Otterness, Ole Olson[1]

Male 1817 - 1902  (84 years)


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  • Name Otterness, Ole Olson  
    Born 24 Jun 1817  Fretheim Farm, Flaamsdalen, Aurland, Sogn, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1850  [2
    • "the Otterness family accompanied by Berthe , sailed on the ship Kong Sverre, then travelled the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes route to Chicago One yer later Ole and Berthe were married and settled in Otsego Township . . . " [2]
    Land 1890  Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Ole owned four parcels of land totaling 240 acres. 
    Residence 1851 - 1902  Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Died 5 Apr 1902  Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bonnet Prairie Cemetery, Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The family was using the surname Oleson in 1870 (US Census) but was calling themselves Otterness in 1880. We can only speculate why they changed their name, but it is notable that there were many Oleson families in Columbia County where they lived. Otterness would have been a distinctive name.
    Person ID I359  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 28 May 2011 

    Father Otterness, Ole Eilevsen 
    Mother Fretheim, Anna Olesdatter 
    Married 1817  Fretheim Farm, Flaamsdalen, Aurland, Sogn, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet

    Family Brusesdatter, Berthe Lorine,   b. 14 Oct 1823, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1910, Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1851  Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Married in Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church by Rev. A. C. Preus.
    Children 
    +1. Otterness, Anna,   b. 30 Sep 1852, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1890, Kasson, Dodge, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Otterness, Ole Olson Jr.,   b. 11 May 1854, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1945, Dodge Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Otterness, John O.,   b. 3 Oct 1856, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1901, Minnesota City, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Otterness, Lisa,   b. 25 Oct 1857, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1932  (Age 75 years)
     5. Otterness, Henry O.,   b. 12 Aug 1860, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1944, Kasson, Dodge, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Otterness, Hans,   b. 8 Nov 1862, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1933, Columbia Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +7. Otterness, Sena Louise,   b. 11 Dec 1869, Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1937, Otesgo Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand - Ole owned four parcels of land totaling 240 acres. - 1890 - Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - 1902 - Otsego Twp, Columbia, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bonnet Prairie Cemetery, Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Otterness, Ole, Bertha Brusesdatter, and son John -- grave monument
    Otterness, Ole, Bertha Brusesdatter, and son John -- grave monument
    The inscriptions for Ole, Bertha and John are on the monument. The graves of Hans Otterness, Ingeborg Berkvam Otterness, Charlotte Otterness Lenz, John A., Merton E., Oscar J., William H. and William R. Otterness are behind it.
    Otterness, Ole and Bertha Brusesdatter -- inscription
    Otterness, Ole and Bertha Brusesdatter -- inscription

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] Edward and Anna Otterness Wilson, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1986, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), pp 123-126.

    2. [S26] Edward and Anna Otterness Wilson, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1986, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p. 124.

    3. [S166] Plat map, Otsego, Columbia, Wisconsin (from ancstry.com, in file).

    4. [S69] 1860 US Census, Otsego, Columbia, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1401; Page: 500; Image: 509; Family History Library Film: 805401.

    5. [S60] 1870 US Census, Otsego, Columbia, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1706; Page: 255B; Image: 512; Family History Library Film: 553205.

    6. [S61] 1880 US Census, Otsego, Columbia, Wisconsin; Roll: 1420; Family History Film: 1255420; Page: 210C; Enumeration District: 32.

    7. [S59] 1900 US Census, Otsego, Columbia, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1781; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 18.

    8. [S26] Edward and Anna Otterness Wilson, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1986, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p. 123.


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