Re: Kindseth family of Minnesota
How fun this is.My Kindseth ancestor is my greatgrandfather Gustav Grim Kindseth. The following information was sent to me by a very nice gentleman in Norway.My Kindseths settled in Redlake Falls, Minnesota.My greatgrandfather was the county treasurer.They also lived in Minneapolis for a while.The information I was provided is:
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.
If your ancestor was born in 1853 then perhaps he was my greatgrandfather's eldest brother.I thought it was awfully brave of my greatgrandfather to have come here not knowing anyone.I would love to put together a genealogy of these people.Somehow, my greatgrandfather and greatgrandmother were married with another couple (double wedding) but I do not know who they are.I think that somehow, one of these is a brother or sister of either my greatgrandfather or greatgrandmother.
This is great.