Person Sheet


Name Alma Olson
Birth 2 Sep 1898, Linden, Brown, Minnesota1
Christen 18 Sep 1898, Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Death 28 Jun 1973, Brown, Minnesota1
Burial Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Hanska, Brown, Minnesota
Religion Lutheran
Soc. Sec. # 469-54-8427
Father Louis A. Olson (1868-)
Mother Carrie M. ??? (1871-)
Spouses:
1 Wilard Horace Halvorson
Birth 24 Jun 1897, Linden, Brown, Minnesota1
Christen 22 Aug 1897, Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Death 8 Apr 1977, New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota1
Burial 10 Apr 1977, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Hanska, Brown, Minnesota
Occupation Farmer
Religion Lutheran
Soc. Sec. # 471-42-1834
Father Clement Halvorson (1853-1942)
Mother Anna Johanni (1859-1937)
Marriage 19 Feb 1921, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota
Children: Donald Eugene (1921-1987)
Lorraine Faye (1923-2001)
Joan Charlotte (1925-)
Notes for Alma Olson
The witnesses at her baptism were Arthur Olsen and wife, Chr. Reustig and wife. The Brown County death records index has her date of death as 26 June 1973. She is buried in Lot 4, Section J, of the Zion Cemetery.
Research
3, 48 (v. K, p. 252, l. 7), 22, 7 (b. 1, pp. 44-45),49
1910 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 691, E.D. 43, p. 78B
Notes for Wilard Horace (Spouse 1)
The church record has his birthdate as 24 July 1897, but we will use the date given in the obituary and Thordson3. The witnesses at the baptism were V. Schallaben and wife, Ann Schallaben, H. [? or W.] Schalleben. He was confirmed at the Linden Lutheran Church on 22 December 1912 at the same time as his sister Lucile. Willard was attending school in 1910.

He and his wife were living in Hanska, Brown Co., Minnesota, in 1929, and in 1970. He was living in Linden Township at the time of his mother's death in 1937. The data in the Zion church membership record49, is all slightly off in dates. He is buried in Lot 4, Section J, of the Zion Cemetery.

The Brown County death index has the date of his death as 7 April 1977.

New Ulm Journal, 10 April 1977:

"Willard H. Halvorson

HANSKA - Wilard H. Halvorson, 79, Hanska, died Thursday evening at Highland Manor, New Ulm.
Service are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, with burial in the church Cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at Johnson-Hardy Funeral Home in Hanska and at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday.
He was born June 24, 1897, in Linden Township, Brown County to Mr. and Mrs. Clement Halvorson. He was married to Alma Olson on Feb. 19, 1921, in Mankato. She died in June of 1973.
They farmed in Linden Township for 52 years, retiring in 1971. He was a resident of Highland Manor for one year. He served as secretary for the Hanska Shipping Association for 15 years.
Survivors include one son, Donald of Hanska; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Loraine) Thordson, of Hoyt Lakes, Mrs. Hilmer, (Joan) Moseden of rural Hanska; seven grandchildren, five great-[clipping missing after this point.]" 22

Hanska Herald, 14 April 1977:

"Rites Held for
Wilard Halverson

Wilard H. Halvorson, 79, Hanska, died Thursday evening at Highland Manor, New Ulm.
He was born June 24, 1897, in Linden Township, Brown County, to Mr. and Mrs. Clement Halvorson. He was married to Alma Olson on February 19, 1921, in Mankato. She died in June of 1973.
They farmed in Linden Township for 52 years, retiring in 1971. He was a resident of Highland Manor for one year. He was breeder of Registered Brown Swiss cattle for about forty-five years, he exhibited the cattle at the Brown County Fairs for several years and also white Menoria chickens. A young bull was shopped [sic] overseas to South American [sic] after World War II for rebuilding of livestock at that time.
Wilard served as secretary of the Hanska Shipping Association for about 17 years; also as an agent for Stark FIre Insurance and Minnesota Lightning and Wind Storm Insurance for a number of years.
Wilard had a colorful personality and really enjoyed living and felt he had been privileged to walk the face of the earth during such great times going from the walking plow to the powerful and efficient tractors of today.
Pastor James Florence was officiant at 10:30 a.m. services at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, with burial in the church Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wesley Pylka, Minneapolis; Robert Thordson, Hoyt Lakes; Gary Halvorson, Madelia; Randall Hanson, St. James; John Mosenden, New Ulm; and Mark Mosenden, Hanska.
Survivors include one son, Donald of Hanska, two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Loraine) Thordson, of Hoyt Lakes; Mrs. Hilmer (Joan) Mosenden of rural Hanska; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Edward of Thompson Falls, MT; two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Lewis of Truman and Mrs. Lucile Daniels of Troy, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews." 22
Research
3, 5 (v. 2, p. 497), 1, 48 (v. K, p. 468, l. 4),22, 7 (b. 1, pp. 42-43; b. 2, pp. 37, 93), 49 (v. 2, pts. IV, VIII)
1900 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 758, E.D. 40, p. 70B
1910 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 691, E.D. 43, p. 78A
1920 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 825, E.D. 44, p. 143B
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