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Norwegian Immigrants from Vinje Telemark

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Re: Surname: Hustvedt

Posted: 1015339946000
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Hi Linda,
Hope this doesn't come out twice...I tried oosting it once and it never showed up, so will try one more time.

In answer to your questions, yes, they are related. Bjorn and Aasne are brothers and sisters. I will post what I have on Aasne and other siblings here. If you want what I have on Bjorn, please let me know and I will post that also.

Brothers and sisters of Bjorn Olson Hustvedt:

Aasne Olsdatter Hustvedt, (7/4/1826-1912) sister to Bjorn Olsen Hustvedt. Married Aslak Olson Midgaarden (6/2/1819-13/1/1879) from Lardal. He used the name Skolas in America. Lived in Aurdal township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. She died of severe burns when her house caught on fire.

Children:
1. Asloug Skolas, born 30/7/1849. Married Austin Jordahl in 1870. Austin died in 1902. In 1923 Aasne had one daughter and was living in Clifton, Texas.

2. Elizabeth Skolas (5/10/1851-25/3/1942); Married June 17, 1873 to Even Olson Mykeljord (20/9/1843-21/2/1923), son of Ole Richardson Mykeljor & Guri Amundsdatter. Elizabeth & Even are buried at Western Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery.They had at least 5 children, including: Edward (1892-1932), Thomas (1884-1935) & George (1884-1935 married Lettie Johnson).

3. Ole Skolas, born September 22, 1854, married March 16, 1879 at East Koshkonong to Lisa Jensdatter Vig, (born in Numedal about 1856), daughter of Jens Olson Vig & Eli Johnsdatter. Witnesses at their wedding were O. B. Stephens & R. Skolas. Lived in St. Paul, MN and had 6 children.

4. Olena Skolas (May 5,1856-1929), married April 11, 1884 at West Koshkonong to Kittel G. Lunde (1854-1898), son of Gunder Kittelson Rinden Lunde & Tarjer Olsdatter Ødejordet. Witnesses at their wedding were O. O. Drotning and Michael Severson. Had at least 6 children. Buried at Western Koshkonong.

5. Stephan Skolas (14/2/1859-9/1950), Married March 30, 1887 to Mathilde Lee (1865-1895), daughter of Hans Lie. Buried at Western Koshkonong. Children
Albert (1893-1986)
Herman (1888-1964)
Marcus (1895-1937)
Staie (no dates listed).

6. Rebecca A. Skolas (Mar 3, 1861-1936), married 29/7/1882 to Michael Severson (1859-1946), son of Erick Sjurson Fliseram & Brytteva Colbeinsdatter (from Voss Norway in 1844). Witnesses at their wedding were Stephen & Nelie Skolas. Michael & Rebecca lived in Madison, Wisconsin and had 10 children.

7. Jertine Skolas (1865-1870). I believe this is a daughter of Aasne & Aslak.

8. Julia Skolas (May 14,1863-1934). Made her living as a photographer. Never married.

9. Andreas Skolas born in 1866. Not married.

10. Martin Skolas Married Julia Nelson and had 3 children.

Anne Olsdatter Hustvedt Saeren. Born 1829 and by 1923 had been dead for many years. She married Svein Saeren and they emigrated to the US in 1861. They lived in Minnesota for a while and then moved to Bottineau County, ND. They had only one daughter, Aasne who married Ole H. Roland and they had 4 children: Nettie, Oscar, Selma and Sophia. In 1923, Nettie was married to a man named Knudsen and they lived near Dunkirk, Montana.

Ole Hustvedt Bjaaland. Born May 17, 1831, died April 10, 1893. He was very young when his mother died and was brought up at Donnestad. When he married he bought Bjaaland from his father-in-law. His wife’s name was Gunhild Bjaaland, Their children were:
Aasne (born May 17, 1868 and died March 20, 1898—she married Olav Bergland and they had 3 children. They lived somewhere in Michigan.)
Helga (born August 5, 1877—she married Svein and in 1923 they were the current owners of the farm Bjaaland. They had 4 children.)
Olav (born May 3, 1873—He was a noted ski-runner in his youth and won many prizes. He once won the Kings Cup at Holmenkollen, Christiana. Olav was with Roald Amundson on his South Pole expedition. They left Norway in Jun 1910 and arrived at the pole December 16, 1911. They camped there 3 days and left a cabin on the spot with a Norse flag flying on it. Amundson left a letter there addressed to King Haakon. This letter was found in Scott’s pocket and brought to Norway. The explorer Scott died on the expedition. When Olav Bjaaland was married, Roald Amundson presented him with a fruit bowl of hammered silver. He had a “Skifabrik” for a time but by 1923 had sold it to his brother Sommond. In 1923 Olav was living on a farm owned by his wife.

Sommond (the only brother of Olav. In 1923 was the owner of the ski-factory formerly owned by his brother Olav.)

Hope this helps,
Jinger
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