This one I had seen before. I spoke to my mother in law about Ottar's death. It seems he was burned very badly on the steam heat in the apartment shortly after the family arrived in NY. I've been looking for some kind of news article to back this up, but I guess a young Norwegian boy being badly burned wasn't front page news! My mother-in-law wasn't even sure he ever saw a doctor or if he died immediately. She said the family knew so little about what could be done for him.