Ole was, I believe, my great grandfather. His son, Ole, Jr., my mother's father. Ole had six children, three born in Trondheim and three born in Kandiyohi County. The dates between births in NO and MN are 1867-1870. I have the old trunk, with decorative painting and with Ole's name painted as spelled above, along with the date, 1854. It appears to be painted over another name and date that I cannot discern. On the back of the trunk are the "No 3 til St Claud, Minnesota North America, Anker Line New York. I had assumed that 1854 was the date the family came over. There is limited information about Anker/Anchor Line, but supposedly it wasn't established until 1865. If anyone can offer information or documents about this family, passenger lists, marriage, location in MN prior to locating in Kandiyohi, etc., I would love to hear from you.
I have an original deed signed by Ole Johanesson and Ellen Johanesson (diff spelling), selling property in Kandiyohi Cty (signed in Polk County, registered in Kandiyohi?)to Ole Rindahl, dated April 12, 1897. Assuming again that Ole held the original land grant (probably 1875), this is the farm where my mother was born and raised. Another family member has the original land grant certificate, signed by US Grant and which my mother kept for many years before sending it to the family that now owns the farm. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I am presently scanning photos from old albums and hope to post them on a web page later. There are many without identities. but do have some of Ole's children. Also some unidentified which were taken in Trondheim/Trondhjem.