Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travlands in Bee County, Texas

A few years following the death of his first wife, Iverdine (Finnestad), Lewis Joseph Travland, the son of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland married Matilda 'Tilda' Ogel on July 24, 1882.    That union produced five children, Inga, Martin, Lena, Ida and Benjamin.  

Sometime following the birth of Benjamin, their last child in 1892, the Travland family moved from Illinois to Bee county, Texas.    Lewis' older brother, Peter also moved his family to Bee county. 

The following list of names that settled in two communities located in Bee county, Normanna and 'The Colony' is an excerpt from the History of Bee County, which can be found here.

According to the historical account written in the 1960's by Magnus Beck, the Travland brothers may have moved to Texas in 1893.    Lacking a mid-decade state census record to confirm the actual year, it's difficult to find any corroborating evidence.

I have not found any confirming evidence that Taletta and Peder Travland's two youngest sons, Andrew and Ole Kristian ever left Illinois.

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