Oimoen, Otto; Skalet, Ethel; Grender, Albert O. (ed.) / Oisæther : Oimoen, Olson and Sather family album : histories, stories and pictures
Section I: Norwegian immigration: Ole and Anne Oisaether - stories, etc., pp. 6-13 PDF (3.2 MB)
new. He had the first manure spreader. He also had a tread mill that he used to grind feed with. Ole also built a stone wall in front of his house, four feet hight. It is still there today. Just for some weathering it is still as good as ever. He knew how to build and make it last. Ole Oimoen was only 70 years old when he died and is buried in the West Blue Mounds Cemetery with his wife, Annie. Iver (Ever) came to Wisconsin when he was 16 years old, (1879), to Perry where he worked on farms, except for one year when he worked on a grain farm in North Dakota. He told the fields was so long he started out at 7 o'clock in the morning with 4 mules on a gang plow and it was 6 p.m. when he got back. (There were 6 of them with gang plows and 4 mule teams.) This man had several sections of land. When Iver got married he bought a farm close to his father-in-law. This farm had very little field, mostly virgin timber. He was always grubbing and making new land and before he sold it in 1906, he had cleared at least 40 acres. He built a new house. He was the only one who lived in a log house of his brothers. He lived in the log house for 10 years. In 1906 he sold this farm and bought a big farm about 3 miles north of his first farm. This farm was mostly all plowland, that was the end of his grubbing. In 1921 Iver sold this farm to his son, Joseph and moved to Blue Mounds where he died in 1937 and is buried in the Perry Cemetery with his wife. Martinus settled in Chippewa County near Bloomer. He farmed there for a few years, sold his farm and went to Canada to homestead land in Saskatchewan near Asquith, west of Saskatoon. He lived the rest of his life in Canada. At one time, how much land he had we don't know, but he used to write his brothers, Ole, John, and Iver after harvest time and tell them about all the grain he had harvested. That same year he harvested several thousand bushels of wheat, flax and oats. The more grain he would harvest, the more land he bought. Martinus had his own threshing rig and also raised horses. He never was married and he also got to be the wealthiest of his brothers. When he died he was buried in Saskatoon. Two of his nephews, Otto Oimoen and Olaf Ankaltrud went to his funeral. Tonetta was married to Christ (Christian Olson), he changed his name to Ankaltrud years later. Christ bought a farm not far from Iver's farm. Tonetta and Christ were married before they came to Wisconsin. Christ ran a threshing rig for many years, and they lived on this farm all their lives. Christ built a new house and barn on h When he bought it, it had a log hot barn was part logs. Christ and Tonet buried in the Perry Lutheran C Daleyville. Corine (Carrie), Norwegian name ina, did not stay very long in Wisconsii went out to Lodi or San Francisco. We very much about her. She did not get n she was in her late 50's, so she had She married a man by the nam MacGarva. She is buried some ph Francisco. ANNA OISAETHER, (Oisather), husband died, also came to Wisconsin 1880's. She died September 27, 1893 a in the Perry Lutheran Cemetery. Her buried in Northern Prestejeld, Norway are told, never could come to like America and she was very homesick foi OLE AND ANNA'S boys were all feet and over and weighed 200 lbs. except Martin, who was short, about r weighing around 180 lbs.
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