Elise Tvede Wĉrenskjold (1815-1895) married Wilhelm Wĉrenskjold after she had arrived in Texas. The couple settled on Four Mile Prairie, a few miles from Prairieville. In addition to being a busy letter writer, she was cotributed to newspapers both in Norway and in America. She emphasized the advantages of Texas as a home for Norwegian immigrants. She became a leading personality in the Texas settlements.