Added a caption 4-25-14
This information was taken from “My Heritage”, written in 1926 by Alfhild Boe.
Grandfather of Alfhild; Thomas Haugen
Both great grandfathers were from Vang
in Valdres.(Mountains of
Even Torstenson Baggetun was one.
Even had three children, Ambjor, Anders, and Tosten.
Tosten became a schoolmaster. Anders (Andris), brother of Tosten and great grandmother Ambjor, became a schoolmaster, and well known toastmaster
Great great grandfather; Even Boe, also from Vang His children were Haavor, Even, Jorgen, and Engebret, great grandfather of Alfhild. Engebret married Ambjor, daughter of Even Torstenson Baggetun. Their four surviving children were Ingebor, Velgier, Engebret (grandfather of Alfhild), and Even. Ambjor died when Engebret was 12 or 14, leaving the children to fend for themselves.
Engebret was born in Vang, Valdres, November 9, 1840. As a merchant in Hardanger, he bought a piece of land. After his wife died in 1884, he married Anna Graue from Voss. Anna was Alfhild’s grandmother. She died Easter Day, 1902.
Kristi Skare, Alfhild’s grandmother was born in 1840. She was married to Engebret Boe in 1867. She was the mother of nine children (one set of twins), five of who died in infancy. She died in 1884 after the birth of the ninth child.
Alfhild’s father had three sisters, Ambjor, Ingeborg, and Torbejorg. After grandfather’s second marriage, two boys and two girls were born, Christie, Emmads, Martha (my grandmother), and Ingebrigt.
Alfhilds father was born at Odda, Hardanger on March 30, 1892. He was an ordained minister.
I still don’t know the name of Alfhild’s father, and the genealogy is confusing. I know I have a picture of the family after the second marriage. I will add it when I find it.
These are some photos taken from my collection. They are all related to the Boes in one way or another.
The first is taken from a new page, http://www.petesmemories.com/wiger.html.
Erling Boe was kind enough to identify the folks in the photo.
Updated info from Erling. At 12:43 PM
6/2/2014 -0400, I wrote: I have several photos of you with lovely ladies.
Perhaps I need to take a closer look.
The one I am asking about is this one.
See my responses below. The are in ALL CAPS so you can spot them easily.
THE LADY NEXT TO ME IS MY SECOND WIFE, JOAN (SKINNER WAS HER MAIDEN NAME). SHE BROUGHT DAUGHTERS ELIZABETH (b. 1980) AND SHERIDAN (SHERSI, b. 1974) INTO MY LIFE. NEXT IS MY AUNT CHRISTIE, JIM WEIGHER, HUSBAND OF ANNA MARIE (NEXT), DAUGHTER OF CHRISTIE. I AM NOT SURE OF THE OTHER TWO WOMEN. IS ONE YOUR MOTHER AND THE OTHER MY AUNT MARTHA?
my sister, Gloria, My mother, Irma Peterson, and my grandmother, Martha Boe/Peterson, Christie’s sister.
I have some new material for Emmads. It was contributed by Christie Wiger/Livingston
Excerpt from email:
The date for Emmads death is 1955. So far that's as close as I get.
I will add exact dates when I have them.
Alfhild Boe/Everson with her family, and her husband, Harold
The following caption was translated for me by Christie Rose Marie Wiger/Livingston.
The girl is seated next to the boy, she is wearing a beautiful flowing white dress with shoulder pads. The caption is "Kare og Erna, eldste barna til Agnes. komfirmasjonen."
It translates to "Kari and Erna, oldest children to Agnes. Confirmation."
Which, if you’re a Lutheran like the Ancestors, you know was a big deal when you’re about 12 years of age. It is like a Bar Mitzvah for Lutheran kids.
Thank you Christie. I was thinking “prom”. I would have never known!
Erling E. Boe, son of Emmads E. Boe. I have recently had correspondence with Erling, my father’s cousin.
He just turned 83 years young, and is planning on retiring, soon. (as of may 2014)
He was kind enough to contribute his work history, which I will add here.
keeping me in the loop, Terry, on this information.
I have returned from some travels, and celebrated events such as a birthday and retirement. I am digging out of a mound of deferred responsibilities, but will be able to help out with you project soon.
As to a photo of me with a lovely lady, that might be one of several, so it depends on the one you see me with. I have a checkered social history. The mother of Eve Elizabeth is Jane Elder (prior to marrying me). Eve Elizabeth is my natural daughter, Sheridan A. by adoption, and Elizabeth Milton (birth last name) by affection (she came into my life with her mother).
I am happy to respond to your questions. If I miss responding to some, just ask again.
All for now, but I am back in social business, and having a connection with you and Christie is interesting and a pleasure for me.
By the way, Terry, where do you reside now, are you employed or retired, etc. I attach my Curriculum Vitae, as academics call their Resume. My home address for 27 years has been
6456 Sherwood Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151
And my bride for the past 13 happy is Rita, who brought adult twins (a boy and a girl) into my life.
All the best, Erling
CONDENSED CURRICULUM VITAE
Erling E. Boe
6456 Sherwood Road. Professor of Education 215: 877-3543
Philadelphia, PA 19151 Graduate School of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Pennsylvania
1951-1955 B.A. Psychology and Mathematics: Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.
1957-1959 M.S. Psychology and Philosophy: Washington State University, WA.
1959-1962 Ph.D. Psychology and Philosophy: Washington State University, WA.
1965-1966 Postdoctoral Fellow (U.S. Public Health Service Fellowship): Brown University.
1955-1957 Line Officer, United States Navy.
1961-1966 Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada.
1964-1965 Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle.
1964-1965 Research Psychologist, Veterans Administration Hospital, Seattle (Summers).
1965-1966 Research Associate in Psychology, Brown University.
1966-1980 Associate Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
1980-Present Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
1969-1971 Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
1975-1976 Chair, Human Learning and Instruction Division, Graduate School of Education.
1976 (Fall) Acting Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
1976-1987 Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
1984 (Spr/Sum) Acting Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
1989 (Feb.-July) Expert, National Center for Education Statistics, Washington, DC.
1992-2014 Co-Director, Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy, Univ. of Penn.
1996 (Oct.-Nov.) Visiting Professor, National Institute of Education, Republic of Singapore
2006-2007 Interim-Chair; Policy, Management, and Evaluation Div., Graduate School of Educ.
Research Grants and Subcontracts Since 1990
1990-1991 National Academy of Sciences (Subcontr.): Confer. on Teacher Supply, Demand, & Quality
1990-1992 OERI Fund for Innovation in Educ. (Grant): Entrepreneurial School Restructuring Strategies
1991-1993 OSEP Field Initiated Research (Grant): Teacher Retention, Transfer, & Attrition
1994-1998 OSEP Field Initiated Research (Grant): Teacher Supply, Retention, Turnover, & Shortage
1998-1999 OERI Field Initiated Studies (Grant): Productivity of Teacher Preparation Programs
1998-2002 OERI Fund for Improvement in Education (Grant): Analyses and Dissemination of TIMSS
1999-2002 NSF Research on Education, Policy, and Practice (Grant): Secondary Analyses of TIMSS
2002-2005 OSEP Field Initiated Research (Grant): Trends in Teacher Entry, Turnover, and Shortage
2005-2008 OSEP Research and Innovation (Grant): Trends in Teacher Qualifications and Retention
Graduate Courses Recently Taught
Learning and Instruction Policy Research Seminar
Statistical Methods Educational Policy Seminar
American Educ. Research Assn. Association for Psychological Science
Edited 4-6-13 Added caption and translation 4-25-14