1816 - 1894 (78 years)
||Ole Andreas Carstensen [2, 3] |
||7 Mar 1816
||Beitstad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway 
||11 Sep 1894
||Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
||13 Sep 1894
||Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota 
- 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
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.
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
133/141 (Section 22) (Mindrum)
Ole Carstensen m 64 retired farmer N N N
Paulina A Carstensen f 71 wife N N N nw (Wennes)
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
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]
||1 Aug 2016 |
||Pauline C. Arntsdtr Wennes, b. 30 Jul 1809, Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway , d. 12 Oct 1887, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota (Age 78 years) |
||9 Apr 1838
||Beitstad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway 
||14 Mar 2017 |
- [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.
- [S55] Andreas.
- [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Burials, page 587, line 10.
- [S8161] Roll B&C, page 85, line 23.
- [S8462] Birth and death registers, 1871-1907, no. 9 in 1894 deaths.
- [S8459] Ole Carstenson Obituary.
- [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.
- [S8458] Ole Carstens Declaration of Intention.