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Ole Andreas Carstensen[1]

Male 1816 - 1894  (78 years)


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  • Name Ole Andreas Carstensen  [2, 3
    Born 7 Mar 1816  Beitstad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1894  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried 13 Sep 1894  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Ole Carstenson, father of Mrs. P. M. Olson of Bratsberg died at the home of his daughter, Monday evening last at the age of 78. He settled in Norway township before the war and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Mrs. Olson is the only surviving child and his good wife passed away several years ago. The funeral will take place next Tuesday.

      Ole Andreas had several brothers and sisters, and descendants of some of them are still living.
      Ole Andreas Carstensen b. 1816 on Hunset Farm, Namdalseid (old name Elden) s. of Beitstad parish, a neighboring commune to Stod commune. Ole Andreas and Pauline Arntsdaughter Wennes (Veines), b. 1809 on Veines Farm, Kvam s. Stod p. got married on April 9, 1838, in Solberg Church, Beitstad, when both of them were servants on Ulstad Farm, Beitstad. At that time they used the surname Ulstad. In the early part of the 1840s the couple started up the little farm, but in the long they couldn't earn their living there, so they emigrated to the new world. By giving notice of their emigration to the authorities they then used the surname Mindrem. (Maybe they could have been in employment and staying on Mindrum Farm the Eastern the last time before their depart to America.)
      Ole A. Carstensen's passport. I think this is some unique in Norway. In my many years reading and searching in public archives, document and books I have never seen anything like this.Kjell Saxvik, letter to Ralph and Lorraine Anfinson, 6 Mar 1990
      Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Patents for Fillmore County, Minnesota
      Two cash entry sales, sign date 1873, Mar. 15
      Section 22, 40 acres in the NE1/4 of the SE1/4
      Section 22, (no acres given) in the NW1/4 of the SW1/4
      Note that the "sign date" is often quite a bit later than
      when they occupied the land.

      1860 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Ole CHRISTENSON, 45, farmer, value of real estate 800, value of personal estate 100, with wife Pauline 51, daughter Olena 14, farm hand William Christenson 20, Margaret Christenson 16

      1870 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, p. 30, Ole Carstenson, age 53, farmer, value of real estate 2500, value of personal estate 725, born Norway, with wife Pauline 62, in dwelling next to Peter and Olina Olson and children Ole and Paul

      1875 MN State Census, Peter M. Olson 29, Oline Olson 28, Ole A. Olson 7, Paul B. Olson 5, Edward N. Olson 2, Ole Carstensen 51, Paulina Carstensen 51

      1880 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Ole Carstensen, 64, retired farmer, born Norway, parents born Norway, wife Pauline A., 71 keeping house, born Norway, parents born Norway

      1885 MN State Census, Fillmore County, Town of Norway, p. 25, Peter M. Olson 39, Oline Olson 38, Ole A. Olson 17, Paul B. Olson 15, Edward Olson 12, Gina Olson 7, Oscar Olson 4, Beret Olson 1, Ole Carstensen 68, Pauline Carstensen 76, Elen Johnson 84, Anna Tobiason 13

      On 25 Apr 1873, Ole Carstensen and Pauline Carstenson sold the south half of the Northwest quarter and the Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter and Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 22 to Peter M. Olson for $600. Gunerius Olson was a witness.

      Alternate date of death: 1 Sep 1894

      In daughter Oline's obituary, Ole and Paulina referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Ole Carstenson Mindrum

      Name listed on headstone as O. C. Mindrum

      Name listed as Ole Carstenson on his death record. Parents listed as Carsten Anderson and Olava Anderson on his death record, so Carsten's first wife, Olava, may have been his mother rather than second wife Karen Henriksdatter. Cause of death listed as cholera morbus, however this term was used historically to refer to gastroenteritis rather than specifically cholera

      AE 78y, 6m, 5d.

      Filed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States, 23 Apr 1871?, Preston, Minnesota [4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]
    Person ID I1198  Mindrum
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 

    Father Carsten Anderson Hundset,   b. 1758, Hunset Farm, Namdalseid s. Beitstad p. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Hunset Farm, Namdalseid s. Beitstad p. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Karen Henriksdaughter,   d. Dec 
    Married 18 Oct 1801  Beitstad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pauline C. Arntsdtr Wennes,   b. 20 Jul 1809, Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1887, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1838  Beitstad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Oline Petrine Olsdatter Mindrum,   b. 2 Feb 1847, Beitstad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1930, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Carstensen, Ole Andreas and Pauline Arnsdatter Wennes
    Carstensen, Ole Andreas and Pauline Arnsdatter Wennes
    Identification not certain. Found with a similarly framed tintype photo of Ole Christiansen Haug and Berithe Baardsdatter near Peter M. Olson's photograph album.

    Documents
    Olson, Peter M. deed
    Olson, Peter M. deed
    Land deed from Ole and Pauline Carstenson to Peter M. Olson for $600, 25 Apr 1873, the south half of the northwest quarter and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 22
    Carstensen, Ole death record
    Carstensen, Ole death record
    Carstensen, Ole burial record
    Carstensen, Ole burial record
    Mindrum Passport 1857
    Mindrum Passport 1857
    Mindrum Passport 1857 Translation
    Mindrum Passport 1857 Translation

    Headstones
    Carstenson, Ole and Pauline
    Carstenson, Ole and Pauline

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.

    2. [S55] Kjell Saxvik, letter to Ralph and Lorraine Anfinson, 9 Nov 1989, Andreas.

    3. [S73] Barry Dahl, pge. 238, O.R.G. GNR# 47, 48 in Beitstad.

    4. [S5057] Ole Carstensen headstone, Highland Prairie Church cemetery.

    5. [S93] Fillmore County Death Record.

    6. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Burials, page 587, line 10.

    7. [S8161] Fillmore County Death Records, 1870-1940, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota, Roll B&C, page 85, line 23.

    8. [S8462] Birth and death registers, 1871-1907, Norway Twp., Fillmore, MN, no. 9 in 1894 deaths.

    9. [S8459] Ole Carstenson Obituary, Rushford Star, Sep 1894.

    10. [S55] Kjell Saxvik, letter to Ralph and Lorraine Anfinson, 9 Nov 1989.

    11. [S41] CD on Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Patents for Minnesota, from Bruce Larson.

    12. [S499] 1860 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, page 87.

    13. [S98] 1870 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, page 8.

    14. [S107] 1875 MN State Census, Norway Township, p. 80.

    15. [S42] 1880 United States Federal Census.

    16. [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.

    17. [S358] Book of Deeds, book 35, page 311, Fillmore County Courthouse, Preston, MN .

    18. [S34] Vikki Lesniak (Jeff), Elkridge, MD.

    19. [S74] Oline Petrine Olson-Mindrum obituary, Tri-County Record, 7 Aug 1930.

    20. [S8458] Ole Carstens Declaration of Intention, Fillmore County District Court Naturalization Records, Reel 3, Vol. A, p. 43.

    21. [S3844] Norway Marriages 1700-1900, www.familysearch.org.