Nils Meland

Nils Meland
b: 11 NOV 1890
d: 19 FEB 1967
Biography
See "MELANDS IN AMERICA" for the full story of his life. Nilsimmigrated to the USA in 1910, leaving Stavanger on March 29, 1910 forLiverpool, England. He left Liverpool on April 2, 1910 arriving at EllisIsland on April 10, 1910, on the vessel BALTIC, of the WHITE STAR LINE inSTEERAGE. He visited his mother's sister Ingeborg, who lived inBrooklyn, and then went to T. Berven, his sponsor, in Leeds, MountrailCounty, North Dakota and worked for him for some time. In October 1912he began the homestead procedure. He applied for citizenship on October23, 1912 at Stanley, ND and took his Oath of Allegiance as a citizen onJune 8, 1917. (Naturalization # 677785).
Nils served in the US Army in WWI, Army number 2,143,612, registrant,Mountrail county; born Stavanger, Norway November 11, 1890; naturalizedcitizen, occupation carpenter; Inducted at Stanley on September 18, 1917;sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; served in Battery B, 338th Field Artillery toSeptember 25, 1918; Battery B, 337th Field Artillery to discharge.Grade; Cook, February 20, 1918; overseas in France fromSeptember 17, 1918to January 19, 1919. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa on January 31, 1919as a Cook. "North Dakota Veterans of WWI; Official Roster, North Dakota"- page 2130.
When Nils returned to his homestead, he went into partnership with AntonFjerkenstad in a lumber business building homestead shacks for settlers.
He remained in the lumber business all of his life. He and Marie madetwo visits to Norway in 1959 and again in 1965. He died of uremia atNorthwood Hospital as a result of a fall he had taken several yearsbefore from a catwalk in the lumberyard.
See "MELANDS IN AMERICA" for records of citizenship, Army service, etc.

Facts
  • 11 NOV 1890 - Birth - ; Meland, Skjold, Rogaland, Norway
  • 23 FEB 1967 - Burial - ; Northwood Cemetery
  • 19 FEB 1967 - Death - ; Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Ancestors
   
Gudmund Larsen
13 APR 1824 - 30 NOV 1874
 
 
Lars Risanger Meland
17 SEP 1860 - 29 DEC 1926
  
  
  
Maghilde Magla Gunnarsdtr.
11 MAR 1828 - 2 JAN 1920
 
Nils Meland
11 NOV 1890 - 19 FEB 1967
  
 
  
Nils Olavson Fykse
4 JAN 1821 - UNKNOWN
 
 
Helga Nilsdotter
6 JAN 1855 - 19 MAR 1940
  
  
  
Gurid Larsdotter
1826 - 1875
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Lars Risanger Meland
Birth17 SEP 1860Risanger/Stord Island/ Norway-Christened September 30, 1860 Skjold Kirke/ LDS Information
Death29 DEC 1926 Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriage1886to Helga Nilsdotter at Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
FatherGudmund Larsen
MotherMaghilde Magla Gunnarsdtr.
PARENT (F) Helga Nilsdotter
Birth6 JAN 1855Ness/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Death19 MAR 1940 Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriage1886to Lars Risanger Meland at Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
FatherNils Olavson Fykse
MotherGurid Larsdotter
CHILDREN
MNils Meland
Birth11 NOV 1890Meland, Skjold, Rogaland, Norway
Death19 FEB 1967Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage21 JUN 1922to Marie Josephine Olson at Sharon, ND - Hoff Lutheran Church
MGunvald Meland
Birth7 OCT 1887Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland / Norway
Death28 MAR 1977Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriageto ?
FGurine Meland
Birth22 JAN 1893MELAND/SKJOLD/ROGALAND/NORWAY
Death12 AUG 1961MELAND/SKJOLD/ROGALAND/NORWAY
FMarta Meland
Birth16 DEC 1894Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Death7 SEP 1979Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
MarriageBEF. 1920to Knut Knutsen Langeland at Skjold/ Norway
MLauritz Meland
Birth28 JAN 1897MELAND/SKJOLD/ROGALAND/NORWAY
Death3 DEC 1980Sollentuna, Sweden
MarriageBEF. 1927to Judit Sjoblom at SWEDEN
FHelen Louise Meland
Birth1886Meland/ Skjold
Death1886Meland/ Skjold
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Nils Meland
Birth11 NOV 1890Meland, Skjold, Rogaland, Norway
Death19 FEB 1967 Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage21 JUN 1922to Marie Josephine Olson at Sharon, ND - Hoff Lutheran Church
FatherLars Risanger Meland
MotherHelga Nilsdotter
PARENT (F) Marie Josephine Olson
Birth19 APR 1896Sharon, ND
Death21 SEP 1967 Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage21 JUN 1922to Nils Meland at Sharon, ND - Hoff Lutheran Church
FatherDaniel Bertheus Olson
MotherAnna Louise Eriksen
CHILDREN
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage22 NOV 1947to Ardell Rose Sievek at Bemidji, MN - Nymore Lutheran Church
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage21 JUN 1947to Gordon E. Olson at Bemidji, MN - First Lutheran Church
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage27 AUG 1949to Arnold Vernon Mc Neal at Bemidji, MN - First Lutheran Church
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage30 AUG 1952to Private at Northwood, ND - Evangelicial Lutheran Church
MWesley Dean Meland
Birth2 MAR 1932Pelican Rapids, MN
Death8 JAN 2007At home. Mesa, Arizona
Marriage3 MAY 1958to Private at Northwood, ND, Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage29 DEC 1945to Richard Edward Kenney at Bemidji, Minnesota - First Lutheran Church
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage12 DEC 1953to Private at Hatton, ND - ST. John Lutheran Church
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage6 AUG 1960to Gale Leigh Tangen at Northwood, ND - Evangelical Lutheran Church
Descendancy Chart
Nils Meland b: 11 NOV 1890 d: 19 FEB 1967
Marie Josephine Olson b: 19 APR 1896 d: 21 SEP 1967
Wesley Dean Meland b: 2 MAR 1932 d: 8 JAN 2007

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