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Homstad, Frederick
B: 25 May 1855, Hacklien, Namdalen, Norway
D: 12 Jul 1920, As result of dynamite blast. At the time of his death he had 15 living children
M: (1) 14 Jun 1882, Beret Bjorlien b. 06 Jul 1862, Hoylandet, Namdalen, Norway to Nils and Sofie Bjorlien d. abt Aug 1901, age 39
M: (2) 14 Jan 1905, Olise Margaret Opdahl b. 28 Feb 1870, Overhall, Namdalen, Norway d. 30 May 1958, age 88

FN: Olof Nergaard
MN: Olise Kristine Eliasen.

On 15 Jan 1860, when Frederick was close to 5 years old, his mother married Ole Johnsen. Ole and Olise came to America about 1881 and settled near Roseau, MN. He changed his name to Efshen. Frederick was a half-brother to John and Olof Efshen, also to two half-sisters, Mrs. Ole Ristad and Johnann in Norway. Olise d. Dec 1893 and Ole d. Apr 1915.

Frederick and Beret's first baby, Sophie, was born March 10, 1883. Shortly after, they left via a wagon and oxen for Kittson County and homesteaded in Section 8 of Hazelton Township next to Ole Ristads. Twelve children were born to them on this farm. Two of them died in infancy.

Children of Frederick Homstad and Beret Bjorlien:

Sophie Homstad
B: 10 Mar 1883
D: 1955
M: Andrew Peterson b. 1877 d. 1964

Olaf S. Homstad
B: 28 Jun 1884
D: 06 Aug 1951, California
M: 17 Nov 1909, Betsy Maria Berg (known as Marie or Mary), dau of Peter and Nellie Berg. Betsy b. 1891 d. 25 Oct 1969

Alice Homstad
B: 1885
D: 1933
M: Rev. Edmund Butler b. 1870 d. 1946

Nels Homstad
B: 1887
D: 1966
M: Ida Olson b. 1895 d. 1961, had 3 sons, 2 daughters

Howard Homstad
M: Bernice Kohl

Elias Homstad
B: 10 May 1890, Hazelton Township.
D: 11 Jul 1958.
M: 02 Nov 1912, Annie Johnson b. 15 Jan 1892, in Hazelton Twp. dau of Christian and Elise Johnson. She was 2nd child in family of 9.

In 1918, Frederick sold his farm to Elias (where Elias' son Clifford now lives)

Conrad N. Homstad
M: Emma Johnson, dau of Christen & Elise Johnson

Ole Homstad
B: Jul 1897, Hazelton Township
M: 06 Aug 1921, Gertrude Sorenson, b. Jun 1902 to Swan and Christine Sorenson


Children of Frederick Homstad and Olise Margaret Opdahl:

Madge Homstad
B: Jun -

Elias Homstad
B: 1890
D: 1958

Conrad Homstad

Samuel Homstad
B: 1893
D: 1973
M: Emma Swedenberg b. 1898 d. 1949, 1 daughter, 1 son

Hannah Homstad

Mary Homstad

Julia Homstad

Odney Homstad

Freddie Homstad
M: 14 Nov 1940, Ruth Johnson, dau of Elof Johnson an immigrant from Sweden. Elof married Augusta Nilsson in 1905, also an immigrant from Sweden. They had 7 children including: Evelyn, Eleanor, Florence, Stanley, and Gordon. One brother died in infancy.

Harry Homstad

The Homstad records were difficult to follow:


Bertha Homstad
D: In infancy

Sylvia Homstad
M: O. W. Stucky, 3 daughters and 1 son

Susan Homstad
M: James Burns, one child

Gayle Homstad
M: Dennis Klitzke, 2 daughters, Shawn and Janna

Floyd Homstad
M: Carol Unknown, 2 sons, David and Michael, Daughters: Diane and Heidi

Mary Homstad
B: 1899
D: 1977
M: Arthur Lee, 1 son and 1 daughter

Fredrick Bernard Homstad
B: Apr
D: Jun 1901