I originally posted information regarding a lawsuit filed following the death of Martha Iversdatter Nordskar Peterson's death. The lawsuit was filed by her older sister, Mari Iversdatter Nordskar Finnestad, wife of Ole Olson Finnestad Sr.
I thought I had posted information showing the location of the property in question at the time of Martha's death.
Here is a current map of the location.
Peterson Farm, Malta, Illinois
Here is the 1892 Plat map for Malta township, Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois that shows the Peterson farm on the lower portion of the map.
1892 Malta township Plat map
The property was sold to pay off the mortgage. The proceeds were dispersed between the surviving family members as Peter and Martha did not have children. The farm was sold to Michael and James Lynch. By 1905, the Malta township Plat map showed the Lynch Brothers as owners of the property. The upper portion of the Peterson property was transferred to Margaret Lynch.
I was reviewing the 1871 passenger list of the Nordens Dronning which Rakkel (Rachel) and Iverdine (Dina) Olsdatter Finnestad had traveled from Norway to America and found another family connection.
Listed below Rakkel Olson Finnestad is Marthe Iversdatter Nordskaar. Marthe (Martha) had not been married at the time she sailed to America. The farm where she had lived in Norway. Nordskaar, was used as a last name. Martha was the younger sister of Mari Iversdatter Finnestad and sister-in-law of Ole Olson Finnestad Sr.
Martha passed away November 20, 1899. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church in Lee County, Illinois. Having left no heirs, a lawsuit was filed to distribute the proceeds left from her estate.
Olaf was living at 1511 Lombard Avenue, Everett, Snohomish County in the state of Washington with wife Myrtle and daughters Gwendolyn and Carmen. Olaf was employed as a fireman for the city of Everett.
Olaf's father, Rasmus also resided in the home, but the census takers had listed him on a separate page (census record was posted yesterday).
Here is the 1940 US Census for Rasmus Finnestad, son of Mari (Iversdatter) and Ole Finnestad Sr.
1940 US Census - Rasmus Finnestad
Rasmus was living at 1511 Lombard Avenue, Everett, Snohomish County in the state of Washington. Rasmus was living with his son and daughter-in-law. For some reason the 1940 census for a few households living on Lombard Avenue was amended and an additional family member (in this case, Rasmus) was listed on a separate sheet.
I haven't been very active in pursuing my research the past few years
and have noticed that my entries on the Opera blog website are no longer
available to view. I have deleted the previous link to the Opera blog. I don't recall which entries I had posted so
there are a few that will most likely be forever lost.
With a little motivation I may post the backlog I'd accumulated since my Opera blog posts.