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(Stenar) Steinar J. Overland

(Stenar) Steinar J. Overland

Male 1841 - 1939  (97 years)

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  • Name (Stenar) Steinar J. Overland  [1, 2
    Born 7 Oct 1841  Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1939  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Buried 19 Apr 1939  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Rev. N.S. Magelssen
    Notes 
    • Steinar Overland, son of the first white settler on Highland Prairie, passed away Friday, April 14, on the place where his parents settled in 1854. He attained the age of nearly 98 years. He was a son of Johannes and Tone Overland, born October 7, 1841, at Seljord Telemarken, Norway. Together with his parents, two brothers and four sisters, they emigrated to America in 1852. Koshkonong, Wis. where so many of the early Norwegian pioneers made their first temporary camping grounds, also was sought out by this family. Later on in the fall of 1852, they set out for Iowa and a little log house was soon erected not very far from the little city, now known as Calmar. They did not stay there very long, because someone informed the father that about 50 or 60 miles further north, up in 'Minnesota, there was much larger timber, and consequently it was much faster and easier work to build the necessary buildings. So, in the spring of 1854 they journeyed north, up into Minnesota. A claim was taken and as many have said: They picked the nicest and best claim in Norway Township. In 1865 he married Miss Gina Peterson Dahl. She was a daughter of Elling and Kirsten Dahl. They lived in the little house that many still remember standing down below the present highway, north of Bratsberg, on the land of Mrs. Halvor Oian. To Mr. and Mrs. Overland were born the following children: Johannes, deceased; Thea, Mrs. Halvor Norby at Milan, Minn.; Kirsten, married to Hans Evenskaas, also of Milan, Minn. Eddie, of Minot, N. D.; George, who is the present owner of the farm; Peder, Lettie, Mrs. Alfred Peterson of Rushford, and Cora and Mrs. Otto Mindrum, both deceased. The deceased had two brothers, Ole the oldest, and Knut Overland that owned the farm, now occupied by Mrs. Hans Tudahl. Gunhild, a sister, was married to Aamund Berland. Kari, another sister, became the wife of Halvor Erickson, who was the original owner of the farm, now in the possession of Gerhard Oian. Anne, his youngest sister, that was married to Ole Gunion of Chippewa County, Minn., and two other sisters, deceased, Mrs. Hans Norby and Mrs. Margit Larson. There are forty grandchildren, 381 great grandchildren. The exact number of great, great grandchildren is not known. It seems strange to think that a person has been permitted to see all these remarkable changes that have taken place in this span of time-1853 until 1939 on Highland Prairie. As already stated, he was the first and the last of the pioneers from the years 1853-1854. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 19, at the Highland Prairie church. Six of his grandsons acted as pallbearers. A ladies trio, Mrs. E. Stensgard, Mrs. Ing. Torgerson and Mrs. Nels Byboth rendered extra musical numbers. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

      Came to America with his parents when he was eleven years old.

      1870 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, John Oleson 68, farmer, value of real estate 4500, value of personal estate 770, with with Tone 67, daughter Ann 25, son Steven 29, Steven's wife Gergena 24, children John 3, Thea 2

      1875 MN State Census: John O. Overland, 75, Thone, 73, Stephen J., 34 (Steinar), Georgine, 39 (Gina). John, 8. Thea, 6, Eddy, 4. Annie, 29. Gustave Johnson, 20, Norway Twp., p. 92

      1880 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Stenar J. Overland, 38, farmer, born Norway, with wife Gorgina, 34, born Norway, children John S. 14, Thea S. 13, Elling S. 10, Kirsti S. 8, George 2, Peder 2/12, born April, father Johanes O. 81

      1885 MN State Census: Steiner J. Overland, 43 ,Georgina, 40, John, 19, Thea, 16, Edy, 14, Chisten, 12, Jorgen, 7, Peter Helmer, 5. Karen M. 2, Cora M. 9/12, Norway Twp., p. 24-25

      1900 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Steinar Overland, born Oct 1841, age 58, married 36 years, born Norway, immigrated to US in 1851, naturalized citizen, farmer, with wife Gina, born Mar 1845, age 55, married 36 years, mother of 11 children, 10 living, born Norway, immigrated to US in 1861, children Jorgen, born Nov 1878, age 21, Peder, born Apr 1881, age 19, Alette, born Aug 1882, age 18, Cora, born Jul 1884, age 15, Selma, born Aug 1886, age 13, Olga, born Dec 1890, age 9

      1905 Minnesota Census, Fillmore, Norway, Steiner Overland, address Rushford RFD 2, 62, born Norway, parents born Norway, resident 52 years, farmer, Gina Overland, 49, born Norway, parents born Norway, resident 43 years, George Overland, 26, born MN, farm laborer, Karen Aletta, 21, born MN, dressmaker, Cora M. Overland, 19, born MN, domestic, Selma M. Overland, 17, born MN, domestic, Olga E. Overland, 14, born MN, domestic

      1910 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Steinar Johnson age 68, married for 46 years, born Norway, immigrated to US in 1851, no occupation, own income, with wife Gina, 65, mother of 10 children, 9 living, born Norway, immigrated to US in 1862, daughters Letta 25, Olga 19, living on farm next to George Overland

      1920 MN Census, Norway Twp., Fillmore Co., Steinar J. Overland, owns farm free of mortgage, age 78, immigrated to US in 1851, naturalized in 1880, no occupation, with wife Gjergina, age 74, immigrated to US in 1861, naturalized 1880

      1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, George Overland, 52, first married age 25, born MN, parents born Norway, farmer, with wife Caroline 49, children Joseph 23, Gladys 21, George 16, Signe 9, father Steinar 88, widowed, immigrated to US in 1854, naturalized citizen

      Pioneer settler and one of the oldest residents of this region (97 years), donated the land for the famous Highland Prairie amphitheater, died at the home of his son, George near Highland Prairie. Had lived most of his life in the Highland Prairie vicinity

      Referred to as Stener and Kirsten Johnson in 1903 deed to Kirsten's mother Kirsten Dahl.

      Received his citizenship papers April, 1897

      Filed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States, 12 Apr 1897, Rushford, Minnesota [4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]
    Person ID I2137  Mindrum
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2018 

    Father Johannes Olavson Overland,   b. 7 Jul 1799, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1882, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Tone Olsdotter Kilen,   b. Abt 1802, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1877, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 1823 
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kisten Jorgine (Gina) Dahl,   b. 8 Mar 1845, Sannidal, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1926, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1866  Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Children 
     1. Johannes Steiner Overland,   b. 23 May 1866, Peterson, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1932, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Thea Gurine Overland,   b. 10 Aug 1868, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1923, Chippewa Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Edward (Eddie) Overland,   b. 1 Aug 1870, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1964, Minot, Ward, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Kirsten Berdine Overland,   b. 25 May 1872, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1954, Montevideo, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Jorgen Sten (George) Overland,   b. 15 Nov 1877, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1958, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Peder Helmer Overland,   b. 29 Apr 1880, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1955, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Aletta Karen (Lettie) Overland,   b. 1 Aug 1882, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1939, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     8. Cora Mathilde Overland,   b. 28 Jul 1884, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1908, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     9. Selma Marie Overland,   b. 20 Aug 1886, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1971, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Olga Eleanora Overland,   b. 3 Dec 1890, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1935, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Photos
    Overland, Steinar House
    Overland, Steinar House
    Overland, Steinar House
    Overland, Steinar House
    Overland, Steinar Farm
    Overland, Steinar Farm
    Overland, Steinar family
    Overland, Steinar family
    Back: Halvor Nordby, Eddie, Kisten, Johannes, George
    Middle: Thea Nordby with Henry, Cora, Steinar, Gina with Selma, Lena Rein Overland with Selmer
    Front: Peter, Lettie
    Last Modified 22 May 2014 
    Family ID F1536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Overland, Steinar
    Overland, Steinar
    Overland Family Members
    Overland Family Members
    Back: Olga Mindrum, Lena Overland, Johannes Overland
    MIddle: Olive Mindrum, Hannah Berg?, Gina Overland holding Dagny Mindrum, Steinar Overland, Letta Overland, Emily Gilbertson, Theresa Overland
    Front: Lloyd Overland, Norman Mindrum
    Overland, Steinar and Gina
    Overland, Steinar and Gina
    Overland, Lettie, Gina, Steinar, Norman and Otto Mindrum
    Overland, Lettie, Gina, Steinar, Norman and Otto Mindrum
    Overland, Steinar family
    Overland, Steinar family
    Steinar and Gina Overland with children Johannes and Thea
    Overland, Steinar
    Overland, Steinar
    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.
    Overland, Steinar on 90th Birthday
    Overland, Steinar on 90th Birthday
    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

    Documents
    Overland, Steinar death certificate
    Overland, Steinar death certificate
    Overland, Steinar burial record
    Overland, Steinar burial record
    Overland, Steinar death record
    Overland, Steinar death record

    Headstones
    Overland, Steinar and Gina
    Overland, Steinar and Gina

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Overland Family History, Audrey Overland, Lorna Anderson, 1986.

    2. [S111] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, www.ancestry.com.

    3. [S4341] Steinar J. Overland Death Certificate No. 4290, State of Minnesota Division of Vital Statistics.

    4. [S386] 1900 US Census, MInnesota, Fillmore, Norway, District 31, sheet 9B.

    5. [S303] Steinar Overland obituary, LaCrosse Tribune and Leader-Press, 16 Apr 1939, p. 11.

    6. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Burials, page 241, line 10.

    7. [S8161] Fillmore County Death Records, 1870-1940, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota, Roll 13, page 486, line 125.

    8. [S2552] 1870 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, page 28.

    9. [S306] 1875 MN State Census, p. 91, Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

    10. [S566] 1880 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, District 66.

    11. [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.

    12. [S7762] 1905 Minnesota Census, Fillmore, Norway, Enum. Dist. 12, sheet 12.

    13. [S567] 1910 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore Norway, District 30, sheet 1B.

    14. [S105] 1920 MN Census, Norway Twp., Fillmore Co., Enum. Dist. 28, p. 2B.

    15. [S395] 1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, District 23.

    16. [S8447] Kirsten Dahl 1903 Deed from Marie O. A. Dahl, et al, Fillmore County Deed Record Book 96, p. 585.

    17. [S8461] Steinar Overland Declaration of Intention, more County District Court Naturalization Records, Reel 3, Vol. A, p. 441, 12 Apr 1897.

    18. [S5479] Ancestry Public Trees, Miller Family Tree: Connecticut, USA, www.ancestry.com, Lisa Hakes.