Thursday, October 13, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - the 1876 Leland/Natvig Marriage Record

It's Treasure Chest Thursday, time to display another treasure from my digital files of ancestral families.

This week, it is a page from (copied at the Norwegian-American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin):

Vesterheim Genealogical Center, Koshkonong Church Records, East West & Liberty Churches, Marriage and Deaths Records, 1844-1987 (Madison, Wis.). Notebook at Norwegian-American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library , page 1186.

The first record on the page is this marriage:

"May 30, 1876
Torger Sjursen Leland; 26; Koshkonong; Sjur T. Leland & Britha Olsdatter
Anna Ellingsdatter; 23; ......; Elling Erikson & Anna Ellingsdtr
Liberty; Sjur T. Leland & Elling Eriksen"

The format here is:

First line:  Date
Second line:  Husband's name, age, place, parent's names
Third line: Wife's name, age, no place, parent's names
Fourth line: Church name, witnesses.

The records in this book were transcribed and printed from the original church records in Norwegian. 

I think it's interesting that Torger and his father were using the Leland name in 1876, but Britha still used her patronymic, and Anna and her parents used their patronymic, but by the 1880 census, they were using Natvig as a surname.

The two fathers were the witnesses to this marriage at the Liberty Lutheran Church in the town of Deerfield in Dane County, Wisconsin.

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