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Oslo Lutheran Church Cemetery  

Hansford County, Texas

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Texas Historical Marker: Oslo Community

Year Marker Erected: 1981
Marker Location: from Gruver take S.H. 136 about 6 miles north; head west on F.M. 2535 about 6 miles; turn north on F.M. 1262, continue for 5 miles, then turn west on F.M. 2349 to Oslo Community

Marker Text: In 1908 Anders L. Mordt, a native of Norway, secured from R. M. Thomson and R. T. Anderson the sales rights to 100 sections of Hansford County land he named Oslo. The first settlers were recruited from existing Norwegian colonies in the midwestern United States. To promote the development, Mordt advertised his inexpensive Texas land in major Norwegian language publications across the nation. He also published a weekly newspaper, The "Oslo Posten", and organized an annual Norwegian Independence Day celebration, "Syttende Mai" (May 17), which attracted crowds from surrounding towns in Oklahoma and Texas. Community worship services were first conducted at the Oslo schoolhouse in 1909 by the Rev. Christian Heltne. Officially organized the following year, the Olso Lutheran Church became the center of the farming settlement. Mordt's land sales ended in 1913 as a result of a severe drought. When the Denver and Gulf Railroad decided to bypass the area, the townsite of Oslo (2.5 miles south) declined. Although many settlers moved away, more than thirty families remained. Today the Olso Lutheran Church serves as a remainder of the area's Norwegian Heritage. (1981)
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Cemetery Corner of Ranch road 2349 and County Road
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Transcribed by Fredrick W. Mooney on 21 June 2002
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Knutson, Toris 01 Dec 1848 01 Nov 1933 .
Knutson, Karen 15 Feb 1859 14 July 1940 .
Knutson, Annie 13 Nov 1890 19 Oct 1964 .
Knutson, Ole 12 May 1893 27 Aug 1969 Texas Bugler U S Army WW I
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Knutson, Cora 14 Nov 1907 09 Dec 1992 .
Hill, Lars 1856 1943 .
Hill, Anne 1861 1942 .
Hill, Norman L. 1942 1942 .
Hill, Reuben D. 1943 1943 .
Hill, Theoline 1893 1932 .
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Hill, Kenneth T. 10 Oct 1917 02 Mar 1964 Ok. S. Sgt. 543 AAA - AW - BN - CAC- WW II
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Hill, Lawrence N. 17 Jan 1916 13 June 1984 .
Hill, Henrietta 12 Feb 1926 __________ .
Mongold, Ronald & Donald 13 Feb 1949 . .
Mongold, Katherine B. 1946 1950 .
Hill, Knudt 1889 1947 .
Hill, Alta 1914 __________ .
Stedje, Clifford M. 24 May 1921 26 Sept 1970 Texas S. Sgt. 357 Bomb Sq. AAF WW II
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Stedje, Gordon Raymond 29 Oct 1914 15 Nov 1992 .
Stedje, Clara 26 Feb 1884 12 Oct 1957 .
Stedje, Jens Michael 05 Aapr 1874 12 July 1922 .
Stedje, Marie Luanna 19 Jan 1912 12 Feb 1966 .
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Stavlo, Ed 1873 1938 .
Stavlo, Betsy 15 Oct 1879 01 Jan 1968 .

Joel David 16 May 1918 02 Jan 2000 Naval Aviator WW II
| Leona Knutson Wed 1948 04 Nov 1925 __________ .
| Jensen, Jens 1848 1922 .
| Jensen, Marie 1865 1922 .
Jensen, George Melvin 19 Nov 1890 11 Feb 1964 .
Dahl, Fred Raymond 02 May 1931 10 Dec 1967 TX. Cpl. US Army
Dahl, Peter A. 24 Dec 1889 04 June 1969 Texas Pvt. U S Army WW I
Dahl, Florence Alvine 03 Sept 1907 07 June 1985 .
Knudson, Thomas Roy 11 May 1949 12 May 1949 .
Knudson, Jodie 22 Dec 1909 02 Nov 1985 .
Baker, George S. 1859 1926 .
Nelson, Mark Lynn 30 Nov 1956 06 Apr 1998 Son of Amelia Johnson
Johnson, Missie Leautis Jones 24 May 1894 06 Aug 1975 .
Johnson, Clarence 01 June 1892 21 Sept 1974 .
Johnson, William Lewis 29 Nov 1918 06 Mar 1998 .
| Brandvik, Mary 1885 1970 .
| Brandvik, John Sophus 1877 1932 .
| Olsen, Gustav Adolph Jr. 07 Apr 1891 27 June 1965 .
| Olsen, Bergit Helene 05 Jan 1895 25 June 1946 .
Olsen, Infant July 15, 1934 July 16, 1934. Son of Gustav & Helene Olsen
Olsen, Infant Sept. 4, 1925 . Son of Mr & Mrs. Gus A. Olsen
| Olsen, Gustav A. 1848 1923 .
| Olsen, Jennie C. 1864 1915 .
Sagen, Gelena 05 May 1878 05 Oct 1912 Wife of P.A. Sagen
Walker, Alfred Glen 04 April 1956 11 March 1984 .
Christofferson, Tilden S. "Jack" 10 May 1904 24 May 1981 .
Rostad, Jennie 1849 1913 Great Grandmother .
Tim Clifford 16 April 1964 02 June 1964 Son of David & Lavonne Schmeling .
| Hoel, Ole J. 1911 1985 .
| Hoel, Ina L. 1919 1959 .
Hoel, Ole J. Jr. 24 July 1911 04 Dec 1985 M. Sgt. U S Army WW II .
| Gunderson, Crist 13 Nov 1870 19 Apr. 1913 .
| Gunderson, Mother 05 Oct 1835 04 Feb 1913 .
Infant Olaf Snartemo Jan. 9, 1917 . .
Winkleman, Frank B. 1885 1917 .
Winkleman, Grace J. 1886 1959 .

Reneau, Windell Eugene 27 Nov 1952 ____________ .
Reneau, Jane Luann "Lindquist" 03 June 1955 04 Jan 1993 Parents of Kristine Marie .
Dahl, John Olaf 06 May 1922 07 Nov 1999 S.Sgt. US ArmyAir Force WW II
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Dahl, John O. 1882 1956 .
Schibler, John William 1952 1952 Son of Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Schibler .
Moen, Peter Sept. 1, 1916 . .
Moen, Emma 17 Sep 1903 29 Sep 1921 .
| Moen, Henry 15 Feb 1908 10 June 1992 .
| Moen, Johanna H. 03 April 1917 _____________ .
Hill, Arthur Maurice 1920 1921 .
Hill, Lars 1884 1944 .
Hill, Jennie 1896 1986 .
Dahl, John J. 1849 1945 .
Dahl, Alma C. 1864 1947 .
Dahl, James L. 1886 1966 .
Dahl, Melvin 1906 1990 .
Hanson, Hans 1846 1923 .
Dallas C. Giddens 29 Mar 1931 30 Sept 1966 .
Collier, Harold J. 11 Mar 1908 17 Jan 1955 .
Collier, Jimmie L. 27 May 1909 01 Feb 1985 .
Collier, Harold Vance 14 Feb 1937 22 June 1997 S1 US Navy .
Collier, Clark Thomas 09 Aug 1968 10 Aug 1968 .
Stone, Martha 1857 1932 .
Stone, Hans 1860 1939 .
Stone, Joseph 1837 1914 .
Schibler, LoVerne M. Rohne 19 May 1923 ______________ .
Schibler, Winloe Ray 27 Jan 1923 27 June 1980 Wed Aug, 4, 1946.
Schibler, Winloe Ray . . PFC US Army WW II.
Olsen, Gustav Adolph 23 Mar 1883 16 April 1957 .
Olsen, Gordon H. 06 Feb 1936 06 Feb 1975 .
Olsen, Barton Adolph 31 Aug 1922 24 March 2001 .
Olsen, Infant 29 Dec 1955 . Daughter of Barton & Mary
Christensen, Peter A. 1835 1919
Christensen, Marsa B. 1837 1917 .
Tebeest, Theodore H. 1913 1996 .
Tebeest, Trudie I. 1922 1975 .
Tebeest, Reuben 24 Dec 1909 25 Feb 1993 .
| Tebeest, Johanna H. 1877 1957 .
| Tebeest, H. M. 1873 1940 .

Tekroney, G. J. 1875 1938 .
Ruth Tebeest Hull 24 Dec 1909 03 Oct 1986 .
Earnest E. Hull 30 Nov 1898 17 Oct 1968 .
Ellen Hongslo 1883 1912 .
Infant Robert V. Carlsen December 6, 1942 . .

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