My name is Vigdis Josang, and I am from Haugesund in Norway (about 30 minute car drive from Tvedte) and I have researched for my ancestors, and I have found that Tollef Tvedte was my grand grand grand grandfather. The Tvedte farm where Tollef came from is now kalled Tveita and is situated in Sveio County, near Valen and Valestrand. Tvedte or Tveita is a very common place or farm name, there are lots of farms i Norway called Tvedte. I have tried to search up the place in Google Earth and found the following coordinates: 59°41'20"N and 5°28'25"E. I hope that is helpful.
Other information about Tollef Tvedte:
Tollef had a son Viking Theodor Tollefson (my grand grand grandfather) outside marriage when he was 18 (before the marriage with Dortha) in Norway.
He left his first son i Norway when he emigrated to US in 1884 by the ship Cunard Linie from Bergen with two three years twin boys and his wife Dortha Eidsvog (Norwegian born name: Dordi Larsdatter.
Viking is my grand grand mothers father, also born outside marriage, and he left my grandmothers mother and married another lady. Of that reason, my mom and my grandmother have not had any knowledge of Viking and his father, until I now, as have done som research. This research has descovered that we may have a lots of relatives both in Norway and US that we have not been aware of. From which of Tollef's children are you related from?
I would be glad if I can get som information about Tollef's children and the family tree in US. My e-mail adress is email@example.com
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