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Mellem Family


Ola Rasmusson Opheimshaug Fet (1700-80)
Rasmus Olson Maelum (ca. 1741- ?)
Augund Rasmussen Fet (ca. 1779-1841)
Rasmus Augundsen Mellem (ca. 1803-?)
Augund (Edward) Mellem (1837-1903)
Robert Mellem (1868-1917)
obit: Ole C. (Mellem) Larson
obit: Naomi (Mellem) Jacobson
obit: Sophia Mellem

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Mellem Family: Sogn og Fjordane, Norway - Crawford Co, WI - Vernon Co., WI


Ola Rasmusson Opheimshaug Fet Family Group

Ola Rasmusson Opheimshaug Fet, b. ca. 1700, d. 1780
Father: Rasmus Rasmussen Jørongo Opheimshaug ( - 1741)
Mother: Brita Andersdotter Flaaten ( - 1741)
Farm name spelled Feet. Source:
Baptisms in Sogn og Fjordane 1699-1895, Source: Digitalarkivet (Digital Archive of Norway), accessed 2000/1.
Burials in Hafslo, Norway 1755-1920, Source: Digitalarkivet (Digital Archive of Norway), accessed 2000/1.
Laberg, Jon, Hafslo Bygd Og Ætter, A.S. John Griegs Boktrykkeri: 1926.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Unnj Olsdtr Opheimshougen, b. bef. 27 JUL 1739 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Spouse: Kari Ellendsdotter Lid, d. 1752

Married 1738.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Brita Olsdotter Fet, m. Anders Olsen Raaum, 17 JUN 1771 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 2 grandchildren
  2. Ellend Olson Fet
  3. Ola Olson Fet
  4. Rasmus Olson Maelum, b. bef. 17 DEC 1741 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Ragnhild Augundsdotter Høye/Høgie, 17 OCT 1771 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 5 grandchildren
  5. Astrie Olsdotter Fet, b. bef. 18 JAN 1744 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Christopher Torgierson Raaeim, 23 OCT 1773 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 1 grandchild


Rasmus Olson Maelum Family Group


Rasmus Olson Maelum, b. bef. 17 DEC 1741 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Father: Ola Rasmusson Opheimshaug Fet (ca. 1700 - 1780)
Mother: Kari Ellendsdotter Lid ( - 1752)

Spouse: Ragnhild Augundsdotter Høye/Høgie, b. bef. 12 APR 1750 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Father: Augund Einarsen Tios (aft. 1722 - 1793)
Mother: Ragnhild Trondsdotter Jørongo (bef. 1727 - 1784)
Source: Burials in Hafslo, Norway 1755-1920, Source: Digitalarkivet (Digital Archive of Norway), accessed 2000/1.
Laberg, Jon, Hafslo Bygd Og Ætter, A.S. John Griegs Boktrykkeri: 1926.
Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane, accessed 2000/1.
Married 17 OCT 1771 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Augund Rasmusson Fet, b. bef. 5 DEC 1779 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Kari Olsdotter Melheim, 26 JUN 1804 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, d. 24 JUN 1841 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 6 grandchildren
  2. Martha Rasmusdtr Fet, b. bef. 27 JAN 1782 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  3. Hermund Rasmuson Fet, b. bef. 12 DEC 1784 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, d. bef. 22 MAR 1787 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  4. Elling Rasmuson Fet, b. bef. 31 JAN 1790 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  5. Peder Rasmuson Fet, b. bef. 16 SEP 1792 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway


Augund Rasmussen Fet Family Group

Augund Rasmusson Fet, b. bef. 5 DEC 1779 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, d. 24 JUN 1841 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Father: Rasmus Olson Maelum (bef. 1741 - )
Mother: Ragnhild Augundsdotter Høye/Høgie (bef. 1750 - )
Fet is a farm name in Hafslo, Norway
Maelem is spelling of farm name: (Source: Digitalarkivet: Burials in Hafslo 1755-1920)
Was a soldier at time of son Rasmus' baptism.

Spouse: Kari Olsdotter Melheim

Father: Ola Anderson Hjøsvongo ( - )
Mother: Marta Trondsdotter Sønnesyn ( - )
May have died 9 JUN 1841 in Hafslo, at age of 62. (Source: Burials in Hafslo, Norway 1755-1920, Source: Digitalarkivet (Digital Archive of Norway), accessed 2000/1.
May have been married previously to Anders Olsen Nyegaard (see Marriages in Hafslo)
Married 26 JUN 1804 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Rasmus Augundsen Melheim, b. bef. 13 NOV 1803 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Malina Persdotter Hillestad, 2 NOV 1830; 14 grandchildren
  2. Martha Augundsdtr Mælem, b. bef. 1 FEB 1807 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  3. Ragnhild Augundsdotter Fet, b. bef. 18 FEB 1810 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Johannes Olsen Fetbakken, 6 JUN 1833 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 5 grandchildren
  4. Kari Augundsdatter Fet, b. bef. 31 AUG 1817 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Endre Aamundson Skjervo, 8 MAY 1843 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 1 grandchild
  5. Britha Augundsdatter Fet, b. bef. 19 DEC 1819 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Mons Schanke Amundsen Skjerven, 18 JUN 1850 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 1 grandchild
  6. Olina Augundsdatter Fet, b. 7 AUG 1824 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. Iver Endresen Skjerven, 7 OCT 1845 in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; 4 grandchildren


Rasmus Augundsen Mellem Family Group

Rasmus Augundsen MELLEM, b. 13 NOV 1803

Father: Augund Rasmuson FET (1779 - 1841)
Mother: Kari Olsdotter MELLEM ( - )
Name was Maelum in Norway. (Source: Rhoda White, 1999)

Spouse: Malina Persdotter HILLESTAD, b. 13 DEC 1812

Father: Peder Ivarsen HILLESTAD, b. 1788, d. 15 JAN 1848 at Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Mother: Anna Christoffersdatter SIE, b. 1785 at Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
(Source: Chris Larson, 1999)
(Source: C.W.K. Nitter, "Nitter Family", 1971)
Married 2 NOV 1830.
Emigrated to U.S. 1854.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Martha Rasmusdotter MELLEM, b. 22 NOV 1830 at Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, m. David Gjertson KROGEN, 30 NOV 1855 at Stoughton, Dane, WI, d. 1 MAY 1923 at Kenyon, Goodhue, MN; 7 grandchildren
  2. Kari MELLEM, b. 10 SEP 1832 at Maelum Farm, Norway, m. Anders Knutson HAUGE; 9 grandchildren
  3. Anna MELLEM, b. 16 MAR 1835, m. John IVERSON, m. Berent "Ben" KNUDTSON, 20 JAN 1858 at Vernon Co., WI; 1 grandchild
  4. Augund (Edward) MELLEM, b. 14 OCT 1837, m. Mattie (Martha) HELLAND, 1867, d. 23 FEB 1903 at Crawford Co., WI; 5 grandchildren
  5. Malina MELLEM, b. 1839 at Norway, m. Andrew KNUTSON, 17 DEC 1860 at Crawford Co., WI; 3 grandchildren
  6. Peder MELLEM, b. 31 OCT 1841 at Norway, m. Anna Olsdotter THOMPSON, 24 OCT 1869, m. Mathilda OLSON, 30 OCT 1893, d. 13 OCT 1894; 6 grandchildren
  7. Olena MELLEM, b. 5 NOV 1843 at Norway, m. Thomas T. NELSON, 21 NOV 1866 at Steele Co., MN, d. 28 DEC 1898; 7 grandchildren
  8. Christopher MELLEM (2), b. 1846
  9. Johanna MELLEM, b. 30 NOV 1849
  10. Iver MELLEM, b. 16 AUG 1852 at Norway, d. bef. 1858
  11. Ragnhild (Charlotte) MELLEM, b. 16 AUG 1852 at Norway
  12. Bertha Marit MELLEM, b. 20 JAN 1856, d. bef. 1860
  13. Iver R. MELLEM, b. 20 DEC 1858, m. Randa ANDERSON, 13 MAY 1884 at Owatonna, Steele, MN, d. 16 JAN 1944; 6 grandchildren
  14. Robert MELLEM, b. 9 NOV 1863, m. Gertrude R. OSTERBERG, 27 APR 1884 at De Lamere, Sargent, ND, d. 18 MAY 1943 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN; 5 grandchildren


Augund (Edward) MELLEM Family Group

Augund (Edward) MELLEM, b. 14 OCT 1837, d. 23 FEB 1903 at Crawford Co, WI

Father: Rasmus Augundsen MELLEM (1803 - )
Mother: Malina Persdotter HILLESTAD (1812 - )
Immigrated in 1854 from Hafslo, Luster Kommune, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. (Source: Chris Larson, 1999)

Spouse: Mattie (Martha) HELLAND, b. 17 NOV 1844 at Lerdal Sogn, Norway, d. 16 JUN 1928 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI

Father: Nils HANSSON ( - )
Mother: Anna Olsdotter HELLAND ( - )
(Source: Vernon County Censor, June 27, 1928)
Married 1867.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Ole C. MELLEM, b. 22 JUN 1865, m. Mary Rose Ella TRAVER 1893 in Milner, Sargent, ND, m. Mrs. Martha McGAHA, 1929, d. 8 APR 1935, Waurika, Jefferson, OK, Bur. 10 APR 1935, Frederick, Tillman, OK; 3 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren - changed name to Ole LARSON and moved to North Dakota then Oklahoma in late 1800's.
  2. Robert MELLEM, b. 28 JUN 1868, m. Sophia Gjertina HILLBO, 1896, d. 13 AUG 1917 at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI; 9 grandchildren
  3. Anna Malena (Lena) MELLEM, b. 8 NOV 1871, d. 10 DEC 1876 at Crawford Co., WI
  4. Carrie MELLEM, b. 30 JUL 1874, m. Erik Erikson BOLSTAD, 28 FEB 1900, d. 1930; 3 grandchildren
  5. Lena MELLEM, b. 8 APR 1882, m. Henry HOGAN, 3 AUG 1903, d. 19 APR 1961 at Madison, Dane, WI; 1 grandchild
  6. Christopher MELLEM, b. 20 JAN 1885, d. 8 SEP 1885 at Crawford Co., WI

Robert MELLEM Family Group

Robert MELLEM, b. 28 JUN 1868, d. 13 AUG 1917 at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Father: Augund (Edward) MELLEM, (1837 - 1903)
Mother: Mattie (Martha) HELLAND, (1844 - 1928)
b.date (Source: Rhoda White, 1999 AND LDS, Individual Record, submitteed by Vaughn Kameron Boyman, Submission #: AF83-004202)

Spouse: Sophia Gjertina HILLBO, b. 15 APR 1872 at Norway, d. 21 JUN 1963

Father: Carl Monson HILLBO, b. 19 NOV 1843 at Lavik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Mother: Marte Tollefsdatter BRUDOS, b. 1844, d. 1916
b.15 APR 1872, parents (Source: Rhoda White, 1999)
(Source: Digitalarkivet: People of Norwegian ancestry in the Wisconsin Census of 1880)
b. 15 APR 1872 in Lavik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway (Source: Digitalarkivet and Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane digital archives, accessed APR 2000)
Married 1896.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Gertrude Clara MELLEM, b. 8 AUG 1898 at Town of Freeman, Crawford, WI, m. John Harold SEYMOUR, 5 MAR 1921, d. 22 DEC 1972 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI; 2 grandchildren
  2. Arthur Carl MELLEM, b. 23 APR 1900 in Town of Freeman, Crawford, WI, m. Martha Lydia BOLSTAD, 2 MAR 1933 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI, d. 12 JAN 1992 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI; 3 grandchildren
  3. Mabel MELLEM, b. 8 FEB 1902 at Town of Freeman, Crawford, WI, m. Peter J. JERMAN, 14 APR 1926, d. 20 NOV 1996 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI; 3 grandchildren
  4. Minnie MELLEM, b. 19 MAY 1903 at Ferryville, Crawford, WI, div., m. Clare Wallace CUSHING, 4 NOV 1928 at Yakima, Yakima, WA, m. Selmer PETERSON, 9 OCT 1953, d. 20 FEB 1981 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI; 2 grandchildren
  5. Sara Rhodina "Rhoda" MELLEM; b. 3 JUN 1905 at Town of Freeman, Crawford, WI, m. Donald Lee WHITE, 1 JUN 1938 at Omaha, NE, d. 2 MARCH 2008 at Madison, Dane, WI; 2 grandchildren
  6. Agnes MELLEM, b. 12 OCT 1906, m. Orvin E. TORGER, 3 DEC 1938 at Waukon, Allamakee, IA, d. 31 AUG 1988 at Viroqua, Vernon, WI; 1 grandchild
  7. Leone E. MELLEM, b. 5 MAY 1909 in Wisconsin, m. Arthur RYDER, 28 MAY 1949 in Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, m. Frank PIONKE, bef. 1974, d. 3 JUN 1973 in Plainfield, Waushara, WI
  8. Edythe Lorraine MELLEM, b. 21 FEB 1912, m. Amer PETERSON, 16 NOV 1929, m. Arthur ANDERSON, 31 JUL 1959 at Nashua, Chickasaw, IA, d. 6 JUN 1990; 2 grandchildren
  9. Naomi MELLEM, b. 7 NOV 1914 in Wisconsin, m. Arthur JACOBSON, 1950, d. 2 AUG 1971 in Madison, Dane, WI

Family group report created by Gene 4.2.1, Mon, Jul 3, 2000

O. C. LARSON

The book of life closed Monday night for O. C. Larson, a pioneer Waurikan, when death came after a two weeks' illness, but following two years of failing health.

Funeral services were held at the Waurika Baptist church at 10:30 Wednesday morning, conducted by the Baptist pastor at Addington and the body was taken to Frederick for interment, to sleep in the family lot there midst loved ones.

Ole Carlson Larson was born at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, June 22, 1865, his parents having arrived in this country only a short time before, from Norway which had been the family home for generations.

He grew up in an old fashioned home where the doctrines of the Lutheran church were taught and was confirmed at the age of 14. He grew to manhood in LaCrosse where he learned the blacksmithing trade. At the age of 20 he left LaCrosse for Milner, South Dakota, and here he was married to Rose Ella Traver in 1893.

The family lived at Milner until 1901 when Mrs. Larson's people came to Oklahoma and located in Frederick and here Mr. and Mrs. Larson joined them. The family lived at Frederick until 1903 when they came to Waurika and have ever since called this place home. Mr. Larson spent 1918 and 1919 at Burkburnett, Texas, and for the past several years has maintained a shop at Addington but Waurika has always been home and has been claimed by him as his place of residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Larson were the parents of three children; Hazel, Mrs. George Tinkle of St. Louis, Mo.; Rhoda, Mrs. Avery Keessee, Oklahoma City; and Bill, of this city. There are also two step children, Mrs. Chas. Dick; Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. May Egan, Blle, California, who made their home with their mother and Mr. Larson for a number of years.

Mrs. Larson died January 18, 1924, and in 1929 Mr. Larson married Mrs. Martha McGaha. She died in February, 1934, and since that time Mr. Larson has spent much of the time with his son, Bill, who has been unusually devoted to his father's care and welfare.

Knowing Mr. Larson was failing, Mrs. Keessee and family; Mrs. Dick and Mrs. Egan; also a granddaughter, Miss Geneise Long and a sister in law, Mrs. F. W. Smith of Frederick, spent two days at the Larson home in a farewell visit. Mrs. Egan and Mrs. Dick were unable to make the ling trip back when their stepfather passed away, but Mrs. Smith and Miss Geneise, also Mrs. Keessee and family came for the funeral services.

Surviving Mr. Larson are his three children; Mrs. Dick and Mrs. Egan; a number of McGaha children, none of whom were ever at home with him and the last Mrs. Larson; also seven grandchildren. An aged sister lives in St. Veroqua, Wisconsin.

Mr. Larson, to those who knew him through years of association, typified "The Village Blacksmith" immortalized by Longfellow. And through the years, when a number of our leading young businessmen of today were the children of that time, Mr. Larson's blacksmith shop, with the forge and bellows, was an enchanting place to visit. To watch him, with his leather apron, fasten the shoes on a horse; to see the red hot metal from the forge hammered into whatsoever object the blacksmith desired, was a thrilling pastime.

(Source: Waurika News-Democrat, Friday, April 12, 1935 - provided by Chris Larson, 2002)

Obituary of Mrs. Sophia MELLEM

VIROQUA, Wis. - (Special) - Mrs. Sophia Mellem, 81, died at her home in Viroqua Sunday. A former Retreat resident, she came to Viroqua in 1934.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Jacobson-Swanson Funeral Home and 1:30 p.m., at the South West Prairie Lutheran Church, the Rev. O.J. Nesheim officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.

Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Harold Seymour of De Soto, Mrs. Peter Jerman and Mrs. Orvin Torger of Ferryville, Mrs. Minnie Cushing, Mrs. Donald White and Mrs. Amer Peterson of Viroqua, Mrs. Arthur Ryder of Milwaukee and Mrs. Arthur Jacobson, Madison; one son, Arthur of Ferryville; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Munson of Winona, Minn.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mellem was the wife of Robert Mellem, who died 36 years ago. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
(Source: La Crosse Tribune, Monday, June 22, 1953, p. 12.)



Other Links

- Descendents of Robert Mellem - Robert Olsen, gr-grandson of Robert MELLEM

Everything's Relative - Chris Larson, gr-gr granddaughter of Rasmus MELLEM

 

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