Ole A. Bergene

Ole A. Bergene

Birth
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death 15 Jul 1930 (aged 74)
USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 68
Memorial ID 17234144 · View Source
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From The History of Mower County 1911: Ole A. Bergene, a modern farmer of Marshall township, was born in Norway, Nov 20, 1855, son of Andrew and Oleaug Bergene, both now deceased. He came to America in 1878 and after landing in New York came directly to Grand Meadow, later locating in Marshall township, where he worked out six years. He also worked in the pineries in Wisconsin two winters.

Some years ago he purchased eighty acres in Adams township. When he first bought the farm he raised grain, but now devotes his attention to diversified farming. He has thirty-five head of cattle and sells cream to the Adams creamery, in which he is one of the stockholders. In addition to this, he has forty Poland-China hogs and ten Percheron horses. The Bergene residence was erected in 1884, and to this Mr. Bergene has added from time to time until he now has a roomy and comfortable home. He has also made many improvements on his farm and has purchased modern machinery.

A Republican in politics, he has been treasurer of school district No. 65 for three years. The subject of this sketch was married March 31, 1884, to Sarah Sorflaten, and they have been blessed with seven children: Ollie, the oldest, is the wife of Ole Lunda, a farmer of Adams township. The others are: Edwin, Oscar, Annie, Ella, Selma and Orville. The four youngest attend school.

Information from "Nerison and Bergene Roots and Branches" by Laurence Edward Nerison, 2003: Ole Anderson Dolvesbergatn (Bergene) was born November 20, 1855 in Bagn, Sor Aurdal. After his father died the younger children were sent to different farms to live. According to some family records, he came to America at the age of 21 to his uncle Amund Finhart's farm in Bear Creek, a settlement north of Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Records in the Bagn Bygdebok indicate that he was a servant at Holersetren in 1875 and that he went to America in 1878. If this was prior to November 20, he would have been 22. After he had earned enough money, he sent for his mother, Olaug and his sisters, Ingrid and Ingeborg.

On March 28, 1884, at Bear Creek Lutheran Church, he married Siri (Sarah) Sorflaten, born January 26, 1857, died November 3, 1929. Ole and Siri farmed north of Adams, Minnesota where Virgil Bergene farms now. Ole died July 15, 1930.



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  • Maintained by: Janet Stephenson
  • Originally Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 31 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17234144
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ole A. Bergene (20 Nov 1855–15 Jul 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17234144, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .