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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Connecting Haktor T Wicks to Haktor H Wicks - Part 2

Continuing my search for the connection between Haktor T Wicks and Haktor H Wicks (Read Part 1 here):

I started by searching in Ancestry.com, but came up empty handed. Then I remembered Jessica had mentioned Hector was married in Lisbon, Illinois.  Having searched for Illinois marriages before, I headed straight for the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.  I quickly found two marriages for Hector H Wicks.

Groom:  Wicks, Hector H
Bride: Torreson, Lucinda H
Date: 1891-12-06
Vol./Page: 001/0116
County: Kendall
Groom: Wicks, Hector H
Bride: Scott, Lena
Date: 1899-11-29
Vol./Page: 002/0013
License No.: 00002096
County: Kendall
Requesting copies of these marriage certificates could identify other relatives, who may have been witnesses to the marriage.  Unfortunately, I don't believe these will help us connect Haktor Torjulson Wicks and Haktor Haktorsen Wicks.  It did help me identify that Lisbon, Illinois was in Kendall County though.

The Kendall County, Illinois Rootsweb pages had some helpful references, including "Norwegian Emigrants from Illinois to Iowa" and "Norwegian Lutheran Church Records".  The Kendall County site also linked me over to the Norway Heritage site. There I was able to locate immigration information for Haktor and Guri in 1867 and Haktor and Madala in 1870.

Name: Haktor Haktorsen Vike
Age: 49
Sex: m
Remarks:  Residence Skaanevig
Passenger on: Ship Fredrik Petersen 1867, from Bergen May 6 to Quebec June 6

Name: Guri Vike
Age: 40
Sex: f
Remarks: wife - Residence Skaanevig
Passenger on: Ship Fredrik Petersen 1867, from Bergen May 6 to Quebec June 6
Source: NAC C-4522 list 32 - Transcribed by Paul Scheie - 2004
Name: Haktor Torjussen Vike
Age: 24
Sex: m
Additional: residence Skaanevig
Passenger on:  Ship Mercator 1870, from Bergen Apr. 28 to Quebec June 30

Name:  Madelle Torkildsatter Vike
Age: 23
Sex: f
Additional: residence Skaanevig
Passenger on: Ship Mercator 1870, from Bergen Apr. 28 to Quebec June 30
Source: NAC C4525 list 63 - Transcribed by Paul Scheie - 2005
No discovery of the ships they immigrated on would be complete without finding more information on the ships themselves, right?  I didn't think so!  Here are the links to the ship information for the Ship Fredrick Petersen and the Ship Mercator.

All this is really neat information, but still nothing definitively connects Jessica's Haktor H Wicks and my Haktor T Wicks. 

A little browsing around and I found a link to the Norwegian Census, but I'll save that for Part 3.

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