Ole E. Oleson was born in Hardanger, Norway, February 4, 1851. Parents were Vigleig and Guri Oleson, both born in Norway.
His wife, Assa (Elsie Odeson Oleson) was born in Stavanger, Norway December 17, 1857 – came over the same year. Elsie Oleson Holle, Lee, was born on December 17; so named after her grandmother.
Children of Ole and Elsie Oleson: Annie (Mrs. L.O. Prestegaard), Orlando, Eddie J., John, William, Gilbert, Lewis, Elmer, Tommy.