Scandinavia

Wunderscapes Travel

In July I will be leaving for a month-long trip to Croatia and Italy, but until then I won’t have some new pictures to share.  Instead, I’ll keep posting photos from my travels last year.  Today I’ve got some more pictures from Scandinavia that I feel should be shared. Enjoy!

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Cairn on top of Vidden Plateau in Bergen, Norway

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Hiking across the Vidden Plateau in Bergen, Norway

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View of Bergen, Norway from the peak of Mt. Ulriken

Bryggen

Bryggen Wharf in Bergen, Norway

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm Archipelago

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Grinda Island, Stockholm Archipelago

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Grinda Island, Stockholm Archipelago

Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

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My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman emigrated from Namsos, Lufthavn, North Trondelag, Norway in 1896

Harry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, baby Irene Linderman

Harry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund)Linderman, & baby Irene Linderman, 1909, Dubuque, Iowa.

Namsos is a small municipality in Norway, in Nord-Trondelag County. It is in the area of Namdalen. The administrative hub of the municipality is Namsos, a small town. Some of the other small villages in the municipality are Spillum, Skomsvoll, Ramsvika, Klinga, and Bangsund. The municipality has a population of roughly 13,000, and it covers almost 300 square miles. 

Namsos is a very important trading destination in Norway, and it has a lot of recreational and cultural hotspots for tourists. In the late summer, you can go to the Namsos Country Fair, which is a shopping event for the whole Namdalen area. You can also see the Nord-Trondelag Art Gallery and the Concert Hall in the town. The gallery has permanent as well as temporary exhibitions of artists from both Norway and around the world. 

There are several different salmon fishing rivers within an hour of the town. There are even more fishing destinations up in the mountain lakes and along the coastline. If you ascend to the top of Mount Klompen, you can get a great view of the whole city of Namsos. 

There is a big outlet that sells candles of all colors, sizes, and shapes, and it is located in an old train station. 

Name 

The first half of the name comes from a local river called Namsen. The last part of ostranslates to “mouth of a river”. 

History 

In 1846, Namsos was founded at the mouth of the Namsen river in Overhalden,, in the Saevik area. It was created as a distinct municipality, with roughly 600 inhabitants, and it was distinct from Vemundvik. 

In 1865, Namso became an official parish in the Church of Norway. A formal decision was made to create a church in the city in 1859. The construction was finished in 1859. The parish was created in 1865, and Saevik and Vemundvik were sub-parishes. 

Some parts of Vemundvik near to the town of Namos were afterward integrated into the city limits on several occasions. 

The town’s location near the river and the big forests made the town a great place for sawmills. Almost a dozen sawmills were operating at their peak, but there is only one sawmill that’s still standing: Moelven Van Severen. You can also visit the Norwegian Sawmill Museum at Spillum just to the south of the town. 

Namsos has a swimming pool, called Oasen, and it was built inside of a mountain.

My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman emigrated from Namsos, Lufthavn, North Trondelag, Norway in 1896 to Ellis Island, New York. 

Norway Travel

Have Bag, Will Travel

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The Land of the Vikings…

There is a lot more to Norway than men with beards and bloody axes but the Disney Website simply introduces Norway with the words “Welcome to the land of the Vikings!”

Whilst it suits Disney to retain the school boy image of them it actually becomes increasingly evident that Viking society was much more complex and popular conceptions of them are often in conflict with the truth that emerges from recent archaeology and modern research.

The traditional view of the Vikings as violent brutes and intrepid adventurers are part true and part fable but no one can be absolutely certain of the accurate ratio and popular representations of these men in horned helmets remain for now highly clichéd.  Disney of course had a Wooden Longboat (its gone now I understand) and a shop that inevitably sold Viking helmets based on the traditional image of the plundering Norsemen.

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My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivarra Lund, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Harry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, baby Irene Linderman

Family history of Gudrun Ivara Lund Linderman, who married Edward Francis Linderman, resided at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 1908. Children: Harry William, Gladys Serena, Irene Mary, and Evelyn Frances Linderman

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Gudrun Ivara “Gud” Lund Linderman

Birth:  Aug. 22, 1881
Bergen
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway

Death:  June 9, 1924
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA 

My maternal third great grandmother. Daughter of John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen of Norway.

GUDRUN IVARA (LUND) LINDERMAN EMIGRATED FROM THE PORT OF KRISTIANA, KRISTIANSAND, AKERSHUS,NORWAY IN 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEW YORK:

First Name:Gudrun
Last Name:Lund
Ethnicity:Norway, Norwegian
Last Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival:Nov 11, 1896
Age at Arrival:  15y    Gender:  F    Marital Status:  S  
Ship of Travel: Hekla
Port of Departure: Christiania
Manifest Line Number:0102
Source: Ellis Island Records, New York, New York.

ED CALLED HER GUD AND SHE CALLED HIM EDY. THEY WERE VERY MUCH IN LOVE.

GREAT AUNT GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, EVELYN “EPPIE” LINDERMAN AYALA, AND ARTURO AYALA WENT TO NORWAY ON VACATION IN 1994, AND MET SOME OF OUR “LUND” RELATIVES STILL RESIDING THERE.

THE “LUND” SURNAME IS NORWEGIAN. THE NORWEGIANS USUALLY DERIVED THEIR NAMES FROM THE FAMILY FARM.

Emigrated in September 1896 from Namsos, Norway to New York. ELLIS ISLAND IN NEW YORK WAS OPENED IN 1892. GUDRON LUND WAS ONLY FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE, WHEN SHE EMIGRATED FROM NORWAY, IN 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, ON THE SHIP “HEKLA”, WITH CAPTAIN LAUB OF COPENHAGEN. THINGVALLA IS THE SHIPBUILDER. SHE CAME TO WORK AS A SERVANT FOR THE GLENN W. TRAER FAMILY IN HYDE PARK TOWN, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Married Edward Francis Linderman on September 11, 1902 in Winona, Minnesota. Edy called her Gud.

Edward Francis Linderman husband of Gudrun Ivarra (Lund) Linderman, and son Harry William Linderman, 705 W. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa, 1905

They had four children together: Harry William, Gladys Serene, Irene Mary, and Evelyn “Eppie” Frances Linderman. 

All children were baptized as Lutheran. Harry & Gladys were baptized in Winona, Minnesota. Irene & Evelyn were baptized in the St.Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 2025 Jackson Street, in Dubuque, Iowa.

Edy, Gud, and (mother-in-law) Mary Linderman all resided together at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa until her death in 1924. Gudrun had Gall Bladder surgery, and died when a blood clot went to her brain.

My Great Grandfather, Edward Francis Linderman never remarried and continued to grieve her loss until the day he died in 1968. His Mother, Mary Linderman, died one month later in June 1968. What a tragedy! 

Family links:  
 Parents:
  John Theodor Eilert Theodorsen (1841 – 1920)

 Georgine Johanne Jansen (1837-1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Francis Linderman (1875 – 1968)
 
 Children:
  Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
  Gladys Serena Linderman Nelson (1906 – 1996)
  Irene Mary Linderman Wiedner (1908 – 1997)
  Evelyn Frances Linderman Ayala (1913 – 1997)

Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, Harry William Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa, 1922

Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, Harry William Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa, 1922
 
Burial: 
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

 
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069285

My Maternal Great Grandmother’s parents were John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne (Jansen) Lund of Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. They RESIDED AT FOSWINCHELSGADE 4, BERGEN, NORWAY for the 1900 Census. John and Georgine Lund had five children : Ragnhild, Elsiff, John, Solveig, and Gudrun Lund

My maternal great grandmother. Gudrun emigrated from Kristiana, Kristiansand, Akershus, Norway in 1896 to Ellis Island, New York. SHE CAME TO AMERICA, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, TO BE A GOVERNESS FOR THE FAMILY OF THE BROTHER OF THE CEO OF THE MORTON SALT COMPANY. She worked in Hyde Park Town, Chicago, Cook, Illinois from 1896-1900.

She married Edward Francis Linderman on September 11, 1902 in Winona, Minnesota. Edy called her Gud. They had four children together: Harry “Billy” William, Gladys Serene, Irene Mary, and Evelyn “Eppie” Frances Linderman. All children were baptized as Lutheran. Harry & Gladys were baptized in Winona, Minnesota. Irene & Evelyn were baptized in the Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 2025 Jackson Street, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Edy, Gud, and (mother-in-law) Mary Linderman all resided together at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa until her death in 1924. Gudrun had Gallbladder surgery, and then died when a blood clot went to her brain. It was in the days before they started using elastic stockings to prevent blood clots.

My Great Grandfather, Edward Francis “Edy” Linderman never remarried and continued to grieve her loss until the day he died in 1968. According to my mother, he did have a red-headed girlfriend, but he did not remarry. He wanted to be there for his children.

Aunt Gladys moved in with him in 1941 when she separated from her husband. She took care of her father, E.F. Linderman up until his death in 1968. His Mother, Mary Linderman, died one month later in June 1968. What a tragedy!


My mother, Jean Mancill, told me that Gudrun was born in Namsos, Norway, but Gudrun’s death certificate states that she her parents were Olaus Lunk and Serene Olson. But…In Census records it lists her parents as John Eilert Theodorsen and Georgine Johanne Janson. The Census records state that she was born in Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. I have not been able to locate any records. (10 March 2017)

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Gudrun emigrated on 11 November 1896, at the age of 15. I cannot fathom how brave she must have been or maybe just how desperate she was. To board a ship and leave her homeland during the dead of winter. She must have been a very strong woman. I never got the privilege of knowing her, because she passed away years before I was born. Gudrun passed away after gall bladder surgery when a blood clot when to her brain. in those days they did not use stockings to protect against blood clots.

She emigrated as a servant to the Glenn W. Traer family in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois. My mother told me that she came as a governess. 

Gudrun married Edward Francis Linderman on 11 September 1902 in Winona, Minnesota

ELLIS ISLAND IN NEW YORK WAS OPENED IN 1892. GUDRON LUND WAS ONLY FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE, WHEN SHE EMIGRATED FROM KRISTIANIA, KRISTIANIA, NORWAY, IN 1896,  TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, ON THE SHIP “HEKLA”,  WITH CAPTAIN LAUB OF COPENHAGEN. THINGVALLA IS THE SHIPBUILDER. SHE CAME TO WORK AS A SERVANT FOR THE GLENN W. TRAER FAMILY IN HYDE PARK TOWN, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Ellis Island, New York record:

First Name:Gudrun
Last Name:Lund
Ethnicity:Norway, Norwegian
Last Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival:Nov 11, 1896
Age at Arrival:  15y    Gender:  F    Marital Status:  S  
Ship of Travel: Hekla
Port of Departure: Christiania
Manifest Line Number:0102

http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/Eivirt.html#

Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman

Deutsch: New York, New York, Ellis Island

Ellis Island - New York

Norwegian Christmas Christkindl

Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food

Juletid (Christmas time) is a celebration of traditions and family in Norway. With the fall of winter snow and the wonderful displays of Northern Lights, Norwegians sit round their fire places, dance around the Christmas tree, enjoy rich food and share julefryd (Christmas cheer) with family, friends and in their communities. At this special time of year we are happy to share the Norwegian Christmas with you. We hope you will celebrate with us by having a little bit of Norway in your Christmas.

GUDRUN IVARA LUND LINDERMAN EMIGRATED IN 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEW YORK AS A NANNY/GOVERNESS TO HYDE PARK TOWN, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 1900 CENSUS SHOWS GUDRUN WORKING FOR THE GLENN & IDA TRAER FAMILY.

ED CALLED HER GUD, AND SHE CALLED HIM EDDIE. THEY WERE VERY MUCH IN LOVE. AUNT GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, EPPIE LINDERMAN AYALA, AND ARTURO AYALA WENT TO NORWAY ON VACATION IN 1994, AND MET SOME OF OUR “LUND” RELATIVES RESIDING THERE. THE “LUND” SURNAME IS NORWEGIAN. THE NORWEGIANS USUALLY DERIVED THEIR NAMES FROM THE FAMILY FARM.

Harry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, baby Irene LindermanGudrun (Lund) Linderman, Harry William Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa, 1922

Norwegian Christmas PlateNorwegian Christmas Tree

Norwegian Christmas Scene

Beautiful song about Norwegian flowers.

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This blog is about my Norwegian and Swedish roots.  My ancestors and descendants of my maternal great grandparents were John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen of Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.  

Marriage Record for them:

groom‘s name:John Theodor Lund

groom’s birth date:09 Oct 1842
groom’s birthplace:
groom’s age:
bride‘s name:Georgine Johanne Jansen
bride’s birth date:25 Oct 1837
bride’s birthplace:
bride’s age:

marriage date:21 Oct 1870

marriage place:Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

groom’s mother’s name:

bride’s father’s name:Helmik Janson
bride’s mother’s name:
groom’s race:
groom’s marital status:
groom’s previous wife’s name:
bride’s race:
bride’s marital status:
bride’s previous husband’s name:
indexing project (batch) number:M42937-8
system origin:Norway-VR

reference number:2:259V7VH
Citing this Record
“Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NW3S-FHY : accessed 30 Nov 2012), John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen, 21 Oct 1870; citing Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, reference 2:259V7VH; FHL microfilm 278102.

English: Arboretum, Milde, Bergen, Hordaland, ...