First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
1825 · Sondre Norheim
Birth of Sondre Norheim. Emigrated in 1884 with his wife and children and settled in North Dakota. Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. He is known as the father of Telemark skiing. He made important innovations in skiing technology by designing new equipment.
1855 · Erik Werenskiold
Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.
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Karen Larsdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
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