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 Bertha Andersdtr <I>Lillevang - Lee</I> Oglesby

Bertha Andersdtr Lillevang - Lee Oglesby

Tynset kommune, Hedmark fylke, Norway
Death 15 Mar 1911 (aged 40)
Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 77130948 · View Source
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My great-grandmother was born Beret Andersdtr Lillevang.

She was the daughter of Beret Pedersdtr Øilien (born 1842 in Tynset) and Anders Anderssen Lillevang (born 1821 in Tolga).

Beret had 4 siblings all born in Tynset per Norwegian Census Records:
Anders Anderssen (born 1865)
Anna Beate Andersdtr (born 1867)
Peder Anderssen (born 1874)
Ole Anderssen (born 1878)

Norwegian emigration records show all her brothers traveled to America. However, there is evidence that Anders returned to Norway. Where Peder ended up is still a mystery. Ole eventually settled in Mountrail County, North Dakota. He is buried at Norman Lee Cemetery - Find A Grave #18073087.

Beret changed her name to Bertha after her arrival in America. Her surname changed from Lillevang to Andersen- which she used on her Marriage License when she married my great-grandfather, George Oglesby, in 1892. Later on, records show she used the name Bertha Lee to describe her maiden surname. These name differences were not uncommon during this period. Her brother Ole chose the name "Lee" as his American surname, too.

The Lillevang name has disappeared in Norway. If anyone knows what happened to this family, please contact me.

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Wife of George; 48yr
I do not believe this is correct. Records seem to show she was 41?

Gravesite Details Died in Uxbridge Township




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 77130948
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha Andersdtr Lillevang - Lee Oglesby (27 Nov 1870–15 Mar 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77130948, citing Leal Cemetery, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by JeanND (contributor 47845122) .