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Sundsmo of Barron, Wisconsin

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  • ID: I1
  • Name: Andreas Henrick Olsen Sundsmo Lysøy
  • Note: In old Norway, "Lysøy" would be a "habitational name", the name of the farm he was born on. Norwegian names were very flexible, changing with every location.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1838
  • Note: Another source says "abt Apr 1846", but I assume the Vikna bygdebook is correct. in Lysøy Gard, Vikna, Nord Trøndelag, Norway
  • Note:
    This from the Bygdebooks (chronicles) of Vikna:
    The family moved from Lysøy Gard to Innersund Gard and lived at Sundsmoen. Reference in Viknabøkene is page 460, binding 1, Gard number 21, Br.number 5.
    Sund = strait, mo(en) = (the) meadow. Sundsmoen means "the moor on the sound", named from the definite singular form of mo, from Old Norse mór, 'moor'. From the description it was more like a peat bog than a meadow. "Sundsmóren" was a "cotter place", which meant "a cottage leased to farm laborers".
    Innersund the farm lies on a halfisland on Middle Vikna Island between Dragspøyta and Sundsvågen. The farm borders Stangring and Drag in Northeast, and Settenøy in south. The farm name Innersund is from the location in the sound between inner and middle Vikna Islands west of Rørvik.

    Photos of Mellom Vikna
    The place was formerly known as Indersund, Vigtin Island: Municipalities past and present
    No 1750 on the list (17xx is Nord Trondelag). From 1800 until 1910 municipality no 1750 was known as Vikten muncipality, from 1911 it has been known as Vikna municipality. Municipality no 1751 Nærøy (Naeroey) existed from 1800 until 1875, when about 54% of old Nærøy was merged into municipality 1750 (Vikten). The Old NorseĀ form of the name Nærøy is Njarðey ('Njörd's-Isle'), found anglicized asNjardey or less often as Njarthey. Vikna was an important coastal centre during the Viking Age judging from the numerous burial mounds on its three principal islands: Indre Vikna, Mellom Vikna, and the Ytre Vikna.
  • Change Date: 30 AUG 2012 at 03:27:14
  • Death: in Wisconsin
  • Note:
    Probably 1920
    Both are buried here
  • Burial: Wisconsin
  • Emigration: 04 May 1887 Baldwin, Wisconsin, USA 1
  • Residence: 1914 1914 Maple Grove West Plat Map: Sundsmoe
  • Religion: Converted to Baptist in Norway after refusing to pay the official Lutheran church tax
  • Note: Robert Simonds says Andreas gave the land for the Maple Grove Cemetery in Barron and it is located right across the street from his farm.
  • Occupation: Weaver and Tailor Norway 2
  • Note:
    Constance writes:
    "In winter, Andreas would live in a customer's home until he had made all the items needed by that family. Then he moved on to the next customer"
  • Education: Literate, as mentioned on this page
  • Note:
    Constance writes:
    "The scores of the Oleson children were higher than those of other children their age, and they were ridiculed for reading"
  • Note: • More info at
  • Note: • Map of Lysøya, Vikna

    Mother: Elen Hallesdotter Lysøy b: 1808
    Father: Ole Sivertsen Vikestad b: 1811

    Marriage 1 Anne Elise Olsdotter b: 28 May 1846 in Vikna, Nord Trøndelag, Norway
    • Note: Had a cousin named Cuthbertson living near Rice Lake, Wisconsin who emigrated 6 or 7 years before Sundsmo.
    • Change Date: 27 JAN 2006
    1. Has Children John Fredrik Andreassen Sundsmo b: 05 Nov 1884 in Sundsmoen under Innersund, Vikna Island, Norway
    2. Has Children Anfelt Cornelius Albert Andreassen Sundsmo b: 18 Sep 1871 in Sundsmoen under Innersund, Vikna Island, Norway
    3. Has Children Ole Sivert Andreassen Sundsmo b: 12 May 1875 in Sundsmoen under Innersund, Vikna Island, Norway
    4. Has Children Casper Andreassen Olson Sundsmo b: 26 Mar 1879 in Sundsmoen under Innersund, Vikna Island, Norway
    5. Has No Children Janne Andreasdotter Sundsmo b: 1886 in Sundsmoen under Innersund, Vikna, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway

    1. Title: All Norwegian genealogy up to and including this person from Bjarne Borgan; Viknaboka
      bind I-III, (utgitt av Vikna Historielag, 1969).
      Compiled by Gnarlodious
      Date: 30 AUG 2012
    2. Title: Book "Make Your Treasure Ship Come Home; The Ole Sundsmo Story" by Constance Sundsmo Weikart
      Date: 01 JAN 2006