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Norwegian Settlement-Belmont Massacre-24 August 1862, Jackson, MN

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Norwegian Settlement-Belmont Massacre-24 August 1862, Jackson, MN

Posted: 1084587620000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1393609698000
Surnames: Aasved, Børreson, Bradvold, Brugjeld, Ekse, Eide, Estenson, Fladland, Furunes, Frye, Førde, Halverson, Jornevik, Hjørnevik, Hærnes, Kgostolson, Kirkevoldsmoen, Langeland, Lid, Lien, Mestad, Monson, Paulson, Ramlo, Ranum, Slaabakken, Torgenson,Torreson
Norwegian Settlement-Belmont Massacre-24 August 1862, Jackson, MN

By Deb Nelson Gourley
gourleydeb@gmail.com

I am researching families that joined the Norwegian settlement during 1860 and 1861 in Jackson County, MN. Thirteen of these settlers were killed in Belmont Massacre, including my great-great-great-grandparents, Lars G Jornevik (Hjørnevik) and wife. Their two-year-old baby (my great-great-grandfather) survived. The Norwegian and Americanized spellings used by these individuals included:

• Matthias Aasved from Stod, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Rev. Peter Baker
• Ole and Jonas Børreson from Holtaalen i Guldalen, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Lars Bradvold and family
• Bottolf and Nils Peterson Brugjeld from Sogn, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Pastor Clausen from St Ansgar - ? not sure if with, mentions in text
• Johannes Knutson Ekse (Axe, Exe), born 26 August 1833, Evanger, from Bergenstist, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Mrs. Ekse (Axe, Exe) or Brytteva Jonsdatter Mestad, born 1826 Evanger, from Bergenstist, 1861 via Winneshiek County
• Ole Pederson Eide from Røros, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Ole Estenson, arrived during 1861
• Ole Fladland from Telemark, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Lars L Furunes, born 1834, from Strilelandet/Bergenstist, 1861 via Winneshiek County (Furnes, Furness, Furunæs, Førenes)
• Anna Furunes, born 1834, from Strilelandet/Bergenstist, 1861 via Winneshiek County (Furnes, Furness, Furunæs, Førenes)
• Ole Olson Frye (Fohre, Førde, Forde), born 18 Jan 1822 Evanger, from Voss, 1860 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Mrs. Fyre (Fohre, Førde, Forde) or Kari Nilsdtr Horvei, born 1823 Evanger, from Voss, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Lars Halverson and family
• Lars G. Hjørnevik, died 24 August 1862
• Mrs. Lars G. Hjørnevik, died 24 August 1862
• Lars Hærnes (Hernes) = ? same person as Furunes
• Hans Kgostolson (Chesterson) and family, son of Sigur
• Sigur Kgostolson (Chesterson)
• Anders O Kirkevoldsmoen and three children (Ole Anderson, Christina, and Bertha)
• Knud Nilsson Langeland, born 1825 Evanger, 1858 to Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County
• Anna (wife) Knutsdatter Bjørgo, born 1824 Evanger, 1858 to Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Anna (child) Langeland, born 1853 Evanger, 1858 to Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Martha (child) Langeland, born 1854 Evanger, 1858 to Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County
• Aagaata (child) Langeland, born 1857, 1858 to Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Julia (child) Langeland, born 29 Oct 1858, baptized 2 Jan 1859 in Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County
• Nicolai Johan (child) Langeland, born 28 March 1860 and baptized 17 May 1860 in Big Canoe, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Knud (child) Langeland, born 1861 in Big Canoe or Jackson, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Lars Askjelson Lid (Askelson, Askerson, Lee, Li, Lie), born 1825 Evanger, immigrated 1860
• Mrs. Lars Askjelson Lid (Ingeborg Olsdatter Fyre), born 1827 Evanger, immigrated 1860
• Hans Johanson Lien and family from Røros (wife Gjertrud Børresdatter was daughter of Børre Olson), Johannes born 1858 in Big Canoe, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Knud (Knut, Knute) Mestad (Midtstad, Mæstad, Midstad, Middssad) from Voss, 1860 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Brita Mestad (Midtstad, Mæstad, Midstad, Middssad) from Voss, 1860 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Anders Monson and family
• Børre (Burre) and Julia Olson, 3 sons (Bersvend, Ole & Johan) & 1 daughter (wife to Hans Lien), from Holtdaalen, 1860 via Big Canoe, Winneshiek County
• Holsten Olson immigrated in 1833, married Ingebor (Slaabakken), 1861 via Illinois and Wisconsin
• Lars Olson and family
• Lars Paulson from Hallingdal, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Ole Peterson and family from Røros
• Taral Ramlo and family
• Ole Ranum from Valdres, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Anders Olson Slaabakken from Tolgen i Hedmark, via Rock Prairie in 1858, first Norwegian to settle along Des Moines River in Jackson County
• Anders (child) Olson Slaabakken, 13-year-old son of Englebret
• Englebret Olson Slaabakken and family from Tolgen i Hedmark
• John Olson Slaabakken
• Mikkel Olson Slaabakken, born 1 March 1822, from Tolgen i Hedmark, 1861 via Winneshiek County, died 24 August 1862
• Ole Olson Slaabakken from Tolgen i Hedmark, 1860 via Winneshiek County
• Peter Olson Slaabakken, from Tolgen i Hedmark
• Simon Olson Slaabakken, from Tolgen i Hedmark
• Tollef Olson Slaabakken, from Tolgen i Hedmark
• Ole Torgenson (Torgeson), arrived during 1861
• K Torreson and family (? Kolbein Torrison)
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