September 30, 2017


Picture of Norwegian immigrant ship from

October 2,2017, 2017

Simen Svendsen was born on December 10, 1835, in Oppland, Norway, to Sophia Knutsdatter Fyksen, age 42, and Svend Christensen, age 42. Simen Svendsen married Mathia Eriksdr in Oppland, Norway, on March 25, 1857, when he was 21 years old. Their daughter Sina Swenson was born on November 10, 1859, in Martell, Wisconsin. Their daughter Anna Mathia was born on December 1, 1869, in Martell, Wisconsin. Their daughter Isabel Svensen was born on September 27, 1871, in Martell, Wisconsin. Simen Svendsen died on December 15, 1874, in Martell, Wisconsin, when he was 39 years old. Mathia Eriksdr died on August 29, 1922, in Martell, Wisconsin, when she was 85 years old.

By Honza and Ivana Ebr,
, Oppland mountains from the top of Surtningssua looking south