A biography/family history of Ole Sanvik is included in "Montana, Its Story & Biography", Vol 3.
Ole Sanvik was born, 29 Aug 1879, to Ole & Katie (Haldoreson) Sanvik, natives of the Scandanavian Peninsula, 1857 & 1856, respectively. Katie died in 1909.
Ole Sanvik, Sr., who was a stonemason by trade, immigrated in 1883, locating in Juneau County, WI, where he worked as a stonemason for two years. In 1892, he moved to a homestead in Edmunds County, SD. Later bought a farm in Ottertail, MN, where he lived until 1909 when his wife died. He then moved to Montana to live with his son, Ole, for about a year, then moved back to Minnesota for two years,and returned to Norway.
Ole Sanvik, Jr., at age 4, was brought to the US by his parents. He was educated in SD & MN. His first job was herding cattle in SD. In MN, he worked clearing land and cutting logs and railway ties until 1899 when he went into the mercantile business in Weggeland, Ottertail County, MN. In 1909, Ole sold his mercantile business and traveled as invoice taker for a Minneapolis company for a year. He then came to homestead in what is now Hill County, MT. On 5 Nov 1918, he was elected county assessor.
On 29 Mar 1907, Ole married Miss Lena Berge, born in Ottertail, MN. Children: Selmar; Orris; Agnes; Obert; Leijan.
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