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Notes for Karl Olsen Viker

The Family of Ole Nilsen Viker & Margit Nubsdatter Onsgaard

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.

1875 census Frankford, Mower Co. Minnesota
Ole Nelson, age 42
M., female, age 57
J., malel, age 28
I., female, age 19
T., male, age 18
C., male, age 16
C.. 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

1891 - moved to Moscow, Freeborn, Minnesota

1895 - ??? Can't find them on the 1895 Minnesota state census, but some of it is illegible.

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
Carl Wiker, age 47
Ole, age 74
Julius, age 57
Living next door to Ole Lunde family.

1906 - Julius died

1910 census Moscow Twp., Freeborn Co., MN
Household #67/68
Ole Lunde, head, age 51, MN/Norway/Norway, farmer, md 26 yrs
Ingeborg, wife, age 54, IA/Norway/Norway, md 26 yrs, 6 children, 6 surviving
Peder O., son, age 28, MN/MN/IA, carpenter
Margaret E., daughter, age 26, MN/MN/IA, dressmaker
Rudolph S., son, age 22, MN/MN/IA, farm labor
Violie C., son, age 19, MN/MN/IA. teacher
Cornelia, daughter, age 18, MN/MN/IA
Atlanta, daughter, age 14, MN/MN/IA
Household #68/69
Carl O. Viker, head, age 50, MN/Norway/Norway, farmer
Ole N., father, age 80, widowed, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm. 1850, Na

1920 census Moscow Township, Freeborn Co., MN
Household #138/149
O. P. Lunde, age 61, MN/Norway/Norway, farming
Ingeborg, wife, age 63, IA/Norway/Norway
Peder, son, age 35, single, MN/MN/IA, farm labor
Household #150
Rudolph Lunde, head, age 30, MN/MN/IA, farm labor
Hattie, wife, age 31, MN/Norway/Norway
Orion, son, age 3 & 2/12, MN/MN/MN
Rudolph, son, age 1 & 11/12, MN/MN/MN
Ingeborg, daughter, age 10/12, MN/MN/MN
Atlanta, siste, age 24, MN/MN/IA, teacher public school
Carl Viker, lodger, age 61, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1850, Na (this is not correct - he was born in MN) .

According to Atlanta Brees Dye, Karl gave his part of the farm to nephew Rudolph & Hattie Lunde in exchange for care in his old age. The Viker farm was connected right behind Lunde farm, and Karl's sister Ingeborg Viker Lunde was Rudolph's mother.

1930 census Moscow Twp., Freeborn Co., MN, page 3A
Rudolph E. head, age 41, age at first marriage: 29, Minnesota/Minnesota/Wisconsin
Hattie V., wife, age 41, age at first marriage: 29, Minnesota/Norway/Norway
Orion, son, age 13, Minnesota/Minnesota/Minnesota
Rudolph, son, age 12, Minnesota/Minnesota/Minnesota
Ingeborg, daughter, age 10, Minnesota/Minnesota/Minnesota
Robert V., son, age 6, Minnesota/Minnesota/Minnesota
Vernon P., son, age 8 months, Minnesota/Minnesota/Minnesota
Isaac Nordland, brother-in-law, age 54, widowed, age at first marriage: 21, MN/Norway/Norway
Carl Viker, uncle, age 71, single, Wisconsin/Norway/Norway
Note from Kari - birthplaces for Carl Viker & Rudolph's mother are wrong. Rudolph's mother was born in Iowa and Carl was born in Minnesota

1940 census Moscow, Freeborn, Minnesota
Rudolph Lunde, age 51, b. Minnesota, general farm
Hatie, wife, age 51, b. Minnesota
Orion, son, age 23, b. Minnesota, laborer, garage
Robert, son, age 16, b. Minnesota, laborer, farm
Vernon, son, age 13, b. Minnesota
Carl Wiker, uncle, age 81, single, b. Minnesota
Isaac Nordland, brother-in-law, age 65, widowed, b. Minnesota, laborer, farm
All above lived in the same house in 1935

Feb 17, 1943 - Died due to old age. Buried Moscow Lutheran Cemetary.

Freeborn county death records
Book G page 258 line A