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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)

Page 13

Uncles Iver, John and
my dad saw the notice
as all of them kept the
paper and their reply
brought the brothers
together again. He
made several visits
down here before pass-
ing away.
Aunt Karina or
Carrie spent her life in
California. I only have
a faint remembrance
of seeing her once.
Uncle Martin spent
most of his life in Iowa
until his last years.
Then he lived with my
mother    at    Blue
Mounds. He died in
1929 and is buried in
Blue Mounds Ceme-
Otto Oimoen, 1912.
common to see older women smoking pipes, but
they usually smoked them    only when   their
rheumatism bothered them. It was for this reason
that Anne often smoked a pipe, but she never
puffed it in the presence of company.
One of the sons, Ole Oimoen, was married on
March 14,. 1887, to Annie Anderson of Blue
Mounds, Wisconsin. They purchased a portion of
her father's homestead in Iowa County, and settled
down to a life of farming and good living. A large
frame house was built on the top of a hill
overlooking the spacious meadow, where a hairlike
stream of water curled and wrinkled its way
southward. Most of the fields were on the ridge,
while the meadow furnished excellent pasture for
the cattle.
It was here that Grandpa and Grandma
Oimoen raised their seven children--six girls and
one boy.
Written about 1946 by Albert 0. Grender
Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church
Fair Water, Wisconsin
Uncle Martinus settled in Northern Wisconsin
where he cleared a farm in that wooded area,
selling and went to Canada in the Saskatchewan
province where he did very well. He was a very
prominent farmer of the Asquith district where he
had very extensive farm holding. He died in 1946
and was buried in Canada. Olaf Anakltrud and I
attended his funeral.
by Pastor A. 0. Grender
When I was at St. Olaf College, I had to write
our family history for Norwegian class. The
following is the information told to me by Grandma
Oimoen and parts were taken from the family
history in her family Bible:
Ole and Anne Oisaeter were born in Nordre-
land, Prestegjeld, Norway. They had nine children,
seven boys and two girls. Each son changed the
name of his own choosing. One chose Saeter,
leaving off the prefix. Another chose Olson derived
from the first name. And the other five changed
the suffix from "saeter" to "moen", forming the
name Oimoen. The boys came to America in the
1880's and settled on farms in the Town of Perry
in Dane County, and a few years later, after their
father's death in Norway, their mother, Anne,
came to America and joined their children.
Anne was sometimes criticized because she
smoked a pipe. In the old country it was quite

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