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Posted - 29/03/2006 :  06:35:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am a descendent of Ole H. Thompson born September 8, 1876 in Telemarken, Norway. Ole H. Thompson married Johanna Aarseth born December 3. 1888. They settled in Big Bend Township, Chipprewa County, Minnesota. Ole passed away April 11, 1959. Johanna passed away August 9, 1940.

Ole H. Thompson was one and a half years old when the family came on their own boat to America. Parents are said to be Tosten and Thora Olson. If Ole was born in Telemark then I assume his parents are from the area. Ole had a brother named Kettel that died at sea. Ole has two sisters Margit Thompson and Ragnhild Thompson Ole has two brothers Johannes Thompson and Even Thompson. I know Ole's descendents and some on the other siblings.

I am trying to find more about Thosten/Tosten and Thora/Tora Olson. I have info that Thosten Olson was born Sep 22, 1827 in Silver, Norway and died Aug 22, 1888. Thora Olson born Sep 29, 1838 and died Oct 29, 1919. I believe they both passed away near Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota.

Mike Andrews, hometown: Milan, Minnesota
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Posted - 29/03/2006 :  07:18:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is your family on the Oslo emigrant list

Emigranter fra Oslo 1867-1930
Harbour No. Year Month Day Given name Last name Sex Position Occupation Age Residence Destination Remarks Foreigner Freight Line

45826 Oslo 1261A 1878 Juni 21 Torsten Olsen Heien m G Husmand 50 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3343 Norge 1015.15 Hero
45827 Oslo 1261B 1878 Juni 21 Thora Heien f G 40 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3344 Norge Hero
45828 Oslo 1261C 1878 Juni 21 Margit Heien f u Pige 17 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3345 Norge Hero
45829 Oslo 1261D 1878 Juni 21 Johannes Heien m u Pige 15 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3346 Norge Hero
45830 Oslo 1261E 1878 Juni 21 Kittel Heien m u Pige 9 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3347 Norge

45831 Oslo 1261F 1878 Juni 21 Ragnhild Heien f u Pige 11 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3348 Norge

45832 Oslo 1261G 1878 Juni 21 Even Heien m u Pige 4 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3349 Norge Hero
45833 Oslo 1261H 1878 Juni 21 Olaf Heien m u Pige 1 Thelemarken Madison Wisconsin 3350 Norge Hero
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Posted - 29/03/2006 :  14:18:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The emigrants from Telemark microfiche set (LDS) includes the family, but does not list what part of Telemark they were from. The farm name identifier is hard to read but appears more like 'Reier' on that record. (But my eyes are not that good - I could be mistaken.)

Torsten/Thorsten Olsen was born in Seljord district of Telemark, his wife Thora/Thore Johannesdtr was born in Rauland district of Telemark. At the time of the 1865 census they and their two oldest children were living in Vinje, Telemark.

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Posted - 29/03/2006 :  14:25:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The family in the 1875 Norwegian census -
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Posted - 29/03/2006 :  20:38:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have this data?
Household Record 1880 United States Census

Search results | Download Previous Household Next Household

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Torsten OLSON Self M Male W 53 NOR Farmer NOR NOR
Tora OLSON Wife M Female W 42 NOR Keeping House NOR NOR
Margit OLSON Dau S Female W 19 NOR At Home NOR NOR
Johan OLSON Son S Male W 17 NOR At Home NOR NOR
Ragnhild OLSON Dau Female W 14 NOR At Home NOR NOR
A. Carl OLSON Son S Male W 1 MN NOR NOR
Ole RONNING Other S Male W 35 NOR Farmer NOR NOR
Source Information:
Census Place Big Bend, Chippewa, Minnesota
Family History Library Film 1254617
NA Film Number T9-0617
Page Number 336C

LDS - IGI IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
Search Results | Download | Pedigree
Birth: 20 JAN 1866

Christening: 04 MAR 1866 Vinje, Telemark, Norway

Death: 08 SEP 1883


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Posted - 29/03/2006 :  20:45:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They would not have come on their own boat, sometimes family stories get embellished in the retelling. In the Oslo emigrant list unfortuately does not give the line they contracted with but it does indicate they took the feeder ship - Hero - to Hull, England.

There is information and a picture of the Hero on this site as well as much information on the trip to Hull and final destination in North America.

If you look at the Index of Departures and July 1878 Index of Arrivals here, they could have arrived at the Port of New York or Quebec. I could not find them in the online New York or Philadelphia arrival databases so they probably went through Quebec. These microfilm passenger lists can be rented at a local Family History Center, since you have the exact date of departure finding the correct list should be fairly easy.

Edited by - Jo Anne Sadler on 29/03/2006 20:46:59
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Posted - 27/03/2007 :  07:57:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SaintOlaf, if you get this message you should contact me.
I am also looking for info on Ole Thompson. My grandfather was Manford Thompson (born 6-12-1921) His father was Ole and (mother) Maybelle (Olson) Thompson. My Grandfather was born in Milan, Minnesota. From what I have learned, his father (Ole) passed away at a young age and Maybelle married Gus Harstead (spelling?) I also have heard that Ole and a brother or sister had married a brother and sister.

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Posted - 27/03/2007 :  12:23:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thore Johansdatter b.Sep. 29., Bap. Oct.14.1839 in Rauland church, top right page: Parents Johanes Johnsen and Ragnhild Kittilsdatter: Married March 20. 1861 in Vinje Church, couple nr 3: Ungkarl/Bachelor Torsten Olsen Hougaasmo born in Aamotsdal parisch/Seljord main parish and Pige/ Unmarried girl Tone Johanesdatter Hougaasmo born in Rauland, fathers Ole Torstensen and Johannes Johnsen:
Weddind record Rauland, june 17. 1832, couple nr 2: Ungkarl Johannes Johnsen Neset age 24 and Pige Ragnhild Kittilsdatter Berge age 25:
Johannes Johnsen was born Feb.12.1809, see Confirm record Oct. 21. 1826, nr 2. His parents was John Pedersen and Inger Torbjørnsdatter on farm Quammen(Kvammen):
Jon Pedersen and Inger Tarbjørnsdatter, both age 28, was cotters on farm Rensvik in 1801 Cencus, Rauland sokn under Vinje parish with one son Tarbjørn age 1 and Jons father widower Peder Jonsen age 80 and a poor woman "Lægdslem", Hege, age 72.
Jon and Inger married oct. 6. 1799 (left side bottom p, 37)
Emigration record "Udflyttede", Vinje, June 1878, Torsten Olsen Hougaasmo, wife Tore Johannesdatter and 6 children and Torstens brother Thor Olsen Hougaasmo, wife Ingjerd Olsdatter and 4 children, persons from 4-18: http:/
Person nr 18 is your Ole/Olof H. Thompson b. Sep. 8. 1876 in Telemarken. Perhaps H.´s origin is Hougaasmo.

Edited by - Kåarto on 28/03/2007 00:56:58
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Posted - 12/04/2007 :  00:00:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello, i am kim thompson klingenberg and i am the oldest grandchild of elmore "tommy"thompson born in 1911 in murray cty, mn pipestone area.he had 5 sons and had cousins or brothers named ole or gus, gene, stella,they all ended up in ca. in the 50s.i am searching for anything and everything about ole or gus, gene, elmore, stella,blanche.i keep coming to dead ends.elmore also lived in ortonville,and hopkins.he married alzina marie stanfield and div. in the 60's and she moved to fresno,ca and died in 1997.there has got to be someone living out there who can tell me something about these people. thanks kim

kim thompson klingenberg needs help with ancestors
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Posted - 12/04/2007 :  01:12:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What link is there to the earlier thread ?? Your Thompsons are related to those above? It's not a good idea to tack a mesage on the end of a thread that has nothing to do with your own search.

You'll have to start your ancestor search in US records - Minnesota. Find Elmore 'Tommy''s birth registration in Murray County. That should give you his parents names and you then have the beginning of an ancestor search.
Find them in earlier censuses, determine their birthyears, birth places, any and all other identifying information.

Minnesota Birth Certificate Index oline - check for children with last name Thompson born in Murray Co. Send for actual certificates of those of probable interest.
Social Security Death Index lists your Elmore Thompson - have you sent for his Original Application for Social Security Card (Form SS-5)?

Edited by - Hopkins on 12/04/2007 14:58:26
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