Lars Oleson Olsberg

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Lars Oleson Olsberg

  • Birth 2 Jan 1831 Hedmark fylke, Norway
  • Death 18 Aug 1878 Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
  • Burial Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
  • Plot Grave J
  • Memorial ID 14396941

He is not buried at either of the two cemeteries. Not the one east of the Stone Church nor the one west of the Stone Church. He was buried at the First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery. Find a Grave.com is not aware of this cemetery and has mistakenly given it the wrong name and location. He is buried in the Jamesville Township 5 miles east of the farm home. He died in the adobe brick home that he built in 1876. This home was in Odessa Township just east of County Road 213. Lars Olsberg & Hans Olsen (nicknamed "Railroad Hans") met each other in Sioux City, Iowa in 1869. Hans Olsen was the first burial in this cemetery and Lars Olsberg was second. They came to Yankton County in 1870 and filed for land. The Olsberg land was 300 acres SW 1/4, Section 10, Township 96, Range 57. Lars made a dugout in the side of the hill and went back to Sioux City to get his family. They settled in Odessa Township in August of 1870. After he paid the man who hauled there belongings from Sioux City, he had a mere 10 dollars to start a new life. At that time there were Lars, wife Maria, step-daughter Sofia Schanche, daughter Nettie and in December 1870 a new baby boy Jul Stephen Olsberg.


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  • Maintained by: Corey in Nebraska
  • Originally Created by: USA Grannie
  • Added: 24 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14396941
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lars Oleson Olsberg (2 Jan 1831–18 Aug 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14396941, citing Our Savior's East Cemetery, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Corey in Nebraska (contributor 47470721) .