Oscar Tieman

Oscar Tieman

Birth
Nord-Aurdal kommune, Oppland fylke, Norway
Death 27 Jun 1915 (aged 70)
Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Burial Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11467832 · View Source
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[from the Mower County Transcript-Republican, 7 July 1915, page 1, column 6]

Oscar Tieman.

The deceased, Oscar Tieman died at his home near Lyle, was born in the northern part of Aurdal, Calders, Norway, the eleventh of September, 1842. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Tieman Aslakson with whom he immigrated to America in 1854. The family settled in Dane Co., Wis. They lived there two years when they moved to Juneau Co., Wis. In 1861 they moved to Mitchell Co., Ia.

In 1862 Mr. Tieman enlisted in the Northern army in company K of the 27th regiment of Iowa. To quote his own words, he experienced many hardships with Sherman and Smith. He was wounded and taken prisoner at battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana and was held on the battlefield about three months, without guard. He was paroled and sent home for two months after which he returned to the army at St. Louis where he remained until the close of the war, and was discharged with honor, the 20th of May 1865. In the latter part of the same year he engaged in the transportation of lumber from Grand Rapids to St. Louis.

In the winter of 65 and 66 he attended school at Madison, Wis., after which he returned to Mitchell Co., Ia. In 1870 he was united in marriage to Bertha Torbjornson who survives him. Their marriage was blest with eleven children, six of whom have passed away. Those surviving him are: Theodore of Minneapolis, Erik Bernhard of Red Lake Co., Minn., Albert Bennet of Orchard, Ia., George and Gilbert of this place.

The deceased has been a member of the church since it was organized and has done much both financially and morally for the Six Mile Grove congregation. He realized not only his obligation as a church member but also as a citizen, always manifesting interest in any measure proposed for the betterment of the community in which he lived.
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NOTE: birth year differs between obituary and current bio

[from the St. Ansgar Enterprise, 30 June 1915, page 4, column 1 under heading "OBITUARIES"]

Oscar Tieman

Comrade Oscar Tieman answered the last call at his home near Mona at 9:45 Sunday evening from cancer of the stomach.

Mr. Tieman was born in Nord Ourdal (sic), Valders, Norway, September 11, 1842. He came to America in 1851, residing in Dane Co., Wis., 2 years, and in Juneau Co. Wis., 4 years and came to Mitchell Co. Iowa in 1861.

In 1862 he enlisted in 27th Iowa Regiment Company K and served to the end of the war.

He was united in marriage to Betsy Torbjornson Jan. 3, 1870. To this union was born 11 children, 6 of whom have passed away. He is survived by his widow and five sons: Theodore of Minneapolis, Minn., Erick B. of Pennington Co. Minn., Albert of Orchard, Ia., George and Gilbert at home also two sisters in Wisconsin.

Mr. Tieman was a man of steady qualities, genial and public spirited. Was deeply interested in our public schools, being a member of School Board at Mona nearly 25 years. Funeral was held Wednesday, June 30. Interment at Six Mile Grove Cemetery.

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Oscar Tieman

He was born Sept. 1844 in Norway. He married Betsey Anderson. She was the daughter of Tinbaue Anderson and Anne Arneson.

Tieman, Oscar Age 19. Residence St. Ansgar, nativity Norway. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1862. Mustered Sept. 9, 1862. Wounded severely April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA. Mustered out May 25, 1865, St. Louis, Mo. Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, January 1, 1865 to January 1, 1866: Private Oscar Tieman, wounded April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA, severely in the left shoulder.

1880 Census, Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (age 34, farmer, born Norway), wife Berthe Tieman (age 30, born Norway), son Theodore Tieman (age 9, born Iowa), son Erick Tieman (age 7, born Iowa), son Henry Tieman (age 4, born Iowa) and son Albert Tieman (age 1, born Minnesota).

1885 Iowa Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (Township 100, Range 13, section 12, W 1/2 SE 1/4, farmer, born Norway), Betsy Tieman (age 35, born Norway), Theodore Tieman (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Bessmary Tieman (age 11, male, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Henry Tieman (age 8, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Albert Tieman (age 6, born Minnesota), Clarence Tieman (age 2, born Mitchell County, Iowa), and Andrew Tieman (age 0, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (born Sept. 1844, age 55, married 30 years, born Norway, immigrated 1855, in US 45 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Betsy Tieman (born Dec. 1849, age 50, married 30 years, 11 children born, 7 still living, born Norway), son Theodore Tieman (born July 1870, age 29, born Iowa), son Burney Tieman (born Mar. 1873, age 27, born Iowa), son Albert Tieman (born Sept. 1871, age 21, born Iowa), son Clarence Tieman (born Mar. 1882, age 18, born Iowa), son Andrew Tieman (born Aug. 1884, age 15, born Iowa), son George Tieman (born Apr. 1887, age 13, born Iowa) and son Gilbert Tieman (born Jan. 1890, age 10, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (age 67, married 1 time for 41 years, born Norway, immigrated 1855, farmer), wife Betsy Tieman (age 60, married 1 time for 41 years, 11 children born, 5 still living, born Norway), son George Tieman (age 22, born Iowa), and son Gilbert Tieman (age 20, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (age 72, married, County, Mitchell, Township Otranto, Occupation Retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, High school 1, can read and write, birth place Norway, value of farm or home: 22,000, Church Affiliation: Lutheran, father's birthplace: Norway, mother's birthplace, Norway, Years in US: 61, Years in Iowa: 61.

Oscar Tieman died June 27, 1915 in Mitchell County, Iowa (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Six Mile Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Lyle, Nevada, Mower County, Minnesota (Note Mower County, Minnesota and Mitchell County, Iowa are neighboring counties).

His widow Betsey Tieman filed for a pension on July 19, 1915.

On the 1925 Iowa State Census Betsy Tieman listed her parents as Tinbaue Anderson and Anne Arneson.

Credit: K. Kittleson


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11467832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Tieman (11 Sep 1844–27 Jun 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11467832, citing Six Mile Grove Cemetery, Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K McAlister P (contributor 46787693) .