Monday, February 8, 2010

Bertha Haaland travel - Stavangerfjord

13 years after traveling on the Lusitania, Bertha and Ole Andreas Haaland went on another trip to Norway in 1925.

Here is documentation of their trip from Stavanger. They left on August 12 1925 and arrived in New York on August 25, 1925. They are listed as # 14 and 15.

Note the misspelling of Rochelle as "Rochields, ILL".

This document also includes three other travelers that lived in or near Rochelle: Shabbona, Malta and Rochelle, so it's possible they were traveling as friends. There are also two Finnestads listed just above Bertha and Ole; they were most likely were friends or neighbors that had lived at the same Finnestad farm in Stavanger, unless their ancestral name was Olson.

The Stavangerfjord, a Norwegian American Line ship was built in 1917 and in 1925 carried only 3rd class passengers.

Below is a postcard of the ship.

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