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Johannes Olavson Overland

Male 1799 - 1882  (83 years)


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  • Name Johannes Olavson Overland  [1
    Born 7 Jul 1799  Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Aug 1882  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 26 Aug 1882  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • no marker
    Notes 
    • Homesteaded on Heimistogu farm, located between Kviteseid and Seljord in the Brokefjell Mountain area upper Telemark, 42 kilometers from Skien. Departed from Kragero, Norway on July 12, 1851 on the ship "Columbus" with all children except Ole, who had already gone in 1848. The trip to New York lasted seven weeks. They traveled up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal, settling in Koshkonong, Wisconsin, where they stayed two months on the parish farm of Pastor A. C. Preus. They traveled on to the Skonponong Settlement in Walworth County, WI where their son Ole had settled but there was no land. In 1853, they set out north and west through Prairie Du Chein, WI where they ferried across the Mississippi River into Iowa, traveling on to the Washington Prairie Settlement located just northeast of Calmer, IA. In the fall of 1853, Ole Overland and Halvor Erickson traveled to Minnesota and found land in Highland Prairie, returning for the winter. In March of 1854, the men in the company journeyed to Highland Prairie to stake claims, and erected the first dwelling on the prairie, the home of Johanees and Tone Overland. They remained there for the rest of their lives.

      1860 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Johans Olson, 50, farmer, value of real estate 2300, value of personal estate 300, with wife Tone 53, children Steven 18, farm hand, Ann 16, servant, all born Norway

      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

      Listed in 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 [5, 6, 7]
    Person ID I2593  Mindrum
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2014 

    Father Olav Knutsson √ėvland,   b. 1757,   d. 1840, Ovland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Birgit Tovsdotter Langlid,   b. 1759,   d. 1825, Ovland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1784 
    Family ID F2133  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Ole Johanneson Overland,   b. 20 Sep 1823, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1890, Bratsberg, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Gunil Overland,   b. 25 Nov 1826, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1905, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. (Britte) Margit Overland,   b. 1828, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Kari Overland,   b. 9 Sep 1831, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1914, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Andrew Knud Overland,   b. 4 Feb 1834, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1916, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Guro Overland,   b. 30 Dec 1838, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1871, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     7. (Stenar) Steinar J. Overland,   b. 7 Oct 1841, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1939, Peterson, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     8. Anne Overland,   b. 7 Mar 1844, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1926, Milan, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Overland, Johannes O. burial record
    Overland, Johannes O. burial record

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

    2. [S3847]

    3. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Burials, page 580, line 19.

    4. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    5. [S2551]

    6. [S2552]

    7. [S306]