This is a good match for your Karen Elisabet emigrating from Ålesund in 1891.I like it for several reasons, here is why.She had an older brother named John Larsen Valdal.Notice the man she is emigrating with.John Waldal already is a resident of Minneapolis, and he must have been home for a trip.She is traveling to America, not alone, but with her older brother.
they are leaving Ålesund on March 26, 1891, Karen Valdal, female, 18 years old (her birthday isn't until June, when she'd be 19, which matches the 1872 birth year).Unmarried, from Norddalen parish, farm owner's daguther.Traveling on the American shipping line, for Minneapolis.
Same info for her brother, except age, and the fact that his current residence is Minneapolis.
to refresh our memories, here is the birth of John: (remember the first brother John died young, and the second son was named Jonas, who probably changed it to John)
Jonas Larsen Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927 birth: 23 Mar 1870 christening: 18 Apr 1870 NORDDAL,?MORE OG ROMSDAL,?NORWAY parents: Lars Peter Olsen,? Elisabet Jonsdr
Often those ships at that time first went to Hull England, overland in England by train to the port of Liverpool, where the emigrants would catch the trans-atlantic ship.People coming to Minnesota often came in through Canadian ports, like Quebec.
This is the other older brother Ole, emigrating also from Ålesund.
417 6April 031884OleLarsen Valdalm17 aarugiftNorddalens Præstegjæld SøndmøreAmerican Linie med Dampskibe 'Hero'Minneapolis Minnesota i de forenede Stater
He is emigrating from Ålesund on April 3, 1884, Ole Larsen Valdal, male, age 17, unmarried, from Norddal parish (Søndmøre) on the American Shipping line with the steamship Hero. destination is Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States.
to refresh our memories, here is the birth of Ole
Ole Larsen Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927 birth: 13 Feb 1867 christening: 21 Apr 1867 NORDDAL,?MORE OG ROMSDAL,?NORWAY parents: Lars Peter Olsen,? Elisabet Jonsdr