Holger Olson

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Holger Olson

  • Birth 11 Jul 1841 Norway
  • Death 26 Jul 1922
  • Burial Beresford, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 62114077

Holger Olson, 1841-1922, and Ellen G. Olson, 1841-1925, were born at Halsnøy Island, near Stavanger, Norway. Holger and Ellen were married in Norway 6 July, 1866. They immigrated to America in 1868, originally to Ossian, Iowa, a predominantly Norwegian immigrant community just south of Decorah. They next moved to homestead in Highland Twsp., Lincoln Co. Dakota Terr., then moved on to Charles Mix county near Platte. About 1904 they moved again to the Balaton Minn. area. In 1906 moved back to Turner county So. Dak. They were the parents of seven children . The oldest child was Ole, born in 1867 in Norway. Then Sophia (Olson) Scotvold, b. 1869 at Ossian, Ia. followed by Arden, Elmer, Herman, Lena and Carl. The youngest, Carl died as a child of pneumonia. In 1917 Holger and Ellen moved to Bethesda Home at Beresford for their remaining years.


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  • Created by: Valerie Lawrence
  • Added: 24 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62114077
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Holger Olson (11 Jul 1841–26 Jul 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62114077, citing Bethesda Cemetery, Beresford, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Valerie Lawrence (contributor 47334456) .