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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Virginia Bell (Mortimer) Wyrick - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Virginia Bell (Mortimer) Wyrick, great granddaughter of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Virginia was born November 26, 1916 in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas to Ida (Travland) and William Mortimer.     (I do not have her marriage information)

Virginia passed away April 13, 1972 in Victoria, Victoria county, Texas and is buried at Colony Cemetery in Colony, Texas.

Victoria's grandparents were Matilda (Ogel) and Lewis Travland.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gladys May (Travland) Coffman - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Gladys May (Travland) Coffman, great granddaughter of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.

Gladys was born 30, 1919 in Bee county, Texas to Stella (Berkeland) and Thomas Tobias Travland.   I do not have any information about her marriage.

Gladys passed away June 14, 1971 in Corpus Christi, Nueces county, Texas and was buried at Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gladys' grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Louis Joseph Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Louis Joseph Travland, great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Louis was born September 23, 1906 in Normanna, Texas to Stella (Berkeland) and Thomas Tobias Travland.    He was married on August 19, 1931 to Margaret "Vera" Lee McDonald in Beeville, Bee county, Texas.

Louis passed away November 26, 1969 in Corpus Christi, Nueces county, Texas and is buried at Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery.

His grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Joseph Travland.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Clarence Fulton Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Clarence Fulton Travland, great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Clarence was born June 8, 1913 in Bee county, Texas to Stella (Berkeland) and Thomas Tobias Travland.   He passed away December 26, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Nueces county, Texas and was buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Clarence's grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Oscar Nance Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Oscar Nance Travland, great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Oscar was born February 26, 1912 to Nellie Katherine (Nance) and Martin Lewis Travland in Pettus, Bee county, Texas.    He married Melba Isabelle Harvey, though I do not have any additional information about the marriage.   They were possibly married in Bee county, Texas most likely in the 1930's.

Oscar opened an airport in Bee county in the 1940's and called it the Travland airport.   There are also two aircraft named Oscar Travland which were manufactured in California in the 1990's.

Oscar passed away March 20, 1967 in Beeville, Bee county, Texas and was buried at the Glenwood Cemetery.

Oscar's grandparents were Matilda (Vogel) and Lewis Travland.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inga (Travland) Arno - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Inga (Travland) Arno, granddaughter of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Inga was the first child born to Matilda (Vogel) and Lewis Travland (following the death of Lewis' first wife, Iverdine Finnestad).   Inga was born most likely in Milan township, DeKalb county, Illinois.

She married Hjalmar Ludwig Arno in Bexar county, Texas on September 21, 1905.   Inga passed away on November 15, 1966 in San Antonio, Bexar county, Texas and was buried at Mission Burial Park.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Willard Winfield Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Willard Winfield Travland, great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Willard was born January 18, 1901 in Colony, Bee county, Texas to Hannah (Arno) and Peter Andrew Travland.   Willard married Mary Pearl Hanchett sometime in 1927.

He passed away in Port Arthur, Jefferson county, Texas on March 25, 1966 and was buried at the Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.

Willard's grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Joseph Travland.   His maternal great grandparents were Mari (Iversdatter) and Ole Finnestad Sr.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thomas Tobias Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Thomas Tobias Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Thomas was born May 18, 1879 most likely in Milan township, DeKalb county*, Illinois, the last child born to Iverdine (Finnestad) who passed away just 6 months shy after giving birth.    Thomas' father was Lewis Travland.  

Thomas married Stella Adline Berkeland in Bee county, Texas on May 21, 1901.   He passed away in Corpus Christi, Nueces county, Texas on December 5, 1964.

Like his brothers, Peter Andrew and Ole John, his maternal grandparents were Mari (Iversdatter) and Ole Finnestad Sr.

*It is unlikely he was born in Decatur, Illinois as it is over 3 hours south of DeKalb county.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Odin Alexander Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Odin Alexander Travland, great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.



Odin was the eldest son born to Annie (Helling) and John Otto Travland.   He was born in Bee county, Texas on July 6, 1900.     Odin passed away October 18, 1964 in Beeville, Bee county, Texas and is buried at the Colony Cemetery.

Odin's grandparents were Susanne (Iversdatter) and Peter Peterson Travland.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Peter Andrew Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Peter Andrew Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Peter was born to Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland on May 28, 1877, most likely in Milan township, DeKalb county, Illinois.    He married Hannah Arno in Bee county, Texas on May 3, 1899.

Peter passed away on January 15, 1960 in Kerville, Kerr county, Texas.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Martin Lewis Travland - death certificate

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


Martin was born October 15, 1885 to Matilda (Ogel) and Lewis Travland in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois.    He married Nellie Katherine Nance in Bee county, Texas on February 24, 1909.

Martin passed away January 23, 1961 in Beeville, Bee county, Texas and was buried at the Glenwood Cemetery in Beeville.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mary Ann (Olson) Travland - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Mary Ann (Olson) Travland, daughter-in-law of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.














































Mary Ann was born April 19, 1862 to Julia and Ole Olson in Lee county, Illinois.    She married Ole Kristian Peterson Travland in 1877 or 1878.   

Mary Ann passed away in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois on January 21, 1947.   The obituary mentions 3 daughters, though I've only been able to locate two, Lena and Clara so I'm not sure whether this is an error.   Peter was the other son mentioned in the obituary who had preceded her in death.

*From the January 24, 1947 edition of the Rochelle News Leader.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ole John Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Ole John Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.



Ole was born August 6, 1872 in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois to Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.   He passed away September 1, 1946 in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Laurence Wade Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Laurence Wade Travland, great grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.

Laurence was born April 20, 1908 in Bee county, Texas to Susan Eola (Sikes) and Ole John Travland.   He passed away November 13, 1945 in Temple, Bell county, Texas.

Laurence's grandparents were Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Otto Travland

Here is a photo* of Otto Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Otto was the son of Mary Anne (Olson) and Ole Kristian Pederson Travland.   The photo looks like it may have been taken sometime in the 1940's.   According to Wesley, (Otto's brother) he was a civil engineer for the Crane Company in Chicago, Illinois.

*Photo provided by Bethany Goble, the great great great granddaughter of Taletta and Peder Travland.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lena Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Lena Travland granddaughter of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Lena was born February 2, 1888 in Kansas to Matilda (Ogel) and Lewis Travland.    She passed away December 14, 1943 in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas.

Matilda was the second wife of Lewis Travland.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

John Otto Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for John Otto Travland grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


John was the youngest child born to Susanne (Iverdatter) and Peter Peterson Travland.     He was born March 25, 1878 in Milan township, DeKalb county, Illinois and passed away April 10, 1943 in Kingsville, Kleburg county, Texas.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

John Mannes - biography

Here is a short biography* about John Mannes, husband of Sadie Celia Travland.

Sadie Celia Travland was the daughter of Susanne (Iversdatter) and Peter Peterson Travland and the granddaughter of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


*From the Winnebago County, Iowa GenWeb Project website.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Benjamin Lewis Travland - WW II draft registration

Here is the World War II draft registration for Benjamin Lewis Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.

Benjamin was the fifth and youngest child  of Matilda (Ogel) and Lewis Travland.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Martin Lewis Travland - WW II draft registration

Here is the World War II draft registration for Martin Lewis Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


Martin was the son of Matilda (Ogel) and Lewis Travland.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thomas Tobias Travland - WW II draft registration

Here is the World War II draft registration for Thomas Tobias Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.


 Thomas was the youngest son of Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Peter Andrew Travland - WW II draft registration

Here is the World War II draft registration for Peter Andrew Travland, grandson of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.






























Peter was the son of Iverdine (Finnestad) and Lewis Travland.   

*'DeClabe' should be spelled 'DeKalb' county.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Anna (Johnson) Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Anna (Johnson) Travland, 2nd wife of Peter Peterson Travland.   Anna was born June 3, 1851 in Norway and came to the United States in 1883.   She married Peter Travland after the death of his first wife, Susanne (Iversdatter).   Anna passed away in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas on June 10, 1939.







































Peter Peterson Travland was the eldest son of Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Agnes (Thompson) Travland - death certificate

Here is the death certificate for Agnes (Thompson) Travland, third wife of Lewis Travland.   Agnes was born May 15, 1862 in Wisconsin and passed away February 24, 1938 in Colony, Bee county, Texas.


Lewis' first wife, Iverdine (Finnestad) passed away of tuberculosis in 1879.   Lewis' second wife, Matilda (Ogel) passed away sometime prior to his marriage to Agnes in 1898.

Lewis Travland was the second son born born to Taletta Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.