Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -- Ellen Hansen (Christophersen)

This picture is one of my latest prizes!  My parents recently went to Salt Lake City and met descendants of my ggg-grandmother Ellen Hansdatter (Christophersen) born in Baerum, Norway 27 August, 1822 and deceased in Salt Lake City, Utah, 24 March, 1899.  Her son Martin Christophersen became a Mormon and an important figure in the church.  She followed in his footsteps and moved to Utah, along with another son and a daughter.  Her other daughter, my gg-grandmother Jonette, stayed in Norway and remained Lutheran -- as did her descendants.  I only discovered this Mormon branch and my ggg-grandmother's grave in Salt Lake City last summer (2009).  It has been an exciting journey, and now I have her picture!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Astrid, Thank you for your comment about my old pictures. I like that kind of old photos. I don´t have so many, but I got an old photo album that had belong to my grandmother and grandfather. I will put them on the blog. I don´t know who all the people are, but I am very happy to have them anyway. I think they must be quite close to the family or perhaps close friend to the famliy, and someday, perhaps, somebody recognize them...I like your photos too, I think you are happy to have get them, like the photo of Ellen! ..and Pasquale! ..and Jordbärhaugen, nice name! Well, it is different people and different life stories. Regards, Yvonne