This week's blog post is about my husband's Norwegian (paternal) great grandmother Hannah (Hegna) Foreman. It was a real challenge to track her records in two states (Wisconsin and Washington), two provinces (Alberta and Ontario) and multiple cities. And I still have not tracked down any photographs but I have only just begun.
This is what I have so far:
Hannah was born in Wisconsin on the 19th of July 1885, daughter of Norwegian emigrant Ola. O Hegna (emigrated from Norway 1862) and Emma C. (Hanson) (emigrated from Norway 1872)
Hannah had three sisters (Mable, Rena and Ella) and one brother (Carl).
In this census, we learn that Hannah's father Ola is a house carpenter. We can also determine from this census that the family moved from Wisconsin to Washington some time between the births of Rena (1888 Wisconsin) and Oscar (1891 Washington).
Hannah married Frederick Dixon Foreman on the 10th of April 1907 in Washington, U.S.A. when she was 21 years old. She was a dressmaker at the time. Frederick's occupation is listed as carpenter.
|1907 Marriage Certificate|
|Year: 1911; Census Place: Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Page: 36; Family No: 252|
In 1921, the Foremans are found in Beamsville, Ontario and two more children have arrived: Shirley (born 1914 in Alberta) and Kenneth (born 1920 in Ontario). (Patricia will be born in 1922)
Hannah's language is listed as Norwegian and she is shown to have naturalized in 1907.
(It is interesting to note that Frederick's income is recorded as $2000 which is notably high in comparison to other carpenters of the day?)
|Year: 1921: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 70; |
Census Place: Beamsville (Village), Lincoln, Ontario;
Page Number: 17
|Beamsville Ontario (circa 1910)|
Toronto Public Library Special Collection
- Spokane Library Genealogy Resources
- Family Search: Spokane Washington
- Flickr Toronto Public Library Photo Collection
- Newtonbrook photos - Toronto Public Library
- Lincoln Public Library photos
- Niagara Green Belt Historic Houses