Rachel Ann Hiebert. From Moorhead, Minnesota. Rachel’s grandfather came from Vik on the southern side of Sognefjorden, but he emigrated to Iowa when he was twenty years old. When he arrived there in 1874 he changed his name from Hopperstad to Rosheim, as massive emigration from Sogn led to many immigrants with the same name. Rachel has been to Norway on several occasions, and when Vik celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first emigration from the municipality, she was invited to attend the festivities and was interviewed by NRK (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) at home in Minnesota and in Norway. Rachel does not hold on to many Norwegian traditions today, but lutefisk before Christmas is still important.
"Lutefisk. That’s sacred. You have to have that. And lefse. I don’t make it anymore, but you get wonderful lefse in the grocery stores here."