This is my great-great aunt, Ingeborg and her husband Nils Rovang.
Ingeborg was born in 1837, the oldest child of Jon Trondsson Myre & Kjersi Kristoffersdatter Dalaker. In 1855, Ingeborg gave birth to a son, John. The father of John was Ivar Madsson Brotin. (who knew?) What happened between Ingeborg and Ivar is not known. We can only guess.
In 1861, Ingeborg and John immigrated to the United States alone,
and they lived in Worth County, Iowa.
On November 29, 1865, Ingeborg married Nils Rovang of Vestre, Slidre, Norway.
Nils came to the United States in 1850. He served in the Civil war.
But what about Ingeborg's son, John?
We have never heard anything about this son, and if my mother/aunts/grandmother
knew about him or not is not known.
He is not listed with his maternal grandparents in the 1870 census of Worth Co., Iowa.
He is not listed in the 1875 census as living with Ingeborg & Nils.
There was a "John Anderson" living with Ingeborg's parents in 1870, but this son was born in Michigan. I believe this John Anderson is the same as John Rime, who was taken in by Marit & Ole Rime. But that is another story.
Nils & Ingeborg eventually settled in Tumuli Twp. in Otter Tail Co., MN
Nils & Ingeborg had seven children together: Martin, Anna, John, Julia, Christian,
Emma & Otto.
Since they had a son named John, I believe that Ingeborg's illegitimate son died young and named their son after him, but of course this is speculation.
Nils & Ingeborg are buried in the Sarpsborg Cemetery, Rural Dalton, MN