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Ole Nielson BERGH

Male 1842 - 1922  (80 years)


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  • Name Ole Nielson BERGH 
    Born 13 Mar 1842  Næsseim, Sjernarøy, Nærstrands, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Næsheimsvig on island of Bjergøy
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 10 Apr 1842  Næsseim, Sjernarøy, Nærstrands, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation 12 Oct 1856  Næsseim, Sjernarøy, Nærstrands, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1922-MN-002249 
    Occupation Lutheran Clergyman 
    Died 25 Sep 1922  Chippewa County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Referred to as Nilson Ole Bergh on Luthard’s death certificate.

      Ole is not listed with his family in the 1865 Norwegian census.

      Birth information from Hermund.

      According to his wife’s brother’s notes, maintained in the family by Hermund, Ole departed Norway on Friday, October 23, 1874, at 4:00 PM. He departed Stavanger for Hull aboard the feeder ship Argo after having been brought over to Stavanger from Mosterøy by his future brother-in-law, David Nicolaison. At this point, Ole was engaged to Tabitha and she would apparently depart later for the U.S.

      According to one of his great-grandsons, there were two Ole Nilsons who were pastors within the Evangelical Norwegian Luthern Church in Minnesota. This Ole added the surname Bergh as a way to differentiate himself and get his mail.

      One of Hermund’s sources says that Ole studied for a year at Augsburg before being sent out to Yellow Medicine County.

      A history of Norwegian Lutheran pastors in America has this entry for Ole:

      Berg, Ole Nilsen.
      Ord. 1875. Konferentsen, 1875—90, Forenede kirke, 90—96,
      Frikirken, 97—.
      F. i Sjernerø, Ryfylke, Kristiansand, 13 mars
      1842, af Nils O. Næsheim og Lisbeth O. (f. Jelsa),
      frekv. Hjelmeland sem., 60 — 62, Kristiansand sem.,
      64 — 66 (seminarist), udv. 74, frekv. Augsburg
      Sem., 74—75 (C.T.), prest, Montevideo (Camp
      Release, St. Petri og Brønø mghdr. osv.). Minn.,
      75—83, Audubon, Minn., 83—05, Climax, Minn.,
      05— visitator, 89—93. *Tabitha N. Edland, 75.

      Shown as Ole N., age 37, in the 1880 census. The family was living in the town of Lisbon, Yellow Medicine County and consisted of Ole, Tobitta, 26, Eliza, 4, and Constance, 2.

      The family was living in Becker County, Audubon Township, Minnesota, at the time of the 1885 Minnesota State Census. Also apparently living with the family were 3 native-born Norwegian women: Inga L. Aarstad, 14; Elisabel Enokson, 30; and Bertel Vaagedahl, 28.

      They were still in Becker County, Audubon Twp, at the time of the 1895 Minnesota census. O.N. had been in Minnesota for 19 years and 4 months and had been in the enumeration district for 11 years, 10 months.

      The family was still living in Audubon, Becker County, in the 1900 census.

      The family (Manda and Gerhard were still living at home) was in Climax, Vineland Twp, Polk County in the 1910 census.

      Living at 118 North 5th Street in Montevideo in the 1920 census. The family is Ole N., 77, Tabetie, 65, and Manda, daughter, 30. Ole is a pastor in the Norwegian Lutheran Church and Manda is a clerk at a doctor’s office.

      O. N. emigrated in 1874.

      He was a Free Church pastor who began his ministry in 1876.

      He was the fourth pastor of the Ringsaker Lutheran Free Church of rural Buxton, Belmont Twp, Traill County, North Dakota. That congregation was organized in 1891. His stay in North Dakota must have been brief.

      His son-in-law Ludwig Lima was his doctor and was the informant for his death certificate. Ole died from Bright’s disease and heart lesions. He had lived in Montevideo for six years and died at 118 N 4th. His parents were Nils Nilson and Elizabeth Olson.
    Person ID I8157  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2020 

    Father Niels Olson,   b. 26 Jan 1812, Næsseim, Nærstrands, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lisabeth Olsdatter,   b. Abt 1815, Jelse, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tabithe Nicolaisdatter EDLAND,   b. 26 Jan 1854, Gjesdal, Lye, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1928, Chippewa County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1875  Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indexed in MOMS as Ole Nilsen Berg and Fabitha N Edland. They were married in Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis according to one of Hermund’s family sources.
    Children 
     1. Elise BERGH,   b. 16 Jun 1876, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1951, Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Constance BERGH,   b. 17 Aug 1878, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1952, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Luthard Noble BERGH,   b. 27 Sep 1880, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1948, Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Inger BERGH,   b. 25 Sep 1883, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1975, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Nanda BERGH,   b. 5 Dec 1885, Audubon, Becker County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1957, Chippewa County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Nicolai Sverre BERGH,   b. 1888,   d. 1888  (Age 0 years)
     7. Gerhardt Nicholas BERGH,   b. 18 May 1890, Audubon, Becker County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1946, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F6180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart