Palestine First 111 Settlers

Larson, Lars O.

Lars O. Larson

B: May 28, 1850 Kendall Co. Ill.

D: June 11, 1933

M: Randy Sheldahl 9-13-1873.

Lars’ Parents: Oscar (Askel) and Golla (Tegland) Larson Stole.  Both immigrants from Etne, Sonhordland, Norway, to the US on July 4, 1849.  They settled in Kendall Co. Ill. where they farmed until 1855.  Also a black smith Oscar was instrumental in building covered wagons needed for the caravan to Iowa.  Making the trip to Iowa in 1855 he farmed until retirement when his son Lars took over his farm.

Lar’s Siblings: (that came with the original 111) Thomas, and Charls

Lars was 5 years when they came to Iowa with the original 111 and he remembers his mother Golla hanging buckets of cream from the ceiling of the wagon and how it turned to butter by morning.

Lars was the President of the Huxley Savings Bank in 1912.  Carrie remembers that if cost $1500 to build the bank in 1901.  Some of the cashiers she remembers were S.B. Lie, Louie Sheldahl and Ira Melass.  Ira later became the principal of the school.

 

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Houge, Ole

According to the information listed Olies wife that came to Iowa with him was Valbor.  I am unsure if she also went by the name Welbie OR if Valbor passed away and Ole remarried.  However it appears to be the same family because there is a son John that was born in Ill. and came with the 111 – and all the dates match. 

Household listed on the 1880 census for Palestine township.

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
 Ole HOUGE   Self   M   Male   W   51   NOR   Farmer   NOR   NOR 
 Welbie HOUGE   Wife   M   Female   W   50   NOR   Keeping House   NOR   NOR 
 John HOUGE   Son   S   Male   W   25   IL   Farming   NOR   NOR 
 Severt HOUGE   Son   S   Male   W   22   IA   Farming   NOR   NOR 
 Aufen HOUGE   Son   S   Male   W   19   IA   Works On Farm   NOR   NOR 
 Peter HOUGE   Son   S   Male   W   16   IA   Herding Cattle   NOR   NOR 
 Joseph HOUGE   Son   S   Male   W   14   IA   Works On Farm   NOR   NOR 
 George T. HOUGE   Son   S   Male   W   12   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Isabella M. HOUGE   Dau   S   Female   W   11   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Annie M. HOUGE   Dau   S   Female   W   6   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
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Berhow, Thomas

Thomas Berhow Norwegian Given Name: Tomas Olsson

Came with 2nd immigration group to Palestine

Father: Ola Olsson

Mother:Elsa Tomasdotter

Thomas Married:Anna Opstveit on 25 Nov 1860 in Story Co. Ia

Household listed 1880 Census

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
 Thomas BERHOW   Self   M   Male   W   49   NOR   Farmer   NOR   NOR 
 Annie BERHOW   Wife   M   Female   W   44   NOR   Keeping House   NOR   NOR 
 Martha E. BERHOW   Dau   S   Female   W   19   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Malinda BERHOW   Dau   S   Female   W   17   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Ellen BERHOW   Dau   S   Female   W   13   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Elisabeth BERHOW   Dau   S   Female   W   8   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Sadie BERHOW   Dau   S   Female   W   8   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Ole BERHOW   Son   S   Male   W   6   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 
 Carrie BERHOW   Dau   S   Female   W   2   IA   At Home   NOR   NOR 


Sources include http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Tesdahl, Erick

Erick S. Jursen Tesdahl (Ship list spelled it Tusdell)  Norwegian given Name: Erik Sjursson

B:1804 Saevareid, Norway

Came with 2nd immigration group to Palestine

Ericks Father: Sjur Sakkariasen Tesdal

Ericks Mother: Valgjerd Johannesdotter Kvandal
Erick S. Married:Barbro Omundsdatter Ousvaag July 2, 1835

B:1811 Etne, Norway

D: 1855 Huxley, Iowa

Barbro’s parents: were Omund Tostensen Ousvaag and Anna Joensdatter

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv 

Erick and Barbro settled in 1855 at Lincoln township.On the 1856 census Erick and his children are listed as living in Union township with Caroline, his oldest daughter.
Children:

Caroline

B: 1888 D: 1929 She is buried at Palestine Cemetery

Married: K. A. Bouge  B:1821 D: 1910

Anna

B: Nov 18, 1840 Etne, Norway

D: March 26, 1915 Kelly, Ia.

Anna Married: Knudt Mikkelsen (Michaelson)

B: Feb 5, 1830 Etne Norway 

D: Dec 4, 1902. Huxley Ia. He is buried at Palestine Cemetery

Knud’s parents were Mikkel Knudsen Toftekalven and Siri Orgesdatter.In 1882 Knudt and Thor Oleson had the first business in Huxley, a mercantile store.

Seveart (Shur)B: April 2 1842 Etne, Norway D: 1920 Slater Ia.  
Aamon (Omen)B: 1844  
Sarah (Siri)B:1848  
Bertha (Betsey)B:1850  
 

Sources Cited: 1856 Census Schedule of Union township Story Co.  1860 Census Madison Township Polk Co. Iowa. 1880 Census Lincoln Township Polk Co. Emigrants lists from Norway 1865-1873.

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Christopher, Nels

Nels Christopher

B: 1807
D: May 29, 1893 Buried at Bethlehem Cemetery Story Co IA

Came with 2nd immigration group to Palestine

Nels Married:Kari/Carrie

Children:
John  
Emelia M:Shigner

Source:  http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Johnson, Weir

Weir Johnson

Norwegian Given Name: Viar Johannesson

Came with 2nd immigration group to Palestine

Father: Johannes Viarsson

Mother: Guri Tørresdotter

Weir Married: Caroline Johnsen in 1843 at Holmedal, Skånevik, Norway

Children:
John  
Guri  (Julia)  
Anna M: T. Synes
Elie  
Simo (Simon)  
Siri (Sarah) M: Ole Ritland
Olie  

 

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

 

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Thompson, Benjamin

Benjamin Thompson Norwegian Given Name: Bjørne Tomasson

B: 16 Apr 1816

D: 26 Nov 1896 Buried at the Bethlehem Cemetery

Came with 2nd immigration group to Palestine September 30, 1855

Father: Tomas Mikkjelsson Berhaug

Mother: Siri Bjørnsdotter Amland

Benjamin Married: Engeri Thompson in 1846 at Holmedal Skånevik Norway.

Children:
Thomas
Knute
Saeselia M: Thompson
Seri M: F.Weeks
 

Source:  http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Tesdahl, Ole

Ole H. Tesdahl

Came alone with 111 original settlers

Norwegian Given Name: Ola Halvardsson

B: 1860

Immigrated in 1866 – that made him 6 yrs old

Father: Halver Tesdahl

Mother Guro Tesdayl

Married: Christena Nelson On July 7, 1879.

 

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Thompson, Lars

Lars Thompson

Noregian Given Name: Niels Lars Nielsen

B: Feb 20, 1830

D: Aug 25, 1902

Married (1)  Mariann Jacobson on March 23, 1861 in Story Co. Ia

Married (2) Malinda Erickson Jan 14, 1863 Story Co. Ia

Married (3) Oct 20, 1866 Story Co. Ia

Came alone with 111 original settlers

Father: Niels Torjussen

Mother: Ingeborg M. Larsdatter

Sources: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Olson, Torger

Torger Olson Norwegian Name Olsson

B:June 19 1803

D: Nov 18, 1895 Buried at Palestine Cemetery Story County Iowa.

Came with the original 111 in 1855 from Lisbon.  He immigrated to Lisbon in 1846.

Father: Ole Larsson
Mother: Marte Johannesdotter

Married (1): Malena Jonsdotter Oct 07, 1827 at Vats Rogaland Norway.

Married (2): Gertrude Vilfandt

 

Children: 1st 4 came with original 111 settlers
Martha  
Cecelia  
George  
Olie  
   
   
   
 
 
Household listed 1880 census 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
 Torger OLESON   Self   M   Male   W   77   NOR   Farmer   NOR   NOR 
 Jane OLESON   Wife   M   Female   W   62   NOR   Keeping House   NOR   NOR 
 Ole OLESON   Other   S   Male   W   28   IL   Works On Farm   NOR   NOR 
 George OLESON   Other   S   Male   W   26   IL   Farmer   NOR   NOR 
 Goodmar OLESON   Other   S   Male   W   22   IA   Farmer   NOR   NOR 
 Osmon OLESON   Other   S   Male   W   20   IA   Farmer   NOR   NOR 

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Oleson, Thor

Thor Oleson D: 1906  Sources; http://iastory2.dyndns.org/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

Ole L.’s Parents: Lars and Bertina Fosberg

Married(1): Malinda - D: in 1901 and is buried in the Palestine Cemetery.  They immigrated to Palestine Township in Iowa from Oslo, Khristiana Norway.

Thor and Malinda’s Children:

Thomas Oleson D: Dec 1906    M:Malinda Tvedt 6 children: Walter B: Sept. 9, 1906.

Martha? M: Nels R. Sydness – owned land on the 1908 plat in sections 27, 28 and 23.  Nels and his brother in law Ole Hatteberg were in the hardware business together in Huxley before they moved to a farm between Huxley and Slater.
Martha? M: Ole Hatteberg B: March 31, 1852. Rosendal, Norway.  He immigrated from Rosendal, Norway in 1873.  The name Hatteberg came from the place in Norway where he was born as it looked like a hat and was called Hatteberg.

Ole L.’s Parents: Lars and Bertina Fosberg

Ole came to Huxley from Lisbon Ill.

Ole was a business man in Huxley operating a grain elevator and a lumber yard, in addition to the post office and a hardware store. After living in Huxley for several years he moved on to Oregon.

They had 2 daughters. Children: Lovisa (Larson)

Married(2): Anne Wee emigrated in 1881 and on the 1990 Census was living in Polk County, Lincoln Township, near her son, Lewis L wee, who also emigrated in 1881.

Thor bought land and farmed it until 1882 when it was purchased by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Land Company to become the location of the town of Huxley.
Thor and Knudt Mikkleson established one of the first business firms in Huxley in 1882 a mercantile store they conducted business until 1885.
Maggie Nerness Bergman is a grand daughter of Thor.
Household listed 1880 census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Thor O. OLSON Self M Male W 50 NOR Farmer NOR NOR
Annie OLSON Wife M Female W 52 NOR Keeping House NOR NOR
Ole T. OLSON Son S Male W 21 IA Works On Farm NOR NOR
Annie OLSON Dau S Female W 17 IA At Home NOR NOR
Martha OLSON Dau S Female W 14 IA At Home NOR NOR
Thomas OLSON Son S Male W 13 IA At Home NOR NOR
Mary OLSON Dau S Female W 10 IA At Home NOR NOR
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Heggen, Ole

Ole O. Heggen aka Ole H. Olsen

B:12 Dec 1833
D:17 Apr 1910 Buried at Palestine Cemetery Story Co, IA.

Came with the 1855 group of settlers that immigrated to Palestine.

Father: Ole O. Heggen

Mother: Siri B. Klongeland

Ole Married(1): Anna Heggen

Ole Married (2) Betsy Hauge Erickson on Sept 28, 1899 at Fjeldberg Church Story Co.

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=1&GScid=2221154&GRid=82339884&

 

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Heggen, Salemon

Saleman Heggen AKA-(Salve,Salv and Soleman)

B: abt 1823

D: 09 Oct 1887 Buried at Palestine Cemetery Story Co, IA.

Married: Sarrah Heggen (aka Sire)

Children: (1st 3 came to Palestine with 111 settlers in 1855)
Andrew
Nels
Olie
Anna Heggen B: July 4, 1855. 1st child born in the new settlement

There was a school on the N. corner of one of Salv’s properties. Leonard Tesdall attended there around 1901 while his brother Edward taught there.

Slav and his son Ole were livestock buyers in Huxley.

The 2nd child born to the settlement on August 15, 1855 was Ole the son of Olie (possibly a brother to Soleman) and Anna Heggen.

Sources include:http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Severson, John

John Severson Norwegian Given Name: Jone Åmundsson 

B: 1853
D:1916

Father: Osmund Severson

Mother: Ingeri Severson

Married (1) Brita

Married (2) Nicolina Stenberg on Nov 6, 1875 in Story Co. Ia.

 

Children: (that came with the original 111)
Mary  B:1851 Married: John Stenberg B:1846Household listed 1880 census

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
 John STENEBERG   Self   M   Male   W   33   NOR   Wagon Maker   NOR   NOR 
 Mary STENEBERG   Wife   M   Female   W   28   IL   Keeping House   NOR   NOR 
 John STENEBERG   Nephew   S   Male   W   11   IA   Attending School   NOR   NOR 
 Carrie MASON   Dau   S   Female   W   6   IA      NOR   NOR 
 Betsie SEVERTSON   Mother   M   Female   W   62   NOR      NOR   NOR 
John
Severt
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Hauge, Torbjorn

Torbjorn Hauge

B:
D:

Torbjorn Married: Madela

Children: 1st 2 came with original 111 settlers
Sarah M: O. Anfinson
Gusti M: C. Christienson
Ole  
Valbar M: Hauge – son John
   
   
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Houge, Orgo

Orgo Houge Norwegian Given Name Ørjan Sjursson

B: 1813

D: bef 1860

Came to Palestine with the Origional 111

Father: Sjur Ørjansson

Mother: Siri Torbjørnsdotter

Orgo Married:Ragna in 1846 at Holmedal Skånevik Hordaland No

 

Children: 1st 4 came with original 111 settlers
Severt  
Sarah M: H.O.Hendrickson
Lars  
Anna M: H. Dobbe
   
   

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Larson, Askel

Oscar Larson Norwegian Given Name: Askjell Larsson

B: Oct 02, 1818

D: Jan 11, 1900 Buried at Palestine Twp.

Oscar Married: Golla (Tegland) Larson Stole.

Both immigrants from Etne, Sonhordland, Norway, to the US on July 4, 1849.  They settled in Kendall Co. Ill. where they farmed until 1855.  Also a black smith Oscar was instrumental in building covered wagons needed for the caravan to Iowa.  Making the trip to Iowa in 1855 he farmed until retirement when his son Lars took over his farm.

Oscars Father: Lars Åskjellsson

Oscars Mother: Siri Hadlesdotter

Children: (that came with the original 111)
Charls
Thomas
Lars was 5 years when they came to Iowa with the original 111 and he remembers his mother Golla hanging buckets of cream from the ceiling of the wagon and how it turned to butter by morning.

Lars was the President of the Huxley Savings Bank in 1912.  Carrie remembers that if cost $1500 to build the bank in 1901.  Some of the cashiers she remembers were S.B. Lie, Louie Sheldahl and Ira Melass.  Ira later became the principal of the school.

Lars O. Larson Purchased Land December 20, 1876.  The 1908 Palestine map shows his land North of and next to the Palestine Cemetery just a mile South of Huxley.

Sources Include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Gravdahl, Severt

Severt Gravdahl Norwegian Given Sjur Tørresson

B: 28 Oct, 1830

D: 17 Jan, 1902 Buried at Palestine Cemetery
Father: Tørres Haldorsson
Mother: Guro Eliasdotter

 

Children:  (that came with the original 111)
Julia  
Andrew  
   
   
 
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Weeks, Wier

Wier A. Weeks Changed from Norwegian Patronymic Viar Anfinnsson in the USA.

B: 29 May 1796

D: 05 Dec 1869

Father: Anfinn Tørresson Holmdedal
Mother: Marita Viarsdotter Vik

 

Children that came with origional 111
Anfin  
Halvor  
Torres  
Wier  
Engeborg  
Martha  
Hans  
   
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Tesdahl, Lars Halvorson

Lars Halvorson Tesdahl  Norwegian Given Name: Lars Hallvardsson

B: 10 Oct 1828    D: 28 Apr 1888- Buried at Palestine Cemetery Huxley Iowa.

Immigrated with the original 111 in 1855

Father: Hallvard Larsson Tesdal

Mother: Kari Ivarsdotter Anastad

Lars Married: Martha Tesdahl in 1854 Stødle Etne Norway

Lars children – Isabelle Caroline Tesdahl Sheldahl

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Heggem, Peter Christian

Peter Christian Heggem – changed to Heggen in USA.

B:1820 ish. in Norway.

D:

Christian Married: Serina (Sarena N.)

B:1826 in Norway.

Children:
Below information came form the 1880 Palestine township census for children living at home.

 Thomas O. HEGGEM   Son   21 B: 1859  IA 
 Olive HEGGEM   Son   19 B: 1861  IA 
 Severen HEGGEM   Son   17 B: 1863  IA 
 Isabelle M. HEGGEM   Dau   15 B:1865  IA 
 Sarah A. HEGGEM   Dau   13 B:1867  IA 
 Peter    Son   10 B:1870  IA 

 

Sources: 1880 Census

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Tweet, Ivor

Iver Tvedt/Thvedt

B: 1825 Norge (Norway)

D: March 7, 1912 buried at Palestine Cemetery.

Ivor is listed on the 1880 census for Palestine Co. as being married to Nancy Tveett – They have 6 children listed as with them at that time.1880 census children living with Ivor and Nancy.

Samuel TVEETT Son Male
Matinda TVEETT Dau Female
Bertha TVEETT Dau Female
Iver TVEETT Son Male
Ole TVEETT Son Male
Martha TVEETT Dau Female

Ivor Married (1): Melinda Fisher D: Civil War

Melinda’s Siblings: Andrew, Anna

Children:
Sam Unmarried went “West” Helena Montana and later Alaska.
Martha D: age 22 M: S.Houge
Isabel D: age 18 Uncle Andrew built her coffin.

Married (2): Anna Fisher  D:1907

Children:
Melinda B: 1868 D: 1950 M: 1896 Tomas Olson D:1906Children: Maurine, Viola D: Teens, Ruth (Helvig) D: 1963, Gladys (Eveland) Guy and Walter.  Guy and Walter worked together for 47 yrs as mechanics and were honored as such April 26, 1981.
Bertha B: 1869 D: 1947 M: 1898 Nels Sydnes 9 Children: Two boys D: in Minnesota. Tilmer, Melvin, Myrtle, Irene (Carlson), Pearl (Parker), Mildred (Shafer) and Myrma (Hanson). The family lived in Nobles Co. Minn for forteen years and returned to Iowa in 1916.  In 1917 they purchased the Tvedt farm where they lived for 43 yrs.
Martha Tvedt M: Andrew Klovstad Children: Hazel (Reed)They lived at Doon, Iowa.

Iver Tvedt was a Civil War Veteran.   In 1855 he purchased 80 acres of land from the Milwaukee Land Co. in section 21 of Palestine township.  It cost approximately $1.25 and acre.  In 1898 Iver’s daughter and son in-law Nels Sydnes purchased it and lived there for 43 yrs. It is still owned by the family of Tilmer Sydnes, who purchased it from his father December of 1960 he too is now deceased.

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Boug, Knute

Knute A. Bauge Norwegian given name: Knut Anfinnsson

Came with the original 111 and was their teacher.

Father: Anfinn Johannesson

Mother: Ingeborg Persdotter

Knute Married: Kari Bauge

Source includes: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Ersland, Knudt

Knudt Ersland Norwegian Given Name – Anfinsson

B: Feb 1808

D: Dec 11, 1877  Buried at Palestine Cemetery

Came with the first 111 settlers to the settlement.

Knudt’s Father: Anfinn TørressonMother: Marta Jonsdotter

Knudt Married: Kari Ersland 1837, In Norway

Children:
Hactor. B:  
Mads. B:  
Anna M: O. Apland
Anfin    

  
Martha    

M: A. Nelson
Elias    

  
Kari    

M: E. Viland
Engebor    

M: Ole Nelson

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Apland, Oley

 

Oley Olson Apland

B: July 03, 1828 Norway

D: July 25,1879 From Cholera and is buried at Fjeldberg Lutheran Cemetery.                                   

Both Ole and his wife Anna were born in Skaanevik, Norway.  In 1854 they immigrated to Lisbon Ill. and then came with the original 111 to Palestine in 1855. Ole, at age 27, was one of the original four who helped procure the land for the immigrants coming to Palestine township. In about 1864 Ragnhild Olson Apland (ole’s niece) arrived with her young brother Ole B. Apland.Ragnhild Married Anders Samsonson Fjelland.

Ole Married: Anna (Ersland) 26 Aug 1855.

Anna (Ersland) B: September 10, 1838   D: 1914 buried at Fjeldberg Lutheran Cemetery.Anna was the oldest of 9 children.  Anna’s siblings are Anfen Ersland, Martha Nelson (Married Andrew Nelson), Elias, Carrie Viland (Married Erick Viland), Isabelle Nelson (Married Oley Nelson), Amos Ersland, and two half brothers Hector Mason and Morris Mason. Ole and Anna were the first couple to get married at the new Palestine settlement.  The wedding took place at the Ole Fatland farm North of Palestine Church. Officiated by Rev. Ole Anfinson They were the first Palestine townships marriage.

Children:14
Ole O. B: 1856 D: 1909 M: Julia Storhew

  Household listed in 1880 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Ole APLAND Self M Male W 23 IA Farm NOR NOR
Julia APLAND Wife M Female W 17 IA Keeping House NOR NOR
Thomas E. APLAND Son S Male W 5M IA   NOR NOR
Thor GABRELSON Other S Male W 22 NOR Works On Farm NOR NOR
Julia  
Knute B: M: Anna (Ersland)Children:

Anna B:1884 D:1957  
Alfred B: 1885 D: 1886  
Clara R. B: 1887 D: 1887  
Clarence B: 1889 D:1951 M:Mathilda S. BerhowB:1892 D:1949
Joseph E B: 1891 D: 1969 M: Doris WeedChildren: James J, Donna
Carl Telena B: 1893 D:1950 Mollie LeeChildren: Donald, Mary A., Richard
Amelia B: 1895 D: No Children
Clara R. B:1897  D:1979 M: Otto W. KnudsonChildren: Stuart B: 1932
John A. B: 1898 D:1968 No Children
Fred E B:1900 D: 1964 No Children
Edith B:1901 D:1984 Children: Matt B: 1900 D: 1973, Wallace A B:1920 D: 1979, Veta B: 1922 D:1995

Daughter Anna Apland  M: Freeland B:1884 D:1957

Children: include Mary (Freeland) Sandve, Kermit Freeland, Elden W. and Arlene (Freeland) Clause

Carrie M: Rev Holm – Pastor of the Lutheran Evangelical Church.
Rachel M: Knute Ersland
Lizzie  
Anfin Farmer on the homestead
Elias Went to Iowa State Normal School at Cedar Falls
Peter Farmer
Martin Oley youngest
Knute M: Tomina Erickson possible son named Tom?
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They settled on a farm east of Huxley, building a house in 1865 and later an impressive barn in 1875 by Jens Russell from Cambridge. (This barn still stands. It attracted many people from the Iowa Barn Foundation tour.  See their web site here http://www.iowabarnfoundation.org/story_county_tour_picnic.htm )  Their son, Knute who married Tomina Erickson, took over the farm following the death of Ole.  Later Anna, Knute and Tomina’s daughter took over the farm and married Andrew Freeland in 1903.  The farm is now known as the Freeland farm.  Their son Kermit Freeland bought the farm in 1932 with his wife Flora.
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Hill, Barney

Barney Hill Norwegian Given Name Baard Nilson

B: November 19,1826

D: April 20 1885

Immigrated from Bergen, Norway on the ship “Favorite” 1849.  Hill was the literal translation from the farm where he had lived in Norway.  His brother Knut kept the name Nelson.  Baard was Americanized to Barney.

Barney’s Father: Nills Knutsson a black smith.

Barney’s Mother: Brita Jokobsdotter

Barney’s Siblings: Knut Nelson, Berta and Siri

Married: Sara Ness B:1834  (changed from Seri Yttrenaes also spelled Serre)  Sara immigrated with her mother and was 14yrs old when they settled in Lisbon.  Also traveling aboard the Favorite, presumably with her parents. Information about the ship Favorite indicates that they sailed from Kragerø, Norway, on May 26, 1849, and arrived in New York on July 31. 

Sara met Barney in Lisbon and married around 1853.

Barney and Sara immigrated to Palestine township, with her sister Kari and brother in-law Ole Fatland and the rest of the original June 1855 group.

Sara’s father: was Henrik Larsson Vedel

Sara’s mother: was Seri Pedersdatter Yttrenaes.

Sara’s siblings: immigrated 2 years prior. Kari Nass (Hanson) M: Ole Fatland.

Children:

Betsey Came with original 111  B: 1854, Lisbon Ill. D: 1861 Shortly after arrival in Huxley.

John Henry B:1855 in Iowa M 1: Isabell Holland June 01, 1886  They lived and farmed in Huxley and raised 9 Children including Burnette “Nettie” Hill M: Sabin Sydness, Clarence Hill. M 2: Alice Gord. Thier children were: Beverly, Irvin, Marion, Robert and Clyde.

Sarah B:1853 In Iowa.  M1: Ole Lande March 10, 1883. Children:  Amos I. & Helen.  Sarah M2 John Opsanger in 1891.

Peter B:1865 In Iowa  – did not marry

Betsey (2)  (1880 census has name as Bertha) B: 1867 In Iowa M: Amos Lande.  According to Lois Hill, Amos Lande “was a prominent man in Slater, Iowa,” and I think he may have been a brother to Ole, although I have no real evidence for this. (Does anyone out there know?)

Peter – was living in the household of his sister Betsey and her husband Amos Lande in the 1895 Iowa Census.

Bertha

Mary B:1869 In Iowa - did not marry

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~newmexicofamilies/StoryCountyHome.htm

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Fatland, Olie

Ole Ingebright Fatland  Norwegian Given Name Ola Ingebriktsson

B: 1819

D: 1894 Buried at the Palestine Cemetery.

The State archives in Bergen Norway trace ancestors of Ole from the year 1750.  Olie arrived in the US in 1847 from the parish of Skaanevik in Norway. He originally settled at Lisbon Ill. in 1849.

Olie was one of the original four who helped procure the land for the immigrants coming to Palestine township.Ole, Astri, Eli, Britha and Oles sister Guri came to the USA in 1847.

Olie married  Carrie  and 4 children (John, Britha, Henry, Eie) came to Palestine township with the original 111.

Olie’s Father : Ingebright Torsson

B: 1789

D: February 1834

Lost at sea while fishing.Ingebright bought a farm at Fatland in 1810, so that is the origin of the name. Fatland is located in Sunnhordland, near Aakre, and is a bowl- shaped piece of land nestled in the high cliffs overlooking the Aakre Fjord.

Olies Grand Father, Ingebright’s Father : Thor Olson Aakre

B: 1750

D: 1811

Olie’s Mother:

Elie Iversdotter

B:1779

D: 1843

Olies siblings: Guri B:1812, Ingri B: 1815, Iver B: 1817 (died of small pox 1835), and Kari B: 1821

Olie Married(1): Astri Olsdotter Spannsteigen in 1842 in NorwayAstri D: 1848 or 1849 of Cholera at Lisbon Ill.

Children:Of Astri and Ole

Elie (Ellen) B: Jan 1, 1843 M: Anfin AnfinsonFarmer
Britha B: May 12, 1845 D: shortly after arrival in the usa possibly Cholera

Olie Married(2): Kari Petersdatter Ytrenass Hansen Ness 1849 (changed to Ness in USA) Hanson 1849.

Born:?

Died: 1913.  Buried at the Palestine Cemetery. The State archives in Bergen Norway trace ancestors of Ole from the year 1745. Kari arrived in the U.S. in 1847 from the parish of Skaanevik in Norway.

Kari’s Father:

Kari’s mother: was Seri Pedersdatter Yttrenaes.

Kari was first married to: John Hanson (Ollestveit) also died of Cholera at Lisbon before they came to Palestine.

Kari’s Siblings: Sister Sri Yttrenae’s (changed to Sara Ness in U.S)

Married: Baard Nilson (changed to Barny Hill in U.S.)

Kari and John had one child John B: November 25, 1849 M: Sarah Heggen

Children:Olie’s and Kari’s (Ness) Children:10       
Brit O.B: April 5, 1852 Kendall County Ill. Cambridge MerchantM: Elsa BerhardChildren: Cora, Oscar, Willie, Nettie, Olive Bernetta, Lonora, Henrietta, and Vidah L.
John  B: November 25, 1849
Henry Furniture dealer at Cambridge M: Martha Helleland
Peter M: LarsonFarmer in Wright County
Oley School teacher in Story County and studying medicine in Iowa City.
Sarah M: Lewis A. LarsonDealer of furniture, carpets, pianos, organs, and sewing machines at Cambridge.Children: Cara Ryan
Mary D: as a baby
Carl Farmer in Story County
Lena
Esther D: at age 13.

Olie and Kari homesteaded the farm one mile North of Palestine church.  The first Sunday was held at Olie’s farm under a hay shed roof.  The first confirmation class was organized there and the first couple to be married in the new congregations was Ole Apland and Anna Ersland.  The marriage was performed by Rev. Ole Anfinson at the Fatland home.

Carl Fatland of Cambridge was Postmaster and a grandson of Olie.

Amanda Fatland was the first wife of Dr. Severson of Slater and is a granddaughter of Olie.

Sources include: http://genloc.com/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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Sheldahl, Erick

Erick Sheldahl
B:     

D:

Erick Married: Magreta

Children:4 came with original 111
Betsy M: Ole Tesdahl
Randi M: W. Weeks
Erick  
Martha M: L. Wing
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Sheldahl, Absalon Haldor

Absalon Haldor Sheldahl B: Dec 30 1855 in Norway.  D: July 5, 1930 in Huxley, Ia. Buried at Palestine Cemetery. Household listed in 1880 census….Absalon was living with parents.  Father Holder (Haldar) and Mother Martha.

 Name  Relation Marital Status Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
 Holder SHELDAHL  Self  M  62  NOR  Teacher  NOR  NOR
 Martha M. SHELDAHL  Wife  M  49  NOR  Keeping House  NOR  NOR
 Erick H. SHELDAHL  Son  S  30  NOR  Farmer  NOR  NOR
 Absolem H. SHELDAHL   Son   S   24   NOR   Farmer   NOR   NOR 
 Martha C. SHELDAHL  Dau  S  22  NOR  House Work  NOR  NOR
 Christopher SHELDAHL  Son  S  17  NOR  Works Out  NOR  NOR
 Hannah E. SHELDAHL  Dau  S  13  NOR  At Home  NOR  NOR

 

Absalon Married: May 1881 Isabelle Caroline Tesdahl (Ingeborg) Isabelle CarolineB: Dec 29, 1860 in Cambridge, Ia.  D: Jan 5 1944 at Palestine Cemetery.

 

Children:
Howard Leonard B: May 20, 1882 D: June 1965 Howard Married: Matilda Cecelia Fatland B: July 15, 1892 D: Sept 1964. Children: Joan, Amanda, Abraham Everett, Ester lucille, Vivian Ruby, Hubert, Helen Marie, David Roger,
Mattie LenoraB: March 24, 1884 Mattie Married: Andrew A. Fjellend B: December 1, 1884 D: August 2, 1956.  Children: Hortense Griffith.
Mamie RebeccaB: Jan 1, 1886 D: Oct 9, 1974 Mamie Married: 1905 Lou S. Johnson B: Jan 18, 1879 D: Dec 7, 1951 Children: Lilly Mae, Alice Evelyn, Gaylord Leo, Irene Ardale, Donald Glen, Luane Mayo.
Louie CliffordB: Feb 6, 1888. Louie Married: Elvina Tjernagel D: May 22, 1919.Married: Corene Schanline D: Oct 31, 1950 M: Nov 10, 1957. Ollie Nordstorm Children Eugene W, Duane Clifford.
Ada ClaraB: June 11, 1890 D: April 5, 1979. Ada Married: Nov. 24, 1910. Martin Dobbe B: March 10, 1888. D: Feb 11, 1979.  Children: Adeline, Ronald Allen, Hilda Jean. 
Hannah Lydia MalindaB: July 19, 1892.  D: March 6, 19??
Edward BenjaminB: May 6, 1894.  Edward Married: Clara Nass B: Nov 9 1893 D: March 6, 1966.  Children: Arlo L., Loren R.
Henrietta CharlotteB: May 19, 1898 Henrietta Married: S. Edward Helland B: Feb 14, 1896. D: Dec 23, 1970.  Children: Laverne David.
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Sheldahl, Osmond

 

Osmond Sheldahl

B:1824 Etne, Norway

D:1900 He is buried at a cemetery near Slater.

Osmonds Father: Bailiff (Lensmand)

Osmonds brothers were: Lars, Rasmus, Erik, Haldor, they were all teachers in Norway before immigrating to America.

To read more about the Sheldahl’s or the Immigration from Norway to Iowa Click here.   A teacher in Norway before he immigrated to America in 1846 Osmond farmed in Kendall Co Ill. before moving to Story Co. Iowa. He was one of the four original men sent to acquire land in Story Co for the Palestine settlers. Its likely he was chosen because of his ability to speak English and his education. Osmond and his wife Anna with their children came to Story Co with the original 111, from Lisbon, Ill.1855. The first church service in Palestine community was held at the Sheldahl farm June 10, 1855 under the hay shed, one mile East of Huxley and Osmond served as the pastor of the Palestine church from 1859-1878.

Osmond Married (1): Anna Tesdahl in 1845 in Norway before moving to the US.  Anna was Born: 1818, Died: July 5, 1881.

Osmond Married (2): Anna Twedt – 1882.  Anna Twedt Anna’s sister was Mary Dobbe

Children:  (that came with the original 111)  Osmond had 13 children between his two wives.
Caroline M: Lewis
Erick Listed as the land owner on the 1908 plat map.
Halvor  
Henry  
Randy CarolineB: October 9, 1847 Kendal Co. Ill. D: Feb 23, 1887. Married: Lars O. LarsonRandy Married (2): Jonas Lewis June 8, 1867Jonas B: July 13, 1842. Immigrated from Stavanger March 10, 1864.  Came to Iowa June 8 1864.

Osmond moved to the town of Sheldahl (which was named after him) after a falling out with J.K. Myhre over Palestine church policy.  He helped to establish churches in both Huxley and Sheldahl in addition to being an active circuit riding preacher.

E.R. Sheldahl (possibly Osmonds brother) continued on with Jonas Duea, Pual Thompson and Mons Grove,  up the North Skunk River in 1856 when they found the Palestine area all claimed and no homestead land left.

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Anfinson, Olie

Ole Anfinson Norwegian Patronymic Anfindsen

Came with the 111 original settlers as the reverend for the immigrating settlers when they left Lisbon Ill. for what was to become Palestine township and eventually Huxley.

Olie Married: Ingeri G. (given name-Inger Gurine Aanensdotter)

B:1829

D: ? 

Immigrated to the USA in 1852.

 

Children:  (that came with the original 111) 
Carine  M: Mr. Rindo 
 
   
   
   

Sources:Census, Story County, Iowa. Page 132

http://iastory2.dyndns.org/NorStory/NorCIA/NorForm.mv

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