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 Ole Jens Folden

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Ole Jens Folden

Birth
Kvænangen kommune, Troms fylke, Norway
Death
4 Nov 1892 (aged 65)
Newfolden, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Newfolden, Marshall County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID
118493591 View Source

Ole J. and Kari (Kaasen) Folden

One of the first families who settled in New Folden Township was Ole Jensen Folden and his wife Kari who came in 1883 to Section 12 where Ole had homesteaded land in the fall of 1882. They had lived for a brief time in Hancock, Michigan before coming to the township.

Ole Jensen Folden was born September 4, 1827 in Kvernagen, Tromso, Arnt, Norway. His wife, Kari, was born November 21, 1825.

Their children were all born in Norway: Ingeborg (1855-1943) married Ole Hevle (1855-1916). The Hevle children were Carda, Carl, Mary, Olga and Anton.

Another child, Hans Folden (1856-1936) married Karen Olson. Hans Folden children: Inga, Kastun, Olaf Hans, Einer, Hjalmer, John, Harold and Thorwald. Einer and Harold live in Newfolden. Father Hans homesteaded land in Section 12, also.

A third child was Marianna born in 1858 and married to Simon Nordhus. They moved to Canada in 1902. Children were: Theresa, Raymond and Axel Kindly, a foster child. Marianna died in 1937.

Another son was Jens P. Folden (1870-1939). He married Marie Bromsness and there were eight children: Oliver, Clara, Emil, Ole N., Edwin, Almer Carl, Jennie and Anna. He homesteaded land in the township in Section 12 and was the only postmaster of Rockstad Post Office which existed on his farm from 1899-1907. The Jens Folden family eventually moved to Canada.

A daughter Olea (1867-1953) also came with the family from Norway. She married J. Martin Schie (1858-1937) in 1885. Their children were Kaia, Marie, Olga, Elsie, Annie, Minnie, Edward, Edith and Olaf.

Ole Folden died in 1892 and his wife, Kari, died in 1901. They are buried in the Folden Cemetery.

Since he was one of the early settlers in that part of what is now Marshall County, the area was named after his family. Consequently, it became New Folden Township and in time the village became known as Newfolden. Marshall County History

Ole J. and Kari (Kaasen) Folden

One of the first families who settled in New Folden Township was Ole Jensen Folden and his wife Kari who came in 1883 to Section 12 where Ole had homesteaded land in the fall of 1882. They had lived for a brief time in Hancock, Michigan before coming to the township.

Ole Jensen Folden was born September 4, 1827 in Kvernagen, Tromso, Arnt, Norway. His wife, Kari, was born November 21, 1825.

Their children were all born in Norway: Ingeborg (1855-1943) married Ole Hevle (1855-1916). The Hevle children were Carda, Carl, Mary, Olga and Anton.

Another child, Hans Folden (1856-1936) married Karen Olson. Hans Folden children: Inga, Kastun, Olaf Hans, Einer, Hjalmer, John, Harold and Thorwald. Einer and Harold live in Newfolden. Father Hans homesteaded land in Section 12, also.

A third child was Marianna born in 1858 and married to Simon Nordhus. They moved to Canada in 1902. Children were: Theresa, Raymond and Axel Kindly, a foster child. Marianna died in 1937.

Another son was Jens P. Folden (1870-1939). He married Marie Bromsness and there were eight children: Oliver, Clara, Emil, Ole N., Edwin, Almer Carl, Jennie and Anna. He homesteaded land in the township in Section 12 and was the only postmaster of Rockstad Post Office which existed on his farm from 1899-1907. The Jens Folden family eventually moved to Canada.

A daughter Olea (1867-1953) also came with the family from Norway. She married J. Martin Schie (1858-1937) in 1885. Their children were Kaia, Marie, Olga, Elsie, Annie, Minnie, Edward, Edith and Olaf.

Ole Folden died in 1892 and his wife, Kari, died in 1901. They are buried in the Folden Cemetery.

Since he was one of the early settlers in that part of what is now Marshall County, the area was named after his family. Consequently, it became New Folden Township and in time the village became known as Newfolden. Marshall County History


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