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Ole J. Mellemsdokken Olsen
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1856
Nord-Fron kommune
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Apr. 17, 1935
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Birth Name in Norway:
Ole Olsen Mellemsdokken

Name in USA: Ole J. Olsen
immigrated to USA abt 1884
Naturalized U.S. Citizen
(Some Records Olson)

Father: Ole Olsen Mellemsdokken
1828 - 1910 Oppland Norway

Mother: Anne Pedersdatter Byreeiet (Kaltrud)
1832- 1904 Oppland Norway

Mellemsdokken Farm in Norway
Both Parents lived and passed
away in Norway

Spouse: Annie Amundsdatter Olsen

Mellemsdokken Farm in Norway

Ole and brother Anton worked
for the Railroad in Minnesota.


Ole's death certificate signed by
wife Annie was Ole Olsen. Lakewood
Cemetery records site Ole as Ole Olson.
Federal Census Reports list Ole Olson.
Many Olsen Siblings names changed from
Olsen to Olson during
the Immigration process in USA.

Ole was a Switchman for Northern Pacific
Railroad in Twin Cities MN

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** In Loving Memory of Ole **
Ole will be loved, missed and remembered
forever in our hearts. Ole grew up in Norway. He lived on the Mellemsdokken Family Farm in Oppland Norway. Nord Fron, Vinstra, area, Sodorp Parish. Ole was possibly married twice in Norway. He had children in Norway. Ole immigrated to the USA abt 1884. Ole's Sister Petra and her husband Peter Thurstison arrived to the USA before Ole and had settled in the Wadena Co. Area. Ole resided in the Mpls MN area. In 1888 Ole remarried the Widow of his late Brother Johannes Olsen. (Annie Olsen) Johannes passed away unexpectedly from a strike of Lightening in North Dakota in 1887. Ole's Siblings Anton Olsen and Marit (Mary Loom) also immigrated to the USA and settled in MN. Ole's niece Mary Kleiven, his Sister Mari Klieven's Daughter, immigrated to the USA and lived in Huntley Montana. Ole's Parents and other siblings remained living in Norway.
Ole and Annie had a very large Family.
Ole passed away at the Northern Pacific
Hospital in St. Paul MN. Ole is buried
at Lakewood Cemetery next to Annie Olsen.
Annie kept the Olsen spelling of their
name. Ole may have changed spelling from
Olsen to Olson after immigration to USA.
(some documents) Ole is survived by many
relatives in the USA, including MN and Norway, elsewhere.

Ole is survived by many relatives
including many great grandchildren
in Norway.

Per Spouse Annie's Obituary, Ole
and Annie were survived by at least
one Grandchild in the USA when Annie
passed away in 1954. ( Via Ole
and Annie's marriage in the USA)


Ole and Spouse Annie were living in
South Mpls MN when he passed away.
Ole passed away in the hospital
in St. Paul MN of a cerebral hemmorrage
per his Minnesota Death Certificate
signed by Annie. ( stroke)
Ole passed away at the Northern
Pacific Benefit Association
Hospital located near Snelling
and University Ave. St. Paul
Minnesota in 1935.

Ole's Obituary for Ole J. Olsen
included his childrens names, his
Mpls address. Ole's obituary also
stated Ole one grandchild, but
the child's name was not included.
Daughter Anna, Mrs. A. Sandal
was living in Edmunds North Dakota
when Ole Passed away.
Daughter Mabel Gilman was living in
Los Angeles California when Ole
Passed away. Other's children's
info also included. Only names
of the children from Annie and
Ole's relationship included in the
short obituary. Anna's last name
in the obituary spelled Sandal.


Unknown where Ole first settled in the USA
after approx. 1884 immigration from Norway.
Ole's Sister Petra immigrated to USA in 1882.
Petra initially was in Parkers Prairie MN,
then lived in the Wadena Co. MN area.
Ole's Sister Mary Loom and her spouse
John Loom resided in Motley MN. Mary
immigrated to the USA from Norway
about 1883. Brother Anton's Family
immigrated to the USA in 1901 and
initially settled in Aldrich Wadena Co.
MN where Petra and Peter lived. Some
of Ole & Annie's children were born
in Motley, Morrison Co. MN. Per Ole's
Daughter Ella's interview in 1991,
Ella was born in Motley MN Dec.19 1888
where the family lived briefly before
moving to Mpls MN. By the 1900 Mpls
Federal Census, Ole was living in Mpls
MN. Most documents after 1900 refer
to him living in Mpls MN.

Mpls MN Federal Census Reports
1900 & 1920, maybe others
site Ole's immigration date
to the USA as 1884.


Minnesota Death Index:
Ole Olsen
DOD: April 17, 1935
County of Death: Ramsey Co. MN
Certificate: 024082


Some of Ole & Annie's Family are
buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls MN

Buried near Ole in Section 24, lot 335: (Lakewood)

* Ole J. Olsen
* Spouse: Annie Olsen
* Raymond A. Olsen
* Mabel Gilman (Olsen)
* William A. Gilman- Mabel's Spouse
* Merlin Olsen
* Anna O Samdal (Olsen)
* Ella Louise Hokanson (Olsen)
* Warren Hokanson - Ella's Spouse
- - -
*Emma Rance (Olsen)
*William Rance - Emma's Spouse
(buried in Section 50 lot 32 at Lakewood.)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

*** Daughter Anna Olsen Olson Samdal ***
1885- 1975
Anna was the child of Ole's Brother
Johannes Olsen and Annie Olsen.
Ole married Annie after Johannes
passed away. Ole was Anna Olson's
Father after his brother passed away
and Ole married Annie Olsen.

Ole and Annie Olsen had five Children:
( all have linked Findagrave Memorials)

1.* Ella Louise Olsen Hokanson 1888- 1992
*Spouse Warren Cooper Hokanson 1888-1945
Ella lived until she was 103 yrs old.
Olson spelling on various records.

2.* Mabel M. Olsen Gilman 1891- 1980
*Spouse William Gilman 1884-1921
Olson spelling on various records.

3.*Emma Barbara Olsen Rance 1894-1991
*Spouse William John Rance 1894-1969
Emma passed away in Buffalo, Wright Co MN
William passed away in Mpls MN
Buried at Lakewood, different section
Section 50, lot 32, graves 1 & 2.

4. *Raymond Arthur Olsen 1897- 1929

5. * Merlin Olsen 1900- 1930
(Olson on Lakewood records)

Ole's MN Children with Spouse Annie are
buried At Lakewood Cemetery.
Our Family has not located information
regarding any of Ole's MN Children having
children. Ole J.Olson spelling at Lakewood,
some Olsen, some Olson at Lakewood for
Ole's Family. Lakewood has burial records
search available online for their grave
information. Ole Olson spelling in Cemetery
Records. Ole J. Olsen on Marker. Ole Olsen
on Death Certificate signed by Annie.

* * * * * * * * * *

It appears Ole had three
children from relationships in Norway.

* Anne Olsdatter Kleven
* Tomine Olsdatter Epvik
* Johannes Bosaaen (John)

Ole may have married in Norway prior
to immigrating to the USA. Two spouses
and two of Ole's children
lived and passed away in Norway.
Ole is survived by many relatives
in Norway. Ole has Great Grandchildren
in Norway, many other relatives.

** Spouse Marit Simensdatter Kleven **
1849- 1888
( May be Kleiven spelling)

**Child Anne Olsdatter Kleven **
Feb.23,1879 - Nov.1940
Born in Nord Fron Oppland Norway,
passed away in Rana Nordland Norway.
Baptized at Sodorp Church or Meldal.

Ole's Daughter Annie Olsen, born in Norway
married Fredrik Venter Olsen. They
had at least one son,
Martin Bang Fredriksen.

Martin Bang Fredriksen
1906- 1998

Martin married and had at
least one son Bjorn Fredriksen.

Martin Bang Frerickson and his
Parents and his son lived in Norway
all their lives. (Mo i Rana Norland Norway)

Ole has great grandchildren,relatives
in Norway in Anne's Family.

* * * * * * * * ** * * * * * *

* Spouse Martha Toresdatter Maridal
(Aakvik Mothers Maiden name)
buried at Aurie Church Cemetery Norway

**Child Tomine Olsdatter Espvik **
Sept. 26,1880 - Dec. 4, 1926
Tomine lived & passed away in
Halsa More og Romsdal Norway

Ole's Child Tomine married Peder Espvik
in Norway. It appears that Tomine had
many children, including Ellen Haltbakk.
Ellen married Johannes Olson Haltbakk.
( on & site) Ole
has many great grandchildren, other relatives
via his daughter Tomine's Family in Norway.

Tomine Espvik and her spouse had a
very large Family. Tomine had four sons
and ten daughters. Tomine and Peder have
many Grandchildren. Tomine's Grandson
from Norway tracked down our Family
from Minnesota after years of searching.
We were pleased to establish communication
with Ole's Great Grandson from Norway.
He also provided the info regarding
Ole's relationships and children from
when Ole Olsen Mellemsdokken lived
in Norway, prior to his immigration
to the USA.

There is Family History for Ole's child
Tomine Espvik of Norway, on and . Tomine's Grandson, (J.H.)
Ole's Great Grandson from Norway also has
a closed invite based website on Facebook
for all relatives of the Olsen Mellemsdokkens
of Norway. Family welcomes more family
history and photos for Ole and all his


It appears Ole also had a son born
in Norway. (Norwegian document to
support this via Norway)

Ole's son is Johannes Bosaaen (John)
Mother of child: Kari Iversdatter Bosaaen
Kari, child Johannes, others in her
family immigrated from Norway to the
USA and settled in Minnesota.
( abt 1880-1881)

John Bosaaen (Johannes)
1879- 1950
Memorial 89184567

John was born in Norway, passed
away in Becker Co. MN
It is possible his mother Kari
passed away as a young adult.
It appears that John lived
with his Grandparents per
Census Reports at least some
of the time in Minnesota
after they immigrated from
Norway. Our Family in Norway has
a letter regarding John and Ole
via the church. (?) verifying
John's Parents. John kept the
Bosaaen Name. unknown if that
surname was a Norwegian Family
Farm name. It is not known
if John ever married or had
children. He may have been single.

MN Death Records seen
previously siting John's
Mother's name as Kari Olson
Can't relocate with changes to
format. MN Death index does not
include Parents names.

John Bosaaen's Mother:
( per our Family info)

Kari Iversdatter Bosaaen
abt 1857- 1891
born in Norway and passed
away in Minnesota USA.
Possibly Becker Co. MN
Possibly born in Kvam Nord Fron
Oppland Norway.
DOD possibly Feb. 25, 1891

A variety of references online
refer to Kari marrying and
passing away possibly during
childbirth. Not confirmed.
No data to support dod, marriage data
or other data. She did immigrate from
Norway to USA to Minnesota. Her
parents and son did live in Becker Co.
Minnesota. Both of Kari's
Parents Iver and Anna Bosaaen
have Memorials linked to other
Children's Memorials. No Memorial
located for Kari. John Bosaaen's
Memorial is not linked to any
Family or Parents. If we locate
more data, we will link John's
Memorial to Ole's Memorial and
to Kari's Memorial if a Memorial
for Kari is created. ( this info
about Kari to be deleted when
Memorials linked)

More research to be done to
confirm info and then edit
for link to Ole's Memorial
for Son John to be requested.

Much info and data found
online and on family trees about
John Bosaaen's Grandparents
Iver Halvorson Bosaaen Family.
Some References to their daughter
Kari. Almost no information
regarding John. One census
siting John as grandchild, no
Census reports found for Kari
thus far. John Bosaaen is buried
at the same cemetery as his
Grandparents. Their Memorials
are linked but John's Memorial
is not linked. Unknown where
John's Mother Kari is buried.
We welcome information to
create or link a Memorial for
Kari Iversdatter Bosaaen.
(possibly referred to as Olsen)

to note: Anton Olson's son Aless Olsen
After moving from Wadena MN, lived in
Lake Park Becker Co. MN
in the 1940's and 1950's- Lake Park MN
and near Detroit Lakes MN before moving
to Mpls MN . Aless, his spouse Dena and
their son and daughter moved to Lake
Park MN.
also to note: Fargo N.Dakota not far
from this area. ( Detroit Lakes,
Lake Park MN) Still unknown where
Ole's Brother Johannes resided in
North Dakota. Per our Family,
Ole had a son born in Norway,
John Bosaaen, whose Grandparents
and possibly his Mother resided in
Becker Co. Minnesota, including
Lake Park and Cuba Becker Co. MN.

Ole's Brother Johannes Olsen
burial info recently found via
the American Evangelical
Lutheran Church Records. It is is
Norwegian The records site Johannes
as Funeral Services Nov. 20, 1887 in
Hawley, Clay Co. MN. About 23 miles
from Fargo ND and 10 miles from
Lake Park MN. Ole's Great Grandson
who lives in Norway translated
the Minnesota USA ELCA Records,
written in Norwegian for our
Family. Johannes Olsen's
Parents names, spouse name, dod,
dod and date of burial clear on
these records. ( Johannes dob
March 6, 1866 Norge, dod: Oct. 15, 1887
and Services Nov. 20, 1887 in Hawley.)
Anton had Oct. 17, 1887 in his Family
Bible. Brother Anton was still living
in Norway when Johannes passed away.
Burial may have been Oct. 17,1887
and Funeral Services Nov. 20, 1887
as date of death per the ECLA
records for Johannes Olsen was
Oct. 15, 1887.

Our family welcomes this info.
Not known what the connection in
our Family was for Johannes to
have his services in Hawley except
for Ole. ( if any connection)
Ole's Sisters living in MN were
not living in Hawley Clay Co. MN
or Lake Park MN area. The only
connection could be that there
were Norwegian Lutheran Clergy
available in that area to perform
Funeral Services. Unknown exactly
were Johannes passed away, so
possibly this was the closest
proximity for our Family at the
time. Unknown.

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Family info included on LDS Family
Search Site, Minnesota Historical
Society, Ancestry. Com ,
other sites. Norway Digital ARKIVVERKET,
Tomine Espvik Family Tree found on

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Ole's Siblings
All born in Norway.
Johannes, Anton Marit Mary and Petra
immigrated to USA. Parents and Sisters
Oline and Mari lived in Norway.

See Ole's Siblings Findagrave Memorial sites:
(linked as Siblings)

Brother Anton Olson's -Site 55531003
(** Anton Olsen Mellemsdokken Olson)

Sister Petra Thurstison's -Site: 93131992
( ** Petra Olsdatter Mellemsdokken)

Sister Mary Loom- Site 74716051
( **Marit Mary Olsdatter Mellemsdokken)

There is more Family history on site
from Norway. Googling Ole, Anton or Petra
Mellemsdocken produces many forum discussions
that include family history. One site,>digitalarkivet> Arkiv.
(can request translate to English)

Family in Norway and Minnesota
USA are in communicating thanks to
Ole's Great Grandson in Norway finding
our Family. Via Ole's Daughter Tomine
Espik's Family searching for our Family..
Our Minnesota USA Family lost contact
with our Family in Norway after all
our USA relatives who spoke Norwegian
and could communicate passed away.
Our relatives we knew in Norway
at that time did not speak English.
This deeply saddened our Grandmother,
Oline Olson Carlson, Ole's niece
when we lost times with Norway. She
always communicated with relatives
in Norway via relatives from
Minnesota who were bilingual.
Ole would be pleased these family
ties are restored as his Great
Grandson in bilingual.

In Spouse Annie's Memorial:
picture of Ole's Spouse Annie with a handsome young man in a Military Uniform. He is their Grandson Raymond. Ole and Annie's Son's name was also Raymond. Their son Raymond was registered for the WWI Draft in 1917-1918.

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Ole's Brother
**Johannes Olsen
1866- 1887
Our Family welcomes information regarding
Ole's brother Johannes Olsen. Johannes
Olsen passed away in the Dakota Territory
or North Dakota area Oct.15 1887,
shortly after he immigrated to USA
from Norway in May 1887. He died from
being struck by lightening. We
would like more information about
Johannes, where he is buried. We would
like to create a Memorial for Johannes
and link his Memorial to his other
Family members.


Ole's Sisters:
** Oline Olsdatter Mellemsdokken
1870 - 1877
lived in Norway, passed away in Norway


** Mari Olsdatter Mellemsdokken Kleiven
1859- 1936
Married **Ole Paulsen Kleiven
lived in Norway, passed away in Norway

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Ole's Immigration date of 1884 per 1900
Mpls Federal Census Report. Immigration
date may have been different.

We welcome Family Memorial Links.

We Welcome additional Family history,
Family information, photos, written
Memorial Tributes for Ole's Findagrave
Memorial site.

Minnesota Family and Family from
Norway welcome more information
regarding any of Ole's Grandchildren
in the USA. Photos welcome.

Bio in progress. Rough draft until
more Family Memorials linked. Some
data to be deleted when Memorials
located and linked.

To note: Ole's Great Grandson ( J.H.)
from Norway contributed to Ole's
Memorial bio info regarding Ole's
Children born in Norway prior to
Ole's arrival the the USA. Other
info obtained via our Family in
Minnesota USA.

Family links: 
  Ole Olsen Mellemsdokken (1828 - 1910)
  Anne Pedersdatter Bryeeiet Mellemsdokken (1832 - 1904)
  Annie Amundsdatter Olsen (1863 - 1954)*
  Anna O. Olsen Samdal (1885 - 1975)*
  Ella Louise Olsen Hokanson (1888 - 1992)*
  Mabel M. Olsen Gilman (1891 - 1980)*
  Emma Barbara Olsen Rance (1894 - 1991)*
  Raymond Arthur Olsen (1897 - 1929)*
  Merlin O. Olsen (1900 - 1930)*
  Mary Mellemsdokken- Olsen- Loom (1853 - 1921)*
  Ole J. Mellemsdokken Olsen (1856 - 1935)
  Petra (Mellemsdokken) Olsen Thurstison (1863 - 1935)*
  Anton Olsen Mellemsdokken Olson (1874 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Ole J. Olsen on Marker
Lakewood Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 24, lot 335, grave 6 ,monument lot, family plot
Created by: d lester
Record added: Nov 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120168561
Ole J. <i>Mellemsdokken</i> Olsen
Added by: d lester
Ole J. <i>Mellemsdokken</i> Olsen
Added by: d lester
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