Re: ggfather Bernard Austad Re:Neils Jacob Austad
Hi My name is Annette Austad English,I have some informationNils was born in Risor Nedenes Norway,Married Ane Helena Rolfsen She was born6-18-1858.They had, to my record 10 children (which I can forward names and dob).Robert Christian Jacobsen Austad was my grandfather - although I never met.He died at a young age Late 30"s I believe.)He was also born in Norway. The family went to Bear Lake Region Idaho, and Logan Utah they became Mormon's.My father was his second child, Grant Jacob Austad.Robert and My grandmother (Dora Maria Wilks)had 4 children, Grover (who is still alive in his 90's) My father who passed away 4 yrs ago,( wonderful man) Virginiawho is also still alive (my favorite aunt!)and Norman who was the baby of the family, born on the same day of my father 12-17.He has also passed. I am the baby of the family - and have some information but can probably get you to someone who can get you more I didn't have a clue that family had split, still trying to figure how they got into states, to my knowledge, not Ellis Island.Know anything?Grandfather was in Norwiegn Navy... possiblyI believe that is what uniform he is in in the picture I have.Best regards and hope this helps.AlsoFamily is buried in Ogden City Cemetary, Ogden Utah, . please contact me if I can help.