Olson Brende and Johanna Torsteindatter Bonsletton
[Pages 244, 327 & 350 of Norwegian Pioneers History of Minnehaha County South Dakota
From 1865 to 1895]
Peter and Sorkilmoe and brothers and sisters -- John Røberg, Johan Flamoe, Halvor Østerkil, Mrs. Johanna Brende, Mrs. Margrethe Jacobson, Mrs. Beret Erikson. Peter and Sara Sørkilmoe had 8 children: Anna-Martha, Karsten, Andrew, Halvor, Peter, Ingeborg-Anna, Anna, Karen --JohanRøberg, Johan Flaamoe and Mrs. Johanna Brende have separate biographies and are omitted here -- Halvor Østerkil and first wife Ingrid with 3 children: Tobias, Lymphen and a girl. With second wife Anne: a daughter Irene. Mrs. Margrethe Jakobson had 8 children: John, Thomas, Peter, Andrew, Mikal, Beret, Ingeborg-Anna, Joneta. Mrs. Beret (Bertha) Erikson had 2 sons. The entire Sorkilmo family came from the Trondhjem areas in Norway. [From page 244.]
Olson Brende born 20th of July 1845 on the Lower Brende Estate, Meraker,
Norway. Johanna, Born Bondsletton, Upper Stjørdalen, Hegre
clerical district, Norway. He emigrated in 1873, was married in 1881
and lived on his landed property 2 miles was of Dell Rapids until his death
in 1895. He had had a violent death in that he fell down off a grain stack.
Before he was married he worked at Randi Løften near Baltic, after
her husband and son died of Typhoid fever in 1874. No children in
that marriage. They took a trip to Wisconsin, a short time before
his death with the consideration to find a new home, but didn't get that
far, although they had thought to move soon.
Johanne was widow of Peter Floraas with which she had 3 chldren: John, Thomas and Anne. John was out in a violent hailstorm in 1884 and received thereof a sickness which he died of the following year. Thomas was in smithcraft and worked together with Andrew Sundal a while in Dell Rapids, but moved then to Wisconsin. Anne was married to Sivert Eggen and lived in Dell Rapids until his death, when she also moved to Wisconsin, together with the mother, who died there in 1923. [From page 327.]
The 14th of August, 1896, Ingvald
O. Brende fell from an 8 ft. high haystack (Grønstak) and died before
a doctor could come. He felt no pain, but was just sleepy.
It was over 100 degree heat that day and he was over 51 years old, it could
be the best reason was that he became dizzy and fell. [From
[Text was typed as it appeared in the book. Typographical errors were not corrected. Some names are not consistent with family history or other records.]
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