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Notes for Caroline Viker

The Family of Ole Nilson Viker & Margit Nubsdatter Onsgaard

From history of Grafton, Walsh Co., North Dakota - Caroline Wicker was bom Nov. 3, 1861, youngest daughter of Margaret (Onsgaard) and Ole Nelson Wicker of Highland Prairie, near Spring Valley, Minn. Her father, a farmer, had been in the Norwegian Navy before coming to America. Her mother had many relatives living in southern Minnesota who had preceded her to the United States. Many of them lived around Albert Lea and Austin. Shortly after Caroline's birth, her father joined the Union Army and was in the service for several years. Caroline was raised in the Lutheran church, educated in the country schools. Between school terms she often visited her many relatives around the area and in Wisconsin. In her early twenties, she took up land in Minnesota and worked at Crookston. There she met O. M. Omlie to whom she was married at Fargo. Aug. 27.1883.

Birth records of the Elstad Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, Fillmore Co., Minnesota
Karoline, born 3 Novbr 60 (error, should be 61), baptised 17 Novbr 61, Parents Ole Nielsen & Marit Nubsdatter, Witnesses: Jan Evenson, Nils Torsen, Valborg Aasmunsdtr & Anne Semmen, Elstad church.

1865 census Holt, Fillmore Co., Minnesota
Household #61
Ole Nelson
M(Margit)
Julius
Theodore
Charl
Ingebor
Caroline

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
Ole N. WIKER Self M Male W 50 NORWAY Farmer NORWAY NORWAY
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

August 27, 1883 - Caroline married O. M. Omlie in Fargo, North Dakota

1885 State census, Grafton, Walsh Co., ND
Ole O. Omlie, age 30, Stock dealer, b. IA
Carrie, age 24, b. MN
Chester, age 8 months, born October. b. ND

1910 Grafton, Walsh Co., ND
Household #57 Western Avenue
O.M. Omlie, age 58. md 26 yrs. IA/Norway/Norway. Real Estate, Own Office
Caroline, age 48, md 26 yrs, 5 births, 4 surviving children, MN/Norway/Norway
Lillian, age 22. ND/IA/MN
Myron, age 20, ND/IA/MN
Oliver, age 17, ND/IA/MN
Bernard, age 14, ND/IA/MN

Husband O. M. Omlie died

1920 Grafton, Walsh Co., North Dakota Page 4B
Household #80/81
Caroline Omlie, age 59, widowed, MN/Norway/Norway
Myron W., son, age 30, ND/IA/MN, Electrician, City
Vernon, son, age 24, ND/IA/MN, Aviator, Curtiss Aviation

1930 census Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota
926 Griggs Ave
Albert G. Tverberg, head, age 42, age at first marriage - 29, North Dakota/Norway/Minnesota, Secretary, Hospital
Lillian O. Tverberg, wife, age 42, age at first marriage - 28, North Dakota/Iowa/Minnesota
Albert O. Tverberg, son, age 12, North Dakota/North Dakota/North Dakota
Lois C. E. Tverberg, daughter, age 9, North Dakota/North Dakota/North Dakota
Helen A. Tverberg, daughter, age 5, North Dakota/North Dakota/North Dakota
Caroline Omlie, mother-in-law, age 67, widowed, age at first marriage - 21, Minnesota/Norway/Norway

1940 census Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota
926 Griggs Ave
Albert G. Tverberg, head, age 53, b. North Dakota, Editor, newspaper
Mrs. Lillian O. Tverberg, wife, age 52, b. North Dakota
Albert O. Tverberg, son, age 22, b. North Dakota, Helper, paper office
Lois Tverberg, daughter, age 19, b. North Dakota, student
Helen Tverberg, daughter, age 13, b. North Dakota, student
Margaret Tverberg, daughter, age 9, b. North Dakota, student
906 Griggs Ave
Mrs. Caroline Omlie, head, age 79, widowed, b. Minnesota, housekeeper
Hella Loken, lodger, age 68, single, b. Norway, retired
All above lived in Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota in 1935

July 09, 1952 - Caroline died in Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota

Caroline was known as "Aunt Lena" by children of her sister Ingeborg (Isabel on censuses). Active in the Methodist church, in the Eastern Star, the W.C.T.U and was a Gold Star mother in the American Legion Auxiliary. Took her children every summer to visit their Omlie relatives in Decorah, IA and their Viker (Lunde) relatives in Freeborn Co., Minnesota.