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Ivar Gulleikson Bidne
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1874
Voss kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death: Nov. 15, 1949
Jondal kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway

Iver Gullickson Bidne was born on September 10, 1874 to Gulleik Gulleikson Straume-Finne and Brita Larsdatter Slen in the Vossestrande district, near Voss, Norway. He grew to manhood in that area of rural Norway. In 1893 he traveled on the ship Parisian of the Allen Line to come to America.

He initially lived at Garretson, South Dakota, near his brothers Knute and Gullick. Iver worked as a "merchant tailor" during most of his years in America.
In about 1899 Iver moved to Ward County, North Dakota.He homesteaded at the corner of Torning and Burt townships. Iver became a naturalized American citizen in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota on April 2, 1904. Iver's homestead patent was issued on October 10, 1904. Apparently he sold the land shortly thereafter and moved back to the Flandreau area. In the 1909 Flandreau, South Dakota Business Directory he is listed as being a "merchant tailor."

Iver also lived in Denver, Colorado for a time around May 20, 1911. His next move was apparently back to Flandreau. According to a Thursday, May 29, 1913 Flandreau newspaper item, Iver Bidne took an extended trip to Norway with Louis Ellefson to visit family and friends, leaving Saturday, May 24, 1913. The manifest for the ship Kristianiafjord lists Iver and Ellefson leaving Bergen on August 15, 1914 and arriving at New York City's Ellis Island on August 22, 1914, having been in Norway for over a year.

On December 2, 1914 Iver applied for a passport as a naturalized citizen. Then in 1915 he returned to Norway for good. He and Lena (his brother Lars's widow) lived quietly at Vollen, a small place near Opheim, for the rest of their lives.

Iver was a member of the Norwegian resistance during World War II. Iver Bidne died on November 15, 1949, and Lena died some time after that. They are both probably buried at the Opheim church cemetery, where a great many other family members are buried.

Family links: 
  Gullik Gullikson Bidne (1838 - 1898)
  Brita Larsdatter Slen Bidne (1837 - 1900)
  Gullick G. Bidne (1867 - 1949)*
  Lars Gullikson Bidne (1869 - 1904)*
  Knute Gulleikson Bidne (1872 - 1939)*
  Ivar Gulleikson Bidne (1874 - 1949)
  Gertrude Gulleikson Bidne Larson (1879 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Oppheim Church Cemetery
Voss kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Created by: Eric C.
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99656611
Ivar Gulleikson Bidne
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Ivar Gulleikson Bidne
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Ivar Gulleikson Bidne
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