Portrait of Martin Ulvestad. Print from "Norge i Amerika med kart" (Norway in America with maps) by Martin Ulvestad. Published in Minneapolis, Minnesota 1901. Ulvestad was born in Volde, Sunnmøre, in 1865. He emigrated to America in 1886. Ulvestad was a collector of data, a dedicated antiquarian, whose several thick volumes list large numbers of names, in 1901 by settlement, in 1907 thematically, and in 1913 alphabetically. He was presented with the Knight's Cross, First Class, of the Royal Order of St. Olav, for his dedicated work in collecting material for "Nordmændene i Amerika, deres historie og rekord". The ceremony took place in Seattle in Washington, and Ulvestad received the appointment from Consul Th. H. Kolderup.