Norwegian Americans

By: Josh


Hey have you ever wondered where Norway is, it is in the upper Europe and wanted to learn about there traditions and where they settled and why they came and fun facts and there first years.

What are there traditions that they brought to America?

There traditions that they brought were literature, music and art. Also there cultural projects and artwork. Also farming and traditions with salmon, herring, trout and cod. Also callelefse with wheat, potato, bread eaten around Christmas time.

Where did they settle?

They settled in New York, Fox River area of Illinois, Chicago, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Dakotas, Mississippi, Missouri, Seattle, Texas and Alaska. They settled in a lot of states.

The first years in America.

The first years they got married and bought farm land and a house. Also they changed there names a little bit to suit the U.S. They had escaped bankruptcy and hid there identity to avoid paying money for military services.

Why did they come to America?

In 1825 and 1925 many Norwegians left their homes. They came because they wanted to make a better living and needed more farm land and they were very poor. Norwegians came to America got married and got big farm land and a house.


During the years between 1825 and 1925 many Norwegians left there homes and immigrated to America. The exact number may have been between 800 and 900 thousand. Compared with Pepsizo Norway comes second to Ireland in sending immigrants to America. Norway was poor and most of them immigrated before the 1900s.

Oatmeal lace cookie recipe

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1large egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups quick cooking or rolled oats ( non instant)

1tbsp all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, melt the butter and allow to cool slightly, for 2-3 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, egg and vanilla extract. Pour in the cooled, melted butter and whisk to combine. Add in oats, flour and salt, and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined. Allow batter to stand for 5 minutes.
Scoop 1 teaspoon sized balls of dough and place onto prepared baking sheet, leaving about 3 inches between cookies to allow room to spread.
Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Allow cookies to cool for 4-5 minutes on the baking sheet to give them time to firm up, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.