This is amazing. Since receiving your first post this morning I have learned so much! I am practicing finding my way around the digitalarkivet site, but since I speak no Norwegian the records are quite puzzling unless I can recognize English or German cognates. I cannot thank you enough for pointing me toward all this great information. I am especially intrigued at the notion of Julie Sophie as a foster child. I believe her to be the youngest of her siblings...I'd love to know when her mother died-I'll start searching for that. Thank you once more for your excellent assistance. I am Christine..I live in far northern California.