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Soren E. "Sam" Odegard
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1849
Hafslo Herad
Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway
Death: Jan. 17, 1924
Mondovi
Buffalo County
Wisconsin, USA

Soren (Sam) E. son of Einar Odegard and Ragnilda Swiggum Odegard, was born in Hafslo parish, Sogn, Norway, July 21, 1849. After Confirmation, for a short while he attended school to qualify himself to become a teacher. In the Spring of 1870 he decided to go to the United States and this determined his parents also to leave their native country and their home and to seek a new home in a strange country.
Theirs was a long journey over sea and land. In the sailing ship Theresa they left Bergen in Norway and after six weeks they reached Quebec in Canada. From Quebec to Chicago they traveled by railroad. At Chicago to their dismay they found that they had forgotten or lost the name of the place that was to be their destination. All they knew was that Iowa County, Wisconsin was part of the address. The railroad company then took them to Mineral Point which was as far as the railroad went into Wisconsin. -------------------- show that his was a full and busy life and that he was held in high esteem by his countryman.
His declining years were spent with his son Elwin on the home farm. There he died from diabetes, after a long illness, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 1924.
The funeral took place on Monday, Jan. 21. Rev. M. Flekke conducted a short service at the home. The main services took place in the Thompson Valley church where Rev. M. Flekke preached in Norwegian and Rev. Karl Wedel in English. There was a very good attendance. Interment was in the Thompson Valley Cemetery.

Married Kari E. Swiggum in October 1873 in Moscow, Wisconsin

Children of Soren and Kari Swiggum:
Rhodina "Rhoda" Maria Odegard Thorson 1875-1960
Elmer Oliver Odegard 1878-1942
Bertena C. Odegard 1881-1881
Elwin L. Odegard 1882-1882

Married Kari J. Johannesdatter Flikki on May 2, 1885 in Wisconsin

Children of Soren and Kari Flikki:
Carrie Odegard Wulff 1886-1968
Christina Ragnilda Odegard Harkey Johnson 1887-1984
Elwin Lenmark Odegard 1889-1977
Adolph John Odegard 1890-1975
Burnetta Eleonore Odegard 1895-1898
Selmer Konrad Odegard 1897-1950

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1880 United States Federal Census:

Name: Soren E. Odegard
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1880: Naples, Buffalo, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Carrie Odegard
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Neighbors:
Occupation: Farmer

Household Members:
Name Age
Soren E. Odegard 29
Carrie Odegard 25
Rodene Odegard 5
Elmer O. Odegard 2

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1900 United States Federal Census:

Name: Sam Odegard
Age: 50
Birth Date: Jul 1849
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1900: Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin
[Buffalo]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1870
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway

Household Members:
Name Age
Sam Odegard 50
Carrie Odegard 14
Christena Odegard 12
Elwen Odegard 11
Adolph Odegard 9

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1910 United States Federal Census:

Name: Samue E Odegard
[Soren E Odegard]
[Samuel E Odegard]
Age in 1910: 60
Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1910: Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1870
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway

Household Members:
Name Age
Samue E Odegard 60
Ebwire L Odegard 20
Adolf J Odegard 19

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1920 United States Federal Census:

Name: Soren E Odegard
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1920: Mondovi, Buffalo, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1870
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
Soren E Odegard 70

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Einar Sorenson Odegard (1817 - 1903)
  Ragnilda Johannesdotter Swiggum Odegard (1820 - 1883)
 
 Spouses:
  Kari E Swiggum Odegard (1855 - 1883)
  Kari J. Flikki Odegard (1867 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Rhodina Maria Odegard Thorson (1875 - 1960)*
  Elmer Serrance Odegard (1878 - 1942)*
  Bertena C Odegard (1881 - 1881)*
  Elwin L Odegard (1882 - 1882)*
  Carrie Odegard Wulff (1886 - 1965)*
  Christina Rachel Odegard Johnson (1887 - 1984)*
  Elwin Lenvick Odegard (1889 - 1977)*
  Adolph Johan Odegard (1890 - 1975)*
  Burnetta Eleonore Odegard (1895 - 1898)*
  Selmer Odegard (1897 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Soren E. Odegard (1849 - 1924)
  Johannes E. Odegard (1852 - 1925)*
  Metta Odegard Skildum (1854 - 1912)*
  Christopher Einarsen Odegard (1857 - 1930)*
  Brithe Odegard Everson (1861 - 1939)*
  Andrew Einarsen Odegard (1864 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Thompson Valley Cemetery
Buffalo County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Maintained by: Sue (Carlson) Eide
Originally Created by: personna
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
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Soren E. Sam Odegard
Added by: Sue (Carlson) Eide
 
Soren E. Sam Odegard
Added by: Sue (Carlson) Eide
 
Soren E. Sam Odegard
Added by: SMolland
 
 
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In memory of a great grandfather
- Sue (Carlson) Eide
 Added: Oct. 21, 2012
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous
- personna
 Added: Oct. 21, 2012
 
 
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