When he came to the USA in 1913, Emil is traveling with Dagny, his wife I assume, since it says they are both married, on the emigration register out of Oslo.
219288 19131024115.04.191316.04.1913EmilJakobs.gm.snekkerm01.02.85LillestrømWashington100Victor RaffelEskimo6982 pers.tj. p. (paa besøk)p.att.a. papir
219289 1913102515.04.191316.04.1913Dagny EugineJakobs.gk04.06.88LillestrømWashingtonVictor RaffelEskimo
the reason he is going to America, it says, is to tjene penger, (tj. p.) or earn money. Then in parenthesis it says (paa besøk) which means "on a visit" which usually means that he came back to Norway on a visit.
So it is possible that he had been in the USA previously.
His job says snekker, which means carpenter, but in order to come, later in the immigration, the immigrants usually had to have a trade or job that was needed in America. They couldn't come without one.
When did Emil and Dagney get married?
In 1910 on the census, I find a good match for Dagny, also from Lillestrøm
Olaues Jamiss. hf g Extramand ved Jernb. 22.12.1844 Skedsmo
Anne Jamiss. hm g Kone 05.07.1854 S. Odalen
Dagny Jamiss.* d g Husgjerning 21.03.1890 t
Oscar Jamiss.* s ug Hjemmeværende 19.09.1897 t
Margit Jamiss.* d ug Hjemmeværende 02.12.1905 t
Hans Jamiss.* s ug Extramand v/ jernbanen 25.06.1885 t
There might be a reason I cannot find him on the 1910 census, even though I have searched.Emil emigrated first to Minnesota in 1906.
184539 Oslo190609.08.190610.08.1906EmilJakobs.mugsagarb.21LillestrømMinnesotaM. R. RaffelMontebello
Registering to leave Aug. 9, leaving Aug. 10, 1906, from Oslo, Emil Jakobs. (Jakobsen or Jakobson) male, unmarried, sawmill worker, (same job he had in 1900 on the census) age 21, from Lillestrøm, going to Minnesota, the ship is Montebello, which could have been a feeder ship taking the passengers to Hull England, overland by train to Liverpool, and then the Atlantic crossing on another ship.
I found a good match in Minnesota on the 1910 census, Emil Jacobson, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a lodger, single, immigrated to USA 1906.
Name: Emil Jacobson
Age in 1910: 25
Birth Year: 1885
Home in 1910: Minneapolis Ward 11, Hennepin, Minnesota
Immigration Year: 1906
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Albert Askland 60
Mary Askland 50
Charles Askland 26
Gracien Askland 24
John Mex 48
Chris Salston 35
Oska Lindberg 33
Garald Cirsar 27
Emil Jacobson 25
John Humer 24
Norie Schwartz 27
Peter Rose 21
May Bondelia 19
Amelia Finklestein 19
Sam Alrich 13
James Murray 24
Ernest Johnson 26
I found that record at ancestry.com (censuses free this weekend)
and it says he is a cabinet maker. Then the Fac. which might mean Factory.Under his citizenship status, it says that he immigrated in 1906, and Pa. which might mean that he has filled out his papers to begin the process.The other codes were Na (naturalized) or A for Alien.If he did fill out those first papers in Hennepin county, Minnesota, they might have some good information on them.
So sometime between 1910, and 1913, it appears that he may have gone home to Norway.Was there a death of a parent or other event?
I know this isn't getting you any closer to the violin answer, but I think it might help to know the time frame that you are looking at.It is possible that he continued to play violin in Minnesota, and musical groups were common, especially made up of immigrants.There is an area of Minneapolis nicknamed Snoose Boulevard, at the time, that had musical vaudeville type acts, made up of Scandinavians.Many little towns all over Minnesota had their town orchestra or band.
The possible Emil I found lived in Minneapolis Ward 11,
I think the census address was 1914 - 16th Ave. So. Minneapolis, Ward 11, Hennepin county.
If I google that address, it shows that area is in the former Snoose Blvd. area, or at least within walking distance.