Down the Rabbit Hole Again – Kari Larsdtr Leland’s 1901 Death and Burial Record

 I used to be poking round in my RootsMagic tree and randomly seen that I did not have a demise date for Linda’s relative by marriage, Kari Larsdtr (1820-????) who married Ivar Torgersen Liland (1812-1893) in 1839 in Voss, Norway, and had kids in Voss and likewise in Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin after they migrated.  

A search within the FamilySearch Household Tree indicated that Kari died in 1901 in the US.  So I searched on Ancestry and this document popped up:

The demise and burial document for Kari Leland is within the Hope Lutheran Church listings close to the underside of the left-hand web page above::

She died on 1 June 1901, and was buried on 3 June 1901 at age 81.  

The supply quotation is:

“U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Data, 1875-1940,” listed database and digital picture, (, Congregational Data > Minnesota > Minnesota District > Hope Lutheran Church, web page 215 (picture 65 of 93), Kari Leland demise and burial entry, 1901.

The document web page didn’t point out the placement of Hope Lutheran Church.  I went to the primary picture on this assortment and it stated the church was in Minneota, Minnesota.

Kari Larsdtr was the daughter of Lars and Anna (Styrksdtr) Brynjulvsen of Liland farm in Voss and was baptized 22 October 1820 within the Voss church. Ivar Torgersen was baptized 11 January 1812, the son of Torgeir and Anna (Sjurdtr) Olsen of Tungeteigen farm in Voss.  All these names are patronymics – the final identify is derived from the daddy’s first identify plus -sen for males or -dtr for females.

When the Norwegians in Wisconsin selected an enduring surname within the 1870’s, Ivar and Kari (Larsdtr) Torgersen selected “Liland” because the household surname slightly than Torgersen or one other identify.  Ivar Torgersen’s brother was Sjur Torgersen (1804-1889) who married Brithe Olsdtr (1818-1895) and moved to Wisconsin.  They’re Linda’s 2nd great-grandparents.  “Liland” was spelled “Leland” quickly after and that is how my Linda grew to become a Leland!  


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