Ole Jonsen Gunhildsøien (Ole J. Score)
From the History of Barron Co., Wisconsin. H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pg. 1010.
Ole J. Score, Section 2, Cumberland, one of the earliest settlers of Lakeland Township, and a man who has perhaps broken as much wild land as almost any other man in the county, was born in Norway, and there grew to manhood. He came to America in 1873, and with headquarters at Menomonie, Dunn County, this state, worked four years for Knapp, Stout & Co. In 1877 he took a homestead of 80 acres in Section 34, Lakeland Township. He put up a set of log buildings and cleared about 40 acres. For a while he had a hard time. There were almost no neighbors, the region in which he found himself was practically a wilderness, there was little to do with. But he persevered, built up a nice place and carried on general farming. After seventeen years he sold out. Subsequently, he developed several other farms. He now owns 40 acres in Section 2, Cumberland Township.
He has been active in the development of the township. He helped to build the first roads, he encouraged schools and churches, and he has been firm in his belief in the future of this region. For some thirty years he has done most excellent service as a town board member, both in Lakeland and Cumberland townships. Mr. Score was married Dec. 3, 1881, to Helena Severson, the daughter of Sever and Helena (Halverson) Berg. This union has been blessed with eight children: Enga B. (deceased), Julia, Sophia (Mrs. Charles Poulter), Inga, Leonard H., Helma (Mrs. Leonard Tyval), Anna and Oscar.
Note: Ole J. Score was the son of Jon Larsen Gunhildsøien (1815-1903) and Ingeborg Pedersdatter Aune (1813-1900), Støren, Norway
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