This tiny but beautiful love story was on print in the Norwegian newspaper Moss Avis 13 July 1895. Neither the great Atlantic ocean nor time could separate what was meant to be. It goes to show that true love conquers all.

"In 1868, a 22 year old boy from a small cotter's holding under a farm in Romerike, Norway, emigrated to America.

The main reason for the boy leaving was that he was in a loving relationship with the farmer's daughter - a girl the same age as he. Sadly, the girl's father would not accept this socially unequal liaison.

No one seems to have heard much from him until very recently when he unexpectedly returned back home to Norway for a short visit.

He has done well for himself in America and he is now a prosperous property owner. Upon his return he was still unmarried - and he likewise found his beloved still unmarried.

The two lovers - now not so young anymore - are today joined in holy matrimony and will travel to America in a few days - to live together as man and wife in the man's second homeland."

Source: Moss Avis, 13 Juli 1895

Going through old newspapers can reveal many an old treasure. Maybe someone out there is able to find out who these two lovers were - and to tell the story of what happened next.

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