Tagged: Cleng Peerson

Reversing Cleng Peerson’s migration

Americans prepare to celebrate Norwegian-American history at Tysvær’s Midsummer Festival Molly Jones The Norwegian American Almost two centuries ago, 52 brave men, women, and children boarded the 54-foot sloop Restauration in Stavanger on July...

In the footsteps of early immigrants

A tour through Brooklyn remembers the past By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly On Oct. 9, 1825 Cleng Peerson (the father of the Norwegian Immigration to America) who hailed from Tysvær, greeted 52 Norwegians...