Hello from Norway.
Could John have an older brother, Ole? This Ole Estensen was brn 02.24.1799 in Tolga. He left for the US together with many others in 1852.
He was living in Dane Prairie Township Ottertail county MN. He was memeber of Swan Lake Lutherans church. I believe that he died between 1880 - 1890.
Thank you for any informations.