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Hans Olson Sorum Rustand was born about Sept. 1744 in Sorum, Valdres-Oppland, Norway. He was the son of Ole Monson Sorum & Barbro Knutsdatter Kvarteig
Kari Olsdatter Storoydgarden was born November 09, 1756 in Leirskog, Oppland County, Norway. She was the daughter of Ola Simenson Skaranseter & Joren Nilsdatter Garli Skrautvoll

THE FAMILY OF HANS OLSON SORUM RUSTAND & KARI OLSDATTER STOROYGARDEN

Hans Olson Rustand & Kari Olsdatter Storoydgarden Hans Olson Sorum & Kari Olsdatter Storoydgarden were married in 1774 in Norway & they had 9 children of whom I know the names of 8. Hans & Kari lived on the Storvigen farm in Vestre Holte until 1784 when they bought the Rustand farm. They are the first family listed on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Kari died sometime after 1801 in Norway but I don't know exactly when. Hans Olson Sorum Rustand died in 1807 in Norway, and he was buried in January 1808.

The children of Hans Olson Rustand & Kari Olsdatter Storoydgarden

Barbro HansdatterBarbro Branden Hansdatter was born on June 13, 1775 at Storvigen, Vestre Holte, Nes, Norway. She is listed at age 25 with her parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Barbro married Ole Knutsen Braenden in 1803. Barbro Hansdatter Braenden died sometime between 1803 to 1815, but I don't know exactly when or where.
Joran HansdatterJoran Hansdatter was born on April 28, 1778 at Storvigen, Vestre Holte, Nes, Norway. Joran married Helge Olsen Rognerud about 1799 and they had 4 children born between 1800-1806. The family is listed on the 1801 census of the Rognerud farm, Nordrehoug, Buskerud, Norway. Joran Hansdatter Storvigen Rognerud died and was buried in January 1808, the same month as her father.
Kari Hansdatter

Kari Hansdatter was born on April 28, 1780 at Storvigen, Vestre Holte, Nes, Norway. She is listed at age 20 with her parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Kari married Ellef Knudsen Granum on November 12, 1806, and they had 5 children born between 1807-1824. Their youngest daughter, Kari Ellefsdatter, married Wegger Olsen Gravli, who was the brother of Else Olsdatter Gravli Lunde. Wegger & Else Gravli were both children of Ole Weggersen Gravli & Ragnhild Olsdatter Lindelien. (Else Gravli married Peder Lunde; Peder & Else Lunde were early settlers of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Their son Ole later married Ingeborg Viker, granddaughter of Kari Hansdatter's brother Nils Hansen Rustand Viker.) Ellef Knudsen Granum died in 1831. Kari Hansdatter Storvigen Granum died in 1870, but I don't know when or where. At least one of her granddaughters, Karen Maria Knudsdatter Tollefsrud Bymoen, emigrated to America & lived in New Rockford, Eddy Co., North Dakota.

Ole Hansen (the Elder)Ole Hansen was born on April 09, 1783 at Storvigen, Vestre Holte, Nes, Norway. He is listed at age 17 with his parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Ole Hansen died about 1808.
Sigrid HansdatterSigrid Hansdatter was born on February 08, 1786 at Rustand, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. She is listed at age 14 with her parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Sigrid married Harald Olsen Finsand Vassenden in 1811. Harald was a widower with 2 children, and he and Sigrid had 5 more children between 1812 to 1820. Sigrid Hansdatter Rustand Vassenden died in 1820 in Norway. Harald died in 1854. Harald & Sigrid's daughter Anne married first Ole Hansen Oen, and second Syver Olsen Gravli. Syver was the brother of Else Olsdatter Gravli Lunde. Harald & Sigrid's son Ole Vassenden married Anne Torine Ellefsdatter Granum, daughter of Sigrid's sister Kari.
Ole Hansen (the Younger) Rustand HaugerudOle Hansen Rustand Haugerud was born on April 11, 1789 at Rustand, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He is listed at age 11 with his parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Ole married Guri Torgrimsdatter on March 24, 1815 at the Viker Church in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. They had 7 children. Ole took over his father's farm at Rustand in 1807, and he also bought the Haugerud farm in 1832. Several of his children moved to Haugerud and took the Haugerud name. In 1851 three of Ole's sons emigrated to America. Ole divorced Guri by May 15, 1852. Ole emigrated to America in 1852 at age 63 with his young housekeeper Berit Rodningsand & her daughter Kirsti (Kirsti's father was named as being Jacob at her christening, but it is believed that Ole was her father). Ole married Berit Rodningsand in Wisconsin immediately after their arrival in America in the summer of 1852. Ole, Berit & Kirsti settled in Mitchell Co., Iowa in 1853. Berit died on July 25, 1857 in Mitchell Co., Iowa, at age 44. About the same time Kirsti married Andrew Erickson, and Ole Hansen sold the farm to Kirsti and Andrew who he called his son-in-law. No money exchanged hands, but the agreement was that Ole could live and get his food there. In the fall of 1857, Ole visited his friends, Peder Lunde and Endre Oymoen (Gulbrandson), who had taken land at Hayward, east of Lake Albert Lea in Minnesota. This was before the time of the railroad, so it is likely that he walked all the way, which he stated to be 26 miles. At home in Norway, Ole had fished a lot in Sperillen, and this place at Lake Albert Lea probably was to his liking, because there was so much fish in the lake. He wrote that in the course of 14 to 15 nights, he got three barrels of fish by having used two nets, and that the fish on the average weighed about four "merker" or one kilo. During his stay, Ole took claim again to a section of land, which was located between the farms of Peder Lunde and Endre Oymoen (Gulbrandson). Here he again built a house, and the last years of his life he mostly stayed on his new farm. He is listed as Ole Hanson, age 68, in the household of Andrew Gulbrandson (Endre Gulbrandson) on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. Ole married for a third time to Anne Hansdatter Svensrud about 1859, probably in Freeborn Co., MN. Ole Hansen Rustand Haugerud died on July 22, 1861 in Freeborn Co., MN. Ole had not prepared a written will. When he noticed that death was drawing near, he summoned two men and announced that all of his assets should go to his surviving wife. This was the introduction to a dispute about the inheritance, which was to last for many years and create big problems in the family. Ole's coffin was taken down to St. Ansgar, Mitchell Co., IA, where it was interred next to Berit at Mill Road (Blakestad) Cemetery, right next to Cedar River beyond his old farm. This burial site is now discontinued, and in addition to a couple of unknown graves, only the grave stones of Ole, Berit, and one of Kirsti's children are preserved. On Ole's grave stone appears in Norwegian: "Herunder hviler stovet af afdode Ole Hanson. Dod I Freeborn County, Minnesota, July 22, 1861, I en alder af 72 aar. Fred med hans Stov og velsignet vaere hans minde." (Under here rests the dust of the departed Ole Hanson. Died in Freeborn County, Minnesota, July 22, 1861, at an age of 72 years. Peace with his dust and blessed be his memory)
Notes for Ole Hansen Rustand Haugerud
Tombstone of second wife Berit Rondingsand Hanson
Nils Hansen Rustand VikerNils Hansen Rustand Viker was born on July 07, 1792 at Rustand, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He is listed at age 8 with his parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Nils married Kari Thorsdatter Viker on July 30, 1815, in the Viker church. Nils & Kari lived at Viker, which they leased after their marriage, and Nils bought the Viker farm in 1824 and took the last name of Viker. Nils was a famous hunter and trapper in Aadalen. Nils & Kari had 10 children, 8 of whom later immigrated to America. Kari died in 1859 and Nils also came to America in 1861, but he soon returned to Norway as he did not like what he considered to be the primitive conditions there. Nils is listed at age 75 on the 1865 census of the Skarrud farm in Buskerud, Norway. Sometime between 1865 to 1870, Nils began living with a widow, Aaste Olsdatter. Aaste was listed at age 32 on the 1865 census of the Braaten farm, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway with her husband Gudbrand Olson & their 3 young children. Her husband froze to death while out hunting sometime between 1865 to 1870. Aaste had two children born in 1870 & 1872 who were christened with Nils Hansen Rustand named as the father; Nils was in his 80's at that time. Nils Hansen died March 18, 1873 at Branden, Brandbu, Buskerud, Norway.
The Family of Nils Hansen Rustand Viker & Kari Nubsdatter Viker
Records for Nils Hansen Rustand Viker
Notes for Nils Hansen Rustand Viker
Simon HansenSimon Hansen Rustand was born on November 30, 1796 at Rustand, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He is listed at age 4 with his parents on the 1801 census of Buscherud, Nordrehoug, Rustan farm, Norway. Simon married Ragnhild Andersdatter Sorum. Simon Hanson Rustand died after 1815, but I don't know when or where.