1921 Lag Yearbook
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41-1 Erik S. Morstad Milan MN
Born: April 4, 1845, on West Morstad. Emigration: 1868 aboard the "Benedikte," arriving in Lafayette WI on July 4. Residences: Wisconsin 1868-1871; then farming near Milan, but now live in town. Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church Parents: Simen E Morstad and Kari Pedersdatter Haslerud.
41-2 E G Morstad Clarkfield MN
Name changed from Prestmarken. Born: March 19, 1864 on Grinihagen. Emigration: 1868, aboard the "Refonda," final destination was Ossian Winneshiek County, IA. Residences: Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County IA, for 6 yrs. Occupation: Farmer, justice, constable, supervisor o.s.v. in the township of Lisbon where I settled in 1874. Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church Married: Berthe J Tangen on July 28, 1904. Children: Annie Granville, 7; Eugene 3; and Inga Marion 1. Parents: Gunder Eriksen Morstad and Iver HenriksonsDatter (born on Ringdalssvingen). Siblings: Julia, ND; Helmine, Minneapolis MN; Adolf, Boyd MN; Albert, TN. Paternal Grandparents: Erik and Anne Prestmarken. Maternal Grandparents: Iver Henrikson, grave in Gran and Anne Olsdatter, born on Kongil. Father's Siblings: Johan, Peder, Anders, Eli and Anne. Mother's Siblings: Berte, married to Ingebret Morstad; Marthe married to Anders Morstad; Ole; Hans; Karen, married to Kristian Granvolden; Ingeborg, married to Hans Prestmark, Decorah IA; and Anders.
41-3 Ole H Molstad Hartland, Freeborn County, MN
Name changed from Ole Halvorsen Panka. Born: December 27, 1854. Emigration: August, 1885, landing in Boston. Residences: Hartland MN Occupation: Farmer Military Service: Served at Helgelandsmoen, Norway, for 3 yrs. Church: The Norwegian Synod. Married: Ingeborg H Lunnereidet on April 24, 1879. Children: Halvor, Karen, Maria, Ingeborg, Helen, Oluf, Eda Mathilde, Helmer George and Leo John. Parents: Halvor Olson Panka (born April 6, 1828 and Karen Halvorsdatter (born April 12, 1828 on Huser). Siblings: Halvor Panka, Lunner; Edward and Anders Molstad, Webster MT. Father's Siblings: Hans Hagen, Lunner; Jens and Anders Olson, Kristiania; Marte Volla and Gudjorg Olerud, Lunner. Mother's Siblings: Ole Huser, Lunner; Gulbrand and Marie in America.
41-4 Edward G. Myrah Spring Grove MN
Born: August 20, 1860 in Spring Grove. Occupation: Farmer, town treasurer 1895-1907, member of the Board of Supervisors. Church: The Norwegian Synod School: Co-educational school, La Crosse Business College. Married: Annette S Wolden on November 11, 1886. Children: Manda Henriette, September 13, 1887 - June 25, 1909; Harry, June 26, 1889-1899; Norten, February 10, 1898; Helen Gurine, August 19, 1899-1900; Gilmar Owen, January 7, 1901; Lorentz, November 22, 1902; Marie Soure, March 25, 1904. Parents: Father was born March 26, 1827 on Dalen; emigrated in 1854 on the sailing ship "Kristina," landing after 7 weeks journey in Quebec; died December 1901 in Spring Grove. Mother was Martha Østensdatter, born October 28, 1832 and died in Spring Grove on April 16, 1900. Siblings: Nels G Myrah, Halifax, Sask., Canada; Olaus Myhra, Hunter ND; Rikka Traemrud, Kindred ND; Klara Quanrud, Spring Grove MN; Ingeborg C Evenson, Sheyenne ND; Gustav G Myrah, Spring Grove MN; Maria Dickover, Denver CO.
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42-1 Martin O Myhre Watson MN
Born: November 21, 1866. Emigration: Aboard the "Arizona" June 26, 1884, landing in New York. Residences: Watson MN Occupation: Painter, postmaster. Parents: Ole Johnson Myhre (born on Myhre, Hadeland) and Marie P. Myhre (born on Svenskerud April 15, 1828) Siblings: Peder O Myhre, Gran, hadeland; John O Myhre, Lignite ND; Erik O Myhre, Lignite ND; Ingeborg Myhre, Lignite ND; Trine Myhre (Mrs. Anton Rækstad), Montevideo MN. Maternal Grandparents: Peder and Marthe Svenskerud. Mother's Siblings: Gulbrand Kjos, Albert Lea MN; Mrs. Martin Mikelsen; Mr. Kristian Kjos, Ft. Ransom ND; Mrs. Elise Ross, Haynes ND; Mr. Ole Torget, Bleiken Station, Hadeland; Mrs. Anne Engstrøm, Bleiken Station, Hadeland.
42-2 Michael Olsen Myhre Blanchardville WI
From the Myhre farm in west Gran. Born: August 29, 1876. Emigration: Aboard the "Celtic" landing in New York on May 18, 1903. Residences: Hollandale, WI until 1907; Høsten, Norway from 1907-1909; since then in Blanchardville. Occupation: Master PChurch: The Lutheran Free Church School: Military school in Norway Married: Nikoline Nilsen on March 19, 1909 in Jevnaker Church in Norway. Children: Mildred Alvine, October 26, 1909. Parents: Farmer Ole Mikkelsen, S. Myhre, West Gran in Hadeland and Anne Margrete Andersdtr (March 12, 1854 on Elmsengen in West Gran). Siblings: Kirsti, married to Hans Wang, Jevnaker; Mari, married to Pulpwoodworker Albin Andersen, Heen St, Aadalen; Anna Bakke, Hadeland Glasværk; Inga, maid in Drammen. Paternal Grandparents: Mikkel and Maline Myhre. Maternal Grandparents: Anders and Kristi Hansen. Father's Siblings: Peder, Iver and Mary - the last two drowned about 4 years ago..
42-3 Anton Moe Calmar IA
Born: December 10, 1858 on Rønerudshaugen, Hadeland. Emigration: 1868, final destination Calmar IA. Occupation: Station baggage man Church: The Norwegian Synod Married: Johanna Carsrud; second wife, Anna Cleveland.. Parents: Hans P Haugen and Martha Abramsen Enger.
42-4 Guthorm H Mohagen Grafton ND
Born: February 10, 1863. Emigration: April 27, 1869 aboard the "Anna Delius," landing in Quebec on June 18. Residences: Fillmore County MN, 11 yrs; since 1880 in Walsh County ND. Occupation: Farmer Married: Oline Thingelstad on February 15, 1889. She died March 2, 1909. Children: Marie, January 20, 1890; Manvel, October 6, 1894; Oscar, January 21, 1899; Christine, March 20, 1904; Olga, October 30, 1905 (deceased).
42-5 Ole O Monkrud Macrorie, Saskatchewan, Canada
Name changed from Ole O. Monkerud. Born: November 9, 1860 on Mitstuagaarden, Monkerud in Lynner. Emigration: May 4, 1890 on the Cunard Line, landing in Boston on May 14, 1890, arriving in Morris, Stevens County MN on May 17. Occupation: Lumberman and farmer School: Business school in Kristiania for 1 yr. Parents: Ole Hansen Monkerud, a successful bear hunter (born on the Monkrud farm) and Berthe Hansen RøsteSiblings: Hans; Iver; Halvor; Ingeborg, who died before she was a year old; Thorsten, who died on Tveten farm; Karl O. Monkerud, farmer in Gran. Maternal Grandparents: Ingeborg Røste and husband. Father's Siblings: Peder Hansen Monkerud, farmer; Randi Hansen Monkerud, married to Thorsten Tangen, farmer. Mother's Siblings: Marthe, married to Halvor Bratlien; Anne, married to Paul Snellingen; Søren Røste, farmer.
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43-1 Peder Martinson Fargo ND
Born: December 21, 1854 on the Bakken place on the Upper Berger farm in Jevnaker. Emigration: 1881; arrived in Boston on November 16 and reached Menomonie WI on the 20th. Residences: Menomonie WI, 2 yrs; Eau Clairre WI, 5 yrs; Hillsboro ND, 7 yrs; and since 1895 in Fargo. Occupation: Driver for lumber and grave monuments in Fargo. Married: Agnete Johansen Grytingen from Biri who died 2 1/2 years later leaving two children who also died shortly thereafter. Children: 5, of which 4 are alive: Martin (October 29, 1891); Amalia (June 6, 1893); Joseph (September 29, 1895); George (January 1, 1898). Parents: Martin Olson and Johanne Pedersdatter.
43-2 O H Nass Mabel, Fillmore County MN
Name changed from Ole Hansen Nasseen. Born: September 15, 1840 on Tomten. Emigration: April 22, 1862 aboard the "Oscar II," landing on July 18 in Quebec. Residences: First 12 years in Glenwood IA, then 5 yrs in Minnesota, 20 yrs back in Glenwood Iowa and since then, Fillmore County MN. Occupation: Carpenter, farmer and businessman; postmaster for 16 years. Military Service: Served in the 13th Iowa infantry regiment in the Civil War, 1864-1865. Church: The Norwegian Synod Married: Anne Hansdtr. Eggebraaten on March 3, 1870. She was born in Norway on June 21, 1847. Children: Dr. Hildus Augustinus Nass, born January 8, 1872 in Glenwood IA. Parents: Timberman Hans Ellefsrud (born November 1791 on Ellefsrud, died on Sættera on October 25, 1855) and Kari Jensdatter Tomte-Eidet (born March 1800, died September 1872). Siblings: Nils A. Rekken (half-brother); John A Julibakker (half-brother); Anders Hansen, 1826-1879; Hans Hansen, 1829-1903; Marie Hansdtr, 1823-1894; Anne Hansdtr, 1836-1895. All died in America except the last person named who married Gunder A Nuhus.
43-3 Christian Nelson Star Prairie WI
Born: November 30, 1862 in the town of Argyle, Lafayette County WI. Residences: 11 yrs in lafayette County WI, sine then in Polk County WI. Occupation: Farmer. Church: Norwegian Lutheran Church Married: Caroline Christopherson Nydalen on October 15, 1887. Children: Alfred, February 15, 1889; Emma, January 22, 1891; Clara, April 27, 1893; Lena, August 16, 1895; Elmer, November 14, 1897; Mabel, April 28, 1902; Clarence, April 24, 1904; Marie, November 16, 1908; all born in Polk County WI. Parents: Knut Nilsen Kanethaugen (July 29, 1834 in Gran) and Berte Christoffersdatter Briskebakken (April 16, 1834 in Gran). They came to America in 1861. His father fought in the Civil War and then settled in Minneapolis MN Siblings: Nils Nilson, Hill Yard WA; Mrs. Clara P Johnson, Spokane WA. Father's Siblings: Lars Nelson, Kanethaugen, Manistee MI; Mrs. Mary Olson, Chicago IL. and Berte Christoffersdatter, Briskebakken, born in Gran on April 16, 1834. Mother's Siblings: Nils Christopherson, Briskebakken, Star Prairie WI.
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44-1 Ole J Nokleby Montevideo MN
Born: July 23, 1845 on the Upper Nøkleby farm in Jevnaker. Emigration: June 18, 1869 aboard Steamship "Hibernian," landing in Quebec on July 8. Residences: 1869-1875, Fillmore County MN; 1875-1911 Chippewa County MN; sine then in Montevideo MN. Occupation: Farm owner (hired man, horse trader), member of the township board; Chippewa County Commissioner for 4 years. Married: Magdalena Falla on November 26, 1872. Children: Ragna, 1873; Jacob, 1875; Andew, 1877; Marie, 1879; Joseph, 1881; Oscar, 1883; Karl, 1885; Olaf, 1887; Nette, 1889; Minnie, 1892; Edvin, 1894; Gustav, 1896. Parents: Father (born January 30, 1819 on Upper Nøkleby, died at 91 yrs of age.) and Mother (born on Vang in Jevnaker). Siblings: Thorsten Nøkleby, deceased; Hans Rud, Jevnaker; Tron Nokleby, farmer in Chippewa County MN; Halvor Nøkleby, Halvorsrud, Jevnaker; Anne Nøklby, Norway; Sophie Halvorson, married and has a fruit farm in Washington.
Andre Oplysninger: He has three times been on visits to Norway and traveled through many of the Southern States of the United Satates; he has owned a farm in Washington and now owns farms in Chippewa, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Polk and Marshall Counties. Paternal Grandparents: Ole Nøkleby, born on Upper Nøkleby, and Sigrid Tronsdtr, Klæstad, Gran. Maternal Grandparents: Tossten Valeby, Gran; Anne Vang, Jevnaker. Father's Siblings: Lise, Upper Berger; Tron, North Nøkleby; Lars Ruden, Gran; Hans Elnes; Kjersti Norby; Marte Almli,
all are farm owners.
44-2 E T Nelson Osage IA
44-3 Marie Justine Nelson Nora Springs IA
Born: November 30, (?) in Rock Creek IA. Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church. Parents: Erik T. Nelson (born June 24, 1854) and Inger Sylverud (born July 29, 1851, in Blacvk Earth WI, died January 27, 1910). Siblings: Theodor Nelson, Osage IA; Mrs Clara Levorson, Milaca MN; Mrs. Emma Krogstad, Nora Springs IA; Carl G Nelson, Nora Springs IA. Paternal Grandparents: Torgrim Raastad and Marie Erikson Maternal Grandparents: Ole Sylverud and Kari Espelin.
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45-1 Nils I Norby Rothsay MN
Nils Iverson Born: October 1st, Lunder tenant farm in Lunder Annex, Jevnaker. Baptized and confirmed in Lunders Church. Traveled to Ransfjord at about 20 years of age. Emigration: 1883, arriving in Rothsay on June 27 of that same year. Occupation: Farmer in Wilkin County near Rothsay. Church: Lutheran Married: Marthe Johansdatter Sherva. Children: 3 sons and 5 daughters. Parents: Johan Christopherson and Kari Larsdatter (born in Nanstad). He was baptized and confirmed at Lunner church; later moved to Hadeland where he married and lived at another place.
45-2 Amund Olson Deronda WI
Born: April 7, 1860 on Eiveløite. Emigration: 1871, landing in New York. Occupation: Farmer Married: Emma Peterson on August 29, 1885. Children: Rose, 27; Willie, 25; Betsy, 23; Mollie, 21; Olga, 18; Ole, 16; Melvin, 14; Esther, 9. Parents: Ole Amundson (born 1837, died June 22, 1899) and Bergitte Amundsdtr. (born October 18, 1832 in Hallingdal). Siblings: Mrs. Annie Olson, New Richmond; Mrs. Ingeborg Bottolfson, Decorah; Miss Oline Amundson, Decorah; Mrs. Kari Thomas, Brainerd, MN; Mrs. Betsy Peterson, New Richmond. Paternal Grandparents: Amund and Anna Maternal Grandparents: Knut and Kari Knutsen
45-3 Anna Maria Olson Star Prairie WI
Born: January 27, 1846 on Alm. Emigration: 1874 Residences: 2 1/2 yrs in Hudson WI, sine the Star Prairie WI. Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church Married: Martin Olson on November 23, 1865. He died on October 25, 1903. Children: Pauline Nilson, Devils Lake ND; Hilda Horgen, Star Prairie WI; Otto Albert Olson and Berte Maria Olson, Star Prairie WI; 7 other children died. Parents: Halvor and Pernille Risendahl Siblings: John J Johnson, Goodwin SD; Per H Johnson, Star Prairie WI.
45-4 Juel Olson Osceola, Polk County WI
Born: September 20, 1846 on Auge Dalseidet in Brandbu. Emigration: Aboard the "Moravian" in 1869, arriving in Detroit May 6. Residences: 2 years in Janesville, then homesteaded in Polk County. Occupation: Carpenter and farmer.
45-5 L C Olson Argyle Lafayette County WI
Name cvhanged from Lars Olsen Paulsæterhagen. Born: April 21, 1850 on Paulsæterhagen, north Moen, Tingelstad. Emigration: April 1870, arriving in Argyle in May. Residences: Argyle and Blanchardville WI Occupation: Painter and plasterer, farmer. Church: Free Church Married: Ingeborg Olsen Tvedt from Nummedal, June 30, 1875. Children: Osval I, November 7, 1876; Helmer Ludvik, April 14, 1882; Bennet Clarence, September 20, 1886; Melvin Joseph, February 6, 1894. Parents: Ole Christensen Paulssæterhagen (born 1820; he was first a shoemaker and then tenant farmer) and Kjersti Jonsdtr (from Sandvigen, born 1812 on the Sandvigen tenant farm on the Berger farm. not far from Hadeland Glassworks) Siblings: C C Olsen, Blanchardville; Ingeborg Jakobson, Argyle.
45-6 Mrs. Mary Olson Hudson WI
Maiden Name: Mary Andersdtr. Augedal Born: February 7, 1878 on Augedal, Gran, Hadeland. Emigration: March 18, 1882, landing in Philadelphia on April 6. Residences: Since April 10, 1882 in Hudson WI. Occupation: Dressmaker Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church School: Grade school Married: Magnus Olson on April 13, 1898. Parents: Andrew Johnson (born in Gran on December 21, 1857; in charge of the railroad yard) and Carrrie Johnson (born December 24, 1851 in Gran, Hadeland) Siblings: Jerom, Ida, Alma, and Agnetta Johnson; same address: Hudson WI. Paternal Grandparents: John Erickson and Mary Halvorson Maternal Grandparents: John and Ingeborg Anderson Father's Siblings: Erick, John, Halvor, Otilda, Johanne, Maria and Anne.