|The family information associated with this web page is provided by the descendents of Olav Helgesson (1678-1765), Jacob Bertilson (1752-1832), and Magne Bukkestein (abt 1550) who immigrated to the United States, from Norway, in the late 1800's using the surnames of Bolstad, Dahlseide, Furness, and Trettenes.|
The immigrants and their brothers and sisters were:
Marta Furness Bolstadb:1868d:1940i:1887
Mons Einerson Knutson Bolstadb:1851d:1930i:1873
Olaf (Olf) Dahlsideb:1827d:1924i:1850
Bertin (Bert) H. Furnessb:1890d:1987i:1913
Dorthea Furnessb:1877d:1961-remained in Norway
Guri Furnessb:1871d:1929- remained in Norway
Johan (Joe) H. Furnessb:1874d:1952i:1892, 1900 returned to Norway, 1904 USA
Johannes (John) Furnessb:1874d:1952i:1893, 1905 returned to Norway, 1906 USA
Martin Furnessb:1883d:1965- remained in Norway
Mons H. Furnessb:1866d:1909i:1885
Olav H. Furnessb:1869d:1920i:1886
Sivert John Furnessb:1888d:1972i:1905
Syneva Furnessb:1886d:1954i:1906, 1908 returned to Norway
Johannes Dahlseide Johnsonb:1851d:1908i:?
Kari Dalseide Johnsonb:1832d:?- remained in Norway
Jon Jonsson Arne Datle Trettenesb:1835d:?- remained in Norway, children immigrated to USA
Their descendents hold a hold a family reunion (Referred to as Furness Family Reunion) each year with a larger reunion every fifth year. The next large reunion will be in the year of 2009. The reunion is always on the third Sunday in July. Most years the reunion is held in the Hanlontown Iowa City Park &/or Community Center. The next reunion will be held in the Hanlontown on July 19,2009.
The Family tree associated with this page is available for any one to browse. The data on living family members however has been privatized.
For members of our family the family tree book associated with this page contains all the data we have collected. Access to the book requires a user id and password.
Our Family tree was published for the 1999 reunion. If you are on the family tree on this web, site or can provide us with the information showing us where you belong on the tree, you may obtain a copy for $4.00. Please send you check to Robert Michaelis, P.O. Box 67, Hanlontown, IA 50444-0067.