Onsrud Family Trees
Linked below are two Onsrud family tress. It appears that the tradition in Norway was to take on the name of a farm when you made it your permanent home.
According to Helge's research, the name Onsrud was first used in Snertingdal in 1669. Jens Larsen Moen was born in 1747 and adopted the name Onsrud sometime between 1802 and 1806, presumably when he settled on the farm in Snertingdal. Jens Larsen (Moen) Onsrud and and Anne Olsdatter Skumrud lived on the Snertingdal Onsrud farm and are the progenitors of the Onsruds that emigrated to Westby and Ettrick Wisconsin. See Jens Larsen Onsrud Family Tree (pdf -1.5 MB) (word -1.1 MB). If you have additions or corrections send them to John <Jhelmer@aol.com>
Torer Larson Skedsmo was born in 1808 and married Berte Guttormson who was working at the Onsrud farm in Ullensaker. They moved to the Onsrud farm in 1844. They obviously adopted the name Onsrud because their three daughters and one son had the last name of Onsrud. All four children emigrated to the U.S. Anton Toreson Onsrud, who emigrated in 1871, and Ellen Maria Johansen Braaten, who emigrated in 1872, were married in 1874. They are the progenitors of most of the onsruds that trace their heritage to the Stoughton Wisconsin vicinity. See Toner Larson (Skedsmo) Onsrud Family Tree (pdf - 212 KB) (word - 132 KB). If you have additions or corrections send them to Stu <email@example.com>
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