Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Website

Due to Google's uploading document limitations, I have created a new website.

The Jordal Ancestry website continues here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ingebor (Haldorsdatter Mæland) & Omund Jordal

Here is the only (clear) photo I have of my great grandparents, Ingebor (Haldorsdatter Mæland) & Omund Jordal.




































My guess is that this photo was taken in the late 1940's or early 1950's, probably at their residence in DeKalb, Illinois.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1940 US Census - Alfred Lars Jordal

Here is the 1940 US Census for Alfred Lars Jordal, son of Isabelle (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal and grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.



















Alfred was living in Lisbon township, Davison county, South Dakota with wife Ida (Luglan) and their eldest child Arthur.     Both Alfred and Arthur continued their employment as farmers.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

1940 US Census - Simon Jordal

Here is the 1940 US Census for Grace (Abbott) and Simon Jordal residing in Fall River county, South Dakota.


















Simon was still working as a farmer.    He was the son of Isabelle (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal and grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

Grace Jordal was the enumerator for the 1940 Census.    You can see her name listed on the top right hand portion of the census.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1940 US Census - Omund Jordal & Harvey Jordal

By 1940, my great grandfather, Omund Jordal had moved from his farm in Milan township, DeKalb county, Illinois and had purchased a home nearby in the village of Lee, Lee county, Illinois.


















Omund and my great grandmother, Ingebor (Haldorsdatter Mæland) were living next door to one of their eight sons, Harvey and his wife Florence (Johnson).

The census indicates Omund was 'unable to work', though the census record did not provide a clear option for individuals that had retired.      Harvey, however, was employed as a petroleum jabber.

A legible, blank 1940 census form can be found here.

Omund was the youngest son of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.    All his siblings had passed away by the time the census was conducted.     If his older sister Martha was still living, I have not been able to confirm when she had passed away.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Oden Brown Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation class of 1928 from the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee county, Illinois.


















Oden Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson is located in the back road, far right.    He was confirmed (entry #4 below) on December 16, 1928.



















Milo's parents were Elizabeth (Brown) and Ole L Jordal.   His grandparents were Isabelle (Halverson) and Lars Jordal.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Edith Matilda Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation class of 1921 for the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee county, Illinois.






Edith Jordal is located in the front row, seated second from the left.   She was confirmed on November 6, 1921.    Edith is the first entry (below) listed for the confirmation class.   Like her cousin, Ernest, for some unknown reason they were the only two of their generation confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church that I've encountered, rather than First Lutheran.


















Edith was the daughter of Anna (Larson Jossendal) and Gunder Jordal.    Her grandparents were Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson