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 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Milo Irvin Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation class of 1920 for the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee county, Illinois.


















Milo Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson is located in the first row, far left.    Milo was confirmed October 24, 1920 and is the second to last entry on the list of confirmation classes posted yesterday for his brother, LaVern.

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

Friday, February 3, 2012

LaVern Amos Jordal - confirmation

Here is the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee county, Illinois confirmation class of 1918.

















LaVern Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson, is located in the very back row, second from the left.  (Clifford Knutson is standing in front of LaVern and Clarence Knutson).

















LaVern (#4) above was confirmed on September 1, 1918 and was 14 years old at the time.   His parents were Elizabeth (Brown) and Ole L Jordal.  LaVern's grandparents were Isabelle (Halverson) and Lars Jordal.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ernest O Jordal - confirmation

Here is a photo of the confirmation class of 1917 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee county, Illinois.


Ernest O Jordal,  grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson is located in the front row, far left.

Ernest was the son of Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.    His siblings probably attended confirmation classes as the First Lutheran Church, also in Lee county, Illinois.   I do not know why Ernest was the only one who attended Calvary.  

Ernest (entry #1 below) was confirmed November 4, 1917 and was the youngest member of the class.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Orlo Elmer Jordal - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Orlo Elmer Jordal Jr great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.














Here is another obituary** for Orlo.























Orlo was the son of Celia Berthana (Jordal) and Bennie Elmer Oleson and the grandson of Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.

*From www.legacy.com   
**From www.ungerhorner.com

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ernest Duane Jordal - burial

Ernest Duane Jordal Jr was buried next to his parents, Marguerite (Preiss) and Ernest O Jordal in Malta Cemetery, Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois.

Here is a closeup of Ernest Jr's inscription.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ernest Duane Jordal - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Ernest Duane Jordal Jr great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.























Ernest was the son of Marguerite Preiss and Ernest O Jordal, the grandson of Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.

*From www.legacy.com   

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ethel M (Johnson) Jordal - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Ethel M (Johnson) Jordal, granddaughter-in-law of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.





























Ethel was the wife of Kinnie O Jordal.   Kinnie was the son of Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.


*From www.legacy.com  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Darlene K (Eberly) Jordal - burial

Darlene Jordal was buried at the Malta cemetery in Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois.   Here is a closeup of the inscription on the Jordal monument.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Darlene K (Eberly) Jordal - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Darlene K (Eberly) Jordal, great great granddaughter-in-law of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.




































Darlene's husband Jerald is the son of  Donna Marilyn (Stoddard) and Donald Earle Jordal.   Jerald's grandparents were Mabel Odith (Berg) and Omer O Jordal.   His great grandparents were Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.

*From www.legacy.com

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oden Brown Jordal - burial

Oden Brown Jordal (obituary posted yesterday) and wife Arlene (Storey) Jordal were buried at the Union cemetery in Lee county, Illinois. 

Here is a photo of their marker.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oden Brown Jordal - obituary

Here is the obituary* of Oden Brown Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.






















His grandparents were Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Olson Jordal.

*From www.legacy.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Owen Carlyle Jordal - burial

Owen Carlyle Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson, was buried (obituary posted yesterday) at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Lee county, Illinois.

Here is a photo of his marker.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Owen Carlyle Jordal - obituary

Here is the obituary for Owen Carlyle Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.
























Owen's grandparents were Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.

*From www.legacy.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Donald Earle Jordal - burial

Donald Earle Jordal, great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson was born August 9, 1930 to Mabel Odith (Berg) and Omer O Jordal in DeKalb county, Illinois.    He married Donna Marilyn Stoddard on February 19, 1955.

Donald passed away July 11, 2004, in Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois.    He was buried at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Lee county, Illinois.   Here is a photo of his grave marker.


















Here is a photo of the back of the marker.


















Donald's grandparents were Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gilbert Eugene Oleson Jr - burial

Gilbert Eugene Oleson Jr was born to Sylvia Anna (Jordal) and Gilbert Eugene Oleson on June 28, 1925 in Madison, Lac qui parle county, Minnesota.

Gilbert married Thelma Humphreys on June 26, 1954 in DeKalb, DeKalb county, Illinois.  

Gilbert passed away July 5, 1999 in DeKalb, DeKalb county, Illinois and his wife Thelma passed away a few years later on July 6, 2007, also in DeKalb.   Here is an obituary* for Thelma.




































Thelma and Gilbert were buried at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Lee, Lee county, Illinois.   Here is a photo of their monument.


















Here is a photo of the back of the monument, memorializing Gilbert's service in the Army during World War II.


















Gilbert's paternal grandparents were Anna (Larson Jossendal) and Gunder Jordal, great grandparents were Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

*From the July 13, 2011 online edition of the Rochelle News-Leader.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vergene Gloria Jordal - burial

Vergene Gloria Jordal was born to Dorothy Jenny (Ahlberg) and Gilbert Orlando Jordal on March 3, 1929 in DeKalb county, Illinois.    She passed away November 3, 1975 in DeKalb county and was buried at the Malta Cemetery in DeKalb county.


















Here is a closeup of the inscription on her marker.


















Vergene's grandparents were Anna (Larson Jossendal) and Gunder Jordal.    Her great grandparents were Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Michael Arthur Byro - burial

Michael Arthur Byro, great great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson was born March 7, 1960 (most likely in DeKalb or Lee county, Illinois) to Janice Elaine (Jordal) and Arthur Byro.

Michael passed away August 24, 1968 (again, most likely in DeKalb or Lee county, Illinois) and was buried at the Malta Cemetery in Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois.

Here is a photo of the Jordal plot where Michael was buried.   His marker is to the right.  The marker for his grandparents, Marguerite (Preiss) and Ernest O Jordal as well as uncle Ernest Jordal Jr. is to the left.


















Here is a closeup of Michael's marker.



















Michael's great grandparents were Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Milo Irvin Jordal - burial

Here is a photo of Edith Pearl (Berg) and Milo Irvin Jordal's monument at Union Cemetery.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Milo Irvin Jordal - funeral

Here is the Calvary Lutheran Church funeral record for Milo Irvin Jordal (entry #3), great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.



















Milo was born January 27, 1906 in Alto township, Lee county, Illinois to Elizabeth (Brown) and Ole L Jordal.     His grandparents were Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Olson Jordal.

Milo married Edith Berg on June 7, 1930.    Milo passed away January 11, 1955 in Shabbona, DeKalb county, Illinois.  

Edith Pearl Berg was born December 9, 1909 in Milan township, DeKalb county, Illinois to Ada Jane (Eames) and Oscar T.D. Berg.   Edith passed away (entry #2 below) January 28, 1979 in Madison, Wisconsin.




















Edith and Milo were buried at the Union Cemetery next door to the First Lutheran Church.

Monday, January 16, 2012

'Infant' Jordal - burial

Here is a photo of the marker for an infant born to Arlene (Storey) and Oden Brown Jordal on October 21, 1942.   The infant died the same day and was buried at Union Cemetery in Lee county, Illinois.


















The child was the grandson of Elizabeth (Brown) and Ole L Jordal, great grandson of Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Olson Jordal.    His great great grandparents were Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Edwin Owen Jordal - burial

Here is the marker for Edwin Owen Jordal, buried at Union Cemetery in Lee county, Illinois.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Edwin Owen Jordal - funeral

Edwin Owen Jordal, son of Edith Pearl (Berg) and Milo Irvin Jordal was born on January 29, 1941, in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois.    He passed away the following year on February 23, 1942 in Lee county, Illinois.

Edwin was buried at the Union Cemetery in Alto township, Lee county, Illinois.   Here is the funeral record (entry #2) from the Calvary Lutheran church located next to the cemetery.


















Edwin was the grandson of Elizabeth (Brown) and Ole L Jordal,  great grandson of Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal and great great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

Friday, January 13, 2012

LaVern Amos Jordal - burial

Here is the marker for LaVern Amos Jordal, buried at Union Cemetery in Lee county, Illinois.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

LaVern Amos Jordal - funeral

LaVern Amos Jordal, son of Elizabeth (Brown) and Ole L Jordal was born February 27, 1904 in Alto township, Lee county, Illinois.    He passed away of cancer on April 21, 1931 in Alto township, Lee county, Illinois and was buried at the Union Cemetery in Lee county next to the Calvary Lutheran Church which is actually located across the county line in DeKalb county.  

Here is the funeral record (entry #4) from the church documents.


















LaVern was the grandson of Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal and the great grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Susanna L Jordal - marriage

Here is the First Lutheran Church of Lee county, Illinois marriage record for Susanna L Jordal (#6), granddaughter of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.
















Susanna married Arthur Johnson, son of Bertha (Jacobson) and Ole Johnson on December 15, 1898.

I do not have any additional records from First Lutheran Church; if I receive any others and have Jordal information, I'll post them at that time.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Myrtle Leila Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation record for Myrtle Leila Jordal (#16) granddaughter of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.





























Myrtle, daughter of  Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal was confirmed June 30, 1907.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Alfred Lars Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation record for Simon Lars Jordal (#9) grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.














Alfred, son of Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal was confirmed June 28, 1896.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Simon L Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation record for Simon L Jordal (#1) grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.















Simon, son of Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal was confirmed July 1, 1894.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Susanna L Jordal - confirmation

Here is the confirmation record for Susanna L Jordal (#7) granddaughter of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.


































Susanna, daughter of  Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal was confirmed July 9, 1893.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ole L Jordal - confirmation

I do not have not yet received First Lutheran Church of Lee, Illinois records beyond 1908 so the baptism records for Alfred Clarence Jordal the youngest child of Anna (Larson Jossendal) and Gunder Jordal or the last 5 children (Agnes, Kinnie, Gordon, Lillian and Evelyn) of my great grandparents, Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal so I'll move onto the few confirmation records available.

Here is the confirmation record for Ole L Jordal (#3) grandson of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

































Ole, son of  Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson)* and Lars Jordal was confirmed May 10, 1891.

*Isabelle was born in Illinois; had she been born in Norway, her last name would have been that of her father's first name, Sigursdatter.    The First Lutheran records have alternated between Sigursdatter and Halvorson, which may have been common at the time.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Edith Matilda Jordal - baptism

Here is the baptism record for Edith Matilda Jordal (#29), granddaughter of of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.

































Witnesses (below) included Edith's cousins, Celia Jordal daughter of Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal and Myrtle L Jordal daughter of Isabelle Cordelia (Halvorson) and Lars Jordal. 
































Edith was the eighth child born to Anna (Larson Jossendal) and Gunder Jordal.     She was born September 6, 1907 and baptized October 6, 1907.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Silas O Jordal - baptism

Here is the baptism record for Silas O Jordal (#10), grandson of of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.


































Witnesses (below) included Arthur Johnson who may have been the husband of Silas' cousin, Susanna (Jordal) Johnson, (illegible) Maland aka Mæland most likely a relative of Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) Jordal, and Alma Jordal, daughter of Lars Halstenson Jordal and wife Ingeborg Helgesdatter Jordal.


































Silas was the  seventh child born to child born to Ingeborg (Haldorsdatter Mæland) and Omund Jordal.   He was born April 26, 1907 and baptized June 23, 1907.