Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 07:58:46 +0100
From: "Inger Skramstad J»rstad" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5, Volvo V60, or Audi A6

I come originally from Moelv in Ringsaker, Hedmark, myself, but I live elsewhere now. Where exactly are your relatives from in Ringsaker? <> skrev i melding news:b2uoo0$1fb1mu$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like "Inger Skramstad J»rstad" <> wrote: > > You avoided my question, why? With a name like that, Johannes H. > > Andersen, you just gotta have some Scandinavian connection? Your name > > looks so Danish or Norwegian, but definitely not Swedish. > > Well, my name is Hinz and I post from a news host in Germany, but my > family tree is full of Johannessen, Gulbrandsen, Andreassen, Olsen, > Paalsen, Haakensen, and any other -sen you can think of. I've got > a ton of ancestors in Hedmark (Ringsaker and surroundings), and another > group up near Trondheim. > > I even have a friend (and possibly relative here) named Even Eric, > although he's second or third generation American. In parts of Wisconsin > and Minnesota, even the old patronymic system is followed (but used for the > middle name). > > Off-topic, sure, but that happens here from time to time. > > Dave Hinz >

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