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Oldus Jorgenson Aune
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1876, Norway
Death: Nov. 27, 1965
Valley City
Barnes County
North Dakota, USA

Oldus Jorgenson Nyeng Aune, was the son of, Jorgen and Marit Nyeng.

Oldus Jorgenson Aune original Norweign name was Oldus Jorgenson Nyeng. When he married Karen Anna Dahlsaune his name was changed to Dahlsaune. It was a custom where Karen lived to take the name of the region as their own. When Oldus Joregnson Nyeng and Karen Anna Dahlsaune came to America they changed their last name by dropping the Dahls and kept the Aune.

Occupation: Woodsmen and Farmer

Oldus Jorgenson Aune married Karen Anna Dahlsaune.

Oldus Jorgenson Aune and Karen Anna Dahlsaune children are:

Gusta Aune b. 1893
Justin Margido b. 1898
Ole Konard Aune b. 1899
Jennie Marie Aune b. 1902
Ragna Mathida Aune b. 1905
Arne Leonard Aune b. 1907
Olaf George Aune b. 1909

Oldus and Karen Aune lived in Movik, Norway. They had a small farm, a few cattle, sheep and chickens. They grew feed for their animals. Karen had a garden to supply the family food.

Oldus and Karen's life was very simple. Oldus was a woodsman, he worked in the woods, where he cut the trees and logs for the lumber mills. Karen stayed home to take care of the farm and the family. Life was hard and not much to do with, so in 1910 they began talking about going to America. Karen had a cousin, Carl Opgaard, who was a bachelor and apparently needed some help on the farm. Karen contacted him and he agreed to sponsor their trip to the United States.

They arrived in America April 10, 1910 with their seven children; Gusta, Justin, Ole, Jennie, Ragna, Arne and Olaf. They were met at Hastings, ND by a team of horses and a red lumber wagon for an eleven mile ride out to the farm. Carl had a nice three bedroom house so we had plenty of room.

Oldus and Karen and the family worked for Carl for five years to repay for the trip to America. After five years Oldus decided he would like to start farming on his own. He thought that he had learned the tricks of the trade. Oldus and Karen decided to rent a neighboring farm and started to farm for themselves. The rest is history.

Evenings on the farm were long especially in the winter. Not much entertainment in those days. Oldus like to carve in wood. He would carve little characters and make wagons and toys for his children. He also played the mouth organ. Karen had to be busy, she also liked to read. Otherwise there was cleaning and the normal housework. They had sheep on the farm and when the sheep were sheared in the spring, Karen would wash the wool until it was white. The next step was to comb or card the wool and make it into small rolls ready to spin into yarn. When enough yarn was spun it was time to start knitting. She would knit all the socks, sweaters, mittens and scarves for the whole family.

Oldus and Karen never longed to go back to Norway. They never bacame wealthy, but had a good life, but also worked very hard. They farmed until they retired and moved into Valley City. The children grew up, got married and started a life of their own. There were many grandchildren.

Family Information Contributed by Arlene (Aune) Olson and Andrew Aune.
Family links: 
  Karen Anna Dahlsaune Aune (1870 - 1955)
  Gusta Aune Nelson (1893 - 1990)*
  Justin Margido Aune (1898 - 1984)*
  Ole Konrad Aune (1899 - 1983)*
  Jennie Marie Aune Larson (1902 - 1982)*
  Ragna Mathida Aune Frederick (1905 - 2002)*
  Arne Leonard Aune (1907 - 1977)*
  Olaf George Aune (1909 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodbine Cemetery
Valley City
Barnes County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Yvette Aune
Record added: Sep 23, 2009
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Oldus Jorgenson Aune
Added by: Yvette Aune
Oldus Jorgenson Aune
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- Karen & Bob
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014

- Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
 Added: Jun. 20, 2010
Oldus Jorgenson Nyeng, Karen Anna and children Gusta, Justin, Ole, Jennie, Ragna, Arne and Olaf Dahlsaune came from Norway to Hastings North Dakota in April 10, 1910.
- Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
 Added: Sep. 23, 2009

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