Marit Olsdatter Strømbu

Chicago, Cook, IL, United States

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Marit Olsdatter Strømbu

Birthdate: (101)
Birthplace: Straumbu, Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
Death: circa February 14, 1934 (97-105)
Chicago, Cook, IL, United States (Alderdom)
Place of Burial: Chicago, Cook, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ola Pedersson Rindal and Eldri Hansdatter Strømbu
Wife of Ole Oleson Stadsbuøyen
Mother of Olina Foshaug; Simen Oleson; Eldri Houg; Martin Oleson; Jørgen (George Strom) Oleson and 6 others
Sister of Hans Olsson Strømbu; Kari Olsdatter Strømbu; Peder Olsson Strømbu and Jørgen Olsson Strømbu

Managed by: Ketil Ola Os
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About Marit Olsdatter Strømbu

Reiste til Chicago 07.09.1888 på tilsendt billett fra Ole som reiste til Eau Claire 06.04.1888. Ble 101 år. Bildet er tatt på hennes 100-årsdag.



MARIT STROMBU (Mother of Olina)

Marit Strombu was born in Strombu, Osterladen, Norway January 8, 1833. She married Ole Olson in Foldalen, Norway in 1854. They resided in Norway until 1888 when they migrated to the United States and settled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Ole died in 1895 and six years later Marit and several of her children moved to Aberdeen, Washington. She lived with her bachelor son, Martin. (Information concerning Ole Olson was not available) Marit Strombu Olson had a brother Jurgen (George), a brother Peter, and a sister Oline, who all migrated to the United States about 1888. Apparently there were other other children, but information was not available. George Strombu's name was changed to Oleson and Olines married name was Christensen. Ruth Oleson, daughter of George Oleson (Strombu) visited Norway in the late 1960's and a quote from a letter from her, "When I was in Strombu I visited the old Strombu Gard (Farm) where my father and Marit Olson were born. That home is still there and must be over 200 years old. Their new home was built about 1960 and is a comfortable 10 room home. They said it took seven years to build, as it was constructed by men in the family and was part stone and part wood. The wood was from trees cut down on their own farm and left to dry thoroughly before being used". Marit Oleson had eleven children: Kari, Ole, Eldri, Olina, George , Martin, Sam, Peter, Ingrid, Hannah, and Mary. They were all born in Norway and all but the oldest settled in the United States. They first settled in Wisconsin, but about 1900 several moved to Washington state (Ole, Olina, George, Martin, Peter, Ingrid, and Hannah) Ole changed his name to Ole Oien. Keenly interested in the affairs of her family, friends, and Church, Marit Olson had remarkably sound sight, hearing, and memory during her 101 years. She kept house for her son Martin until about two years before her death in 1934. She had a fall when she was in her eighties, and suffered a broken hip. She was unable to walk after that, but got around well on a chair with castors. Grandma Olson, as she was known by relatives and friends, saw many remarkable changes in life style. While a child in Norway, she helped to spin yarn and weave cloth. She saw changes in lighting from candles to kerosene lamps to electric lights. She enjoyed automobile rides and loved flowers. Her bible was her constant companion. At the time of her death, six of her children were living: George Olson, Martin Olson, Peter Olson, Mrs. Chris (Ingrid)Peterson, Mrs. Peter (Hannah) Hegg, and Mrs Clarence (Mary) Sprague.

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Marit Olsdatter Strømbu's Timeline

January 8, 1833
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
November 12, 1856
Age 23
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
September 20, 1858
Age 25
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
September 14, 1860
Age 27
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
September 6, 1862
Age 29
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
May 13, 1864
Age 31
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
April 3, 1866
Age 33
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
June 6, 1868
Age 35
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway
June 4, 1871
Age 38
Folldal, Folldal, Hedmark, Norway