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Peter Magnus Olson[1]

Male 1845 - 1931  (85 years)


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  • Name Peter Magnus Olson 
    Born 5 Oct 1845  Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 25 Dec 1845  Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Witnesses: Ingebrigt Grøttum, Ole Johnsen Hallan, Raphal Rasmussen Wennes, Petronella Baardsd Lie
    Confirmation 11 Aug 1861  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    HEAL Cause of death: cancer and arterio sclerosis  [4
    Occupation Farmer  [5
    Died 17 Sep 1931  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Buried 22 Sep 1931  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Notes 
    • Peter M. Olson, a resident of Fillmore county for three quarters of a century, passed away at the home of his son, Otto Mindrum, Thursday, September 17. The effects of old age is given as the cause of his death. Mr. Olson was born in Norway October 8, 1845, and was 85 years 11 months and 21 days old at the time of his death. When 11 years of age, he came to America with his parents, the family settling on Highland Prairie, where he spent a greater part of his, lifetime, the only exception being from 1915 to 1924 when he and his wife lived in Rushford. February 24, 1867 he was joined in marriage to Miss Oline Carstenson, who preceded him in death on July 28, 1930. Mr. and Mrs. Olson lived a happy married life together for more than fifty years. Mr. Olson retired from active farming in 1910. After returning to Highland Prairie from Rushford in 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Olson lived for three years with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anfinson and since 1927 with their son, Otto Mindrum. Mr. Olson was a lifelong member of the Highland Prairie church and for forty-five years faithfully served that congregation as its treasurer. He was always active in church and civic affairs, and at times held offices of trust in his township and school district. He is survived by four sons and two daughters: Paul Mindrum, Champlin, Minn.; Edward Mindrum, Osakis, Minn.; Oscar Mindrum, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Oscar Anfinson, Highland Prairie, Mrs. Oscar EdenIoff, Hanks, N. D., Otto C. Mindrum, Highland Prairie. The funeral was held from the Highland Prairie church Tuesday, September 22. Rev. N. S. Magelssen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were six of Mr. OIson's grandsons: Orlando, Arnold, Oscar, James, Orni and Palmer Mindrum.

      Peter M. Olson, one of the earliest settlers of Fillmore County, passed away on September 17, 1931; he was 86. His wife died on July 27, 1930. After his death his youngest son Otto Mindrum, found the story of the Haug and Mindrum families written in the Norwegian language. Here is the translation by Ole Levang.
      In April of 1857 Ole Christian Haug and Berit, (Baardsdatter) and five sons, Christian Olaus, Baard, Isak Andreas, Gunerius and Peter, came to America from Stod Parish, Northern Trondhjem, Norway. Ole Carstenson Mindrum and wife Pauline, (Arntsdatter) and daughter Oline Petrine from Beitstaden, also came. They traveled by open boat, steamship, sailship, and over-land travel to their destination in Lansing, Iowa. From there they went to relatives. The Haug family came to a cousin, Ole Hallan, and the Mindrum family to Peder Weiness, relatives living near Hesper, Iowa. The Haug family took a farm on shares near Spring Grove, Minnesota where they remained for two years. In the fall of 1860 they moved to Highland Prairie in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Here they purchased some railroad land and built a house. They lived on this land twenty years. The youngest son took the name Peter Olson. He observed his twelfth birthday the first year in America. He was confirmed when he was fifteen in Overland Grove, near the present Highland Prairie Church, by Rev. N.E. Jenson, who was the first minister called to the Highland Prairie Congregation. The Mindrum family came to Johannes Hallan who resided four miles from the Weiness family and worked on farms where obtainable. They also stayed with Jens Olstad who lived in the neighborhood. In the spring in 1861 this family also moved to Highland Prairie and lived with Halvor Solem, near the Highland Prairie parsonage. The Mindrum family was able to purchase some government land in the area. They bought eighty acres at $2.50 per acre, and paid 30% interest. On February 12, 1867, when Peter was 22, he married Oline P. Mindrum. He later bought the farm of his wife's parents. They all continued to live on the farm. His parents also moved to the farm, but built their own house. Ellen, sister to Pauline Arntsdatter Mindrum, and husband Nicolei, lost a son Ole Monrad Johnson in the Union Army, and moved to the farm.
      Ole C. Haug (Father) died July 5, 1887, age 79. Berit (Mother) died September 18,1887, age 73. Ole Carstenson Mindrum died September 10, 1894, age 78.
      Pauline Arntsdatter Mindrum, October 1887, age 76.
      Nicolei Johnson died in January 1883, age 83. Ellen Johnson died in April 1881, age 80. During the years, Peter's own family increased: nine children were born, six boys and three girls. One boy died as an infant, and one girl at the age of nine. The oldest son, Ole Andreas, died November 5, 1915, and is survived by his wife and eleven children. The remaining children are all living and have their own families. Submitted by: Eleanor Shattuck

      On 25 Apr 1873, Peter M. Olson purchased 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 from Ole Carstensen and Pauline Carstenson for $600. Gunerius Olson (Heglie) was a witness.

      1870 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, Peter Olson, age 25, farmer, value of real estate 2500, value of personal estate 725, born Norway, US citizen, with wife Olina 24, sons Ole 3, Paul 1, in dwelling next to Ole Carstenson, 52, Paulina Carstenson, 52

      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 Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway
      133/142 (Section 22) (Mindrum)
      Peter M (Magnus) Oleson m 34 farmer & town clerk N N N
      Oline (Petrine) Oleson f 33 wife N N N
      Ole Andreas Oleson m 12 son MN N N
      Paul Bernhard Oleson m 10 son MN N N
      Edward N Oleson m 7 son MN N N
      Beret Jonette Oleson f 4 dtr. MN N N
      Gina Josephine Oleson f 2 dtr. MN N N
      Caline Carlson f 16 domestic MN N N

      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

      1895 Minnesota State Census, Fillmore, Norway, page 5, #38, Peter M. Olson 50, Oline 49, Paul 25, Gina 17, Oscar 14, Berit 10, Otto 7

      1900 US Census, MInnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Peter Olsen, born Oct 1845, age 54, married 28 years, born Norway, immigrated to US in 1857, farmer, with wife Oline, born Feb 1847, age 53, mother of 9 children, 7 living, born Norway, immigrated to US in 1857, children Oscar, born Feb 1881, age 19, Gina, born Apr 1878, age 22, Berit, born Jan 1884, age 16, Otto, born Mar 1887, age 13

      1905 Minnesota Census, Fillmore, Norway, Peter M. Olson, address Rushford, 59, born Norway, parents born Norway, resident 47 years, farmer, Oline Olson, 58, born Norway, parents born Norway, resident 47 years, Gina Mindrum, 27, born MN, Bertha Mindrum 21, born MN, Otto Mindrum, 18, farm laborer, granddaughter Ella Mindrum, 9, born MN, grandson Palmer Mindrum, 6, born MN

      1910 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, Peter M. Olson, age 64, married once for 42 years, born Norway, parents born Norway, farmer, with wife Oline 62, children Paul B. 40, Gina 32, Otto C. 22, grandchildren Ella 14, Palmer 12, enumerator was Peter M. Olson

      1920 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Peter M. Olson, owns house on Park Ave. free of mortgage, age 74, immigrated to US in 1857, naturalized citizen in 1862, born Norway, no occupation, with wife Oline P., age 72, immigrated to US in 1857, naturalized citizen in 1862, born Norway, living at 226 Park Ave.

      1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, Otto Mindrum, owns home, owns radio, age 43, first married age 28, born MN, farmer, not a veteran, with wife Olga, 40, first married age 25, born MN, children Norman 12, Olive 9, Dagny 6, parents Peter Olson 83, Oline Olson 82

      Alternate marriage date: 24 Feb 1867
      Alternate birth date: 8 Oct 1845
      Alternate birth date: 3 Oct 1845

      Christening witnesses: Ingebrigt Grøttum, Ole Johnsen Hallan (1C1R), Raphal Rasmussen Wennes, Petronella Baardsd Lie (Aunt)

      Norway Baptisms 1700-1900
      Name: Peter Magnus Olesen
      Christening date: 25 Dec 1845
      Christening place: Stod, Nord Trondelag, Norway
      Residence: Stod, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
      Birth date: 3 Oct 1845
      Father name: Ole Christiansen
      Mother name: Berith Baardsdatter
      Batch number: C42702-2
      Date range:
      Record group: Norway-EASy
      Film number: 125440

      Filed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States, 12 Apr 1897, Rushford, Minnesota [5, 8, 9, 10, 11]
    Person ID I1434  Mindrum
    Last Modified 1 Aug 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  [12, 13, 14
    Family ID F259  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Married 11 Feb 1867  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. Witnesses Gunerius Olsen (Heglie) and Ole Adsveth
    Children 
     1. Ole Andreas Mindrum,   b. 9 Sep 1867, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1915, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Paul Bernhard Mindrum,   b. 25 Jul 1869, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1936, Champlin, Hennepin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Edvard Norius Olson,   b. 23 Nov 1871, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1872, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Edward Nicolai Mindrum,   b. 21 Jan 1873, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1949, Oak Ridge, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Berit Jonette Olson,   b. 13 Aug 1875, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1883, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     6. Gina Josefine Mindrum,   b. 4 Apr 1878, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1945, Lanesboro, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Male Olson,   b. 1879,   d. 1879  (Age 0 years)
     8. Peter Oscar Mindrum,   b. 20 Feb 1881, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1950, Valleyview, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Berit Jonette "Bertha" Mindrum,   b. 20 Jan 1884, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1955, Williston, Williams, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Otto Christian Mindrum,   b. 17 Mar 1887, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1949, Winona, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Photos
    Olson, Peter M. House
    Olson, Peter M. House
    Standing L-R, Melvin, Otto, Ole, Gina Mindrum, Peter M. Olsen
    Seated left: Ella, Petra, Palmer, Conrad, Almer, Orney Mindrum
    Seated right: Arnold, Emma, James, Juliana Mindrum, Oline Olsen
    Highland Prairie, Minnesota, ca 1908, possibly taken on Petra's confirmation day.
    Olson, Peter & Oline Family
    Olson, Peter & Oline Family
    Back: Paul, Ole, Edward
    Seated: Peter, Oline
    Front: Gina, Bertha, Oscar
    Olson, Peter & Oline Family
    Olson, Peter & Oline Family
    Back: Oscar, Paul, Edward, Bertha
    Front: Ole, Peter, Otto, Oline, Gina
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F482  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Olson, Peter & Oline
    Olson, Peter & Oline
    Olson, Peter & Oline
    Olson, Peter & Oline
    Olson, Peter M.
    Olson, Peter M.
    Olson, Peter M., with grandson, Norman Mindrum
    Olson, Peter M., with grandson, Norman Mindrum
    Peter Olson wearing a "driver's coat," probably in anticipation of the eight-mile trip to Rushford that would take most of the day. Note sleigh in the background.
    Overland and Mindrum Families
    Overland and Mindrum Families
    L-R, Steinar Overland, Peter M. Olson, Oline Olson, Gina Overland, Lettie Overland, Olga Overland Mindrum. In front, Norman Mindrum with his first dog, Phillip.
    Anfinson and Mindrum Families
    Anfinson and Mindrum Families
    L-R, rear: Peter M. Olson, Oline Olson, Oscar Anfinson, Gina Mindrum Anfinson
    L-R front: Norman Mindrum, Olga Overland Mindrum, Ralph Anfinson, Olaf Anfinson
    Rushford scene of Magelssen's Bluff
    Rushford scene of Magelssen's Bluff
    Postcard to Paul Mindrum from Peter M. Olson
    Rushford scene of Magelssen's Bluff
    Rushford scene of Magelssen's Bluff
    Postcard to Paul Mindrum from Peter M. Olson. Text: Jan 5, 1909. Dear Son Paul! Send you a card with our best wishes for a Happy New Year, from us all at home. We are all well as usual- Hope you are the same- Sent you a present just before Xmas- Hope you have received it- let us hear from you soon- So long with kindly greetings from Mother and Dad. P.S. Received your letter today. Tanks. This got to take for the mail. P.M.O.
    Postcard to Paul Mindrum from Gina Mindrum Anfinson
    Postcard to Paul Mindrum from Gina Mindrum Anfinson
    Julianna Rein Mindrum, Peter and Oline Olson, Gina Mindrum Anfinson in rear of Anfinson home.
    Postcard to Paul Mindrum from Gina Mindrum Anfinson, reverse
    Postcard to Paul Mindrum from Gina Mindrum Anfinson, reverse
    Text: This was taken this fall in Aug. when Josie and children was up here and Father & Mother was here one day. It is not bad only we sit to close to the camera. How are you getting along with your camera? Do you take many pictures? We have not taken any now for quite a while, will take of the thrashers Nov. if it is nice. I will send you one. Your sis, Gina
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline, home in Rushford, Minnesota
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline, home in Rushford, Minnesota
    John Oien/Mathilda Anfinson wedding, 29 Sep 1914
    John Oien/Mathilda Anfinson wedding, 29 Sep 1914
    Back row, left, Olga Overland, next to Olga, Gina Anfinson, two to the right of Gina, Julianna Rein Mindrum, groom John Oien, bride Mathilda Anfinson, behind groom, Otto C. Mindrum, to right of Otto, Ole Mindrum, to right of bride, Peter M. Olson, behind Peter M. Olson, Edward Mindrum, to left of Edward, Melvin Mindrum
    Mindrum home
    Mindrum home
    Back row, left Peter M. Olson, 3rd left Gina Anfinson, front row, 3rd left, Otto Mindrum, far right, Palmer Mindrum
    Mindrum and Overland families
    Mindrum and Overland families
    Olga Mindrum, Oline Olson, Gina Overland, Steinar Overland, Norman Mindrum, Lettie Overland, Peter M. Olson at the steering wheel of the car
    Olson, Oline and Peter M.
    Olson, Oline and Peter M.
    Olson, Peter M. family
    Olson, Peter M. family
    Oline, Paul, Peter, Ole
    Olson, Peter and Oline
    Olson, Peter and Oline
    Mindrum, Myer, Olson families
    Mindrum, Myer, Olson families
    Rear, Ole Mindrum, Henry Myer, Peter M. Olson. Front, Ellen Rein, Julianna Rein Mindrum, baby Thelma Myer, Lena Mindrum Myer, Oline Olson
    Anfinson, Oscar and Gina, unk., Peter and Oline Olson, Edward Mindrum
    Anfinson, Oscar and Gina, unk., Peter and Oline Olson, Edward Mindrum
    Olson, Peter M. family and friends
    Olson, Peter M. family and friends
    Rear: Bill Magelssen, Lena Ryan, Otto Mindrum, Gina Anfinson; front: Oline and Peter M. Olson
    Mindrum gathering
    Mindrum gathering
    Back: unk, unk, Gina Anfinson, Lean Ryan; Middle: Ann Groettum, unk, unk girl, Oline Olson, unk girl, unk, unk, unk, Otto Mindrum; Front: Peter M. Olson,
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Mindrum at Olson home in Rushford
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Mindrum at Olson home in Rushford
    L-R, Peter, Oline, Ella Mindrum, Belle Swartout Mindrum
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Mindrum at Olson home in Rushford, Minnesota
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Mindrum at Olson home in Rushford, Minnesota
    Belle Swartout Mindrum and Ella Mindrum in front of Oline Mindrum Olson and Peter M. Olson
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Mindrum
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Mindrum
    Mindrum gathering in Anfinson front yard
    Mindrum gathering in Anfinson front yard
    Rear: Olga, unk, unk, Peter, Edward, Caroline, Gina, unk; middle: Otto, Norman, Julianna, Oline, Ralph and Olaf; front: Arnold, Eleanor, Emma, James, Orney

    Documents
    Olson, Peter M. death certificate
    Olson, Peter M. death certificate
    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
    Olson, Peter M. baptism record
    Olson, Peter M. baptism record
    Olson, Peter M. burial record
    Olson, Peter M. burial record
    Olson, Peter M. confirmation record
    Olson, Peter M. confirmation record
    Olson, Peter M. death record
    Olson, Peter M. death record
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Petrine Mindrum marriage record
    Olson, Peter M. and Oline Petrine Mindrum marriage record

    Headstones
    Olsen, Peter M. and Oline Petrine Mindrum
    Olsen, Peter M. and Oline Petrine Mindrum
    Olsen, Peter M.
    Olsen, Peter M.
    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. [S7907]

    3. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota, Confirmations, page 160, line 11.

    4. [S44] Peter M. Olsen Certificate of Death.

    5. [S80]

    6. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Burials, page 238, line 13.

    7. [S8161] Roll 13, page 403, line 127.

    8. [S358]

    9. [S98]

    10. [S107]

    11. [S42]

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

    13. [S34]

    14. [S7913]

    15. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota, Marriages, p. 203, line 9.

    16. [S8162] Fillmore County Marriage Records 1858-1900, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota.