Lutheran (Decorah) Cemetery
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Uploaded 7/8/2011 by
wwaters579 [Email]

Born: 1833 - Died: 1916

1 of 2 graves adjacent to the
Sampson Tolstad Family Stone

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Posted on Oct-9-2014 by T.D.JOHANSEN
Samson Knudsen Tolstad was born 2nd May 1834 in Vestre Slidre, Oppland county, Norway. Parents: Knud Olsen and Berit Samsonsdatter. To America 1866 (Parish records for Vestre Slidre)

Posted on Mar-25-2019 by MICHAEL WALSH
Emigrated to America in 1866 on the sailing ship Frederik Petersen out of Bergen on May 1st, arriving in Quebec, Canada on June 2nd. Between 1863 and 1866, Samson became the owner of Tolstad farm in Vestre Slidre after being a husmann (crofter) there for some years. It is assumed that the family chose to emigrate due to the famines taking place in the Nordic region at the time.

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