Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914) of Norway

Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914) Baker in Farsund, Norway; Three of his children emigrated to the United States (b. November 14, 1822, Log farm, Herad parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. August 24, 1914, Klungeland farm, Vanse parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway)

His name was pronounced "oh-lee".

Ole was born in 1822 to Peder Andreas Hansen (1790-1849) aka Peder Andreas Hansen of Log, and Maren Sophia Olsdatter (1791-1868) aka Maren Sophia Olsdatter of Gullestad. Ole may have been born on "Log" farm.

He was baptised at Herad parish in Farsund on November 17, 1822.

Ole had the following siblings: Hans Pedersen (1814-1896) who married Anne Marie Berntsdatter (1827-1884); Anna Pedersdatter (1816-1831); Olene Andrea Pedersdatter (1819-1912) who married Willum Andreas Larsen (1816-1896) aka Wilhelm Andreas Larsen, and had one of her children emigrate to the United States; Helene Elisabeth Pedersdatter (1825-?); Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?) who worked as a baker and married Serene Larsen (1840-1905) and had one of their children emigrate to the United States; and Hans Elias Pedersen (1837-?).

Ole married Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-1864) around 1850 in Norway.

They had the following children: Peder Matias Olsen (1851-?) aka Peter Matthew Olsen; Teodor Johan Olsen (1852-?) aka Theodore Johan Olsen; Josette Teresia Olsdatter (1855-?) aka Joletta Theresa Olsdatter; Otto Olson (1858-1921) aka Ottan Olesen, who emigrated to Chicago in Illinois and married Hannah Hansen (1864-1936) aka Hannah Admundsen; Lena Olson (1860-1938) who was born under the name Hannah Lina Olsdatter, and emigrated to Chicago in Illinois and married Andrew Havig Jensen (1860-1930) aka Andreas Jensen; Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1862-1914) aka Salmine Sopie Olsdatter who married John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) and emigrated to Manhattan in New York City and then moved to Jersey City, New Jersey and then moved to the Isle of Pines in Cuba and then died while visiting her family in Farsund in Norway; and Adolph Martin Ludvig Olsen (1865) who died in childbirth when his mother died.

In the 1865 Norway Census, Ole was living at his bakery at 39 and 40 Kirkegarden Street. He had a servant: Ane Lisabet Abramsdatter, aka Anne Elisabeth Abramsdatter. His bother, Peder Pedersen, also a baker, was living at 36 Kirkegarden Street.

Ole and his daughter, Salmine, appeared to be traveling outside of Sweden on September 04, 1884. Salmine was listed as "Salmine Wemmeland", perhaps a phonetic interpretation of her married name "Winblad".

Klungeland Farm:
In the 1900 Norway Census, Ole was living with his nephew: Bernt Andreas Hansen (1855-1915) on Klungeland farm in Vanse parish, Vest-Agder, Norway.

Ole died on August 24, 1914 and his children: Salmine and Lena, visited him when he was dying, or came to the funeral from America. On this trip both Salmine and her husband died and they were buried in Norway. His death was listed in the churchbook as: "Died 24/8 buried 28/8 1914 baker Ole Mathias Pedersen Klungeland, a widower, born 1818 [sic], Log i Herad, died of old age." He had died of "old age" at 92 years old.

Ole was buried in Vanse Church Cemetery on August 28, 1914.

Post-Death Events:
John Winblad died on September 24, 1914 in Klungeland. He was married to Ole's daughter Salmine. This was one month after Ole's death. Lena Olson, Ole's daughter, returned to the United States from Norway on September 30, 1914. Salmine died on December 18, 1914, just 15 weeks after her father died. Otto Winblad, now parentless returned to the United States on July 06, 1915 from Norway. On that same day, Otto's brother, Anton, and Anton's wife, Eva, returned from Cuba to meet Otto Winblad in New York.

Relatives who Emigrated:
Ole had a nephew, via his sister, Olene Pedersdatter: Jakob Elias Willumsen I (1853-1928) aka Jakob Villumsen, who emigrated to Kittson County, Minnesota, USA and left several children in the US before he moved back to Norway and had more children with a second wife. Ole had a niece via his brother Peder Andreas Pedersen: Inga Pedersen (1885-1927), who emigrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA and married Emil Schneider (1884-1955).

Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914) was the second, great-grandfather of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )