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Mustad Andreas H.
Mustad Andrew Mrs.
Mustad Hans
Mustad Ingeborg Mrs.
Mustad Ole Mrs.
Myhers Jakob T.
Myhers Thomas J. D.V.M.
Myhre Anton A.
Myhre Carrie Mrs.
Myhre Olaf M.
Myhre Ole
Myhren Ole
Myhrer Charlie Halvorsen
Myren Bernt O.
Myren Matt
Myrland Brita Mrs.

Mrs. Ole Mustad, 76, died at Whitehall Community hospital on March 5, 1958. She had been a patient there for nearly six weeks. The former Ida Husmoen, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Husmoen, was born in Gulbrandsdal, Norway, November 24, 1881. At the age of four, she came with her parents to the United States, the family settling in the French Creek Valley. November 28, 1903, she was married to Ole Mustad at French Creek Lutheran church by the late Rev. C.B. Bestul. The couple farmed in Upper French Creek. In 1942 they moved into the village where they had purchased a home. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1953. Survivors are her husband and a sister, Mrs. Ludvig Smikrud, of Ettrick. Funeral services were held on Saturday at French Creek Lutheran church with the Rev. Wallace Aos officiating. Burial was in the French Creek cemetery. THE BLAIR PRESS - MARCH 13, 1958

Andreas H. Mustad passed away at the farm home of his son, Ole, in French Creek Sunday, August 28th, at the age of 84 years, six months and six days. The deceased was born in Vardal, Norway, February 22, 1843. At the age of 29 years, he and his brother Hans came to America. Later they sent for their parents who settled on what is known as the Ben Mustad farm. He purchased more land, which was later divided between his two sons. He was united in marriage to Mathea Matheasdatter Haug May 6, 1876. Two children were born to bless this union, Ole and Ben Mustad. His last two years were spent at the home of his son, Ole. Mr. Mustad was one of the pioneers of the French Creek country. He had seen its growth from the timberland to a very progressive community. He was a Lutheran by faith and was a loyal supporter of the French Creek church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 31, and interment was made in the French Creek cemetery. Many friends were there at the time to pay their last respects. Rev. C.B. Bestul officiated. E.O. Runnestrand had charge of funeral arrangements. The pallbearers were: A.P. Ofsdahl, G.O. Hovre, J.O. Englien, T.O. Husmoen, John Tidquist and S.T. Berg. The flower girls were: Thea and Ida Husmoen, Florence Erickson, Clara Moen and Agnes and Helen Mustad. THE ETTRICK ADVANCE - SEPTEMBER 9, 1927

Mrs. Mathea Mustad, 91, died Monday morning at the home of her son, Ole Mustad of French Creek, after an illness of about one week. As Mathea Haug she was born in Biri, Norway, January 8, 1849. She came to America in 1876 and was married in LaCrosse that same year to Andrew Mustad, the couple settling in the French Creek valley. Mr. Mustad died in 1927. She is survived by her sons Ole and Benjamin, both of Upper French Creek; two granddaughters, Mrs. Lloyd Thompson of French Creek and Mrs. John Larson of Arcadia and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the French Creek Lutheran church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ole Mustad home, and at 1:30 p.m. at the French Creek Lutheran church with the Rev. Johan Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the French Creek cemetery. THE BLAIR PRESS - MARCH 21, 1940

Hans Mustad died February 11 at the home of his son, John in Fly Creek Valley, aged 79 years, six months and five days. Mr. Mustad was born in Vardal, Norway, August 6, 1849. He grew to manhood in his homeland and at the age of 21 departed for America. He came to French Creek Valley and on the 28th of November, 1870, was united in marriage to Ingeborg Herberg. They settled on a farm in French Creek where they continued to reside for over half a century. Mr. and Mrs. Mustad gave up farming a few years ago and have enjoyed a retired life. Last fall they came to their son, John’s place in Fly Creek, to spend the winter. After a short illness, Mr. Mustad’s life came to a close. There were seven children born to this union: Mrs. Lauritz Larson of Clarkfield, Minnesota; John Mustad of Fly Creek; Mrs. Christ Storsven of French Creek; Mrs. Ed Erickson of Newcomb Valley; Mrs. Christ Moen of French Creek Valley; and Mrs. Martin Gilbertson of Tamarack Valley. Funeral services were held February 15 at the Rhode Undertaking parlors at Whitehall and at the French Creek Lutheran church. Rev. Halvorson and Rev. Urberg paid fitting tribute to the life of this prominent pioneer who was highly regarded by friends throughout the county. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - FEBRUARY 28, 1929

Bernt O. Myren was born December 13, 1872 in Biri, Norway, son of Ole and Agnette Myren. He came to this country at the age of 10 years and passed away at his home Sunday, February 17, at the age of 79 years, two months and four days as the result of old age and the effects of a stroke suffered about a year ago. Funeral services were held February 21 at 2 p.m. at the Elk Creek Lutheran church, Pastor Jack Olson officiating. Noble Kleven sang “Abide With Me,” and “Nearer My God to Thee.” Mrs. Jack Olson accompanied him at the organ. Pallbearers were six of his grandsons, Gerald, Donald, Roger and Bruce Myren, Guyal Buckley, Jr. and Arthur Gunderson. The flowers were carried by his granddaughters, Mrs. Arthur Gunderson and Beverly Myren, and a great-granddaughter, Melinda Gunderson. Burial was in the United Lutheran cemetery of Pigeon Falls. On March 12, 1900 he was united in marriage to Otilde Skumlien by the late Rev. Emmanuel Christophersen at the S.L. parsonage at Pigeon Falls. The couple resided for a while with his parents in Fuller Coulee, later for a time on the Ludvig Thompson place and the Carl Skumlien farm, and finally on their present place. Surviving are his wife, three children, Alvin at home; Aldor of Hale and Agnes, Mrs. Guyal Buckley of Alma Center; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Sena Wagner of Osseo. He was preceded in death by one brother, Matt, and three sisters, Marie, Mrs. Hans Holmen; Lena, Mrs. Mathias Monson, and Olava, Mrs. Herman Wivelstad. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - FEBRUARY 28, 1952

Mrs. Ingeborg Mustad, 93, died April 1, 1949 at the Community Hospital in Whitehall following a long illness. As Ingeborg Herberg, she was born in Norway, February 7, 1856, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Herberg. The family came to America in 1866, settling in Trempealeau County. She was married November 28, 1879 to Hans Mustad and the couple engaged in farming in the French Creek valley. Mr. Mustad died in 1929 and Mrs. Mustad made her home with her children in this vicinity. She is survived by a brother, Oluf of Blair; two sisters, Mrs. Sina Bakken, Ettrick Township and Mrs. Louis Austenson of Strum; a son, John of Blair; four daughters, Mrs. Lauritz Larson of Granite Falls, Minnesota; Mrs. Edward Erickson of Arcadia; Mrs. Christian Moen of Beach and Mary of Billings, Montana; 44 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was a member of the French Creek Lutheran church. Funeral services were held Monday at the Runnestrand funeral chapel in Ettrick and at French Creek Lutheran church with the Revs. George C. Strum and K.M. Urberg at Blair officiating. Burial was in the French Creek cemetery. THE BLAIR PRESS - APRIL 7, 1949

Matt Myren ws born in Biri, Norway, April 18, 1870, and came with his parents to America in 1882. The family settled in the Pigeon community where the former spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Myren was confirmed when a young man by the late Rev. Em. Christophersen and followed the Lutheran faith throughout his life. He was joined in marriage to Anna Kattestad of the Town of Hale in 1896. They immediately took up farming and continued to engage in that industry until called from earthly toil. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Myren and eight are still living, Alvin, Clifford, Mrs. Myrtle Anderson, Rolland, Harry, James, Margaret and Harriet. Mr. Myren was taken sick Saturday, January 21, 1928. He was taken to the Whitehall hospital two days later and underwent an operation for ruptured appendicitis. His death occurred on Sunday, January 29. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Hale Lutheran church Wednesday, February 1. Rev. J. H. Preus delivered the funeral sermon and Undertaker Rhode of Whitehall had charge of the arrangements. Interment was made in the Hale cemetery. Mr. Myren was an industrious, honest and upright citizen. Always willing to assist a friend in need and took his part in the up-building of the community where he spent his life. He was a kind and affectionate father and devoted his life to the welfare of his family. Floral offerings and other expressions of sympathy attested to the high esteem in which he was held by those who knew him. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - MARCH 8, 1928

Death has called Carelius Halvorsen, one of our earlier residents who in later years was known as Charlie Halvorsen. Mr. Halvorsen was one of the many immigrants from Solar, Norway, who came into the Town of Preston and created a veritable paradise up there in Lakes Coulee. Charles Halvorsen was born in Vaaler, Solar, December 17, 1866 to the parents Halvor Olsen and Kari Torisdatter. As was the Christian practice then and now, the young child was brought to the Lord in Holy Baptism which sacrament was administered by the late Pastor Sorenson of the Vaaler church. He was confirmed in the same church by Rev. Bruun. In 1887 he came to America, directly to Blair where he found a home with his sister, Mrs. Hannah Vicklund. In his early days in America, Charlie worked several seasons in the pineries, on the railroad and on the docks at Superior, Wisconsin. In 1888 his parents came to America and they purchased a small farm in Lakes Coulee where Charlie made a home for them until their death in 1902 and 1906 respectively. After his parents’ death, he sold his land holdings and made his home with a brother, Martin, in Lakes Coulee. For several years he farmed at Lemmon, South Dakota and in 1923 he purchased land near Donald, Wisconsin where he made his home until his death. In 1925 he was united in marriage with Hattie Morancyk who survives him. He was taken sick in September and after a serious operation in a Chippewa Falls hospital, he fell asleep on Tuesday evening, October 3, 1939. Rev. Koien of Chippewa Falls ministered unto him with Word and Sacrament before his death. Survivors are, besides his wife Hattie, one brother, Martin Halvorsen of this village and two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Robley of Superior, Wisconsin and Mrs. Thea Lund of Oslo, Norway. Deceased members of his family are: Ole Myhre of Northfield, died 1909; Mrs. Amalia Larson of Superior, died 1909; Haakon Halvorsen of Superior, died 1930; Mrs. Marie Stenback of Norway, died 1900 and Miss Nina of Norway died 1878. Funeral services were conducted from the First Lutheran church on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Konrad Urberg officiating. Interment was made in the Blair cemetery. THE BLAIR PRESS - OCTOBER 12, 1939

Mrs. Carrie Myhre, 89, died on Tuesday night February 14, 1939, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Inga Estenson at Osseo. Karen Berg was born at Solar, Norway, October 2, 1855 and came to America with her parents at the age of 11 years. They settled in Lakes Coulee on the present Arne I. Berg farm. In 1873, she married Olaf Solberg, who was killed in the northern woods late in 1878. She was left with the following children: John Solberg, who preceded her in death in 1915; Mrs. Selma Jahr and Mrs. Nora Syverson of Blair and Mrs. Gustave (Clara) Thompson of Palisade, Minnesota. In 1881 she married Ole Myhre and to this union were born nine children: Olaf and Mrs. Bennie (Minnie) Risberg of Blair; Mrs. William (Carrie) Stage of Chicago; Mrs. Inga Estenson, Osseo; Mrs. Iver (Mildred) Ingebretson of Gordon; Elmer on the home farm in Northfield; Alfred of Black River Falls and Otto and Matilda who preceded her in death. Mr. Myhre died of cancer on March 9, 1909. Up until the last five years, she lived on the home farm in Northfield. She spent two years here at Blair with her son, Olaf, and the past three years with her daughter, Inga at Osseo. For the past ten years, Mrs. Myhre has been blind and steadily failing in health and for the last seven months has laid helplessly in bed. With the kind and sympathetic care of her daughters, Inga and Caroline, her last few weeks were made comfortable and cheerful. She leaves besides her children, 43 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and five brothers, Otto, Arne and R.I. Berg of Blair, Ole of California and Julius of North Dakota. Mrs. Myhre was carried to rest by six grandsons, Irvin Solberg, Irvin Myhre, Earl Estenson, Roy Myhre, Leonard Jahr and James Syverson, in the Beef River cemetery, with the Rev. Christopherson officiating. THE BLAIR PRESS - FEBRUARY 23, 1939 - Researching this family is Cindi Anderson

Ole Myhre was born in Biri, Norway, May 31, 1852. His parents were Even and Agnet Myhre. He came to America in 1861 with his parents. The first seven years they lived in Coon Valley. In 1868 they came to Norway Valley, where he resided until his death. Over 81 years old, he was able to be about. He was a sufferer of cancer, but was not seriously ill until a few days before his death. Ole Myhre was long a member of the Tamarack Lutheran church and always took active part in church work until the later years. He was for many years its treasurer. He died on Thursday, October 5. The funeral was held from the home and from the Tamarack church, Monday, October 9, Rev. Johan Olsen officiating. The pallbearers were Ole Syverson, Ole A. Olson, Henry Hoff, L. K. Strand, Alex Olson and Gilbert Gilbertson, all old friends and neighbors of the deceased. Interment was made in the Tamarack cemetery. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Tamarack and a brother, Anton Myhre of Osseo. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - OCTOBER 9, 1933

Ole Myhren was born June 8, in Biri, Norway and passed away December 17 at his home here from the infirmities of old age, being 86 years, 6 months and 9 days of age. In 1865 he was united in marriage to Annette Sveum and some years later, they came to America. Six children were born to them, two children, Mrs. Monson and Matt, also his wife having preceded him in death. They lived and reared their family on the farm now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nokelby in Hale. After the death of his wife, he moved to Pigeon and has lived here the past 14 years. Mr. Myhren was a sturdy, hard-working man and he spent his last years always at some task, caring for a garden during the summer months and making his daily trips to the store and post office. He is survived by four children: Mrs. Hans Holmen of Osseo; Mrs. Olava Wivelstad, Berndt Myren of Hale; and Mrs. Alex Olson of Osseo; also 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was laid to rest in the U.L. cemetery Saturday, December 21, Rev. A.J. Orke officiating. Those from away to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Dokken of Minneapolis; Mrs. Tangen of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Holmen of Osseo; Matt Kastad and Henry Kastad of Osseo. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - DECEMBER 26, 1929

Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs. Brita Myrland, 78, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Severn Hagen of Marshfield. She was born in Norway July 14, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bue. In 1881 she was married to Gullick Myrland, the couple coming to America in 1892. They settled first near Marshfield, a few years later coming to Trempealeau County, where they farmed in the North Beaver Creek valley. Mr. Myrland died June 10, 1922, and a few years later his widow went to Marshfield to make her home with her daughter. Mrs. Myrland is survived by a brother, Daniel Bue of Chicago; six daughters, Mrs. Hagen of Marshfield; Mrs. Fred Curran of Rib Lake; Mrs. George Phillips of Kenosha; Mrs. Edward Magher of Cedar Bluff, Nebraska; Mrs. Hugh Abrahams of Omaha, Nebraska; and Mrs. Henry Vista of Seattle, Washington; three sons, Gullick, Lars and Daniel all of North Beaver Creek and 11 grandchildren. Services were held at the North Beaver Creek Lutheran church, the Rev. K.M. Urberg officiating. Burial was in the cemetery beside the church. THE BLAIR PRESS - JUNE 24, 1937

Anton A. Myhre, the well-known proprietor of Fair Pines Farm of 159 acres, in sections 12 and 13, Sumner Township, was born at Biri, Norway, February 2, 1851. His parents were both of Norwegian birth, the father, Even Anderson Myhre, born in 1807, and his mother, whose maiden name was Martha Olson, born in 1820. They came to the United States in 1861, accompanied by their four children, and settled in Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin, where they resided until 1868, moving in that year to Tamarac Valley, Arcadia Township, where the parents spent the rest of their lives, Even A. Myhre dying in 1889 and his wife Martha in 1902. They had six children, of whom two died in infancy. Anton A. was the first-born. Then came Ole, who is a farmer in Arcadia Township; Pauline, who is keeping house for her brother Ole; and Mary. The last mentioned married Olaus Johnson, who died in Osseo in 1909 where she now resides. Anton A. Myhre when a young man worked out on farms in Vernon County, and in Arcadia Township, Trempealeau County, until 1872. He was now 21 years old, and thinking it time to start in for himself, he homesteaded a farm in Chimney Rock Township, section 25, and until 1893 was engaged in its cultivation and development, in which he made good progress. He then sold it and bought his present farm, which his son Theodore now rents and operates. It is well provided with good buildings and everything necessary for modern farming. Mr. Myhre was township supervisor for one year in Chimney Rock Township and assessor for four years in the same township. The latter office he has held also for two years in Sumner Township, in addition to which he has served for 15 years as school clerk. He is a stockholder in the Farmers' Telephone Company and the Osseo Produce Company. March 9, 1878, Anton A. Myhre was married to Helena Anderson, who was born at Faaberg, Norway, February 2, 1851, daughter of Andreas and Margaret (Leir) Faaberg, both of whom died in Norway. Mrs. Myhre died January 25, 1895, having been the mother of six children: Emil, now a farmer at Spiritwood, North Dakota; Andreas, a carpenter residing in Seattle; Anna, born October 10, who died August 24, 1898; Mina, who married Lauritz Oftedahl of Osseo; Theodore, manager of his father's farm and Benjamin, a farmer at Allen, Montana. Theodore Myhre, who was born on his parents' farm in Chimney Rock Township, July 23, 1888, was married June 14, 1913 to Minnie Severson of Jackson County, Garfield Township, her birth taking place in that township January 2, 1889. Her parents, Sever and Marit (Hattren) Severson, were farming people. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Myhre have two children: Marion Helen, born April 10, 1914 and Samuel Arnold, born September 11, 1915. Theodore has rented his father's farm since 1909 and is cultivating it successfully. The family are affiliated religiously with the Norwegian Lutheran church, of which Anton A. Myhre has been a trustee for 16 years. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917

Jakob T. Myhers, who is engaged in farming on a tract of 240 acres in section 23, Unity Township, was born in Gulbrandsdalen, Norway, December 18, 1857. His father, Thor G. Myrum, who was also a farmer, was born in Norway in 1825 and died in that country in 1910. The mother of our subject, Mary Grothe, died in Norway in 1868. In the spring of 1877 Jakob T. Myhers sailed from Christiania for Quebec, and from the latter port proceeded to Chicago. Finding himself without money, he shipped as a railroad hand to Marquette County, Michigan where he worked in the iron mines for two years and a half. At this time his future wife, Inga Johnson, was working in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Mr. Myhers went there and found employment with the Valley Lumber Company at $1.25 pa day, boarding himself. He remained with this firm for 18 years, the first three years of this period as yard and barn man. During the last 15t he was salesman and foreman of the lumber yard and wood yard. While here he was married, May 5, 1880, to Inga Johnson, whose parents, Joseph and Mary (Lee) Johnson, had remained in Norway, where the mother is now living at the advanced age of 90 years. He and his wife began housekeeping at Shawtown, in Eau Claire, their residence being an old cow barn, which they cleaned up, and here they lived for two years. In 1882 occurred the great flood which swept away nearly the entire city of Eau Claire and Mr. and Mrs. Myhers lost all that they had. They continued working in Eau Claire, however, until 1900, by which time, having been industrious and frugal, they had succeeded in saving some money. This they made a good use of in the purchase of their present farm from Gilbert Brown, on which they have since resided, and which Mr. Myhers has brought into a good state of cultivation. When it came into his possession it had hardly any improvements n it, but there is now a good two-story house, a large modern horse barn, a good cattle barn, with numerous sheds and a large silo, all evidences of a well-deserved prosperity. Mr. Myhers has served as school director for nine years. Since childhood he has been a member of the United Norwegian Lutheran church. He and his wife are the parents of nine children: Thomas J., who is a veterinary surgeon at Osseo; John, a member of the mercantile firm of Robbe & Myhers at Strum; Mary, wife of Thomas Rice, a carpenter residing at Strum; Martin, who lives at home with his parents; Jacob T. a veterinary surgeon of Eleva; and Ole, Ingwald, Caroline and Rena, all of whom reside with their parents. Mr. Myhers left home when 11 years old and started life for himself, first herding cattle and sheep for his uncle, remaining in this position until 14 years old; then engaged on a stock farm, remaining there until 21 years old, giving to his parents, who were poor and old all his savings, and after coming to America sent his father $400 to pay off all his indebtedness in order that he might remain on the farm. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917

Thomas J. Myhers, D.V.M., Osseo, was born in Eau Claire, July 23, 1885, passed through the public schools, came to this county when he was 15, graduated from the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Veterinary College in 1911, located at Strum, where he remained for five months, and has since practiced in Osseo. His fraternal affiliation is with the Masonic order. July 20, 1912, he married Julia Nysven of Strum, daughter of Ole and Ida Nysven, the former of whom is postmaster at Strum, as he has been for the past 30 years. Dr. and Mrs. Myhers have two daughters: Irma, born April 2, 1915 and Marion, born September 2, 1917. The parents of Dr. Myhers are Jacob and Inga (Johnson) Myhers. Jacob Myhers was born in Norway, was foreman of the Valley Lumber Company of Eau Claire, Wisconsin for 20 years, and since 1900 has farmed in the Unity Township in this county. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917

Olaf M. Myhre, of the firm of Berg & Myhre, garage owners of Blair, was born in Preston Township, this county, June 7, 1882, son of Ole H. and Caroline (Berg) Myhre, native of Norway, the former of whom died in1908, and the latter of whom now lives in Northfield, Wisconsin. He attended the district schools, was reared to farm pursuits, and remained at home until 1912. Then he farmed for himself in Ettrick Township. In February 1916, he engaged in his present business. He is an energetic and public-spirited man, and is building up a successful business. Mr. Myrhre was married November 18, 1912 to Mabel Mow of Preston Township, and they have three children: Verna, Erwin and Edna. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917


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