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Baard Olson[1]

Male 1838 - 1902  (64 years)


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  • Name Baard Olson 
    Born 19 Jan 1838  Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 1 Apr 1838  [2
    • Christened
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1 Apr 1838  Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Witnesses: Ole Christophersen Knaee, Christopher Gundersen Dahl, John Christophersen Knaee, John Christophersen Haug, Gurina Torresdatter Lie, Anne Christophersdatter Dahl, Kassi Baardsdatter Lie, Andrea Christophersdatter Haug
    Died 13 Feb 1902  Buffalo Lake, Grace Twp., Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Buffalo Lake Lutheran Church, Grace, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • Headstone: Date of death 21 Feb 1902, age 67 years, 1 month, 12 days, computes to birthdate of 9 Jan 1835

      Translation of Norwegian on headstone:
      To the memory of our Father and Mother.
      Oh, Wanderer, look around in time.
      And live in faith if you want to live in piety.
      Trust alone in Jesus, then you will live with him eternally.

      Death record: Date of death 13 Feb 1902, age 64 years, 1 month, computes to birthdate of 13 Jan 1838

      Alterate date of death: 13 Feb 1902

      Alternate birthplace: Snaasen
      Alternate: Born and baptized same dates but in 1837

      Christening witnesses: Ole Christophersen Knaee, Christopher Gundersen Dahl (Uncle), John Christophersen Knaee, John Christophersen Haug, Gurina Torresdatter Lie (maternal grandmother), Anne Christiansdatter Dahl (Aunt), Kassi Baardsdatter Lie (Aunt), Andrea Christophersdatter Haug

      1865 MN Census, Fillmore County, Holt Township, p. 14, #57, Bord Oleson, with wife Gunnil, children Bertine (male) and Gunnile (male)

      1870 US Census, Minnesota, Monongalia, Norway Lake, Bood Olson, 34, farmer, value of real estate 0, value of personal estate 180, born Norway, Gunild 26, keeping house, born Norway, cannot write, Bertina 7, born MN, Edward 4, born MN, Ole 2, born MN, Gunild 6/12, born MN

      In 1873 or 1874, Baard and Gunild moved to Chippewa County, Minnesota. They lived 3/4 of a mile east of the Buffalo Lake Lutheran Church, in Section 12 of Grace Township. Baard gave land so that a church could be built and there would be a cemetery adjoining it.

      1875 Minnesota Census, Chippewa, Assessment District 2, Bord Olson 34, born Norway, Jule Olson 36, born Norway, Edvard Olson 12, born MN, Bertine Olson 9, born MN, (Probably incorrect; Bertine would have been 12, Edvard would have been 9), Ole Olson 7, born MN, Gulia Olson 5, born MN, Olaus Olson 3, born MN, Caroline Olson 1, born MN, Andrew Olson 48, born Norway, Berte M. Olson 53, born Norway, Erekel Olson 18, female born Norway, Eliote Olson 13, female born Norway

      1880 US Census, Minnesota, Chippewa County, First Aesms District, Burt Oleson, 40, farmer, born Norway, parents born Norway, wife Julia 42, keeping house, born Norway, parents born Norway, son Edward 13, born MN, son Ole 12, born MN, daughter Julia 10, born MN, son Otto 7, born MN, daughter Carlina 6, born MN, daughter Jessie 5, born MN, son John 2, born MN

      1885 MN Census, Chippewa County, Grace, p. 1-2, #10, Bord Olson 46, Gunil 47, Ole 17, Gunil 16, Olaus 13, Karoline 11, Jertru 9, John B. 7

      1895 Minnesota Census, Chippewa, Grace, Bord Olson 58, born Norway, resident of MN 39 years, resident of Grace 22 years, Gunil 57, born Norway, housewife, Olaus 23, born MN, resident of MN 23 years, resident of Grace 22 years, farm labor, Karline 21, born MN, at home, Gjer-and, 19, born MN, housework, B. John 17, born MN, work at home, Anders Olson 72, born Norway, MN resident 26 years, Grace resident 22 years, farmer, Jonete Olson 63, born Norway, house wife, living near B. Ole Olson, 27, born MN, MN resident 27 years, Grace resident 22 years, farmer, B. Annie Olson 18, born Norway, housewife, G. Edward Olson 29, born MN, MN resident 29 years, Grace resident 22 years, farmer

      1900 US Census, Minnesota, Chippewa, Grace, Bord Olson, born Jan 1834, age 66, married 38 years, born Norway, parents born Norway, immigrated to US in 1852, living in US 48 years, naturalized citizen, farmer, owns farm (no indication of mortgage), wife Julia, born Oct 1839, age 60, married 42 years, mother of 10 children 7 living, born Norway, parents born Norway, immigrated to US in 1863, living in US 37 years, son John born Mar 1878, age 22, single, born MN, farm labor, daughter Grace born Apr 1876, age 24, single, born MN, living near son Edward G. Olson

      Some sources cite a son of Baard, Helge O. Baardsen, born 1868, drowned on 25 Jun 1878. There is a headstone for Helge O. in the Highland Prarie Church cemetery. However, Helge is not listed in the 1870 or 1875 census data for the Baard Olson family. In addition, the Death Records for the Town of Rushford at the Fillmore County History Center show a Helge Erickson, died 27 Jun 1878, male, age 10 years, 2 months, 7 days, son of Ole and Kriste, cause of death drowned.

      Helge Erickson is listed in the 1875 Minnesota state census in Rushford, age 7, son of Ole and Christi C. Erickson. In the 1870 US Census for Norway, Minnesota, he is listed as Harry, age 3, son of Ole and Christy Erickson. [7, 8]
    Person ID I1410  Mindrum
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2016 

    Father Ole Christiansen Haug,   b. 27 Nov 1807, Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1887, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Berithe Baardsdatter Lie,   b. 25 Jan 1814, Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1887, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1834  Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F259  Group Sheet

    Family Gunild/Julia Olsdatter,   b. 8 Oct 1837, Sigdahl, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1903, Buffalo Lake, Grace Twp., Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1862  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. Witnesses were Ole Christiansen and Truls Christofferson.
    Children 
     1. Berthine Olson,   b. 10 Apr 1863, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1879, Chippewa Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. Gunild Maria Olson,   b. 6 Aug 1864, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 5 years)
     3. Edward Gunerius Olson,   b. 10 Mar 1866, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1937, Montevideo, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Ole B. Olson,   b. 28 Nov 1867, Norway Lake, Kandiyohi, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1928, Chippewa Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Gunild/Julia Olson,   b. Abt 1870, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Otto/Olaus Olson,   b. Abt 1872, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Caroline Carrie Olson,   b. 26 Jan 1874, Buffalo Lake, Grace Twp., Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1968, Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Grace Olson,   b. 20 Apr 1876, Buffalo Lake, Grace Twp., Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1960, Minot, Ward, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. John B. Olson,   b. 30 Mar 1878, Chippewa Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1951, Montevideo, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Olson, Baard
    Olson, Baard
    Farm on Section 12, Grace Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota
    Olson, Baard, Isak or Gunerius
    Olson, Baard, Isak or Gunerius
    Identification uncertain. Found with a similarly framed tintype photo of Ole Christiansen Haug and Berithe Baardsdatter near Peter M. Olson's photograph album.
    Olson, Baard, Isak or Gunerius.
    Olson, Baard, Isak or Gunerius.
    Identification uncertain. Found with a similarly framed tintype photo of Ole Christiansen Haug and Berithe Baardsdatter near Peter M. Olson's photograph album.

    Documents
    Olson, Baard/Gunild and Isak/Kirstine - wedding records
    Olson, Baard/Gunild and Isak/Kirstine - wedding records

    Headstones
    Baardson, Helge O.
    Baardson, Helge O.
    Olson, Baard
    Olson, Baard
    Olson, Baard
    Olson, Baard
    Olson, Baard and Gunild
    Olson, Baard and Gunild
    Olson, Baard and Gunild
    Olson, Baard and Gunild
    Olson, Baard and Gunild Oldsdatter
    Olson, Baard and Gunild Oldsdatter
    Haug, Ole Christiansen and Berit Baardsen
    Haug, Ole Christiansen and Berit Baardsen
    Sons of Ole and Berit: Christian, Baard, Isak, Gunerius, Peter

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

    2. [S3841]

    3. [S5223]

    4. [S7909]

    5. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota, Birth date in Baard's marriage record.

    6. [S5215] 21 Feb 1902.

    7. [S5216]

    8. [S5215]

    9. [S9] Lorraine Anfinson's Family History Book.

    10. [S34]

    11. [S7913]

    12. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota, Marriages, p. 203, line 28.