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Olaf Martin Hansen BYE

Male 1880 - 1966  (86 years)


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  • Name Olaf Martin Hansen BYE 
    Born 13 May 1880  Buksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 13 Jun 1880  Buksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation 1896  Buksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Jun 1966  Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to Cathy, Olaf trained as a baker in Trondheim. His dream was to come to America and have his own bakery, which he did in Virginia. It was called Bye's Bakery, circa 1928 to 1948. Bertha Knudsen was also from Bodø. Herman Iver Lerdahl and met my grandmother at Byes Bakery.

      As Olaf Martin Bye, age 22, he arrived in the U.S. at Philadelphia in May of 1903 aboard the S.S. Noordland which had sailed from Liverpool on 22 Apr 1903. He was a baker. His last residence was Bodå in Norway. He was headed for Sioux Rapids, Iowa, where he was to meet his sister-in-law Madilla Knudson, who had been in the U.S. for 2 years. Traveling with him were two other men from Bodå (probably Bodø) and also headed to Sioux Rapids, Iowa, to meet Knudsons. The first listed was Oswald M. Karlsen, an 18 year-old butcher. He would meet his friend Sten Knudson in Sioux Rapids. The second listed was Sten Olai Knutson, an 18 year-old laborer. He would meet his sister Madilla Knutson. Listed a few lines up from Olaf Martin, Oswald, and Sten Olai were two men from Verdal.

      In the 1910 census, as Olaf By, he was a baker living with his family in Biwabik. He had come to the U.S. in 1902. His wife Bertha had come to the U.S. with their oldest two children in 1905.

      In the 1920 census, he was a baker in a bakery shop in Virginia, Minnesota. In this census, he is shown as having come to the U.S. in 1903.

      In the 1930 census, he owns a bakery in Virginia, Minnesota.

      He registered for the draft on 26 Apr 1942 in Virginia. He lived and worked at 208 South 5th Avenue in Virginia, Minnesota.
    Person ID I14039  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father Hans Eliassen BYE,   b. 1 Mar 1851, Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ida Johanna Lind Sakariasdatter,   b. 8 Sep 1851, Hols S, Buksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Aug 1874  Buksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha Karoline KNUDSEN,   b. 16 Apr 1881, Bodø, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1953, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1901  Bodø, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Oscar John BYE,   b. 20 Aug 1900, Bodø, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1989, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Esther Hansine BYE,   b. 21 Jul 1903, Bodø, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1990, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Mabel Olive BYE,   b. 14 Jan 1907, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1990, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Robert Martin BYE,   b. 3 Feb 1916, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1933, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F10454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart