We first became interested in this family history project in about 1998. There was a wealth of
material on three of my grandparents families - the Scheies, Fosmarks and Oppegaards - but
virtually none on the Myklebys.
In 2000, I put together a booklet, primarily for our children, based on the available material. Since
then, we have learned more about all four families and published an updated version in 2002.
In both booklets, I drew liberally on material regarding the Scheies and Fosmarks produced by
Sunniva Scheie Aaseng, Johanna Scheie, Agnes Scheie and particularly Paul Scheie who has
visited Norway, written historical material, assembled pictures and continued researching. He has
shared this material generously.
Colleen Coates Massey and the late Virginia Schye were our links to the Schye branch of the
family. They shared a wealth of information, and we enjoyed their Schye/Schjeie Family Website
What we know about the Fosmarks is also due to the research, writing and personal contacts
of Paul Scheie.
Milo Oppegard’s 1989 opus is a major source of information on the Oppegaard family and we
have established friendly contact with him. More recently, in 2003, we were alerted to the data
on possibly earlier members of that family by Karen Haukedahl.
Fortunately, the dearth of information about the Mykleby family has ended. Thanks especially to
Ola G. Enger and Brit-Lisbet Lund Jonassen, newly-discovered cousins in Norway, we have
learned a great deal about the family which is posted on this site.
Unfortunately, we still know little about Margery Scheie’s ancestral families: the Ostroms,
Swansons, Hedbergs and Andersons. We invite contact with anyone who may have information
Son Peter Scheie proposed putting this history on the Internet and offered a server on which to
post it. Without his offer and advice, this online version would not have happened.
David L. Scheie
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