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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)

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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
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
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
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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