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Olaus Olson (Olofson)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Runsberga, Gärdslösa Parish, Sweden
Death: November 13, 1915 (78)
Kearney County, NE, United States
Place of Burial: Holdrege, Phelps Co, NE, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Olof Jonsson and Ingrid Maria Jonsson
Husband of Christina Olson
Father of Lydia Kristina Olson; Peter Olof Olson; John Walfred Olson; Agnes Marie Elizabeth Swanson; Emma Christina Anderson and 3 others
Brother of Anders Peter Olsson

Occupation: farmer
Managed by: Connie Olson Streeter
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About Olaus Olson

Olaus was born at No. 6 Sörby, Gärdslösa Parish, Öland, Sweden. It is believed that Ingrid's mother (Maja Andersotter) and Maja mother (Brita Nilsdotter) lived at Sörby No. 6 at some point in time. Maja Andersdotter was married to Olof Nilsson who was mentioned as living at Sörby No. 6 in 1823. Brita Nilsdotter was married to Anders Danielsson who was mentioned to be living at Sörby No. 6 in 1779. Probably the families were related. During his younger years Olaus followed the sea but left it to engage in farming. Olaus emigrated to the U.S. on July 17, 1876. He probably used the ferry "Kalmarsund" to cross the Kalmarsund. Then he probably traveled over land to Göteborg where he would have taken a steamer to Hull, England and then by rail to Liverpool. Olaus initially settled at or near Bishop Hill (Henry Co., SE of Moline) Illinois. Bishop Hill was a religious communal enterprise estab. sometime after 1844 and dissolved in 1868. He was financially able to bring his eldest son, Peter, to the U.S. in 1877 and in 1880, Christina and the other children left Haby, Öland and travelled to the port of Göteborg. They left Göteborg on Sept. 10, 1880 on a ship for England.Pax index microfilm at port of Göteborg, 1880. Christina's contract #16:195:05372.

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Olaus Olson's Timeline

March 31, 1837
Gärdslösa Parish, Sweden
November 5, 1863
Age 26
December 26, 1864
Age 27
May 30, 1867
Age 30
June 29, 1870
Age 33
September 12, 1872
Age 35
Gärdslösa Parish, Sverige
October 2, 1875
Age 38
Gärdslösa, Öland, Sweden
Age 43
Bishop Hill, Henry County, IL, United States
December 26, 1882
Age 45
Bishop Hill, Henry County, IL, United States