Re: Torbjorn Amundson of Nervik. Etne,Norway
On Brit & Helga (Nervig) Halverson:
Engebrit (or it could be Engebrigt, or Brit, or B.E. as he was known around Slater, Iowa) was my mother's uncle, an older brother of my mother's mother, Lissie (Halverson) Erickson.Brit's wife was to us, Auntie Helga.She was also known as Helen and her maiden name was, of course, Nervig.Our, your hustand and me,common ancestors are Elling and Ranvig (Randy) Kjellesvig Halverson, my great-grandparents.Her mother was, in turn, a Nervig in Norway.
Brit and Helga were married in 1885 and they had five daughters, no sons.I have never solved the problem of Helga's parents.The Nervig clan was a big one.I have a photo of nine (I think) Nervig brothers and who knows how many sisters there were.But, they were all immigrants from Norway.From somewhere I have the information that Helga was born in Wisconsin, but I have yet to find which Nervig family that Helga was born into.Nor have I found a census record listing Nervigs in a Federal census for Wisconsin.I suspect that if you were to get to the U. S. Federal census for 1880, Iowa, Polk County, Lincoln Township you might find the Nervig family that had Helga, or, probably, Helen, listed.I have never tried that.
Since Brit and Helga were your husband's great-grandparents, then it is also true that he and I are related.I would like to know how that descent from Brit to your husband is listed.There were five girls and so he must be a descendent of one of those girls.Which one?I have not been able to list all of those descendents .
Paul J. Hermann