you help us find them?
In our work
with the Oftebro family register we have not
succeeded in coming in contact with all
descendants of family members who immigrated
into USA (from Lyngdal, Norway).
Descendants of Anna and Henrik (Henry)
(Henry) was son of Anne Serine (Oftebro) (born
1851) and Andreas Kristiansen Bjørnestad
(1838-1911) who lived at the farm Bjørnestad in
(born 1877) and Anna had six children.
Harold Bjornstad (1901-1982) was married
to Mabel (1906-2004). This married couple
had a daughter: Ann. She had
two children: Steven and Jeannie.
(Bjornstad) Olsen (married to Arthur Olsen)
This married couple had a daughter.
(Bjornstad) Matson (married to Louis Matson)
six children seem to have lived in Mid-West
(Ruth in Minnesota, Marshal in Illinois).
of Anne Malene (Bjørnestad) and Selmer Thomsen
Malene was daughter of Anne Serine
(Oftebro) (born 1851) and Andreas Kristiansen
Bjørnestad (1838-1911) who lived at the farm
Bjørnestad in Lyngdal.
(born 1884) and Selmer had a son: Stanley
Thomson. He had two daughters: Debora Thomson
and Donna Thomson.
his family seem to live (have lived?) in Orange,
Descendants of Martha and Tobias Foss
was son of Karen Sofie (Oftebro)
(1846-1931) and Nils Tobias Larsen Foss
(1848-1928), who lived at the farm Ytre Foss
(later at Øvre Berge) in Lyngdal.
and Tobias (1880-1950) had three children:
Foss. She had five children.
Foss. He had a son: Clifton Foss, and
Clifton has a daughter.
immigrated into USA, he first lived in Nebraska.
Later he got a Masters degree from Harvard
University. He was a professor in psychology and
social philosophy in Evanstone, Illinois, worked
later in Racine, Wisconsin, and from 1913 he was
a pastor in the Concord Methodist church in
Massachusetts. In addition, he was an architect
as well as an investor in Concord.
and Tobias divorced. As far as we know, Martha
and the children lived in New York.
Descendants of Anne Marie Rom, and of Oline
(born 1859) and Oline Andrea (born 1873) may
have had the surname Olsen.
the children of Anne Tobine (Hagen) (1835-1890)
and Ole Mathias Olsen Tjersland (1822-1877), who
lived at the farm Vestre Rom in Lyngdal.
very much want to come in contact with
descendants of these Oftebro immigrants into
have any information about any descendant of
these immigrants, will you please contact us.