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mindy
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Posted - 29/01/2008 :  20:52:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to locate family in either Oslo or Hellesylt. My grandfathers name was Edwin Helseth , he had a sister Anna Helseth. Their Parent came from somewhere in Norway. Their names : Ole and Signe Helseth. I found a picture of them in my fathers belongings.If you can help me locate and information or distant relatives it would be wonderful. They settled in Minnesota USA

Richard Schumacher
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USA
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Posted - 29/01/2008 :  23:41:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have any addition information on Ole? Birth and immigration dates would help.

The 1900 U.S. Census shows an Ole Helseth (b. 10/1849 in Norway), who immigrated 1n 1880. He lived in Norwegian Grove, Otter Tail county, Minnesota. He was married to an Eline(sp?) (b. 12/1851 in Norway), who immigrated in 1881. They were married in about 1881. Edwin shows as a son that was born in 11/1891. No Anna was listed, but there a total of 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) in 1900 that range in age from 21 to 4.

Ole showed up in the 1910 U.S. Census at the same location and identified as Ole G. Helseth.

Edwin ultimately appeared to immigrate to Montana?

Is this the correct family? If so, I can provide some U.S. details that may be clues to the actual Norwegian home of Ole.

Dick

Edited by - Richard Schumacher on 30/01/2008 03:04:41
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jwiborg
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Norway
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Posted - 29/01/2008 :  23:48:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This one?
Ole A. Helseth, b. 1862, d. 3 July 1936.

He and Sophia (?) appear in the 1910-census of Moland Township, Clay County, Minnesota.
Buried at Riverside Cemetery, Glyndon, Clay County, Minnesota.

Jan Peter
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mindy
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Posted - 17/02/2008 :  19:26:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ole Helseth had children named Edwin Albin, Anna Christina?, Edor and Emil. I know this is fact. The address in Minneapolis I have is 68 East flats Minneapolis MN. I have know way of knowing any birth dates of Sine or Sena Helseth who was his wife. Another spelling for her might be Signe. Thanks
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jwiborg
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Norway
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Posted - 17/02/2008 :  20:29:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1900 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Ola Halsted, b 1868
Mrs. Ola Halsted, b 1857
Emil Halsted, b 1892
Anna Halsted, b 1894
Edwin Halsted, b 1896
Edith Halsted, b 1898 Edor?

1910 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Sina Helsep, b 1856
Emil Helsep, b 1892
Anna Helsep, b 1895
Edwin Helsep, b 1896
Edor Helsep, b 1899

1920 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Sina Helseth, b 1857
Emil Helseth, b 1893
Annie Helseth, b 1895
Edwin A Helseth, b 1897
Idor Helseth, b 1899

1930 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Emil Helseth, b 1892
Edwin A Helseth, b 1896

The 1930-census looks to have information about birthplace for Emil and Edwin.

Jan Peter

Edited by - jwiborg on 17/02/2008 21:09:48
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Lester Hanson
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USA
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Posted - 17/02/2008 :  22:34:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1930 census record for Emil Helseth indicates he was born in Minnesota.

Name: Emil Helseth
Home in 1930: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Minnesota
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Edith V
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Emil Helseth 38
Edith V Helseth 31
Carolyn V Helseth 7

1930 Census record for Edwin A Helseth indicates he was born in Minnesota.

Name: Edwin A Helseth
Home in 1930: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Minnesota
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Elsie M
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Edwin A Helseth 34
Elsie M Helseth 26
Leroy Helseth 1 1/12

Les

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jwiborg
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Posted - 17/02/2008 :  23:12:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Les.

Since Emil looks to be their oldest child, chances are that Ole & Sina married in the US. What does their year of immigration say?

Jan Peter
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Lester Hanson
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  03:41:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is from the 1900 census.
Name: Ola Halsted
Home in 1900: Minneapolis Ward 2, Hennepin, Minnesota
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Sweden
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Ola (Sina)
Immigration Year: 1888
Household Members: Name Age
Ola Halsted 32 b. Apr. 1868 Parents were Swedish 12 years in the USA
Ola Halsted 43 b. Apr. 1857 (Sina) born in Norway and Her parents No immigration noted.
Emil Halsted 8 b. Jan 1892
Anna Halsted 6 b. June 1894
Edwin Halsted 4 b. Jan 1896
Edith Halsted 2 b. Feb 1898
John Erickson 40 b. May 1860 10 years in the USA.

Ola and Sina have been married 9 years. All children born in MN.

John Erickson is a brother in law, immigrated in 1890

Les

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mindy
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  06:52:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Les thank you for all the information, now maybe I can find out more about my family. Thank you very very much. Mindy
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mindy
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  06:58:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by jwiborg

1900 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Ola Halsted, b 1868
Mrs. Ola Halsted, b 1857
Emil Halsted, b 1892
Anna Halsted, b 1894
Edwin Halsted, b 1896
Edith Halsted, b 1898 Edor?

1910 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Sina Helsep, b 1856
Emil Helsep, b 1892
Anna Helsep, b 1895
Edwin Helsep, b 1896
Edor Helsep, b 1899

1920 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Sina Helseth, b 1857
Emil Helseth, b 1893
Annie Helseth, b 1895
Edwin A Helseth, b 1897
Idor Helseth, b 1899

1930 United States Federal Census for Hennepin, Minnesota:
Emil Helseth, b 1892
Edwin A Helseth, b 1896

The 1930-census looks to have information about birthplace for Emil and Edwin.

Jan Peter

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mindy
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  07:02:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to thank all of you for finding the information about my family. With out your help I never would have found this information.Thank you Jan Peter and Lester Hanson for your Help. Is it possible to go back even farther? Thanks Mindy
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Lester Hanson
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USA
567 Posts

Posted - 18/02/2008 :  07:30:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Norwegian records are more readily traceable than Swedish. If you could find more information about Sira and her brother John Erickson, her family records may be available. Sira's full name from her marriage records would help.

John is more than likely a shortened name from Johan or Johannes. Searching for Sira and John Erickson has not turned up any good records for me.

Les
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Lester Hanson
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  07:52:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is some 1930 census info for a John Erickson, and his wife Agnes.

Name: John Erickson
Home in 1930: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Age: 71
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Year of Immigration: 1890 Naturalized
Birthplace: Norway Sweden is actually written for him
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Agnes From Norway and her parents.
Race: White
Occupation: Tailor

Household Members: Name Age
John Erickson 71 First married at age 25.
Agnes Erickson 56 First married at age 40.
Two lodgers were living in their house.

I think this is John's second marriage. Minnesota Historical Society should be able to help you find their marriage records.

Could be your genealogy background is Swedish!!!

Les



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mindy
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  19:21:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Lester Hanson
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567 Posts

Posted - 18/02/2008 :  21:25:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are a lot of John Ericksons living in Hennepin county for this time period, so some thorough research will have to be done to establish a correct relationship.

I looked at the 1910 census for the Helseps and John Erickson is still living with them, but the year of immigration has changed to 1885, and he was Naturalized. His birthplace is Norway, and was a widower.

The 1920 census has a John Erickson, age 60, Head of Household, Widower, Immigrated 1885, Naturalized 1897, living on Hayes St., 9th Ward.

Sina's year of immigration is noted as 1890. She has not been naturalized.

A death certificate for Ola, Sina, and John could provide some background information to search the Norsk records. Also Naturalization papers for Ola and John should be available.

Les

Here is the web site for the Minnesota Historical Society
http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm

They have a Sena Helseth death record. But, there does not appear to be much infomation on it.
HELSETH, SENA
Date of Birth: na(not available)
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1920-MN-021413
Date of Death: 08/02/1920
County of Death: HENNEPIN


Edited by - Lester Hanson on 18/02/2008 21:53:47
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Lester Hanson
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Posted - 18/02/2008 :  22:29:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a break through on Sina's name. Edor's death record lists it as Voldsater.
HELSETH, EDOR
Date of Birth: 03/27/1898
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: VOLDSATER
certid# 1985-MN-032201
Date of Death: 12/13/1985
County of Death: HENNEPIN

Plus Emil's death record.
HELSETH, EMIL
Date of Birth: 03/17/1892
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: VOLSTAD
certid# 1964-MN-028506
Date of Death: 12/28/1964
County of Death: HENNEPIN

Here is a death record for Edwin Helseth. Not sure he is the right one.
HELSETH, EDWIN
Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1939-MN-009383
Date of Death: 11/12/1939
County of Death: MURRAY

Ole Helseth did not show up, sorry.

Les

Here is a possible Ole Helseth death record. The last name is somewhat close. The time of death seems reasonable.
HELLSTROM, OLE
Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1911-MN-017212
Date of Death: 04/17/1911
County of Death: HENNEPIN






Edited by - Lester Hanson on 18/02/2008 22:36:53
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