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  • ID: I7
  • _UID: EC92E329B19F4504B5CD9D66FDB51256C240
  • Name: Ole TORKELSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 APR 1866 in Kongsburg, Buskerud, Norway
  • Note: obit says ?Konsburg, Norway?
  • Death: 18 OCT 1950 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: 23 OCT 1950 Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota (funeral at St. Pauli Church)
  • Emigration: 21 MAY 1880 from Norway to America
  • Note: aboard the ship ?Angelo? on the A. Sharpe line, departed Kristiania (Oslo); destination: Hawley, Minnesota
  • Christening: 29 APR 1866 Buskerud, Norway
  • Religion: Charter Member: joined St. Pauli Norwegian-Lutheran Church with wife and 3 children on 3 Jan 1895
  • Note:

    1900 Census: Township 153, Red Lake County, Minnesota lists Olaf (34, head), Mathea (30, wife), Sophie (9), Bessie (7), Tilda (5), Pauline (3), and Melvin (few months old)

    October 24, 1950: Ole Torkelson obituary:

    Passed away at his home in Smiley township October 18. The deceased was born April 3, 1866 in Kon[g]sburg, Norway and in 1880 moved to Hawley and eight years later moved to Thief River Falls and settled on a homestead in Smiley township. He was a charter member of St. Pauli church and served on the school board for a number of years. On July 19, 1889 he was married to Miss Mathea Stene at St. Hilaire, she preceding him in death.

    Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Robert Hamilton of Pueblo, CO; Mrs. Theda Hall of this city; Mrs. Ray Johnson of Fairbanks, AK; Mrs. Fred Stroberg of Bemidji and Mrs. Melvin Torstveit of rural TRF; two sons, Melvyn and Anton.
  • Change Date: 4 MAR 2009



    Father: Torkel ANFINSON b: 6 JAN 1832 in Lofthuseiet, Rollag, Buskerud, Norway c: 19 FEB 1832 in Lofthuseiet, Rollag, Buskerud, Norway
    Mother: Sigrid F. (Sarah) OLESDOTTER b: 23 AUG 1830 in Nore, Buskerud, Norway c: 1 SEP 1830 in Nore, Buskerud, Norway

    Marriage 1 Mathea STENE b: 8 JUL 1869 in Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway c: 22 AUG 1869 in Follebu Church, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway
    • Married: 19 JUL 1889 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota
    Children
    1. Has Children Sophie TORKELSON b: 10 AUG 1889 in Township 153, Range 42, Red Lake County, Minnesota
    2. Has No Children Bethse (Betsey BESSIE) b: 13 APR 1893 in Smiley Township, Minnesota c: 22 MAY 1893 in Hamar Lutheran Church, Red Lake County, Minnesota
    3. Has No Children Tilda (Theda) O. TORKELSON b: 13 JAN 1895 in Smiley Township, Red Lake (now Pennington) County, Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Pauline F. TORKELSON b: 30 APR 1897 in Smiley Township, Minnesota c: 20 MAY 1897 in Pennington County, Minnesota
    5. Has Children Melvin Olaf TORKELSON b: 6 SEP 1899 in Smiley Township, Red Lake (now Pennington) County, Minnesota
    6. Has No Children Ruth Esther TORKELSON b: 22 OCT 1904 in Smiley Township, Red Lake (now Pennington) County, Minnesota
    7. Has Children Anton Severt (Syvert) TORKELSON b: 21 NOV 1907 in Smiley Township, Polk County (now Pennington), Minnesota c: 19 APR 1908 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    8. Has No Children Bert Otto TORKELSON b: 26 SEP 1910 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 11 SEP 1910 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    9. Has Children Thelma Florence TORKELSON b: 27 FEB 1913 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
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