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Ole O. Melsby
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Birth: Feb., 1855, Norway
Death: 1947
Wisconsin, USA

Ole O. Melsby was the son of Ole A. and Martha Melsby. According to the 1900 Census of Wisconsin, Pierce Co., Gilman Twsp., District 106, they immigrated in 1866. He married Anna Peterson, daughter of John and Andrea Peterson (aka Johannes Pedersen Eidshaug and Andrea Gundersdatter Saugbruget) 23 May 1881 in Pierce County WI. They were the parents of Agnes, James Orvin, Lawrence, Clarence (died in infancey) Emma, Esther, Mabel, Melvin Clarence and Ellen.
Jill Goodrich Dunst, a Melsby descendant, writes that brothers "Ingvald,...Hans and Ole also went to SD from WI and bought land in Faulk County in the late 1880's. None of them stayed there. Both Ingvald and Hans moved to the Mille Lacs, MN area, where they stayed for the rest of their lives.... Ole Melsby returned to the family homestead outside Spring Valley, WI, and eventually took over the farm there." (Several of Ole's wife's siblings also tried farming in Faulk Co., SD but returned to Wisconsin and Minnesota.)
Thanks to Lisa Moschkau for the portrait of Anna and Ole Melsby and to Steve and Roxanne Goodrich for the portrait of the Ole and Anna's family.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ole Andreas Amundsen Melsby (1821 - 1909)
  Marthe Andersdatter Melsby (1818 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Peterson Melsby (1860 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Agnes Marie Melsby Christofferson (1882 - 1972)*
  James Orvin Melsby (1883 - 1943)*
  Lawrence Edward Melsby (1885 - 1978)*
  Clarence Melsby (1892 - 1892)*
  Emma Louise Melsby Carpenter (1894 - 1969)*
  Esther Melsby Heaney (1896 - 1977)*
  Mabel Matilda Melsby (1897 - 1937)*
  Melvin Clarence Melsby (1900 - 1969)*
  Ellen Cecelia Melsby Chinnock (1903 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alvide Marie Melsby Jacobson (1850 - 1918)*
  Anna H Melsby Widgren (1855 - 1908)*
  Ole O. Melsby (1855 - 1947)
  Hans Jorgen Oliver Melsby (1858 - 1935)*
  Ingvald C. Melsby (1861 - 1958)*
  Adolph Melsby (1864 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gilman Lutheran Cemetery
Spring Valley
Pierce County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Kendall Mellem
Record added: Sep 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76442394
Ole O. Melsby
Added by: Kendall Mellem
 
Ole O. Melsby
Added by: Kendall Mellem
 
Ole O. Melsby
Added by: Kendall Mellem
 
 
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