I just uploaded all the pictures I have of the Christiansen family relatives. Here is my tie to the Christiansen family.
There is me.
Sandy is my mother.
Norwood is her father.
Lillian is his mother.
Martha Christiansen was her mother. The same one I referred to in the past that Lillian gives no emotional record in her journal concerning her death. She was born in 1879 in Fredrickstad, Norway. She and her parents immigrated to the United States arriving in New York on the 2 Oct 1889. It was a long route getting here as in the early 1880′s they moved to Melbourne, Australia. After about 5 years there, they moved back to Norway. It was then that they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then moved to the United States. They found their way across the United States by rail and were sent from Salt Lake to Cache Valley. They settled and homesteaded near Richmond, Utah. Martha’s parents had 10 children. Surprisingly, all of them lived through the move (the one’s who were born) to Australia, back to Norway, to the United States, and across the country. They would only have one child die and that was the last child born near Richmond. If anyone has more information on this family, I would certainly be interested. I am especially interested since some of the children married husbands with common names which makes it hard to chase down, or they fall off the map and apparently out of the records of the church so they probably were not active.
Here is the family in full.
Olle Christiansen 1853 – 1900. He was born in Trygstad, Norway, died in Richmond, Utah.
His wife from 1874 is Constance Josephine Eliza Jorgensen 1857 – 1932. She was born in Drammen, Norway and died on a sightseeing tour in Portland, Oregon. She is buried there. Her parents Olavus Jorgensen and Hanna Mathea Christensen also came to Utah. They died and are buried in Richmond, Utah.
Walborg Christiansen 1875 – 1951 Born in Fredrickstag, Norway; died in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married to Charles Christian Anderson and lived in Salt Lake all her days.
Martha Christiansen 1879 – 1961 Born in Fredrickstag, Norway; died in Logan, Utah. She married Herbert Coley.
Eivelda Christiansen 1881 – 1892 Born in Melbourne, Australia; died in Richmond, Utah.
Constance Christiansen 1883 -1953 Born in Melbourne, Australia; died in Pocatello, Idaho. She was married to John Rocky Clawson and Charles Roy Huff.
Henry Owen Christiansen 1887 – 1932 Born in Fredrickstag, Norway; we don’t know where he died. Church records have his exact death date but no location. I believe he moved to Washington State and was married to Anna Wilder Hooser, but am not sure.
Rhoda Christiansen 1890 – 1965 Born in Richmond, Utah; death location is also unknown. I believe she was living in either Vancouver, Washington or Nyssa, Oregon at the time of her death. My Great Grandmother was writing to her in 1962 in Nyssa and in 1963 to Vancouver. We have three marriages, none of which I am sure; George R Davenport, Edward Holman, and Peter Pappas.
Roy C Christiansen 1892 – 1892 Born and died in Richmond, Utah.
Jennie Christiansen 1894 – 1949 Born in Richmond, Utah; we don’t know where she died. We assume her husbands were as follows; Peter Dee June, a Mr. Ewing, Orval Charles Sherwood, and Junior Albert Shirley.
Myra Christiansen 1896 – 1897 Born and died in Richmond, Utah. There is another Myra Christiansen in church records born 2 years later, but I have no confirmation it is this girl. Plus this girl is missing in the 1900 Census so she is either dead as the records and family tradition says, or who knows what.
Ole Loren Christiansen 1898 – 1977 Born in Richmond, Utah; died we assume in Oakland, California. The dates and everything match, but I would like to have some contact with a family member or something to confirm it. His spouses we believe are Sara May Strong and a Florence.
Anyhow, this line is a hard one to chase. It is often misspelled as Christensen, Christinsen, Christianson, and so forth. Plus there are so many of these other names it makes it tedious work to sort them out. So I hope for some communication with a family member to open the door on these. (If you are reading this and are related, please contact me! Leave a comment with your e-mail or contact me directly, please) This family has too many holes in it for how I like to do things. But it seems to be so difficult to do.