Dear Ursula and Sjur I am posting here a copy of the information that Arne sent me. From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Arne L. Sivertsen) To: KernaLaw@aol.com (Karen Beverly)
Hi Karen, To your information I am not related to your people, I'm just an old pensioner with great interest in genealogy, and it is a hobby of mine to try to help Norse-Americans to find their roots.
The farm Kindseth, also written Kindset, Kinset and Kinseth, is situated in Malvik, just about 6 miles east of down town Trondheim, in the community of Strinda.
The situation on the farm at the census 1875: Grim Sivertsen, farmer, freeholder, born 1818 Hlade Ulrikke Larsdatter, wife, born 1824 Hlade Sivert Grimsen, son, helping his father, born 1855 Malvik Gustav Grimsen, son, born 1860 Karen Grimsdatter, daughter, born 1852 Gurine Grimsdatter, daughter, born 1858 Martha Hansdatter, Servant, b. 1862
So the same farm in 1900: Sivert Grimsen, farmer, freeholder, b. 1855 Marie Kindseth, wife, b. 1849 Rissen Ulrikke Sivertsdatter, daughter, b. 1882 Jonetta Sivertsdatter, daughter, b. 1883 Gustav Sivertsen, son, b. 1885 Peter Sivertsen, son, b. 1887 Harald Sivertsen, son, b. 1890
The oldest son has taken over the farm, is married and has five children.
Gustav Grimsen Kindseth was born 19. Marz 1860 and Christened in Malvik church 22. April. His parents are written as: Farmer Grim Sivertsen Blækkan on Kinseth and wife Anne Ulrikke Larsdatter.
Labourer Gustav Kindset, 19 years old, from Strinda emigrated 27. August 1879 from Trondheim by the steamship "Tasso" with destination Minneapolis, Minn.
I could not find Maria Severine born in Malvik and she is supposed to come from another parish. Might find something on her in your letter.
Well, hope this is of interest to you. I'm looking forward to read your old letter!
Kindest regards Arne
Perhaps this will help in our search! Regards, Karen