Re: Kindseth family of Minnesota
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)
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
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
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!
Perhaps this will help in our search!