Knudtsons from Norway to Illinois
I am researching the family of Gullek KNUDTSON who was born 1 March 1809 in Vake, Fjelberg, Hordaland Fylke, Norway. He married Anna ALVSDATTER about 1849, but I've not yet found the record of their marriage. Anna was also known as Anna HAMRE since she was born on Hamre Farm in Fjelberg. She was the daughter of Alv GODSKALKSEN and Eli JOBSDATTER.
Gullek and Anna came to the United States about 1865-1866 and settled in the Kendall County, Illinois area where they lived until their deaths. Their surname was "Americanized" to NEWTSON, although Lutheran church records in Kendall County also listed them at times as KNUDSON. They are both buried at Helmar Lutheran Cemetery in Kendall County.
I am researching the line of their daughter, Guro Gulleksdatter, who was known as Julia NEWTSON in the U.S. She married Sjur SJURSEN who went by the name of Lewis GRAVELY, the name of the farm he was born at in Norway which was Grævle. He was the son of Sjur BRYNILDSEN and Britha ANDERSDATTER.
I'm looking for more info on the children of Gullek and Anna. As far as I can tell, their children were (besides Julia) Eli, Ellen, Oscar, Anna, Gullek, George, Oline and John. They may also have had sons name Alv and/or Newt (Knudt).
I'll be happy to share info on this family!