Oluf Olsen Hagen

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Oluf Olsen Hagen (Strangstadhagen)

Birthplace: Øyer, Oppland, Norway
Death: February 10, 1928 (61)
Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States
Place of Burial: Hillsboro, Traill County, North Dakota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ole Johannesen Strangstad, II and Anne Olsdatter Strangstad
Brother of Johannes Olsen Strangstadhagen; Ole Olsen Strangstadhagen; Samuel Olsen Strangstadhagen; Mathias Olsen Strangstadhagen and Elise Olsdatter Strangstadhagen

Managed by: Dale Nelson
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About Oluf Olsen Hagen


OLUF HAGEN. County auditor of Traill County, is one of the rising young men of North Dakota. He is a gentleman of exemplary character, and the people repose confidence in him. He is ably discharging the duties of his position as a public officer, and is among the public-spirited men of the County. Our subject was born near Lillihammer. Norway, August 24. 1867 (Aug. 24, 1866). and was the fourth in a family of six children, born to Ole and Anna (Hagen) Hagen. His parents died in Norway and our subject and two older brothers are the only surviving members of the family. His father was a land owner of comfortable circumstances, and our subject remained at home until seventeen years of age, when he emigrated to America, and at once went to Wisconsin, where an uncle lived. He engaged in farm work and also in the mills in St. Croix County, and in the spring of 1885 went to Dakota and worked at farm labor, making his home at Clifford Traill County. He entered Bruflat Academy at Portland, in 1888, and spent two winters in the business course, completing the same in Curtiss Commercial College, graduating with the class of 1891. He returned to Traill County and taught school one term, and then went to Grand Forks University to perfect himself in the English language. His education was obtained by his own efforts, and he has acquired a thorough business training since taking up his residence in North Dakota. Mr. Hagen is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and Modern Woodmen of America. He was appointed deputy treasurer of Traill County in 1894, and served one year, followed by four years as deputy County auditor, and in 1898 he was elected to his present office as County auditor. He was well qualified for the position, having become familiar with the duties while deputy auditor, and is recognized as a gentleman of true citizenship.

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Oluf Olsen Hagen's Timeline

August 24, 1866
Øyer, Oppland, Norway
September 30, 1866
Øyer, Oppland, Norway
February 10, 1928
Age 61
Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States
Age 61
Hillsboro, Traill County, North Dakota, United States