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Notes for Theodore Olsen Viker

The Family of Ole Nilsen Viker & Margit Nubsdatter Onsgaard

Theodore is probably English version of this son's name - not listed in Duane's Red Book, but Duane states Ole & Margit had 4 sons and then only lists 3 of them, so Theodore is probably 4th son. He is listed with the family on the 1870 census in Holt, Fillmore Township (13) and also in 1775 and 1880 censuses in Frankford, Mower Co., MN. Article on Ingeborg Viker Lunde (sister) written in 1919 lists him as deceased.1

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

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.
Margret, age 67
Julius, age 39
Charlie O., age 26
Where is Theodore?? Is he still alive?