Person Sheet


Name Iver Nielson (Sørbøl)
Birth 16 Feb 1831, Sørbøl nordigarden i Gol, Buskerud, Norway70
Christen 17 Apr 1831, Nes, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway70
Death 6 Sep 1868, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Burial Linden Lutheran Cemetery, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Immigration 1848, Wisconsin71
Religion Lutheran
Father Nils Jakobson (Sørbøl) (1799-1838)
Mother Berget Syversdater (Lislelien) (1799-1885)
Spouses:
1 Johanna Tostendattir (Strom)
Birth 28 Sep 1840, Prestlien ned Prestegaard i Øyer, Oppland, Norway68
Christen 4 Oct 1840, Øyer, Oppland, Norway68
Emigration 10 Apr 1861, Øyer, Oppland, Norway69
Immigration 1861, America
Death 19 May 1923, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Burial 22 May 1923, Linden Lutheran Cemetery, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Religion Lutheran
Father Tosten Anderson
Mother Kirsti Knudsdatter
Marriage bef 1864
Children: Nichal E. (1865-1942)
Christine T. (1866-)
Ever E. (1868-1964)
Notes for Iver Nielson (Sørbøl)
The Nes in Hallingdal church record has his birthdate as 16 February 1831, not the 14 February 1831 date recorded at the Linden cemetery. His parents were not married when he was born. The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Syver Sobbel, Anne ditto, Margit Lislelien, Thomas Kinneberg, and Syver Olsen Horningset.70 It is not clear why he was being christened at a church so far away from the farm where he was born. It is possible that he was christened more than once and that this was done for relatives in the Nes area.

He was a member of the Linden Lutheran Church by 10 May 1861, when he took communion.

Note that just the second family before his at the 1860 U.S. census was the family of Christian Nelson (59), wife Turina (56), Nelsen (16), Sevart (17), Uriah (14), all born in Norway, and John (11) born in Minnesota.

His family was listed between that of Andrew Olson and that of Ole Olson in the 1865 Minnesota state census.

" Ever Nelson
CHARTER MEMBER OF LINDEN CONGREGATION

Died on September 6th 1868 at age of 37 years 6 months and 20 days. Linden's congregation Cemetery had just been dedicated as its burial grounds, but had not been subdivided int[o, sic] lots, consequently, that is the reason Ever Nelsn was intered [sic] in a grave all by it self [sic]. Ever Nelson was the second interment made in Linden Cemetery immediately following death."54

His estate was probated in Brown Co., Minnesota, with his widow as the administrator (Case 215).

The Brown County Historical Society has two photographs of him, one by himself and one of himself with wife Johanne and one of their children.59
Research
7 (b. 1, pp. 4-5, 90, 171), 54
1860 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 567, p. 254
1865 Minnesota census, Brown Co., Linden Twp., v. 1, family 34 [LDS FHL microfilm 565714]
Notes for Johanna (Spouse 1)
The godparents and witnesses at her christening wer Johannes Lille Nedgems, Berger Nyshuus, Fin Nilsen, Kirsti Tosignes, and Sigrid Eriksdatter. She was still listed as being from the Prestegaard farm when she emigrated in 1861, so it is not clear why she was known by the farm name of Strom in America. It may well be that she emigrated to join Strom cousins in America, and thus used that surname.

The Brown County Historical Society has a good photograph of her and her first husband with their children.59

The affadavit with the marriage license application for Seval and Johanna gives the information on her first husband and that the three eldest children in the 1880 census, all given with surname Kjestad, are in fact children with her first husband. Seven of her eight children from both marraiges were still alive in 1910.

Her surname is written down in the baptismal record of Nichal, but it is cramped and hard to read. It is clear on the record for Iver.

Her estate was probated in Brown Co., Minnesota, with Henry Anderson as the administrator (v. F, p. 529, case 4144).

Buried in Lot 42 of the Linden Lutheran Cemetery.

Check various Minnesota censuses.

Research
52 (v. A, p. 146), 53 (v. F, p. 8, l. 184), 7 (b. 1, pp. 10-11, b. 2, pp. 59, 98), 54
1865 Minnesota census, Brown Co., Linden Twp., v. 1, family 34 [LDS FHL microfilm 565714]
1875 Minnesota census, Brown Co., p. 210 [LDS FHL microfilm 565717]
1880 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 616, p. 44D
1885 Minnesota census, Brown Co., p. 482 [LDS FHL microfilm 565735]
1895 Minnesota census, Brown Co., p. 472 [LDS FHL microfilm 565764]
1900 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 758, E.D. 40, p. 75B
1910 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 691, E.D. 43, p. 81B
1920 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 825, E.D. 44, p. 140A

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