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Ole Haroldson Olson

Male 1866 - 1950  (83 years)


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  • Name Ole Haroldson Olson  [1
    Born 2 Jun 1866  Nes Parish, Hallingdal, Buskerud County, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Fremont, Winneshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Loam and Olga Townships, Cavalier, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935  Loam Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Loam Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Feb 1950  Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Vang Lutheran Cemetery, Hope Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00028  All
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2012 

    Father Harald Olson | Grønna,   b. 8 Jul 1843, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Eau Claire, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Birgit Tollefsdatter,   b. 2 Aug 1842, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1874, Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1867  Næs, Hallingdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From Church Records, Parish of Næs, Hallingdal, Norway FHL INTL Film #1283055 Item #3 page 453 Record #19

      June 20, 1867

      Harald Olson age 24 married Birgit Tollefsdatter age 25. Father of the groom was Ole Haroldson. Father of the bride was Tollef Tollefson. Witnesses were Knud Ellingson Bortolfstel (sp?). Note applying to groom indicates "Gronna" which is assumed to refer to a town or farm. Note applying to bride indicates "Golbergaii Gol" which is also assumed to refer to a town or farm.
    Family ID F0258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie Caroline Peterson,   b. 17 Oct 1868, Fort Garry (Winnipeg), Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1942, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1887  Loam Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Herman Odin Olson,   b. 4 Feb 1889, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1983, Watson, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Eddie Olson,   b. Mar 1891,   d. Mar 1893, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Ethel Mae Olson,   b. 31 Jul 1893, Langdon, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1948, Dahlton, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Carl Emil Olson,   b. 21 Jan 1896, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1978, Walhalla, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Belma Olson,   b. 12 Jun 1897, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1986  (Age 88 years)
     6. Rena Olson,   b. 12 Oct 1898, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1973, Walhalla, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Ole K. Olson,   b. 12 Feb 1900, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1968, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Alvin Olson,   b. 4 Apr 1902,   d. 7 Apr 1902, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Ida Mae Olson,   b. 17 Mar 1903, Homestead near Vang, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1979  (Age 75 years)
    +10. Mabel Caroline Olson,   b. 24 Mar 1905, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1930, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     11. Tema Olson,   b. 5 Sep 1907, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Nellie Viola Olson,   b. 16 Dec 1909, Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Children of Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Caroline Peterson 1958
    Children of Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Caroline Peterson 1958
    Back row left to right:
    Herman, Emil, Ole

    Front row:
    Belma, Rena, Tema, Viola
    Family of Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Caroline Peterson
    Family of Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Caroline Peterson
    Tema, Ole, Ole H., Ida, Belma, Nellie, Martin (spouse of Rena), Rena

    Boy in front unidentified.
    Family of Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Peterson
    Family of Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Peterson
    Standing left to right:
    Belma Olson, Ethel Olson, Carl Emil Olson, Rena Olson, Herman Odin Olson

    Sitting left to right:
    Ole Haroldson Olson, Tema Olson, Ole K. Olson, Mabel Olson, Ida Olson, Nellie "Viola" Olson, Nellie Caroline Peterson
    Family ID F0007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Fremont, Winneshiek County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1887 - Loam Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Loam Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Loam Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 1950 - Vang, Cavalier County, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vang Lutheran Cemetery, Hope Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Ole Haroldson Olson and sisters
    Ole Haroldson Olson and sisters
    Johanna is on the left (shorter). Annie is on the right (taller).
    Olson's in 1938
    Olson's in 1938
    Left to right:
    Ole Haroldson Olson, Oscar Olson, Ida (Olson) Mostad holding Johnny Hoffos, Martin Hoffos, Ella (Olson) Hoffos, Eunice Olson, Annie Turina (Gubberud) Olson, Herman Odin Olson, Lester Olson.
    Ole H. Olson
    Ole H. Olson

    Documents
    1900 US census Loam and Olga Townships, Cavalier, North Dakota - Family of Ole H. and Ellen Olson
    1900 US census Loam and Olga Townships, Cavalier, North Dakota - Family of Ole H. and Ellen Olson

    Headstones
    OLSON, Ole H.
    OLSON, Ole H.

    Histories
    Obituary of Ole Haroldson Olson
    Obituary of Ole Haroldson Olson
    Memories of Nellie and Ole H. Olson
    Memories of Nellie and Ole H. Olson
    An excerpt from "From Norway to North America: The Descendants in Canada and the United States of Olaf and Caroline Pederson" by Jean E. Peterson, 1981 – pages 52N to 52R.

    Recordings
    Herman Olson - recording - 4 minutes, 44 seconds
    Herman Olson - recording - 4 minutes, 44 seconds
    Audio recording of Herman Olson discussing the birthplace of his parents (Ole Haroldson Olson and Nellie Caroline Peterson) as well as his father's discovery of his father's two younger half sisters (Johanna Olson and Annie Olson). Recorded in Spalding, Saskatchewan in the 1970s.

  • Notes 
    • Church Records, Parish of Næs, Hallingdal, Norway FHL INTL Film #1283055 Item #3

      Ole was baptized on June 16, 1866. His surname is not specifically recorded in this record. His father was Harald Olson. His mother was Birgit Tollersdatter. Numerous witnesses were listed including Knud Knudson, Knud Thorrson, Mari Tollefsdatter, Bortolsletten (sp?). Further review of this record required.

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      Ole Haraldson Olson was born on Grønna, Nes Parish in Hallingdal, Buskerud County (Hallingdal being a large area including several Parishes in Buskerud County, and the Norwegian "County" is similiar to our Provinces.

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      According to obit....

      When he was 6 years old, his mother died. He was adopted by his uncle Tollef Tollefson. In 1882, they moved from Wimeshiek County, Iowa to Dakota territory where they homesteaded in Hay township of Cavalier County (near Vang).

      After his marriage, filed his own homestead in Loam township. When he retired 10 years before his death, son Ole K. Olson took over the farm.

      Served for many years as a supervisor and assessor in Loam Township and was also a director on the school board.

      Recalled that when he came as a boy of 16 with the Tollefsons to Hay Township, there were no settlers any further west than their homestead and all their trips to a town had to be made by team to either Bathgate or St. Thomas.

      Other accounts (eg. Seeds in New Sod) indicate that he was 8 or 9 when mother died and that this occurred in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Lost track of his father about this time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S024504] Church Records, Parish of Næs, Hallingdal, Norway FHL INTL Film #1283055 Item #3.

    2. [S067059] Obit.




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