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Gary Olson
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  00:18:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am desperately looking for info for Halvor Olson who was my great grandfather. I know he departed Norway from Christiana (Oslo). Any info is appreciated. Gary

lyndal40
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  01:41:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little more information about him would be welcome. Are we to assume he was born in Norway in 1882/1883 time frame?

There is more than one Halvor Olson living in Wisconsin during the 1900's.

Where did he live, have you found him in a census record, who was he married to etc. ?

Here is the info from your other query

"I am looking for any info on my Great Grandfather Halvor Olson. I know he settled in Shawano County, Wisconsin and was married to Marie Olson. Any help is really appreciated! Gry"

Is this him

Halvor Olsen
in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Halvor Olsen
Birth Date: 1864
Death Date: 1943
Cemetery: Green Valley Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Pulcifer, Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Mary Olsen

And in 1900 US Census

1900

This record from Shawano or Oconto County Wi. gives a birth date for a Halvor Olsen (spelling a little off)

Halvox Olson
in the U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
Name: Halvox Olson
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1864
Birth Place: Norway
Age at event: 49
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Date of Action: 1 Dec 1913

Edited by - lyndal40 on 31/07/2017 03:20:34
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lyndal40
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  03:25:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was he married twice ? His first wife died in 1910?

Halvor Olson
in the Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
Name: Halvor Olson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birth Place: Norway
Marriage Date: 29 Mar 1916
Marriage Place: Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA
Age: 52
Residence Place: Green Valley, Wisconsin
Father: Ole Olso??
Spouse: Louise King
Record Number: 109
Film: 129

Edited by - lyndal40 on 31/07/2017 03:30:00
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lyndal40
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  03:37:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I notice in this baptism record that one of the witnesses is named Syvet Olson any relation to Halvor?

Halvor Olsen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1826-1940
Name: Halvor Olsen
Gender: Male
Spouse: Marie Gulbransen
Child: Anda Louise Olsen
Church Name: Green Valley
Church Location: Green Valley, Wisconsin

This marriage seems to fit this couple as well. If so there are names for parents.

Halvor Olsen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1826-1940
Name: Halvor Olsen
Gender: Male
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Place: Norge
Marriage Date: 31 Jul 1884
Marriage Place: Green Valley, Wisconsin, USA
Father: Ole Olsen
Mother: Oline Olsen
Spouse: Marie Guldbrandson
Church Name: Green Valley
Church Location: Green Valley, Wisconsin
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lyndal40
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  04:07:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a candidate, the year is off by one but the date is April 15, and the parents are Ole Olsen and Oline Olsdatter.

Halvor Olesen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Halvor Olesen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 apr 1865
Baptism Date: 11 jun 1865
Baptism Place: Nes, Akershus, Norway
Father: Ole Olsen
Mother: Oline Olsdr
FHL Film Number: 1282507

Original record

#13

His confirmation in 1880

#10

Edited by - lyndal40 on 31/07/2017 17:14:37
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Gary Olson
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  12:56:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is what I found out:
There were two Halvor's in Green Valley, Wisconsin. However, one last name was spelled Olsen and the other Olson,--I believe this one (Olson) is my great grandfather.
He was married to Marie, often referred to as Mary. They had 8 children, one of which was Oscar who was my grandfather. Halvor was born in Norway about 1864. He immigrated to the United States in 1882/1883. He did live in Green Valley, Shawano County, Wisconsin. I got this info off the 1910 census. He was a farmer.
I would really like to know, if possible, where he lived in Norway. Also, the name of the ship he came over in and where he entered the U.S.
I have scoured all kinds of death records but haven't found anything about him.

I truly appreciate all your help! Gary
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jkmarler
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  14:51:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A distinction based on the use of e vs o in the spelling of Olson is unlikely to hold the key here.

The Halvor in the 1900 census of Shawano's name is transcribed as Olsen, yet he was born April 1864 and migrated in 1882 (a peak year of migration) and has a son Oscar and a wife named Marie.

The 1910 Halvor answers most of the same description: b about 1864 came to US 1883, married to Marie and has a son named Oscar but the name is transcribed as Olson. The wife Marie has born 12 children and has 12 children alive, the last 4 were born after the 1900 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YB9-9RY5?i=14&cc=1727033

Here is a possible Halvor Olsen, would need exploration:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHN6-2NL

Your Halvor is probably in FAG:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135117747

One of the younger children, Esther, is listed as born in Oconto county, Wisconsin:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRVP-V5L

You might want to find the obituary for Halvor in 1943. Here is a listing of newspapers from Shawano county:
http://wigenweb.org/shawano/newspaper.html

Edited by - jkmarler on 31/07/2017 16:30:04
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lyndal40
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Posted - 31/07/2017 :  17:31:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the ELCA record for the baptism of your grandfather Oscar. Two of the witnesses on the original document are named Olson. First is the Sivert Olson and later is Mrs Lisbeth Olson. Again I would ask would Sivert (also spelled Syvert earlier) perhaps be a relative of your Halvor? Also listed as witnesses are a Alet Gulbrandsen and Gerthe Gulbrandsen.

Oscar Olson
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1826-1940
Name: Oscar Olson
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1896
Baptism Date: 27 May 1896
Baptism Place: Green Valley, Wisconsin, USA
Father: Halvor Olson
Mother: Marie Olson
Church Name: Green Valley
Church Location: Green Valley, Wisconsin

If you go back and exam the 1900 Census for Halvor Olsen you will find a Lisbeth and Niels Olsen listed next to the Halvor Olsen family and near the top of the page a Ale T Gilbertsen and Gertie Gilbertsen who I suspect are both the witnesses for the baptism of your Oscar and likely related to the wife of Halvor Marie (Mary) Gilbertsen or in Norway Gulbrandsen.

Niels and Lisbeth were already in Green Valley Shawano by the 1880 US Census so perhaps the reason for Halvor ending up there.

1880

Edited by - lyndal40 on 31/07/2017 23:06:54
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jkmarler
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  01:27:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 2nd marriage would explain why in the 1930 census Halvor is listed as "divorced" rather than "widowed":

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9ST-11Z

In 1920 Halvor is listed as "married" and there's no wife apparent in the household:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRJP-3Z8?cc=1488411

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lyndal40
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  04:00:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The story of the Gilbertsen (Gulbrandsen) family that one finds closely attached to the family of Halvor Olsen shows them to extend back to Nes parish Akershus county Norway. Probably a good place to look for the origins of Halvor Olson.

The Find-A-Grave links for this family tell the story of the arrival of the patriarch Anton Gilbertsen (Gulbandsen in Norway) his marriage in Norway, travel to Wisconsin and history of the various family members.

Anton Gilbertsen

His marriage in Norway

Anthon Gulbrandsen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Anthon Gulbrandsen
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 25
Birth Date: 1841
Marriage Date: 27 des 1866 (27 Dec 1866)
Marriage Place: Akershus, Norway
Father: Gulbrand Olsen
Spouse: Berthe Christine Pedersdr
FHL Film Number: 1282508
Reference ID: 69

#8

Find-A-Grave for his son Alet Gilbertson

Alet Gilbertson

Spouse of Alet, Gertrude Olson Gilbertson

Gertrude Olson Gilbertson

Edited by - lyndal40 on 02/08/2017 22:32:14
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jkmarler
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  05:59:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sigvart or Syvert Olson was faddernes to at least 4 of Halvor's children. There seems to be no Sigvart or Syvert Olson in Shawano county, but there is one in Gillett, Oconto county, Wisconsin which was the place for one of Halvor's children to be born:

1930 census
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9SW-YLH

1910 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MP23-7VL

1900 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMKT-F75

1880 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNH4-QD7

Bingo: 2 of Halvor's children Palma and Alfred are living with Syvert as Samuel in 1905:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM3P-Z11

A baptism # 57 in 1852 for Ole Sigvart Olsen to Ole Olsen and Oline Olsdatter. Not sure what the farm is:
SAO, Nes prestekontor Kirkebøker, F/Fa/L0007: Parish register (official) no. I 7, 1846-1858, p. 37
Quick link: https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/kb20060307020433

Sigvart departing Nes parish with wife Bertha top entry left hand page
SAO, Nes prestekontor Kirkebøker, F/Fb/L0001: Parish register (official) no. II 1, 1859-1882, p. 285
Quick link: https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/kb20060927010077

Sigvart's second marriage:
VITAL RECORD INFORMATION
Last Name:Olson
First Name:Signert
Marriage Year:1897
Marriage Month:4
Marriage Day:10
County:Oconto
VITAL RECORD INFORMATION
Last Name:Guilbranson
First Name:Christina
REFERENCE DETAILS
County:Oconto
Volume Number:2
Page Number:173
Collection:Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection
CLocation:Wisconsin Historical Society Library, 2nd Floor, Madison, Wisconsin



Edited by - jkmarler on 01/08/2017 13:21:22
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eibache
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  07:06:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Not sure what the farm is

Farm is Østre Holter.

Einar
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Gary Olson
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  08:34:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you everyone for all your help!

Is there any way I can find out where Halvor Olson entered the United States? Or the name of the ship he rode to come to America?
Gary
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jkmarler
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  11:54:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably him leaving in 1882 going to Oconto, Wisconsin:
https://digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000975698

Halvor Olsen in Norwegian 1875 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKLH-V7Q

Halvor Olson with badly mangled first name marriage record transcribed:
VITAL RECORD INFORMATION
Last Name:Olson
First Name:Healvor
Marriage Year:1884
Marriage Month:7
Marriage Day:31
County:Oconto
Spouse match
Marriage Index Record
Guldbrandson, Maria
Date: 1884-7-31
County: Oconto
REFERENCE DETAILS
County:Oconto
Volume Number:1
Page Number:272
Collection:Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection
CLocation:Wisconsin Historical Society Library, 2nd Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

Edited by - jkmarler on 01/08/2017 13:21:55
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jkmarler
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  12:07:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Possibly Halvor's and Sigvart's mother leaving:
https://digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000975696

Thea Hanson was faddernes to at least 3 of Halvor's children, at least once by herself and at least 2 times with her husband Peter Hanson. An Oline Olson lives with her in the 1900 census. Peder, Thea and Oline live next door to Halvor in the 1900 census.

Sister Charlotte also leaving same day as Oline and Halvor all going to Oconto:
https://digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000975690

She's Charlotte Olson in the birth record transcription of Zelma Esson:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRVL-SV7

Possibly sister Charlotte m Fred Essen in 1900 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6313-5DL?i=12&cc=1325221

Charlotte Olson married in 1886 in Oconto:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRGR-851

Edited by - jkmarler on 01/08/2017 13:33:58
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lyndal40
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Posted - 01/08/2017 :  23:12:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The group of Christian 18 (mistranscribed as 48) Charlotte 21, Lina 23, Axel 5 and Olaf infant can be found on page 310 of Nw York Passenger list for the ship Arizona landing on Sept 18, 1882.

Here is the record for Charlotte. Note they are listed as Swedish

Charlotte Olsen
in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Charlotte Olsen
Arrival Date: 18 Sep 1882
Birth Date: abt 1861
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Swedish
Place of Origin: Sweden
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Arizona
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