Daniel Bertheus Olson

Daniel Bertheus Olson
b: 3 AUG 1861
d: 1 MAY 1931
Daniel emigrated to America with his older sister Nikoline andbrother Mikkel in 1887. Per-Harald Jensen, Evenskjer, Norway writes:"Trondheim Policedep. emigrantprotokoll tells under no. 1788-89-90 thatDaniel Olsen, 26 years old, Mikkel Olsen, 22 years old and NecolineOlsen, 33 years old, all from Salten county, emigrated to Emmerson,Manitoba, reference to their contract with Allan-linjen by 18 May1887. They leaved by the ship "Juno", [The Wilson Line of Hull,England,] from Trhondheim. The churchbook says they left Dragland inTjeldsund 10 May 1887." Their "Port of Entry" to United States was St.Vincent. [St. Vincent, Minnesota is a few miles from Emmerson,Manitoba, Canada.]
Daniel married Anna Louise Eriksen and their story will follow.
The 1900 census for Steele County, Westfield Twnshp. notes thatDaniel was 39 years, 13 year resident of the United States, he couldread, write, and speak English. Included in his household were AughusHousewich, 25, Laborer and Carry Anderson, 23, servant. See copies of1910 and 1920 census.
Other facts: Daniel's homestead was recorded November 14, 1890[Rec. November 17, 1890 - Book F, Pg. 32/ #11893/ 160 AC @@ $1.25 =$200.]
Daniel donated land for Hoff Lutheran Church across the road fromthe farmhouse and two acres for the purpose of burial recorded July 25,1893 - Book H, Pg. 453 with Claus England - see picture taken in 1991.Daniel was charter member of Hoff Lutheran Church. See pictures of HoffCemetery, Book E, Deeds, Pg. 460, Doc #5921, Certificate #11895 Finly, ND.
The farmhouse and barn were built 1900 - 1910. See Daniel Olsonstory.
The story of Daniel and Anna Olson follows Family Group Sheets.
  • 3 AUG 1861 - Birth - ; Dragland i Tjeldsund (Nordland)
  • 3 MAY 1931 - Burial - ; Hoff Cemetery, Sharon, ND
  • 1 MAY 1931 - Death - ; Pneumonia, Dr. Glasscock, Sharon, ND
Thor Nilsen
2 NOV 1775 - 30 NOV 1830
Ole Thorsen
24 DEC 1817 - 20 JUN 1890
Brita Sjursdotter
23 JAN 1783 - 27 JUN 1837
Daniel Bertheus Olson
3 AUG 1861 - 1 MAY 1931
Mette Jonette Danielsdtr
4 FEB 1831 - 29 JAN 1913
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Ole Thorsen
Birth24 DEC 1817Limmesand, Arnafjord sogn, VIK in Sogn
Death20 JUN 1890 Dragland i Tjeldsund
Marriage22 OCT 1850to Mette Jonette Danielsdtr at Ibestad Kirke
Marriageto Brita Olsdtr Finden
FatherThor Nilsen
MotherBrita Sjursdotter
PARENT (F) Mette Jonette Danielsdtr
Birth4 FEB 1831Arstein i Gratangen Astafjorden
Death29 JAN 1913 Dragland i Tjeldsund
Marriage22 OCT 1850to Ole Thorsen at Ibestad Kirke
FatherDaniel Bertheussen
MotherJohanna Mikkelsdotter
MDaniel Bertheus Olson
Birth3 AUG 1861Dragland i Tjeldsund (Nordland)
Death1 MAY 1931Pneumonia, Dr. Glasscock, Sharon, ND
Marriage29 NOV 1890to Anna Louise Eriksen at Finley, Clifton Twsp. Steele County, ND by B. Tollefsen
MTheodor Olsen
Birth7 JUN 1850Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death7 JUN 1935Dragland i Tjeldsund
Marriage5 NOV 1874to Regine Rask Rasmusdtr Valberg at Ldingen Kirk
Marriage13 NOV 1893to Hanna Rebekka Srensdtr at Ldingen Kirk
FNikoline Marie Olsdotter
Birth14 APR 1852Dragland i Tjeldsund, Ldigen
FJohanna Birgitte Serine Olsdotter
Birth29 JUN 1854Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death18 APR 1916Dragland i Tjeldsund
Marriage1879to Guttorm Sivert Waldermarsen Dahl at Kvfjord Kirk
FBeret Marie Olsdotter
Birth8 OCT 1856Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death26 JAN 1941Fiksfjord i Tjeldsund
Marriage9 OCT 1877to Daniel Harr Marthinusn at Ldingen Kirk
FDorthea Berntine Olsdotter
Birth9 JAN 1859Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death6 JUL 1861Dragland i Tjeldsund
MLars Olai Olsen Dragland
Birth16 JUL 1863Hols Sogn i Tjeldsund, LP
Death11 SEP 1907Field Twsp. Nelson County, Kloten, ND
Marriage17 JUL 1884to Karoline Amalie Gregussen at Ldingen Kirk
MMikkel Peder Olsen Dragland
Birth13 MAY 1866Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death19 APR 1940Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Marriage12 MAR 1893to Mary Gulliksen at Grand Forks, North Dakota
Marriage1933to Lena Bergan
FMagdalena Olivia Petrike Olsdotter
Birth12 JUN 1868Dragland i Tjeldsund
DeathKongsvik [hos Andreas Aune]
Marriageto Peder Andreas Berg Eidissen
FEmerentse Anna Kristien Olsdotter
Birth17 JAN 1871Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death1955Harvik, Sandtorg
Marriage29 DEC 1890to Petter Jentoft Larsen at Hol Kirk Norway or Sharon, North Dakota
MJoakim Berg Olsen
Birth28 JAN 1873Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death1920Seattle, Washington, USA [cancer]
MThomas Olsen Dragland
Birth23 APR 1878Dragland i Tjeldsund
Death6 NOV 1931Seattle, Washington USA
Marriage10 AUG 1901to Gerharda Johanne Jacobsen at Fargo, North Dakota
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Daniel Bertheus Olson
Birth3 AUG 1861Dragland i Tjeldsund (Nordland)
Death1 MAY 1931 Pneumonia, Dr. Glasscock, Sharon, ND
Marriage29 NOV 1890to Anna Louise Eriksen at Finley, Clifton Twsp. Steele County, ND by B. Tollefsen
FatherOle Thorsen
MotherMette Jonette Danielsdtr
PARENT (F) Anna Louise Eriksen
Birth24 JUL 1862Srvikmark, Harstad
Death29 DEC 1953 Northwood Home, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage29 NOV 1890to Daniel Bertheus Olson at Finley, Clifton Twsp. Steele County, ND by B. Tollefsen
FatherErik Norman Erlandsen
MotherSerine Birgitte Olsdotter
FMarie Josephine Olson
Birth19 APR 1896Sharon, ND
Death21 SEP 1967Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage21 JUN 1922to Nils Meland at Sharon, ND - Hoff Lutheran Church
FSigne Kristine Olson
Birth3 FEB 1888Srvikmark, Trondenes
Death27 JUL 1921Sharon, ND
MEdwin N. Olson
Birth21 OCT 1893Sharon, Steele County, ND
Death2 SEP 1983Minot, ND.
Marriage1919to Ellen Cornelius at Sharon, ND
MOtelius Nikolai
Birth20 MAR 1891Sharon, ND
Death25 NOV 1893Sharon, ND
MOle Nikolai Olson
Birth7 MAY 1894Sharon, Steele County. ND
Death2 FEB 1987Veterans Hospital, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN
MarriageAUG 1943to Hilda Veedahl Danielson at North Dakota
FEsther Viola Olson
Birth12 JUN 1898Sharon, Steele County, ND
DeathFEB 1987Minneapolis, MN
Marriage10 NOV 1918to Henry Rydland at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
MBirger Rudolph Olson
Birth23 MAY 1900Sharon, Steele County,Westfield Township, ND
Death17 OCT 1990Redwood Falls Hospital, Redwood Falls, MN
Marriage12 JAN 1925to Ella Louise Christen at Aneta, ND
MVictor Evelin Olson
Birth23 JUN 1903Sharon, Steele County ND.
Death22 APR 1904Sharon, Steele County, ND.
MVictor Otelius
Birth16 JUN 1905Sharon, Steele County, ND
Death15 APR 1976Beloit.Wisconsin
Marriageto Clara Stevenson
Descendancy Chart
Daniel Bertheus Olson b: 3 AUG 1861 d: 1 MAY 1931
Anna Louise Eriksen b: 24 JUL 1862 d: 29 DEC 1953
Marie Josephine Olson b: 19 APR 1896 d: 21 SEP 1967
Nils Meland b: 11 NOV 1890 d: 19 FEB 1967
Wesley Dean Meland b: 2 MAR 1932 d: 8 JAN 2007
Signe Kristine Olson b: 3 FEB 1888 d: 27 JUL 1921
Edwin N. Olson b: 21 OCT 1893 d: 2 SEP 1983
Ellen Cornelius d: 2 SEP 1973
Elwin N. Olson b: 31 MAY 1921 d: 2 MAR 2000
Norma Jean d: 1999
Dennis Harris Olson b: 26 APR 1923 d: 12 FEB 2004
Marie Stoumbis b: 1 APR 1924 d: 11 MAY 2008
Dennis E.C. Olson ,Sr. b: 8 APR 1950 d: 12 AUG 1997
Carol Marie Olson b: 2 JUN 1955 d: 7 FEB 1992
Otelius Nikolai b: 20 MAR 1891 d: 25 NOV 1893
Ole Nikolai Olson b: 7 MAY 1894 d: 2 FEB 1987
Hilda Veedahl Danielson b: 19 FEB 1908 d: 24 MAR 1999
Esther Viola Olson b: 12 JUN 1898 d: FEB 1987
Henry Rydland b: 17 DEC 1890 d: 12 NOV 1942
Arne Daniel Rydland b: 29 JUN 1919 d: 18 FEB 1995
Leora Juliet Rydland b: 18 JUN 1921 d: 19 MAR 1979
John Bruce Dickinson b: 1922 d: 20 APR 1981
Susan Dickinson b: 1 MAR 1948 d: 1989
Ruth Esther Rydland b: 19 AUG 1926 d: 12 MAR 1995
Sylvia Marie Rydland b: 15 JAN 1929 d: 21 APR 2004
Steve Triden d: 2007
Birger Rudolph Olson b: 23 MAY 1900 d: 17 OCT 1990
Ella Louise Christen b: 25 OCT 1904 d: 12 APR 1991
Harvey Doyle Olson b: 25 JUL 1925 d: 3 MAY 1929
Betty Ann Olson b: 12 OCT 1927 d: 21 MAR 1929
Laurie Olson Leonard b: 27 SEP 1928 d: 23 MAY 2001
Lloyd William Leonard d: JAN 1949
Betty Mae Olson b: 12 MAY 1930 d: 20 DEC 2004
Russell V. Johnson b: 12 APR 1924 d: 28 DEC 1996
Richard Ellsworth Olson b: 4 OCT 1932 d: 19 SEP 2010
Victor Evelin Olson b: 23 JUN 1903 d: 22 APR 1904
Victor Otelius b: 16 JUN 1905 d: 15 APR 1976
Clara Stevenson d: 3 SEP 1969


  1. Hanne Myhre on October 16, 2017 at 7:22 am

    My name is Hanne Myhre, born 13.03.1954 in Harstad, Norway.I live in Verdal, Norway. I found this web site when searching for relatives in USA.

    My great grandfather Ole Harder Hansen, born 1854 in Sørvikmark, Norway was cousin to Anna Eriksen, Daniel’ s wife. I am looking for relatives in USA, Since Daniel and Anna had many children, I guess I have a lot of relatives! 🙂

    Ole Harder’s daugther Henryjette, born 1879, emigrated from Norway to North-Dakota, to Anna and Daniel in 1903. I found her grave on the web site “Find a grave”. She is buried at Hoff Cemetery, Sharon, Nord-Dakota. Henryjette was sister to my grandmother Inga. I don’t know about her life in Sharon, and I also wonder if she was married, had children.

    Will be very glad to hear from you! 🙂

  2. Jeff Meland on October 16, 2017 at 8:25 am

    hi Hanne,
    Thanks for writing, it’s nice to meet you!
    I’m Jeff Meland, my grandmother is Marie Olson, daughter of Daniel Bertheus Olson and Anna Louise Eriksen.
    You can find more information on this website.
    If you have questions let me know and I can help.
    Also, you probably have information that we are missing, so feel free to send it to me and I can add to the website, if you like.
    Jeff Meland

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