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This section presents some fun and interesting resources concerning Norwegian ethnic history (and any other ethnic history anyone wants to add about ethnic groups of spouses of Knudsons).
Pam's Norway Trip. In June of 1997, Pam Aakhus went to Norway on a bus tour. She wrote some email messages to the K-Family mailing list that are reproduced here. The page includes some links to Norway sites as well as a map of Norway.
Want some Norwegian goodies?
Here is a source: King's Norske Products. - Selling Norwegian goods. Lefse (made with real Russett potatoes). Fattiggmann. Flatbrod. Gjetost Spread. Limpa Bread. Cardamom. Rosettes. Sandbakkles. Pin Wheel Cookies with Dates.
Any other specialties can be ordered with a phone call to: Bev King at 303-422-3394 (Denver, CO). All foods are made fresh, without preservatives. TAKKE! (this ad submitted by Pam Aakhus)
We hope several persons representing the various families will volunteer to research the family history of the Aakhus, Bahr, Buchanan, Danner, Easton, Knudson, Larson, Pond, Thompson, Wilkinson families and write up materials that can be placed on this website.
The "K-Family" includes hundreds of descendants related to the ancestors and progeny of Clarence and Ina Knudson who lived their lives mostly in North Dakota and Minnesota. They were both Norwegians which means they trace their history back to the country of Norway in northern Europe. Their grandparents or great grandparents came from Norway.
If you are related in any way to the K-Family, or think you might be, send an email with the Contact Form. The K-Family includes more than just "Knudsons", of course. Through marriage it includes members of all the families listed above (and many others we hope to identify as we go. Let us know if your last name should be added to the list!).
About the Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraadthe
At the site of the Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraadthe the following entries are found for Setesdal and Hallingdal which are of special interest to many Knudson relatives. Clarence Knudson's ancesters came from Setesdal; Ina Knudson's from Hallingdal.
CONTACT PERSON: Owen Scramstad, 116 North Conley, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
CONTACT PERSON: Peter Gandrud, 2425 Washington Avenue South, Bemidji, MN 56601
HALLINGLAG of America. Hallingdal is a rugged mountain valley in Norway, part of Buskerud County (fylke). Many people migrated from this valley coming to America and Canada, especially during the 1800’s. The Hallinglag is an organization formed in 1907 by these immigrants and their descendants. The Hallinglag aims to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage given to us by these pioneers.