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Ole Weggersen Gravli was the son of Wegger Olsen Gravli & Else Larsdatter Skarud
Ragnhild Olsdatter Lindelien was the daughter of Ole Johnson Goplerud Lindelien & Ingeborg Syversdatter Holte

THE FAMILY OF OLE WEGGERSON GRAVLI & RAGNHILD OLSDATTER LINDELIEN

Ole Weggersen Gravli & Ragnhild Olsdatter LindelienOle Weggersen Gravli & Ragnhild Olsdatter Lindelien were married about 1807 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. They had 10 children, and also raised their niece, Marit Hansdatter Gravli. Ole Weggersen had bought the Gravli farm on August 23, 1800 for 599 riksdaler. (Ole had also owned half of Gravliplassen, but in 1805 he sold it to Ole Knutsen who then sold it to Ole's brother Lars Weggersen.) Ole owned the Gravli farm until 1834 when his oldest son Wegger it over for him. Ragnhild died in 1854 and Ole died in 1857, both in Aadalen Norway.
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The Children of Ole Weggersen Gravli & Ragnhild Olsdatter Lindelien:

Wegger Olsen Gravli

Wegger Olsen Gravli was born about 1808 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He took over the Gravli farm in 1834. Weggar married Kari Ellefsdatter about 1843 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway, and they had had 8 children. Kari's maternal grandparents were Hans Olson Rustand & Kari Olsdatter Storoydgarden. Wegger & Kari are listed as living on the Gravlie farm in the 1865 census of Aadalen, Norway. At that time Vegger was age 56, and his occupation was listed as "Gaardbruger og Selveier". Wegger owned the Gravli farm until 1875. In 1862 he also owned the Plassen farm. .Wegger Olsen Gravli died in 1894 probably at Gravli, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Kari is listed as widowed on the 1900 census of the Gravlie farm, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway, living in the household of her married son Ole Weggersen Gravli. Kari died in 1909. Their son Ellef Weggersen Gravli emigrated to America and lived near Thief River Falls, Polk Co., MN. Their son Wegger Weggersen Gravli also emigrated to America and lived in Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN.
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Ingeborg Olsdatter Gravli

Ingeborg Olsdatter Gravli was born January 27, 1810 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Ingeborg married Nils Hansen Oen on March 15, 1840, and they had 6 children born between 1840 to 1850. The family is listed on the Oen farm in the 1865 census of Aadalen, Norway. At least one of their sons, Hans Nilson Owen, immigrated to America and settled in North Dakota. Hans' daughter Marie Owen later married a widower named Elton Kilbourn; Elton's son Herb was married to Virginia Brees, g-granddaughter of Ingeborg Gravli's sister Else, and daughter of Marie's second cousin Cornelia Lunde Brees. Ingeborg Olsdatter Gravli Oen died in 1899. Her husband Nils died the same year.
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Photo of Ingeborg's son Hans Nilsen Oen (Owen) and his wife
Photo of Ingeborg's son Hans Nilsen Oen (Owen) and his family

Ole Olsen Gravli (the Elder) StrommenOle Olsen Gravli "the Elder" was born June 16, 1812 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Ole married Anne Katrine Gamlemoen in 1846 and they had 6 children. After their marriage, they lived in North Strommen at Begnadalen & used the Strommen name. The family is listed on the 1865 census of Nordre Strømmen, Søndre Aurdal, Hedalen, Bængdalen Norway. At that time Ole was age 54. Anne Katrine died in 1892. Ole is listed as widowed on the 1900 census of Nordre Strømmen, Søndre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway in the household of his married son Anders. At that time he was age 88.Ole Olsen Gravli Strommen died in 1908 in Søndre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. He was about age 96 when he died.
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Nils Olsen Gravli OihuusNils Olsen Gravli was born December 08, 1814 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Nils bought the Poulsodden farm in 1852. Nils was married first to Marit Syversdatter Hæl (Hval) in 1854. They did not have any children. Nils was married second to Johanne Olsdatter Kulterud, Øihus in 1860 and they had 4 children. They lived on the Poulsodden farm until 1862 when they bought the South Oihuus farm. (Nils' younger brother Syver was living on the Poulsodden farm in 1865, and he bought the Poulsodden farm from Nils in 1866.) Nils moved with his family to South Oihuus, and took the Oihuus name. The family is listed on the the 1865 Norway census living on the Oihuus farm. At that time Nils was age 52, and his occupation was listed as "Gaardbruger og Selveier". Nils lived the last years of his life in Kristiania, Norway. Nils Olsen Gravli Oihuus died in 1888 or 1891 in Kristiania (Oslo), Norway.
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Syver Olsen GravliSyver Olsen Gravli was born in 1817 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He died in infancy. Syver Olsen Gravli died in 1817 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway.
Syver Olsen Gravli

Syver Olsen Gravli was born in 1818 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He was the second Syver born to this family, as the first had died in infancy the year before. Syver married Anne Marie Haraldsdatter Vassenden in 1858. (Anne was the granddaughter of Hans Olsen Sorum Rustand and first cousin to Ole Nilsen Viker. Ole N. Viker's daughter Ingeborg married Ole P. Lunde, the son of Syver's younger sister Else Olsdatter Gravli Lunde). At the time of their marriage, Anne was a widow with 5 children from her first marriage to Ole Hansen Oen. Syver & Anne are listed on the 1865 census of the Poulsodden farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway with one of her daughters from her first marriage. Syver & Anne had no children together. Anne Marie died in 1895 in Norway. Syver is listed on the 1900 census of the Furulund farm, Aadalen, Buskerud Norway, living in the household of Jorgen & Ragnhild Fredriksen. He was age 82 at that time. Syver Olsen Gravli died in 1904 in Norway. He was about age 86 at the time of his death.
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Else Oldsdatter GravliElse Oldsdatter Gravli was born January 06, 1821 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Else married Peder Asleson Lunde in 1845 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway and they had two sons. Peder, Else, and their 4 year old son Asle immigrated to America in 1850. According to family stories, Peder & Else landed at Quebec, Canada and went by canal boat through the Great Lakes to Milwaukee Wisconsin. I have found them on a passenger list for the ship Christiane, which landed in New York on July 1850. Several other people from Aadalen immigrated about that same time, and they traveled from Drammen to New York and then went by canal boat to Buffalo New York and then went from there by ship through the Great Lakes to Milwaukee. I think this is probably the way that Peder & Else went also as it seems unreasonable that the ship would have continued up to Quebec from New York, or that Peder & Else would have chosen to stay on the ship and depart at Quebec if their destination was Wisconsin. From Milwaukee they walked to Rock Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin. Peder Lunde worked for a short time in a lead mine at Mineral Point, and he was a clerk in Peddler's Creek, Wisconsin by 1852. The family then emigrated from Wisconsin to Iowa between 1852 to 1856, and they are on the 1856 state census of Osage Twp., Mitchell Co., IA. Peder & Else emigrated from Iowa to Minnesota in July 1856. They were one of the first two permanent settlers of Hayward, Freeborn County, MN in July 1856 (the other was Endre Gulbrandson, a relative of Peder's. Endre Gulbrandson's wife was Marit Gravle, Else's first cousin who had been raised in her family.) Peder & Else's son Ole was born on May 27, 1858 - he was the first white child born in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. The family is on th 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. The first log school house in Hayward was built on Peder's farm. Peder A. Lunde died on October 1891 in Hayward. Else is listed on the 1900 census, living with her son Asle's 4 children, who had been orphaned when their father died in 1892 & their mother died in 1896. Else is listed on the 1905 state census of Moscow Township, Freeborn Co., MN living with her son Ole P. Lunde & his family. Ole's daughter Cornelia remembered having to keep an eye on Else in her last years - Else had gotten a little "scattered" and she would decide she was going to walk back home to Norway and take off. Cornelia said Else was a fast walker! Else Olsdatter Gravli Lunde died in 1908 in Freeborn Co., MN. Ole & Else are buried in the Hayward Lutheran church Cemetery, Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN.
The Family of Peder Asleson Lunde & Else Olsdatter Gravli
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Ole Olsen Gravli, (the Younger)

Ole Olsen Gravli "the Younger" was born July 07, 1823 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Ole bought the Gravlihaugen farm in 1858 when he was age 25. He is listed as being age 42 & unmarried on the 1865 census of Gravlishougen farm, Aadalen, Næss, Norway. Ole married Kjersti Andersdatter Røang Roo in 1872 and they had one daughter, born in 1873. At the time of their marriage Ole was about age 50 and Kjersti was about age 25. A 1977 letter from Norman Huset indicates that Ole "went to Landsendhaugen". His daughter Ragnhild married Ole Syversen Landsend, and Ole lived with them in his later years. Ole & Kjersti are listed on the 1900 census of the Gravlihaugen farm, Aadalen, Buskerud Norway, living in the household of Ole & Ragnhild Landsend. At that time Ole was about age 77. Ole Olsen Gravli died on November 12, 1908 in Norway. He was 85 years old when he died.
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Lars Olsen GravliLars Olsen Gravli was born January 27, 1826 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Lars married Marit Arnesdatter Fonhus in 1857 and they had 3 children. The family is listed on the 1865 census of Hæll (Hval), Aadalen, Næss, øvre Aadal, Norway. At that time Lars was age 40 and Marit was age 26. Lars is listed as widowed on the 1900 census of the Hæll (Hval) farm, living in the household of his son Ole L. Gravli. Lars was age 74 at that time. Lars Olsen Gravli died in 1915 Norway. He was about age 89 when he died.
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Guri Olsdatter GravliGuri Olsdatter Gravli was born October 28, 1828 on the Gravli farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Guri married Arne Arnesen Fonhus about 1863 and they had two children. It was Arne Arneson's second marriage, and he had at least 4 children from his previous marriage. The family is listed on the South Fonhus farm on the 1865 census of South Aurdal, Norway. Guri died on May 31, 1899, probably in Norway.
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Also raised by Ole & Ragnhild:

Marit Hansdatter GravliMarit Hansdatter Gravli was born September 02, 1814 in Norway. She was the illegitimate daughter of Ole Weggerson Gravli's sister Connor and Hans Haagensen Oustad. Ole & Ragnhild Gravli raised Marit along with their own children. Marit married Endre Gulbrandson (Lunde) on October 18, 1840 at the Viker Church in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway and they had 8 children. The family left Norway in 1852, arriving in Quebec and traveling by canal boat to Milwaukee, WI. Endre, (along with Peder Asleson Lunde who had married Else Olsdatter Gravli), was one of two first permanant settlers in Hayward, Freeborn, MN. The family is listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Marit Hansdatter Gravli Gulbrandson died on February 21, 1898 in Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota. Endre & Marit are both buried in the Hayward Cemetery, Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota.
The Family of Endre Gulbrandson & Marit Hansdatter Gravli
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