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These pages are translated from the Norwegian originals.
Unfortunately, the individual information is in Norwegian. Still, I hope that you may find the web pages interesting.
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A large part of the Steen family from the Steen farm under Rødtvedt in Østre Aker emigrated to America during the 1850's. Tron Andersen Steen had 8 sons, and 6 of them were in the Union Army during the Civil War. Vickie Steen has gathered a mountain of information, which I hope will eventually result in a book. Thank you, Vickie for your kind assistance in finding the American branch of the Steen family.

My great-great-grandmother Ingeborg Ersdotter Olbers came from Ekshärad in Värmland, Sweden, and Göran Olbers has sent me a lot of information regarding the Olbers ancestors, who originated in Germany and came to Sweden during the 1600's.

Sten Høyendahl has greatly contributed to my collection of data with his incredibly detailed knowledge of life in Eidsberg, Trøgstad and Askim (Østfold, Norway). Through his work, I have been able to find the ancestors of my great-grandmother Caroline Syversdatter, and I hope he will consider publishing his work on the internet at some point in time. You can find several of his contributions under "Documents".

The Krybel family (or Kriebel) came to Norway when the Danish governor-general of Norway, Hannibal Sehestedt, gathered the Danish-Norwegian army for the Torstensson war (also called the Hannibal war) against Sweden in the middle of the 1640's. The Kriebel lineage can be traced back to Sachsony, more exactly to the small mining town of Annaberg near the border of today's Czech Republic. I would not have been able to find the connection to the Kriebel family without the information that I received from the historian Roar Lishaugen.

Here is a fairly interesting map: It shows where some of my German ancestors lived in the 17th century.  The blue markings show Glückstadt and Elmshorn - two of the towns where Jürgen Kriebel lived and worked. bodde og arbeidet as a sculptor.
The Olbers family fostered many Lutheran ministers. They were working in the churches marked in red: Otterndorf, Cadenberge, Oberndorf, Kehdingsbruch, Wahrendorf and Drochtersen.
At that time, Schleswig-Holstein - north of the river Elbe - where Glückstad is situated, belonged to Denmark. So the Olbers and Kriebel families actually lived in different countries.


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