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Ole Helmer Overland[1]

Male 1878 - 1929  (51 years)


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  • Name Ole Helmer Overland 
    Born 21 Jul 1878  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 Aug 1878  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    Confirmation 11 Jun 1893  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    HEAL Cause of death: spinal meningitis 
    Died 15 Oct 1929  Ambrose, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Peace Lutheran Church, Troy, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Lived in Crosby, ND on 8 Aug 1925
      Ole went to North Dakota in 1904 with his sister and homesteaded 15 miles Southwest of Crosby. He built a tar paper shack and started to farm. They must have had many hardships. One winter when they ran out of other meat, they had to skin muskrats and eat them. Ole and Tina hung their skins from their trap lines from the ceiling of their shack.
      Ole was married in Crosby and lived there the rest of his life.
      Ole was a great church goer and was well liked by his neighbors. A quote from his obituary: "Mr. Overland was one of the pioneer farmers of this community having resided here for approximately 25 years. He was one of the leaders in this community and played one of the important roles in development of the famous Crosby Country. He was a Thrifty Farmer and highly respected by all who knew him."

      1910 US Census, North Dakota, Divide, Troy, Ole Overland, 28, single, born MN, parents born Norway, farmer

      1920 US Census, North Dakota, Divide, Troy, Ole H. Overland, 31, farmer, with wife Tillie, 80, born Norway, immigrations date to US unknown, John M. Ellingson, hired man, age 50

      Alternate date of birth: 21 Jun 1878 [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
    Person ID I4167  Mindrum
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2014 

    Father (John) Johnny Overland,   b. 25 Jul 1852, Skooponong, Walworth, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1931, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Gunlaug Royrhelle,   b. 26 Mar 1854, Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1925, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1877  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Photos
    Overland, Johnny & Gunlaug Family
    Overland, Johnny & Gunlaug Family
    Back: Signe Calena, Gynther, Hans, Ole
    MIddle: Marie, Johnny, Johnie, Gunlaug, Edward
    Front: Tina
    Family ID F2918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hansine Mathilda Westby,   b. Dec 1889, Westby, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1950  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1920  Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Orville M. Overland,   b. 19 May 1920, Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 2006, Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Stanley Gordon Overland,   b. 27 Mar 1921, Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1921, Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
     4. Juliette "Julie" Bernice Overland,   b. 6 Feb 1923, Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 2002, Northwood, Worth, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Living
     6. Gordon S. Overland,   b. 2 Apr 1929, Crosby, Divide, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 2012, Minot, Ward, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F2939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Overland, Ole H.
    Overland, Ole H.
    Overland, Ole and Gregory
    Overland, Ole and Gregory

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

    2. [S2610] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Enum. Dist. 31, sheet 9A.

    3. [S5102] Headstone photos e-mailed by Joey Malnaa McDonald, 20 Sep 2010.

    4. [S8148] Old Book, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Records, Norway Twp., Minnesota, Confirmations, page 331, line 2.

    5. [S607] Gunlaug Overland obituary, Tri-County Record, 20 Aug 1925.

    6. [S404] OneWorldTree, www.ancestry.com.

    7. [S2613] 1920 US Census, North Dakota, Divide, Troy, Enum. Dist. 234, sheet 6A.

    8. [S2612] 1920 US Census, North Dakota, Divide, Troy, Enum. Dist. 44, sheet 3A.

    9. [S2614] 1930 US Census, North Dakota, Divide, Troy, Enum. Dist. 12-33, sheet 2A.