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Ole Friestad

Birthplace: Klepp, Rogaland, Norway
Death: Died in Campbell, Emmons Co., ND
Place of Burial: Kintyre, Emmons Co., ND
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Pederson Friestad and Bergitte Gesine Rasmusdatter Kleppe
Husband of Gunhild Olina (Lina) Friestad
Father of Gladys Jennie Nelson; Søren Westly Friestad; Juel Fridtjof Friestad; Sigfrid Justina Svanes and Signor Orville Friestad

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About Ole Friestad

Farmer i Kentyre, Nord-Dakota. 5 barn.

Ole Friestad married Gunhild Olina (Lena) Westly on February 10, 1908 in Kermit, Divide Co., ND. Ole listed as son of Johannes Pedersen and Gesine Rasmusdatter; Lena listed as daughter of Soren Sorensen and Josine Gabrielsdatter. He was listed as born in "Klep, Stavanger, Norge"; she was listed as born in "Time, Stavanger, Norge." [ U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940]

  • Lived in 1910-1915: Upland Township, Divide Co., ND [1910 Divide Co., ND census; U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918]
  • Lived in 1917: Wildrose, Williams Co., ND [World War I draft registration]
  • Lived in 1920-1925: Kroeber, Logan Co., ND [1920 Logan Co., ND census; 1925 ND State census]

1930 Logan Co., ND census (Kroeber Township): Ole Friestad 51 Lena Friestad 52 Gladis J Friestad 21 Juel I Friestad 19 Soren W Friestad 19 Signor O Friestad 13 Sigfrid J Friestad 13 Lived in 1940: Kroeber, Logan Co., ND, widower, w/ son Soren & wife Frances, son Juel, son Signor, daughter Sigfrid. [1940 Logan Co., ND census]

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Friestad homesteaded at Wildrose, ND and moved to Kintyre in the fall of 1919. They farmed in Kroeber township, Section 8 in Logan County. Ole was a cousin of all the Kleppes. That is how he happened to move to this vicinity. They had 5 children. Gladys married Fred Nelson. Westly married Francis Feigum. Juel married Mabel Feigum. Signor married Mildred Nord of Napoleon, and farmed for a time in the Kintyre vicinity. He now lives in Owatonna, MN. Sigfred married Reinert Svanes in Dec, 1940. Ole's first wife, Olena, died in 1937. In Dec , 1940 married Hannah Christensen. Ole died in May, 1955 and is buried in Tell Cemetery with his first wife and all the Kleppe cousins. [Kintyre, North Dakota 75th Anniversary, 1904-1979,]

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Ole Friestad's Timeline

April 11, 1879
Klepp, Rogaland, Norway
March 17, 1909
Age 29
North Dakota, United States
January 29, 1911
Age 31
Divide Co., ND
January 29, 1911
Age 31
Campbell, Emmons Co., ND
April 1, 1917
Age 37
Wildrose, Williams Co., ND
April 1, 1917
Age 37
May 1954
Age 75
Campbell, Emmons Co., ND
Kintyre, Emmons Co., ND