My g-grandfather Sjur (Sever) Markuson immigrated to the United States in 1854 with his brother Lars. As far as I know they had no other siblings come to America. They did have nephews and nieces and a sister-in-law come over later on. They all lived within visiting distance from Sjur's farm. In 1871 Nels (Nils) Anderson Dyrdal came over and settled on a farm in Rice county, Minnesota which would be about three-five miles away from Sjur's farm. A year later his brother Berg and their financees/wifes made the trip over. They were Sjur's older brother Anders's sons. Another brother of Sjur's was Ole. He married and farmed in Norway. In 1878 his wife Kari and her children immigrated and settled in Dodge County, Minnesota. I estimate this was about 20-30 miles away from Sjur's farm. The picture is of Ole Olson and his family. He is one of Kari's and Ole's sons. At the time of the picture he was living in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. He would be Sjur's nephew.
Of interest to me is the age differences of my g-grandfathers (g-grandmothers also). On my father's side one g-grandfather was born in 1827 and the other in 1828. On my mother's side my g-grandfathers were born in 1848 and 1874. This is a difference of 47 years from the oldest to the youngest g-grandfather. For the g-grandmother's it would be similiar. The picture shows info from the 1870 census for my g-grandfather, Erick Gunhus, who was born in 1828. He had by this time traveled from Norway, homesteaded in Minnesota, been married twice (one wife died in 1860) and had seven children. It is a similiar situation for my other g-grandfather on my father's side. Yet on my mother's side one g-grandfather had yet to be born (1874) and the other was still living in Norway and wouldn't marry until 1876.