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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
Family Tree. If anyone has knowledge of any
of these families, I sure would welcome hearing from them!"
TANUM Church - VISTE
Parents and 8 children - all born in NORWAY.
Father: Engebret Nilsen VISTE (Rudi) (1818 - 1898)
Mother: married: Ranghild KNUDSDATTER Windingstad (1824-
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)
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)
Carrie (Kari) Engebretsdatter VISTE (1865 1956) - (link to
stone in: Town of Clay
Banks-Tanum Lutheran Cemetery)
Halvor HALVORSON BAKKEN (1849-1911) - (link to stone in:
Town of Clay Banks-Tanum
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
Father: Ole ENGEBRETSEN Vidste/Viste (1805 - 1880) - born &
Mother: married: Marit NILSDATTER (1807- 1879) - born &
died in NORWAY
1. Marit OLSDATTER VISTE (1832 1844) - died in
2. Nils OLSEN VISTE (1833 1908) - died in Minnesota
3. Berit OLSDATTER VISTE (1835 1922) - died in
4. Kari OLSDATTER VISTE (1838 1889) - died in
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
9. Ole OLSEN VISTE (1849 1937) - died in Wood
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
# 7 above is where any/all VISTE's at Forest Church Cemetery are
# 7 above:
Engebret OLSEN VISTE (1844 1896)
married: Berit "Bertha" THORRISON/TORESDATTER/THORESDATTER
They had 8 children - all born in
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
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
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
contact the PGS at