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From: "Viggo M. Fosse" <>
Subject: Re: Where did Ole Nesburg come from in Norway? A direction to help solve the ???
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 17:23:23 +0100
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What a coinsidence !
I just finished talking to a genealogy-friend who verified my suspicion (and
also one of Lars' suggestions) that there somehow was a tie to the NESBJØRG
farm in Strandvik local parish, Os parish (now Fusa). I have also talked to
a NESBJØRG family who lives in/near Haugesund whose ties are with same farm.

According to the Fusa bygdebok Ole was apparently the son of Ole Monsson
HALHJEM 1801-? (from Os Main Parish) and Alis Gundersdtr. MYKLESTAD (from
Tysnes parish). However, his father must have been Ole Olson VERNØEN (also
mentioned in the VERY unclear write-up on family relations in this case)
which is now also evident from this info at FamilySearch:

Christening: 10 JAN 1836 Os, Hordaland, Norway
Father: OLE OLSEN Family

My assumption is that Ole Monson was Alis' 1st husband and they had 2
children born to them:
(1) Ole b.1828
(2) Kari b.1830
Then she married Ole Olsen and they had 2 children:
(3) Gunder b.1833
(4) Ole b.1836

The book does not mention anything abt what happened to the children, but
there are several SAILORS among their close relations. E.g. Ole's 1st cousin
Peder Olson HALHJEM b.1836 was a sailor and settled in Sidney, Australia.

I have also spent some time trying to locate Ole & Julia, and I may have
found them in Hart twp., Winona County, MN (in Rush Creek Valley =
"Hardangerdalen") along with several immigrants from Hardanger that I have
lots of info on. Their children were also baptized in the Arendahl

It will now be possible to trace Ole's ancestors back MANY generations. I
already had Gjøri/Julia's ancestry back to the 16-1700s in Balestrand, and
also extensive outlines of her relations.

I will not be surprised to find ties to my own ancestors in Os parish, and I
also know a MYKLESTAD family here (ties to Tysnes and Kvam, Hardanger) who
are my relations by marriage.

I am confident we have found the right family ! More later.

in Bergen, Norway

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth from Blaine, Mn" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:39 PM
Subject: Where did Ole Nesburg come from in Norway? A direction to help
solve the ???

> Findings on Mn death certificate and obit for Ole Olson Nesburg
> Ole was born in 1836 in Norway. He was 68 years 5 months and 19 days
> at the time of his death on June 20, 1904 in Camp Township, Renville
> County, Mn.
> His parents were both born in Norway:
> Father Ole O. Varnoen spelling could be a
> little different
> Mother Alice Moklestad
> Ole died of blood poisoning due to being stung by a catfish while
> removing it
> from the hook. Nothing was thought of the matter at the time. In a few
> days the
> hand began to swell and before medical aid was summoned the poisoning had
> made
> such headway that nothing could be done to save his life.
> Gyjri had preceded him in death on May 8, 1903 due to old age at 70 yrs.
> 11 months 28days.
> Her mother was Ragnild__________and father was Anders Maland.
> The survivors of this couple were Andrew and Gunder Nesburg, Mrs. Ole
> Boyum,
> Mrs. Hans Boyum, Mrs. Andrew Larson. These people all lived in and around
> Franklin
> and Fairfax, Minnesota in 1904.
> The couple is buried in Hauges Cemetery ,adjacent to what is now
> Central Lutheran Church
> in rural Fairfax. The Rev. Thomas Hanson officiated at both funerals.
> Rev.Hanson and his
> wife are also buried in the church cemetery.
> A big thank you to all helped to solve this question about Ole Olson
> Nesburg. If we have the
> correct parents for Ole, the fifth generation of Nesburgs may not come
> forth.
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