Nilsen/Nielsen family from Nesodden, Akershus, Norway
I thought I would try this message board first and then a couple of others since the Norwegian names traditions are confusing to say the least. Here goes:
My 2nd great-grandmother was Julia NILSEN, however she was also known as Julia Johnson and when married the first time Julia (or Una) OLSEN (or its various spellings). She married Carl Peter Olsen 14 Nov 1870, though they had a son Anton Julius Olsen 22 Sep 1870. They came to America and had three more children, Albert (my great-grandfather), James and Martin. Carl apparently changed his name TO Martin and either died or divorced Julia between 1878 (when Martin Jr. was born) and 1880 when the census showed Julia as a widow living with her brother also named Martin JOHNSON.
Julia's parents from what I found out, were Johan Nilsen and Anna Helene Olsdatter. Julia is also listed as Julia Johansdatter in a Norwegian record. Carl Peter was married once before to an Anne Andersdatter. Johan and Anne Helene were married 12 Jul 1845 in Nesodden, Akershus, Norway. Anne Helene's parents were Ole Alexandersen and Anne Hansdatter.
I've seen on a Norwegian message board discussion about this family so if anyone is on that board or if you posted there I would greatly appreciate an e-mail. I only recently discovered this information and am still trying to keep the names and the various spellings and changes straight.
Carl Peter Olsen was born in SWEDEN, Gunnarskog, Varmland to be exact.
Thanks in advance,