Saturday, November 19, 2011

Photo Number 718

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Gunnar Aarstad Cd V DL Antiques
A young boy in knickers.
Gunnar Aarstad CdV DL Antiques back
Joh. Froling?  Fotograf  Brogadon ( edited to Brogaden) 8, Kristiania
and a name Gunnar Aarstad
So this is another CdV from Oslo Norway. Sometime after 1877.

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Update from Iggy:
This may be the Son or Grandson of Berte Karina Aarstad who was featured in Photo 626

Dr Jeff says Brogaden 8 is Bridge Street 8


Update from Anonymous:
Photographer: John Frøling (1865-1932). Born and trained in Sweden, came to Christiania in 1884. Started his company in Brogaden 8 in 1895, used a cheap "rubber stamp" with "Joh. Frøling" the first years. So the photo should be from after 1895, but not much.

Update From Liv:
Ole Olsen and Karine Nilsdatter Olsen have a son born 1859. His name is Nils Olsen. He is not listed above. He married Anette, they had three children Ole Carl Olsen/Aarstad, Gunnar Riis Olsen/ Aarstad b.1896( the boy in the picture) and Aggi Nanna Olsen Aarstad b 1901. That means Karine Nilsdatter is the Grandmother of this boy and my grandfather was his cousin. I have met his sister Aggi in Oslo many years ago.

April 24 2012, I mailed the photo to Liv in Norway
This photo went Full Circle 65 on November 21, 2012.

8 comments:

  1. Ahh... the plot thickens... Aarstad... remember the Conrad Hilton mystery? ...see photo 626!

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  2. The address should be Brogaden 8 (Bridge Street 8).

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  3. Photographer: John Frøling (1865-1932). Born and trained in Sweden, came to Christiania in 1884. Started his company in Brogaden 8 in 1895, used a cheap "rubber stamp" with "Joh. Frøling" the first years. So the photo should be from after 1895, but not much.

    http://bit.ly/v18P5I

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  4. This is a bit of a mystery...

    At the farm Aarstad in Gjerdrum (north of Oslo), in 1875, you find the following inhabitants (census data):

    Ole Olsen, b. 1823 (husband)
    Karine Nilsdatter b. 1827 (wife, same as in 626, probably)
    Jens Kristian Olsen b. 1854(son)
    Olava Olsdatter b. 1862 (daughter)
    Martin Herbert Olsen b. 1865 (son)
    Lina Olsdatter b. 1868 (daughter)
    Ole Olsen b. 1872 (son)

    I cannot find any trace of these people in later census data. I speculate that it means they emigrated before the next census in 1900, but I don't find them in emigration record either.

    A supporting link: http://bit.ly/roStMP

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    1. Hello ! This is my family. Jens Kristian Olsen is my grandfathers father. He married Anne Andreasdatter b. 1859. They had two sons, Ole Kristiansen b 1890, Anders Kristiansen b. 1891 ( my grandfather) two daughters: Ingeborg Kristiansdatter b. 1894, Ragnhild Kristiansdatter b. 1896. My grandfather changed to Aarstad at one point, and his aunt Olava Olsdatter 1862-1945 also changed to Aarstad. They are buried in the same grave in Oslo. The reason they can't be found is they all changed their family name. I will try to find out. I will also try to find the little boy Gunnar. Liv Aarstad

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  5. Ole Olsen and Karine Nilsdatter Olsen have a son born 1859. His name is Nils Olsen. He is not listed above. He married Anette, they had three children Ole Carl Olsen/Aarstad, Gunnar Riis Olsen/ Aarstad b.1896( the boy in the picture) and Aggi Nanna Olsen Aarstad b 1901. That means Karine Nilsdatter is the Grandmother of this boy and my grandfather was his cousin. I have met his sister Aggi in Oslo many years ago. From Liv Aarstad, Norway.

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