Torstenson Flamo(e) & Maria Oldsdatter Røberg
[Pages 65, 197, 239 of Norwegian Pioneers History of Minnehaha County South Dakota From 1865 to 1895]
The years went by and the family began to have the "America" fever. The year 1872 a sister and the hero of this episode left for America. The year after a brother. They found the conditions here in America so wonderful that they sent for the entire family. The year 1875 there was a great immigration from Merager to America. Besides a great flock of young men and women the following families also came at that time: John Jensen Stordahlsvold with wife and four children, Jens, Marit, Oline and Lars, Halvor Tideman with wife and five children, Marit, Hemming, Marie, Halvor and Magmus. O. O. Brubak and son Ole. Arnt Bruuen and wife. Ole Berg and wife and her sister, Beret Berg. John Røberg and wife, and mother-in-law Maren Røberg. Johan Flaamoe and wife with two small children. Ingrebrit Oyen with wife and three sons, Iver, Nels and Anthon, and old couple, Anders and Ingeborg Oyen, who were under the care of a young boy named Sievert Johnson. There were not all on the same boat but left Merager at the same time and arrived at about the same time to the Sioux Valley that had been settled nine years ago. Among those who set their tents up by the Sioux River's edge was also Gudmund Ravlo from Verdalen. Their youngest son Martin had learned the eternal truth that "it's not good for man to live alone" and so he had begun to use rooster legs at getting a girl by the name of Beret Tidemann, a daughter of Halvor Tidemann, who was quite willing to carry life's burdens together with him and that the wedding should take place when her parents arrived from Norway. With their arrival no time was wasted before the wedding took place. [From page 65. Johan Flaamoe was the brother of John Røberg. His wife, Maria Oldsdatter Røberg was the niece of John Røberg's wife Sara Gunnarsdatter Røberg. John (Johan) was the youngest of Torstein Pedersøn's children.]
Flamoe, Johan Tortenson born 10th of August, 849, Trondhjem, Norway. Maria Oldsdaughter born Røberg, 6th of October, 1853, Trondhjem, Norway. 10 children: Ole, Anna, Tobias, Laurids, Alfred, Laura, John, Joseph, Petra, Marthea. [From page 197.]
Johan and Maria Flaamoe lived in Burk Township a long time and were among the earliest immigrants. He was a carpenter by profession and when the son grew up they worked together in that work. [From page 239.]
was typed as it appeared in the book. Typographical errors were not corrected.
Some names are not consistent with family history or other records.]