mother: Unknown Indian Agency: Indian Band/Tribe: Film Number: 2033587 Digital Folder Number: 4479254 Image Number: 2057 British Columbia Archives Film Number: B13263 Registration Number: 63 09 012029 Their marriage was 1901 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-RYJ Marriage Date: 17 Jun 1901 Marriage Place: Rossland, British Columbia, Canada Groom's Name: Luke Edmund Gurry Groom's Age: 43 Groom's Birth Date: 1858 Groom's Birthplace: Campbellford, Ontario Groom's Marital Status: Bachelor Groom's Residence: Groom's Father's Name: John Gurry Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Killoran Bride's Name: Katherine Elisabeth Waldon Bride's Age: 44 Bride's Birth Date: 1857 Bride's Birthplace: Alsund, Norway Bride's Marital Status: Spinster Bride's Residence: Bride's Father's Name: Louis Peter Waldon Bride's Mother's Name: Elisebeth Wigen Film Number: 1983707 Digital Folder Number: 4400862 Image Number: 2880 BC Archives Film Number: B11379 Registration Number: 2883 Banns or License: License But look at the date discrepancy compared to their death records!Makes me wonder if the later dates are right, not the 1850's.She certainly didn't live to be over 100. It seems like Edward Gurry was married before: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMV6-8Q9 Name: Edward Gurry Event: MARRIAGE Event Date: 01 May 1889 Event Place: Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario Age: 23 Estimated Birth Year: 1866 Father: John Mother: Mary Spouse: Catharine Roach Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1868 Spouse's Father: Pat Spouse's Mother: Margt Registration Number: 013161 Film Number: 1870305 Digital Folder Number: 4529214 Image Number: 00310 I have looked online through all kinds of Ålesund records, and not found her birth/baptism in Ålesund in the time frame around 1875. http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?spraak=ehttp://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?spraak=e
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