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Ole and Barbo Gronvold

Descendants of Ole Helgesen

Generation No. 1

1. OLE1 HELGESEN was born 1764 in Norway. He married KIERSTIE HENRICKSDOTTER, daughter of HENRIC
MICHELSEN and BARBO BJORNSDOTTER. She was born 28 Feb 1779.
Child of OLE HELGESEN and KIERSTIE HENRICKSDOTTER is:

2.
i. HENDRICK OLESEN2 GRONVOLD, b. 19 Oct 1812, Norderhov,Buskerud, Norway; d. 19 Dec 1900, Black
Hammer,Houston,MN.
Generation No. 2

2. HENDRICK OLESEN2 GRONVOLD (OLE1 HELGESEN) was born 19 Oct 1812 in Norderhov,Buskerud, Norway,
and died 19 Dec 1900 in Black Hammer,Houston,MN. He married MAR N. NILSDOTTER 14 Oct 1835 in
Norderhov Buskerud Norway, daughter of NILS OSTENSEN. She was born Jun 1816, and died 02 May 1901 in
Black Hammer,Houston,MN.
Notes for HENDRICK OLESEN GRONVOLD:
Probate File #1198, Register #3, Page #61.
Houston County, Minn.
Hendrick O. Gronvold


STATE OF MINNESOTA In Probate Court
County of Houston


 In the Matter of the Estate of Hendrick O. Gronvold, Deceased.


To the Probate Court in and for said County


The petition of Ole H. Gronvold of Town of Black Hammer in the County of Houston and State of
Minnesota, respectfully represents that Hendrick O. Gronvold late of ? in the County of Houston and State of
Minnesota, died the 20th day of December A.D. 1900, at the County of Houston testate, as petitioner believes;
that the instrument in writing herewith presented to this Court, is the Last Will and Testament of said deceased as
petitioner believes; and that your petitioner is the identical person named and appointed in and by said Last Will
and Testament as Executor therof; that the names, ages and residences of the heirs and devisees of the decedent so
far as known to your petitioner, are as follows:

1 - ? Thompson age 55 – Miltona , Douglas County, Minn.
2 – Bertha P. Johnson age 50 – Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa
3 – Nils Gronvold age 45 – Minneapolis, Minn.
4 – Ole H. Gronvold age 52 Spring Grove, Minn.


Daughters and sons of said deceased

That the probable value of the personal property of the estate is Ten Dollars; and that the probable value of the
real property of the estate if Five Hundred Dollars, and its character is as follows: One forty acre tract of farming
land, in the Township of Black Hammer, Houston County, Minn.


That the name of the executor named in the will is Ole H. Gronvold and his residence is in the Township of Black
Hammer (P. O. Spring Grove)
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Your petitioner therefore prays that said Will may be proved and allowed as the Last Will and Testament of said
Henrick Gronvold, Deceased, and that Letters Testamentary be granted to ? Ole H. Gronvold.
Dated at Caledonia this 17th day of May ? A.D. 1901.


(Signed) Ole H. Gronvold
STATE OF MINNESOTA
County of Houston

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Ole H. Gronvold the person who made the foregoing petition being duly sworn, says that the same is true to
his own knowledge except as to those mailers stated on his information and belief, and as to those matters that he
believes them to be true.

I, Hendrick O. Gronvold of Black Hammer in the County of Houston and State of Minnesota being of sound
mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be by Last Will and Testament.

First, I order and direct that my Executor hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as
soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath my son Ole H.
Gronvold or his heirs, All of my real estate, and personal property, Provided that he shall take Good and Proper
care of me and my wife Mari Gronvold through our natural lives. And after the above expenses mentioned
expenses are paid: He shall receive the following ? real estate to wit: the South West corner of the North West
quarter of Section Twelve (12) Township One Hundred and Two (102) Range Seven (7) containing forty acres
more or less. And all the household furniture.
And regarding ? and cash if there be and the ? and the clothing belonging same.

Children of HENDRICK GRONVOLD and MAR NILSDOTTER are:

3. i. OLE HENDRIKSEN3 GRONVOLD, b. 1847, Norderhov,Buskerud, Norway; d. 14 Jun 1927, Houston Co. MN.
4. ii. NILS GRONVOLD, b. 1850, Norway.
5. iii. BERTHA MARIE GRONVOLD, b. 17 May 1853, Norway; d. 1940, Ia.
iv. HELGE GRONVOLD, b. 1855, Norway.
v. CHRISTIAN GRONVOLD, b. 1858.
6. vi. INGER GRONVOLD, b. 07 Jun 1841.
Generation No. 3

3. OLE HENDRIKSEN3 GRONVOLD (HENDRICK OLESEN2, OLE1 HELGESEN) was born 1847 in Norderhov,Buskerud,
Norway, and died 14 Jun 1927 in Houston Co. MN. He married BARBO OLESDOTTER ANKERSON 1872 in
Norway, daughter of OLE ANKERSON and ANNE KITTILSDTR. She was born 29 Oct 1857 in
Haraldset,Nes,Hallingdal,Norway, and died 03 Apr 1925 in Houston Co. MN.
Notes for OLE HENDRIKSEN GRONVOLD:
Obituary in the Spring Grove Herald – June 23, 1927
OLE GRONVOLD PASSED AWAY TUESDAY

Ole Grondvold was born in Soktendalen, Norway, on November 26th, 1847 and came to Spring Grove
vicinity in 1862 and while here was united in marriage to Barbo Ankerson in 1872. He died from cancer of the
stomach on Tuesday, June 14th, at the home of Mrs. Gilbert Amunrud, buried on Saturday, June 18th.

Nine children were born, of whom eight are living and all being present at the funeral. Mrs. Anders
Berquam, Nye, Wis.; Mrs. Bernt Jonson, Black Hammer; Helmer Gronvold, Black Hammer; Mrs. Helmer
Amunrud, Mrs. Gilbert Amunrud both of Riceford; Mrs. Martin Ostern, the home farm; Mrs. Helmer Staupe at
home and Mrs. Ole Hausker, deceased.

He also leaves to mourn his loss a sister; Mrs. Peter Johnson at Calmer, Iowa.
Rev. A. O. Johnson officiated at the home and Black Hammer Church.

THE SPRING GROVE HERALD
The Village News – Thursday, May 3, 1900

Ole Gronvold went to Douglas County Thursday on a visit.
Notice – Thursday, May 16, 1901

A black colored sow with a white spot on her head, weighing about 250 pounds came to my premises on
April 14. Owner may have same by calling at my residence in Black Hammer, Minnesota. Ole H. Gronvold

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More About OLE HENDRIKSEN GRONVOLD:
Arrival: 1868
Cause of Death: cancer(illegible)
Medical Information: death record 1927-MN-005360 Ole H Gronvold born Nov 26 1857 Norway occupation
retired farmer father Hendrick Gronvold Norway mother unknown Buried June 18 1927 Black Hammer MN
Residence: 1900, Black Hammer, Houston, Minnesota

More About BARBO OLESDOTTER ANKERSON:
Arrival: 1862
Cause of Death: cerebral hemmorhage
Medical Information: death record 1925-MN-005450 white female married born sept 29 1857 Norway spouse
Ole Gronvold occupation house wife parents unknown buried April 6 1925 in Black Hammer MN Undertaker
JA Engell S
Residence: 1900, Black Hammer, Houston, Minnesota

Children of OLE GRONVOLD and BARBO ANKERSON are:

7.
i. AMANDA OTILLA4 GRONVOLD, b. 04 Apr 1877, Black Hammer Houston MN; d. 24 May 1946, Alden
Township Polk WI.
8.
ii. GINA MARIE GRONVOLD, b. 11 Oct 1879, Black Hammer,Houston,MN; d. 09 Jan 1957, Black Hammer
Houston MN.
iii.
HELMER CHRISTIAN GRONVOLD, b. 27 Aug 1881, Black Hammer Houston MN; d. 02 Apr 1962, Houston,
Minnesota; m. HANNAH KARLSBRAATEN, 30 Aug 1904, Black Hammer,Houston,MN; b. 04 May 1888,
Black Hammer Houston MN; d. 07 Apr 1965, Black Hammer Houston MN.
More About HELMER CHRISTIAN GRONVOLD:
Other-Begin: Houston County
Residence: Not Stated, Houston, Minnesota


9.
iv.
HANNAH GRONVOLD, b. 13 Oct 1883, Black Hammer,Houston,MN; d. 1965, Houston Co. MN.
10.
v.
IDA BERTHINE GRONVOLD, b. 06 Oct 1886, Houston Co. MN; d. 27 Mar 1946, Houston Co. MN.
11.
vi.
BETSY OLIVIA GRONVOLD, b. 06 Oct 1888, Houston Co. MN.
vii. EMMA GEORGINA GRONVOLD, b. 13 Nov 1891, Houston Co. MN; d. Mn; m. OLE HOUSKER.
12.
viii.
HENRIETTA BENORA GRONVOLD, b. 26 Jul 1896, Houston Co. MN; d. 19 Feb 1970, Dakota Co MN.
ix.
HENRY ODIN GRONVOLD, b. 26 Jul 1896, Black Hammer Houston MN; d. 26 Aug 1971, Black Hammer
Houston MN.
4. NILS3 GRONVOLD (HENDRICK OLESEN2, OLE1 HELGESEN) was born 1850 in Norway. He married SERENE
GRONVOLD. She was born 1860 in Norway.
More About NILS GRONVOLD:
Arrival: 1873
Residence: 1900, Minneapolis Ward 11, Hennepin, Minnesota

More About SERENE GRONVOLD:
Arrival: 1866
Residence: 1900, Minneapolis Ward 11, Hennepin, Minnesota

Children of NILS GRONVOLD and SERENE GRONVOLD are:

i. HENRY M4 GRONVOLD, b. 1882, Minnesota.
More About HENRY M GRONVOLD:
Residence: 1900, Minneapolis Ward 11, Hennepin, Minnesota


ii.
CLARA GRONVOLD, b. 1885, Iowa.
More About CLARA GRONVOLD:
Residence: 1900, Minneapolis Ward 11, Hennepin, Minnesota


iii.
HELEN GRONVOLD, b. 1896, Minnesota.
More About HELEN GRONVOLD:
Residence: 1900, Minneapolis Ward 11, Hennepin, Minnesota


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5. BERTHA MARIE3 GRONVOLD (HENDRICK OLESEN2, OLE1 HELGESEN) was born 17 May 1853 in Norway, and
died 1940 in Ia. She married PETER JOHNSON 1875 in Iowa. He was born 1848 in Sweden, and died in Ia.
More About BERTHA MARIE GRONVOLD:
Arrival: 1873
Residence: 1910, Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa

More About PETER JOHNSON:
Arrival: 1871
Residence: 1910, Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa

Children of BERTHA GRONVOLD and PETER JOHNSON are:

13. i. CAROLINE4 JOHNSON, b. 1876, Iowa; d. Ia.
ii. HELMER JOHNSON, b. 1878, Iowa.
iii. THEODORE JOHNSON, b. Mar 1881, Iowa.
iv. CHRISTIAN O JOHNSON, b. May 1883, Iowa; d. Oregon.
14. v. PETRA J JOHNSON, b. Aug 1885, Iowa.
vi. EDWARD B JOHNSON, b. 17 Jan 1888, Iowa.
More About EDWARD B JOHNSON:
Other-Begin: Winneshiek
Residence: 1910, Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa


15. vii. CLARA J JOHNSON, b. Oct 1889, Iowa; d. 1955.
viii. WILLIAM A JOHNSON, b. Apr 1891, Iowa.
More About WILLIAM A JOHNSON:
Residence: 1910, Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa


ix. HELMA J JOHNSON, b. Mar 1893, Iowa.
More About HELMA J JOHNSON:
Residence: 1910, Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa


x. HERMAN J JOHNSON, b. Feb 1895, Iowa.
More About HERMAN J JOHNSON:
Residence: 1910, Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa


6. INGER3 GRONVOLD (HENDRICK OLESEN2, OLE1 HELGESEN) was born 07 Jun 1841. She married TOLLIFF
THOMPSON. He was born 1841 in Norway, and died 1902 in Christiana Norway.
More About INGER GRONVOLD:
Residence: 1880, Miltona, Douglas, Minnesota, United States


More About TOLLIFF THOMPSON:
Residence: 1880, Miltona, Douglas, Minnesota, United States


Children of INGER GRONVOLD and TOLLIFF THOMPSON are:

16. i. MAREN TORINE4 THOMPSON, b. 1865, Norway; d. 10 Jul 1951, Red Lake Mn.
ii. HERMAN THOMPSON, b. 1872, Minnesota; m. AMANDA STOFFLE.
More About HERMAN THOMPSON:
Occupation: barber
Residence: 1880, Miltona, Douglas, Minnesota, United States


17. iii. GILBERT THOMPSON, b. 1874, Minnesota.
iv. IDA THOMPSON, b. 1877, Minnesota; m. JANE HOVE.
More About IDA THOMPSON:

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Residence: 1880, Miltona, Douglas, Minnesota, United States

v.
HELEN THOMPSON, b. 1879, Minnesota.
More About HELEN THOMPSON:
Residence: 1880, Miltona, Douglas, Minnesota, United States


vi.
LILLIAN THOMPSON, b. Mn; m. HALVAR LOKEN.
More About HALVAR LOKEN:
Occupation: Banker

 

This includes only the first three generations for the Gronvold line. I have much more and if you are interested leave me a note!