Martin's Story

Martin's Story: 

Martin was born in Melhus, Norway, on the family farm, Vollahågån, on June 28, 1888. In 1905, at the age of 17, he left Norway to travel across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States of America. He passed through England, arriving in Hull and departing from Liverpool. He arrived in Boston and went by train to Chicago where his brother, Nils, was living. While living in Chicago, Martin met met and married Kamilla Karlson.

Select a location from the first group to learn more about Martin during this time of his life. Select from the second group to learn about Norway, Kamilla or about their lives in Chicago, the Duluth area, the Tampa area, or San Antonio.

Martin's Family Tree

Melhus, Norway
to the USA

Woldhagen Family Site

Norway's Story

Kamilla's Story

Martin's Story

Family Images


Duluth area

Tampa area

San Antonio

This page was last updated by Carolynne White April 27, 2008