Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finnestad family, around 1870

Today I received some photos from a distant cousin, Trish Hodgens who descended from Iverdine Finnestad.

Here is a photo of the family, taken in Norway sometime around 1870.

Back row: Bert, Rachel, Rasmus, Ole Jr, Iverdine, Bertha (Iverdine's twin sister)
Sitting: Mary, Parents Ole Sr and Mari, Serina (Sarah)

I am 100% sure of Bert, Rasmus, Ole Jr since I compared to photos I had.

I’m guessing on Rachel, Bertha, Mary and Serina, but based on their birth dates:
Serina – 7/5/1846
Bertha and Iverdine – 12/2/1850
Rachel – 12/2/1853
Mary – 1/19/1859

I just had to figure out who I thought looked 4 years older, the same age as, 3 years younger and six years younger than Iverdine based upon the photo.
Since Trish knew which were Iverdine, Ole Sr and Mari, I just needed to fill in the blanks.

This is the first time I've seen a photo of my great great great grandparents, Ole and Mari and any of their daughters.

Elizabeth had already married Ole Andreas Knutson and had started a family when this photo was taken, and is not included. I am not sure whether I'll be able to find someone with a photo of her.

Thanks to Trish for providing the photo; I don't think anyone else in the family has ever seen what these Finnestad family members looked like.

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