hi Tim, I'm not sure when my Evanson family moved to the U.S. I know they were in north central Iowa by 1880, probably not much before that. They came here from Wisconsin, but I don't know where in Wisconsin. Since Green county Wisconsin is where my Christopherson ancesters were, and they came to Iowa about the same time as the Evanson side, and they intermarried, I made the assumption the Evanson line was in Green county as well. Might not be so. In Iowa, the name was shortened to Evans. So I am looking for information on Evan Evans/evanson b.1822 Norway. His cousin Frank settled near him in Franklin county Iowa. I don't know what Frank's name was when he was in Norway, but he must have anglesized it, as the local records show "Frank". Does this fit in with your family of Evansons?