I posted this a couple of days ago to an older thread from Feb 25, 2011. I thought I better re-add it.
I have some new information. I've made contact with Inga Anette Pedersen Stensrud's family in the United States. My mother Elsa Evensen is listed in the Stensrud Family Bible as Elsa Evensen Pedersen Stensrud ( Adopted ). I don't know if the adoption was done legally in Drammen, Norway or not. I found this out yesterday when I met with the husband of Lois Stensrud who was the daughter of Arney Pedersen Stensrud, and Inga Anette Pedersen Stensrud's grandaughter. He gave me what family research Lois had done and in with the papers was a copy of the Births listed in the Family Bible. Lois passed away in Jan 2011 and I never got to talk with, or meet her.
Johan Pedersen, Inga Anette Stensrud's husband died in Drammen on Mar 5, 1925.
Rolf Jentoff Pedersen Stensrud, a son of Inga Anette Pedersen Stensrud named his daughter Elsa after my mother.
I've made limited contact with the grandchildren (who live in Norway )of Sigrid Evensen Abrahamsen, Elias Evensen's sister. I know that my grandfather Eivin Elias Evensen remained in Norway, died in 1950, buried in Drammen, married a woman named Mary ( may have been Halvorsen ), they had a son Ole Henrik Evensen 1926 - 1933, a daughter Dorthea born abt 1927 who may have married a Bekken and had a daughter named Lene.
Mary C Evensen, my Grandfather's wife died 13 July 1970,is buried in Svelvik, Vestfold, Norway. In the grave beside her is Eivin Evensen 1935 - 1967. I'm assuming that Eivin is their son.
I'm still trying to see if there was a family connection between my grandfather Eivin Elias Evensen and the Pedersens and Stensruds, or Karen Hansen and the Pedersens and Stensrud.