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Notes for Julius Johnson Viker

The Family of Ole Nilsen Viker & Margit Nubsdatter Onsgaard

Son Margit already had when she married Ole Viker.

Information sent to Lorraine Haugstad by Edna Rude, Halling Genealogist: Margit was born Aug 15, 1818 to Nub Knudsen and Ingeborg Evensdr. Went to Moss, Ostvold County,had a son born there by the name of Niels Julius Johnson on Oct 24, 1846.Father is listed as Johan Jensen. Have not yet found the marriage of Johan and Margit, will research more. On 1900 Census Julius is listed as the son of Ole Nilson, born in Norway Oct 1846 and em. in 1850. (Needs more research.)

Adopted by Ole Viker, and was with raised by him. Never married. Lived with Ole and Carl on the farm in Moscow MN.

1856 census Osage Twp., Mitchell Co., IA
Household #84
Levi Olson, age 31, b. Norway, In Iowa 6 years
Isabel Olson, age 20, b. Norway, In Iowa 6 years
Peter Lund, age 36, In Iowa 6 years. (Had actually been in US for 6 years, in Iowa for 4.)
Else Lund, age 35, In Iowa 6 years
Esly P. Lund, age 10, In Iowa 6 years
Household #85
Ole Nelson (Viker), age 26, b. Norway, in Iowa 2 years
Marg Nelson, age 37, b. Norway, in Iowa 2 years
Nels Julius Nelson, age 8, b. Norway, in Iowa 2 years
Nels Ole, age 2, b. IA, in Iowa 2 years
Isabel Ole, no age listed (infant), b. IA Note: This is Ingeborg Viker who later married Ole Lunde

1865 census Holt, Fillmore Co., Minnesota
Household #61
Ole Nelson

1870 census Holt, Fillmore Co. Minnesota
Ole Nelson, age 40, b. Norway
Margaret, age 56, b. Norway
Isabel, age 15
Theodore, age 13
Carl, age 10
Caroline, age 9

1871 to 1882 - Frankford, Mower Co. MN.

July 25, 1865 - Julius killed his brother Nils in a farming accident (family story says he was killed with a scythe during harvest. Nils was age 11 and Julius was age 18. According to family story, Nils was hidden by the tall wheat in the field and Julius didn't realize he was there. He hit him with a scythe in the stomach. There is a death record for Nils Olson Wiger at the Elstad Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, Fillmore Co., Minnesota

1875 census Frankford, Mower Co. Minnesota
Census not dated but probably taken after the harvest in late July or early August. This is when the 1860 & 1870 censuses were taken in the same area.
Ole Nelson, age 42
M. (Margit), female, age 57
J. (Julius), male, age 28
I. (Ingeborg), female, age 19
T. (Theodore), male, age 18
C. (Carl), male, age 16
C. (Caroline). female, age 14
Family next door also listed as Nelson, all initials, all born Norway.

1880 United States Census Frankford, Mower, Minnesota Page Number 440C
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Margit WIKER Wife M Female W 61 NORWAY Housekeeper NORWAY NORWAY
Isabel N. WIKER Dau S Female W 24 IA At Home NORWAY NORWAY
Theadore N. WIKER Son S Male W 23 IA Farm Laborer NORWAY NORWAY
Charles N. WIKER Son S Male 21 MN Farmlaborer
Caroline N. WIKER Daughter S Female 19 MN At Home
Julius J. WIKER Son S Male 34 NORWAY Farm laborer

About 1883 to about 1889 - lived up by Thief River Falls, MN. Granddaughter Margaret Lunde born in Thief River Falls on Sept. 21, 1883, probably when they were living there.

1885 census Sanders Township, Polk Co., Minnesota
O. A. Wiker, age 55, b. Norway
Margret, age 67, b. Norway
Julius, age 39, b. Norway
Charlie O., age 26, b. Minnesota

1900 census Moscow Township, Freeborn Co., MN
Ole Wiker, head, Feb 1830, age 70, widowed, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1850, in USA for 50 yrs, Farmer
Julius, son, Oct 1846, age 54, single, imm 1850, in USA for 50 yrs, Norway/Norway/Norway, Farm labor
Karl, son, Oct 1858, age 41, single, MN/Norway/Norway, Farm labor

1905 census Moscow Township, Freeborn Co., MN - Julius Wiker, age 57. Living with father Ole (74) & stepbrother Carl (47).

Died Nov. 20 1906, buried Nov 26, 1906 at Moscow.

Freeborn Co., records Book d, page 305 line 20
died Nov 25, 1906 in Moscow