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  • ID: I11549
  • _UID: F4F2E04E3866460A8C9DA489D8119918F2C9
  • Name: Ole (1) Jakobsen VALSVIK
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 MAR 1870 in Sogn, Norway
  • Death: 3 APR 1950 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: 6 APR 1950 Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota
  • Christening: 1 MAY 1870 Vik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  • Note: baptized at home; witnesses: Johannes Johnsen Lee, Ole Hanson Lee, Jakob Jakobsen H---eim, Brita Larsdatter Lee, Brita Olsdatter Lee, Anna Nilsdatter Lee
  • Emigration: 9 MAR 1893 from Norway to America
  • Note: listed in the 1920 Census
  • Religion: Joined St. Pauli Norwegian-Lutheran Church with wife and 1 child on 21 Jan 1906
  • Note:

    Emigration out of Bergen on 9 March 1893 as Ole Jacobsen Dale, a farmer?s son born in 1870 at Vik, living at Vik

    1910 Census: Smiley Township, Pennington County, MN: Ole J. (40, emigrated 1894); Synneva (39, emigrated 1903); Mabel A. (4, MN); Anna M. (3, MN), Jalmer G. (1 yr, 11 mths, MN)

    1920 Census: Smiley Township, Pennington County, MN: Ole J. (49, emigrated 1893, naturalized 1898); Susie (emigrated 1893, naturalized 1898); Mabel (14, MN); Anna (13, MN); Jalmar (11, MN); Jana [Gina] (8, MN); Oscar (7, MN); Signa (5, MN).

    Obituary in TRF Times on 6 April 1950: Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Gulbranson Mortuary, Fev. C. T. Fjelstul officiating, for Ole J. Valsvik, 80, resident of rural Thief River Falls, who passed away April 3 at a local hospital. The remains will be placed in the Greenwood cemetery vault and burial will be made in St. Pauli cemetery.

    Born March 6, 1870 in Sogn, Norway, he came to Glenwood, Minn. in 1892, where he worked until 1905, when he came to Pennington county and settled on a homestead in Smiley township. He was a member of St. Pauli Lutheran church, and served as school board treasurer for 12 years.

    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Synneva Valsvik of Smiley; four daughters and two sons; Jalmer and Gena of Smiley, Oscar of Minneapolis, Mable and Signe of Grand Forks, N. D., and Ann of San Francisco, Calif; two brothers, Andrew and John of Grand Forks, N.D.; three sisters and a brother in Norway; and a grandchild.
  • Change Date: 7 JUL 2008



    Father: Jakob Olsen LEE b: 1838 in Hosanger, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
    Mother: Anna Olsdatter LEE b: 1841 in Hosanger, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

    Marriage 1 Synneva (Susie) AASEN b: 25 JUL 1870 in Sogn, Norway
    • Married: 12 JAN 1905 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota
    Children
    1. Has No Children Gina Josephine VALSVIK b: 22 MAR 1911 in near Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 13 AUG 1911 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    2. Has Children Oscar Selmer VALSVIK b: 5 JUN 1912 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 28 JUN 1912 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    3. Has No Children (H)Jalmer Gustaf VALSVIK b: 20 APR 1908 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 7 JUN 1908 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Mabel Anette VALSVIK b: 5 NOV 1905 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    5. Has No Children Anna Martha VALSVIK b: 24 JAN 1907 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    6. Has No Children Signe O. VALSVIK b: 28 JUL 1914 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    7. Has No Children unknown son VALSVIK
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