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Oleson Family Norway to America & SD 1889
Posted by: Jean James (ID *****9541) Date: September 16, 2007 at 16:00:55
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Looking for information on the Oleson Family who settled in Sanborn Co., SD in 1889. William A. Oleson b 1859 Norway came with his wife, Rebecca and their six children, the first child born in England. There was a stepson, Richard Pester who by 1920 was living in Yankton, SD. William had siblings Elizabeth Fintland and I believe a sister-in-law Mrs. Ole Oleson both of Artesian, SD. A brother, Swen Oleson still survived in 1920 living at Two Falls, SD.

William & Rebecca Oleson were in Marion Co., Oregon by the 1920 census along with most of their children. A son, Charles Oleson was living in Alberta, Canada as was a daughter, Mrs. William Reuben. Another daughter, Mrs. Ed Womlescore was also in Oregon. Charles Oleson returned to Oregon later. Son Thomas Stephen Oleson was killed in about 1923 possibly in Oregon or Washington. Another daughter was Eva, and the oldest child was Harriet. A son Olaf also resided in Oregon.

I would like to exchange info with anyone researching these families.


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