Saturday, June 11, 2011

Petra Hagfors' parents, Nils Mikkel Renfjeld & Nikoline Jorgine Oyen

Nils Mikkel Mikkelsen Renfjeld (Reinfjell) also went by the name of Nils på Øya. He was born on 17 Jul 1851 at Mosjoen, Nordland, Norway, son of Mikkel Jakobsen Reinfjell and Ane Sophie Gyth Jonsdatter . He married Nikoline Jorgine Olsdatter Øyen, , on 28 Jun 1874 at Vefsn. He appeared on the census of 1875 at Renfjeld. He died on 21 Apr 1922 at age 70. Nikoline Jorgine Olsdatter Øyen (Øien) was born on 14 Apr 1854 at Mosjoen, Nordland, Norway, daughter of daughter of Ole Pettersen Hundalvatnet and Anna Nilsdatter Øyen. She died on 16 Jul 1917 at age 63.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Hagfors farm in Moose Lake, Minnesota

This wonderful drawing of the Hagfors Farm in Moose Lake, Minnesota was done by Rick Hagford in 1984 as a Christmas card.  The Nils and Petra Hagfors family lived here from 1919 onward.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mother of Nils Hagfors, Nikolina Maria Nielsdatter Nedre Bjorna

Nikolina Maria Nielsdatter Bjørna Nedre.  She was born on 17 Jan 1842 at Mosjoen, Nordland, Norway.  She appeared on the census of 1865 at Hagfors.  She married Nils Lai Stenersen Hagfors, son of Stener Eriksen and Oline Persdatter Hundalen, on 14 Oct 1866 at Mosjoen, Nordland, Norway.  She appeared on the census of 1900 at Hagfors.  She died on 1 Jun 1923 at age 81.

Nils & Petra Hagfors Family, photographed 1914

This is a photograph of the Nils & Petra Hagfors family, taken in front of their home at "Over Oyen".  Nils Hagfors emigrated from Mosjoen, Norway in 1914.  This photo was taken the day before he left. 

Magda Hagfors is standing in the back, behind her mother Petra and her baby brother.