Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI


 VISTE Family

by Mary Beth KIRCH

 updated 16 May 2011


 

The following is some information on the VISTE Families in Town of Clay Banks and Town of Forestville sent to the PGS by Mary Beth KIRCH who has been working on the VISTE family for some time.  She has been trying to find out if those VISTE Families were related. 

 

If you have any additions or corrections to the VISTE Family in Door County, please contact the PGS at pengensoc@yahoo.com.

 


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"Here is one photo you can feel free to publish - it is the family of my great-grandparents.  My grandmother is their daughter, Emma VISTE, who married Ole C. RYE.
Circa 1895 family photo of Engebret & Berit/Bertha VISTE - all members of Forest Lutheran Church, at Carnot in the town of Forestville, Wisconsin.  They farmed in the Town of Ahnapee (rural Algoma), in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, just south of the Door & Kewaunee County line.
Back row left to right: Oscar, Matilda, Emma, Mary, Lena.
Front row left to right: Edwin, Engebret, Amanda, Berit, Ella.
The story is that Amanda wanted to hold the cat, but was told no. So, she mussed up her hair. Interesting that the cat ends up in the lap of her mother!"

~ Mary Beth
 


"The TANUM Church - at Vignes/Town of Clay Banks - VISTE family info is all from recent research, and certainly NOT proven, but w/hints from other trees on Ancestry, here is some "sketchy-at-best" results of my research of the TANUM Viste Family Tree.  If anyone has knowledge of any of these families, I sure would welcome hearing from them!"


TANUM Church - VISTE Family Tree
Parents and 8 children - all born in NORWAY.
   Father:  Engebret Nilsen VISTE (Rudi)  (1818 - 1898)
   Mother:  married:  Ranghild KNUDSDATTER Windingstad  (1824- 1913)

      1. Nels VISTE (1843 – 1916)
          married:  Ragnhild HALVORSDATTER (1851-1893)

      2. Knud Engebretsen VISTE (1845 – 1931)
          married:  Ingeborg K HOVI  (1842 - 1892)

      3. Marit Engebretsdatter VISTE (1851 – 1934)
            married:  Tollif KNUTSEN  (1850 - 1922)

      4. Marit  Engebretsdatter VISTE (1855 – 1937)
            married:  Englebert ANDERSON  (          )

      5. Sigre Engebretsdatter VISTE  (1860 – 1930)
           married:  Anders THRONDSON  (1845 - 1920)

      6. Knut N. Engebretsen VISTE (1863 – 1941)
           married:  Ranghild "Nellie" HOVI   (1862 - 1946)

      7. Carrie (Kari) Engebretsdatter VISTE (1865 – 1956) - (link to stone in: Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Lutheran Cemetery)
            married:  Halvor HALVORSON BAKKEN (1849-1911) - (link to stone in: Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Lutheran Cemetery)

      8. Ole Engebresten VISTE (1869 – 1936)
            Ancestry hint suggests # 8 was born in : Viste, Rĝn, V. Slidre, Oppland, NORWAY
              married:  Emma Broten/Braaten OLSDATTER/OLSON  (1877 - 1965)
 



'Cousin Sally (ANDERSON) TREICHEL shared her extensive research on the Forest Lutheran Church VISTE Family.  I am quite a bit more knowledgeable about the FOREST Church - at Carnot/Town of Forestville thanks to her.' 



FOREST Church - VISTE Family Tree
- basically all from child # 7, Engebret VISTE.
Parents both born & died in NORWAY - all 10 children born in NORWAY.
  Father:  Ole ENGEBRETSEN Vidste/Viste   (1805 - 1880) - born & died in NORWAY
  Mother:  married:  Marit NILSDATTER   (1807- 1879) - born & died in NORWAY

      1.  Marit OLSDATTER VISTE   (1832 – 1844)  - died in NORWAY

      2.  Nils OLSEN VISTE (1833 – 1908)  - died in Minnesota

      3.  Berit OLSDATTER VISTE (1835 – 1922)  - died in Chicago, Illinois

      4.  Kari OLSDATTER VISTE (1838 – 1889)  - died in Minnesota

      5.  Anna OLSDATTER VISTE (1841 – 1843)  - died in NORWAY

      6.  Aagaat OLSDATTER VISTE (1843 – 1843)  - died in NORWAY

      7.  Engebret OLSEN VISTE (1844 – 1896)  - died in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin - buried in Forest Cemetery.
 
      8.  Marit OLSDATTER VISTE (1846 – abt 1900)  - died in NORWAY

      9.  Ole OLSEN VISTE   (1849 – 1937)  - died in Wood County, Wisconsin

      10.  Anna OLSDATTER VISTE  (1852 – 1937) - died in Door County, Wisconsin - buried Tanum Cemetery.  married:  Arne ARNESON  (1846 -1941)


Note: # 7 above is who Mary Elizabeth (RYE) KIRCH is descended from (me/Mary Beth).
Note: # 10 above is who Sally (ANDERSON) TREICHEL is descended from.

# 7 above is where any/all VISTE's at Forest Church Cemetery are from:    
     # 7 above:  Engebret OLSEN VISTE   (1844 – 1896)
            married:  Berit "Bertha" THORRISON/TORESDATTER/THORESDATTER (1848 – 1917)

They had 8 children - all born in Wisconsin

  i. Mary VISTE (1872 – 1947) - went back to Norway at about age 23, married Aksel ERICHSEN in Norway & remained there the rest of her life.

  ii. Matilda Randine VISTE (1875 – 1952) - married Christopher HOGENSEN - moved to Marinette County, WI, then Tennessee, then St Louis, then back to Door County, WI

  iii. Lena Christina VISTE  (1877 – 1970) - moved to Marinette County, WI & then Colorado - married Arden aka Arthur GOVE

  iv. Oscar VISTE/VISTA (1879 – 1959) - moved to Marinette County, Wisconsin - married Florence NEWTON (chg'd name to VISTA)

  v. Emma VISTE  (1882 – 1974) - married Ole C. RYE (Ole's father was Austin CHRISTIANSON, but Ole chg'd his last name to RYE to avoid confusion w/another man w/same name, when he went to cheese-making school.  RYE was the farm name in Norway). Ole C. Rye operated the "General Store & Cheese Factory - O.C. Rye Prop, Vignes Post Office" (at the Tanum Church intersection).

  vi. Ella Regina VISTE (1884 – 1975) - married Nels C. PETERSON  (Nels' father was Christen PEDERSEN Rudi, but Nels used last name of PETERSON).

  vii. Edwin Thomas VISTE (1887 – 1966)  - married Julia CHRISTIANSON (sister to Ole C. RYE)

  viii. Amanda Thea VISTE (1890 – 1977) - married Alvin JOHNSON

 


If you have any additions or corrections to the VISTE Family please contact me~ Mary Beth KIRCH  E-mail:  mifamtree@yahoo.com or contact the PGS at pengensoc@yahoo.com

 

 

 


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