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A History of Norwegian Immigration to the United States

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A History of Norwegian Immigration to the United States, From the Earliest Beginning down to the Year 1848 er et bokverk utarbeidet av George Tobias Flom. Opprinnelig trykt i Iowa City, Iowa 1909.

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  • Introduction 15
  • Chapter I. Norway. Population, Resources, Pursuits of her People, Social Conditions, Laws and Institutions 18
  • Chapter II. Emigration from Norway 27
  • Chapter III. The Earliest Immigrants from Norway, 1620–1825 35
  • Chapter IV. The Sloopers of 1825. The First Norwegian Settlement in America. Kleng Peerson 45
  • Chapter V. The Founding of the Fox River Settlement. Personal Notes on Some of the Founders 55
  • Chapter VI. Causes of Emigration from Norway. General Factors, Economic 64
  • Chapter VII. Causes of Emigration Continued. Special Factors. Religion as a Cause. Emigration Agents 73
  • Chapter VIII. Causes of Emigration Continued. The Influence of Successful Pioneers. “America-Letters.” The Spirit of Adventure. Summary 80
  • Chapter IX. Growth of the Fox River Settlement. The Immigration of 1836. Further Personal Sketches. 89
  • Chapter X. The Year 1837 Continued. The Sailing of Aegir. 97
  • Chapter XI. Beaver Creek. Ole Rynning 102
  • Chapter XII. Some of the Immigrants of 1837. The First Pathfinders from Numedal and Telemarken 108
  • Chapter XIII. Ansten Nattestad’s Return to Norway in 1838. The Year 1839. Immigration Assumes Larger *Proportions. The Course of Settlement Changes 116
  • Chapter XIV. Shelby County, Missouri. Ansten Nattestad’s Return from Norway in 1839. The Founding of the Jefferson Prairie Settlement in Rock County, Wisconsin 125
  • Chapter XV. The Earliest White Settlers on Rock and Jefferson Prairies. The Founding of the Rock Prairie Settlement. The Earliest Settlers on Rock Prairie 135
  • Chapter XVI. The Rock Run Settlement. Other Immigrants of 1839. The Immigration of 1840 147
  • Chapter XVII. The Settlement of Norway and Raymond Townships, Racine County. The Founders of the Settlement. Immigration to Racine County in 1841–1842 155
  • Chapter XVIII. The Establishment of the Koshkonong Settlement in Dane County, Wisconsin 164
  • Chapter XIX. The Settling of Koshkonong by Immigrants from Numedal and Stavanger in 1840. Other Accessions in 1841–1842 172
  • Chapter XX. New Accessions to the Koshkonong Settlement in 1840–1841. The Growth of the Settlement in 1842 180
  • Chapter XXI. The First Norwegian Settlement in Iowa, at Sugar Creek in Lee County 190
  • Chapter XXII. The Earliest Norwegian Settlers at Wiota, La Fayette County, and Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin 198
  • Growth of the Jefferson Prairie Settlement from 1841 to 1845. The First Norwegian Land Owners in Rock County 204
  • Chapter XXIV. Immigration to Rock Prairie from Numedal and Land in 1842 and Subsequent Years 211
  • Chapter XXV. Immigration from Hallingdal, Norway, to Rock Prairie from 1843 to 1848. Continued Immigration from Numedal. Other Early Accessions 216
  • Chapter XXVI. Economic Conditions of Immigrants. Cost of Passage. Course of the Journey. Duration of the Journey 221
  • Chapter XXVII. Norwegians in Chicago, 1840–1845. A Vossing Colony. Some Early Settlers in Chicago from Hardanger 230
  • Chapter XXVIII. The Earliest Norwegian Settlers in the Township of Pleasant Spring, Dane County, Wisconsin 241
  • Chapter XXIX. The First Norwegian Settlers in the Townships of Dunkirk, Dunn, and Cottage Grove, in Dane County, Wisconsin 249
  • Chapter XXX. The Expansion of the Koshkonong Settlement into Sumner and Oakland Townships in Jefferson County. Increased Immigration from Telemarken. New Settlers from Kragerö, Drammen and Numedal 255
  • Chapter XXXI. The Coming of the First Large Party of Immigrants from Sogn. New Accessions from Voss 265
  • Chapter XXXII. Long Prairie in Boone County, Illinois; A Sogning Settlement 272
  • Chapter XXXIII. The Growth of the Racine County (Muskego) Settlement, 1843–1847 278
  • Chapter XXXIV. The Heart Prairie Settlement in Walworth Co., Wis. Skoponong. Pine Lake 289
  • Chapter XXXV. The Earliest Norwegian Settlers at Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. The Influx from Land, Norway, to Wiota and Vicinity, 1844–1852 300
  • Chapter XXXVI. Continued Immigration from Aurland, Sogn, to Koshkonong. The Arrival of Settlers from Vik Parish, Sogn, in 1845 305
  • Chapter XXXVII. Kirkeregister. Church Register of East Koshkonong, West Koshkonong and Liberty Prairie Congregations as Constituted During the Years of Reverend J. W. C. Dietrichson’s Incumbency of the Pastorate from 1844 to 1850, and as Recorded by Reverend Dietrichson 314
  • Chapter XXXVIII. The Founding of the Norwegian Settlements of Norway Grove, Spring Prairie and Bonnet Prairie in Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin 331
  • Chapter XXXIX. Blue Mounds in Western Dane County, Wisconsin 340
  • Chapter XL. The Hardanger Settlement in Lee and De Kalb Counties, Illinois. Big Grove in Kendall County, and Nettle Creek in Grundy County, Illinois 350
  • Chapter XLI. The First Norwegian Pioneers in Northeastern Iowa 362
  • Chapter XLII. Survey of Immigration from Norway to America. Conclusion 375
  • Appendix I 383
  • Appendix II 386
  • Bibliography 387
  • Index