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About Johan Mortensen

Johan Mortensen var født på Vikestad, Vikna.

Den 18.09.1875 kjøper Johan gården Øvergården (bruksnr 4) på Lauvøya, Vikna, av Kasper Knudsen. Kjøpesummen var 1.000 speciedaler. Se bilder.

Flere av hans barn utvandret til USA, og en av sønnene, Einar, tok etterhvert Ovgard som etternavn. Dvs at han tok navn etter gården der han var født og oppvokst.

Kilde: Viknaboka, bind I, side 46.


Johan Mortensen was born on Vikestad, Vikna, Norway.

In September 1875 Johan bought the farm Øvergården (Upper farm) on the island Lauvøya (outside Rørvik), Vikna, Norway, from Kasper Knudsen. The purchase price was 1,000 speciedaler. Take a look at the Pictures.

Several of his children emigrated to the United States, and one of his sons, Einar, actually took Ovgard as his surname. A english version of his birthplace Øvergården. All Ovgard's in the US (today) are descendants after Einar.

Source: Viknaboka, Volume I, page 46

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Johan Mortensen's Timeline

1848
February 7, 1848
Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
July 2, 1848
Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
1872
August 15, 1872
Age 24
Rørvik, Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
1877
August 21, 1877
Age 29
1879
April 17, 1879
Age 31
Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
1881
January 29, 1881
Age 32
Rørvik, Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
1883
February 28, 1883
Age 35
Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
1884
September 18, 1884
Age 36
Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
1887
February 26, 1887
Age 39
Vikna, Nord-Trondelag, Norway