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Ove Vilhjelmsson /WILLIAMS WILLIAMSON (BAGGETHUN)

Male 1819 - 1896  (77 years)


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  • Name Ove Vilhjelmsson /WILLIAMS WILLIAMSON (BAGGETHUN) 
    Born 20 Jan 1819  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Closeness to Ove Ovesen
    Died 13 Aug 1896  Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery, Scandinavia Twp, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A 18 142
    Notes 
    • Ove Vilhelmson later married and moved his family to America in 1849.

      The 1849 date is confirmed by the Digitalarkivet: Migrants from Valdres 1816-67 database. The 30 year-old Ove Vilhelmsen of Bagethun farm in Vang, Valdres, left for America in April of 1849. The notes for the entry say “Amerika - Tilladelse Ifølge Resl Af 6 Febr D. A.” Accompanying him were his wife, Anne Andersdatter, 27, and their two daughters, Anne Ovesdatter, 5, and Berith Ovesdatter, 1 and 1 months. In the church book’s emigration record, Ove and Anne and family left Vang on April 4, 1849.

      Probably he is the “Oval Williamson” farming in Muskego, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, in the 1850 census (September 18th). The farm is worth $600. The family consists of Oval Williamson, 43, his wife Ann, 30, and their daughters Ann, 6, and Betsey, 3. They were all born in Norway and the girls had not begun school yet.

      In the 1860 census (July 3rd), the family had moved to the town of Scandinavia in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. The family consisted of Over Williamsen, 40, Ann, 40, Ann, 16, Betsey, 12, William, 10, Andrew, 7, Dena, 5, Boga, 2, and Over, 1. The census form notes that the four oldest children attended school and that the children from William on were born in this country. The value of the family’s real estate was $1000 and the value of their personal property was $300.

      In the 1870 census (August 9th), the family was still living in Scandinavia, Waupaca County. The family consisted of Ova Williamson, 51, Anna, 50, Anna, 24, Andrew, 17, daughter Dina, 14, son Boie, 12, Edward, 10, and Antone, 8. The real estate is worth $1400 and the family’s personal property is worth $550. Couldn’t find William in the 1870 census.

      In the 1880 census (June 21st), the family is still in Scandinavia Township. The household consists of Ove Wilhelmson, 61, Anne, 50, Dinah, 24, and G. Anton, 17. Dinah is noted as being disabled by “female complaints.”

      In the 1895 state census (June 20th) the O. Williams household had 4 people: 3 males and one female; 1 foreign born in Scandinavia, 3 born in the U.S. This suggests that his wife wasn’t in the household.

      The 1895 biography of his son Buck says this about Ove:

      Ove Williamson, was born in Norway, January 20, 1819, was educated in the schools of his native land, and the days of his boyhood and youth were passed upon the farm. His marriage to Miss Annie Kjos took place in Norway in 1844, and five years later, in 1849, he crossed the Atlantic in a sailing vessel to the New World, where he hoped to secure a home and competence. He first located in Muskegon, where he worked as common laborer some three years, coming thence to Waupaca county in 1853. He was one of the first settlers, and is now the second oldest living resident in Scandinavia township. The hardships and trials of pioneer life are familiar to him, and the history of that county is known to him from the days when it was almost unbroken wilderness, inhabited mostly by Indians. He has borne an important part in the work of development, transforming the land from its uncultivated condition into rich and valuable farms. Here he purchased 160 acres of wild land, on which not a furrow had been turned or an improvement made, and successfully continued its cultivation until 1884, when enfeebled health caused him to lay aside business cares, and he is now living a retired life. He worked for many years on the river, rafting logs, and his career has been that of an industrious and energetic man, bringing to him a well-merited competence. He is a stanch Republican in politics and has served in several local offices with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. He filled the office of assessor for twelve years and has also been township treasurer. He and his family are members of the Lutheran Church, Mrs. Williamson, who was born in Norway September 29, 1820, is also yet living. Their children were: Annie, now the wife of August Larson, a resident of Wausau; William, who is living in La Crosse, Wis; Andrew, the efficient sheriff of Waupaca county; Berit, deceased; Denah; Boie, subject of this sketch, Edward Ove, of Waupaca; Anton G., a farmer of Scandinavia township; and Lewis B., deceased.

      He died and was buried as O Williams.

      The 1889 plat map of Scandinavia Twp, and the 1912 land ownership map shows a 120 acre parcel owned by “Ove Williamson.” The farm was probably being run by Anton and Dena in 1912. The parcel is defined as the eastern half of the northeast quarter of Section 18 and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 18. Today, this parcel is about three miles west of the village of Scandinavia and about 4 miles northeast of Amherst. The parcel is nearly bisected by County Road B and its western boundary is, in part, Gilman Road. The Tomorrow River State Trail (on the old Green Bay and Western railroad right-of-way) is just south of the parcel. The portion of the parcel north of County Road B is now forest. The current location of the farmhouse (on the south side of County Road B, about 750 feet east of Gilman Road) appears to be where it was in 1912.

      The Wisconsin Land Patent Database shows three parcels for Ove in Section 18:

      1) 40 acres in 23N, 11E, granted to Ove Wilhelmsen through the Stevens Point land office on 15 Dec 1855.
      2) 40 acres in 23N, 11E, granted to Ove Wilhelmsen through the Stevens Point land office on 1 Sep 1856.
      3) 40 acres in 23N, 11E, granted to Ove Williamson through the Wausau land office on 20 Mar 1875.
    Person ID I3252  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 

    Father Vilhjølm Vilhelmson BAGGETHUN,   b. 1794, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Anna Ovesdotter BERGE,   b. 1798, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1816  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marit Olsdatter ELLINGBØE KVAM,   b. 19 Aug 1817, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1902, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ove Ovesen ELLINGBOE,   b. 24 Mar 1840, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1899, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2003 
    Family ID F2310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Andersdatter KJØS,   b. 24 Oct 1820, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1845  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Inferred from designations of legitimacy of daughters. The marriage records for Vang in 1845 are incomplete.
    Children 
     1. Anne WILLIAMSON,   b. 26 Sep 1844, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age < 65 years)
     2. Berit Ovesdotter BAGGETHUN,   b. 7 Sep 1846, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1847, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Berit (Betsey) WILLIAMSON,   b. 28 Nov 1847, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1863, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     4. William Ove WILLIAMS,   b. 17 Aug 1850, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1918, Bottineau County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Andrew Ove WILLIAMS,   b. 10 Aug 1853, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1925, Okanogan, Okanogan County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Dorothea Gjerhardine (Dina) WILLIAMS,   b. 9 Nov 1855, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1937, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Boie (Buck) WILLIAMS,   b. 24 Dec 1857, Scandinavia Twp, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1924, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Edward Ove WILLIAMS,   b. 5 Apr 1860, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1928, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     9. Gudmund Anton WILLIAMS,   b. 24 Aug 1862, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1942, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Louis B WILLIAMS,   b. 1865,   d. 1866, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F2305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart