My maternal grandparents, Paul and Dagmar Sevald were Ellis Island immigrants coming from Norway and settling in Chicago, Illinois in the early 1920's. I've been researching my family tree in earnest for over twenty years and in this blog I post photos, documents, stories, memories and thoughts about my Norwegian ancestry, family and my life growing up Scandinavian-American in Chicago. WELCOME!
Grandma and her siblings
This photo was taken on the occasion of Grandma's oldest sister Gudrun's 90th birthday. Missing is their brother Finn Gundersen Øvald. Finn, who was born in 1910, died in 1946. Grandma Dagmar believed he died of leukemia.