Friday, September 13, 2013

Lawrence Wade Travland (1941 - 2012)

Lawrence Wade Travland Jr was born August 8, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.   Here is a duplicate copy of his birth certificate.





























He married Mildred Laviece (Knight) in Bexar County, Texas on March 13, 1968.     Lawrence passed away June 7, 2012 in Live Oak, Bexar County, Texas.    Below is a copy of his death certificate.






































Here is a copy of an obituary from the local paper's website.    
























Lawrence Jr was the son of Marie Elizabeth (Knippa) and Lawrence Wade Travland Sr.     His grandparents were Susan Eola (Sikes) and Ole John Travland.   Great grandparents were Iverdine Olsdatter (Finnestad) and Lewis Joseph (Peterson) Travland.    His great great grandparents were Mari Iversdatter (Skaar) and Ole (Olson) Finnestad.

You may also trace Lawrence's family line on the website Find A Grave.

Friday, September 6, 2013

1940 US Census - Lena Travland

Here is the 1940 US Census for Lena Travland, daughter of Lewis Joseph Travland and his second wife, Matilda 'Tilda' Ogel.  

Lewis' first wife was my 3rd great aunt, Iverdine 'Dina' Olsdatter Finnestad, the first of our Finnestad family to immigrate to the United States, along with her sister, Rachel.     Matilda married Lewis in 1882 after Iverdine had passed away at the early age of 28 in 1879.






























Lena (line 74) was living in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas and was employed as a postmistress for the US Post Office.

Lena was the granddaughter of Taleta Maria Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Working for the Travland family

Here is the letter written by Berta Kingestad from "In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants" by Solveig Zempl with a mention (2nd paragraph) of working for Taletta and Peder Pederson Travland.





























By the end of the year, Bertha had left (4th paragraph) the Travland family.



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Traveling from Norway to the United States

It's not often to find personal documents left behind from family members that detailed life and travel in the 1800's.    While this traveler was not a family member, she did work for Taletta and Peder Pederson Travland for a time in the 1890's.     Here is a description of the trip from Norway to America in the 1886.    The traveler arrived in Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois.






































The letter above was compiled as a collection for a book by Solveig Zempl, "In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants".     This particular letter was written by Berta Kingestad who had left her family behind in Norway and traveled alone to the United States, settling in northern Illinois.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Clayton Arno Travland - birth certificate and obituary

Here is the birth certificate for Clayton Arno Travland,  great great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland. 


Clayton was the son of Mary Pearl (Hanchett) and Willard Winfield Travland, born February 1, 1929 in Port Arthur, Jefferson county, Texas.

Clayton passed away July 5, 2007 in Nueces county, Texas.    Here is his obituary.

Clayton was the grandson of Hannah (Arno) and Peter Andrew Travland.   His great grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mary Pearl (Hanchett) Travland - obituary

Here is the obituary for Mary Pearl Travland,  great granddaughter-in-law of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Mary Pearl Hanchett married Willard Winfield Travland sometime in 1927.   Willard was the son of Hannah (Arno) and Peter Andrew Travland.   Willard's grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Benjamin Lewis Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Benjamin Lewis Travland,  granddaughter of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.

Benjamin was the youngest child born to Matilda (Ogle) and Lewis Travland.   He was born in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois on October 4, 1892.     Benjamin married Louisa Wilson, though I do not know the location or date.

He passed away May 21, 1975 in Beeville, Bee county, Texas and was buried at Colony Cemetery in Bee county.