Poul/Paul Nielsen Family
Norwegian Ancestors

Poul Nielsen
b. May 1805 Sondre Maleum (Malumskrogen), Romedal, Hedmark, Norway ["Maelumskroken"  -  Romedalboka Vol. V part 1]
confirmed - 3 Oct 1819 (probably in Wollugnsaugen)
d. 26 Oct 1857 Tomtereie, Romedal, Norway

1m. Mari Jensdatter 11 Apr 1834 (in Helgeaasen), Romedal, Hedmark, Nor.
                                                [Norway Archives, p 201][Romedalboka Vol. III]
(2nd marriage for her - her 1m. Lars Larsen d. c1833 - three known children, see 1834)
b. c 1798  (perhaps Nov. 3, 1799. Stange,
d. 23 Dec. 1836  (age 36) Romedal, Nor. [Nor. Archives, Romedal parish, p277]
buried: 8 Jan 1837 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor. [Nor. Archives, Romedal]
her father: probably Jens Erichsen Slagsvold
her mother: Gunnild Ingvaldsdatter

2m. Marte/Martha Eriksdatter 25 May 1843 Skaarashagen (farm #141), Vallset (Tomter) Hedmark, Norway
[Norway Archives. http://www.arkivverket.no - Romedal parish rec., p 72]
b. 29 Mar 1821(parents are living Evenrud) Helgeaasen, Romedal, Hedmark, Norway [Romedalboka Vol. III]
confirmed - 2 Oct 1836 (probably in Evennideie (Hogsveen))
d. 11 Dec 1898 Stenbergereie, Løiten, Norway
her father: Erik Hansen
her mother: Joanna Amundsdatter
her 2nd m. Johan Dyhresen 30 Dec, 1867

his father:   Niels Paulsen - (b. about 1785)
his mother: Margrethe Hansdatter
child with Mari Jensdatter
Lina Paulsdatter b. 19 Jan 1835 (marked as "Tomter") Romedal, Hedmark (parents listed of "Helgeaasen")
[arkivverket.no - Romedal]
d. 10 Apr 1901 m. Christian Andersen
b. 29 Sep 1842 d. 11 No 

children with Martha Eriksdatter
Johan Magnus Paulsen b. 2 Jul 1844 Skaaraashagen, Romedal,
[arkivverket.no -births p. 51]
d. 11 Jan 1872 drowned at sea perhaps emigrating m.
Mathea Paulsdatter b. 4 Aug 1846
(probably in Midseteie)
bapt. 23 Aug. 1846 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor. [LDS births]
d. no listing in the school records after 1855 at the age of nine
m. apparently never marries
Evan Paulsen (Rohne) b. 22 Sep 1848 Tomtereie, Romedal, Nor  [arkivverket.no] d. 11 May 1901 Bosque Co., TX m. Oliane Marianne Egeberg
Helene Paulsdatter b. 22 Jun 1850 Tomtereie
bapt. 22 Sep 1850 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor [LDS births]
d. 1 Jan 1922 Norway 1m. Rasmus Olsen (never marries) (b. 12 Feb 1851 Romedal, Hed., Nor.) - child Martin R. Rohne b. 11 Dec. 1870 Nor.
2m. Ole Julius Olsen (Rostad) 27 Dec 1876 [LDS mar. Nor.]  (b. 13 Jan 1853 Romedal, Hed., Nor.) his father: Ole Rasmusen and Eline Olsdatter
Pauline Paulsdatter b. 29 Nov 1853 Tomtereie
bapt. 26 Feb 1854 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor.[LDS births
d. 16 Mar 1936 Norway never married
(female) Paulsen
b. 23 Feb 1856 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor. [LDS births] d. 23 Feb 1856 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor.
died young

Paul Nielsen is listed in various locations or farms in the Loten region just east of present day Hamar. This hilly region is about a hundred miles north of Oslo. This is about the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska. Sondre Maleum farm where Poul Nielsen was born is about 5 miles from Tomter and the Vallset Kirke where he was christened. It a fairly heavily forested area.  There could be some tough winters here although fire wood is abundant. I suspect that the families here cut logs for houses built in area. The Helgeaasen farm would be even more remote and further to the south-east. I have not found either of these farms so far on present day maps.  Large families with limited farm land and short growing seasons caused many to see immigration as a way for the younger generations to prosper.

Romedal button
map of the Løten region of Romedal, Hedmark, 1862

1805 - Parish register shows the birth of "Paavel"Paul Neilson, son of Neil Paulson of Maluem and Margrete Hansdatter. Norway Archives, Hedmark, Romedal Parish digitized parish record. page 21  [http://www.arkivverket.no]

nielson.paavel.birth 1805

in the original version of 1805 there seems to be an easier reading. It indicates that Paavel is of Leuten/Løten. A potential couple of great aunts are here as Marthe Olsdatter and  Margarethe Jonsdatter of Malum
Niel Paulsen bapt.

1821, March 29 birth - bapt 23 April 1821.  Marthe Eriksdatter is baptised in Romedal (about fifty years before the photo above) to Erik Hansen and Johanne Amundsdatter at the farm Evenrud.  Other witnesses were also on Evenrud.

Marthe Eriksdatter bapt. 1821
[Norway National Archives -Hedmark, Romedal parish, p. 126-128.,  http://www.arkivverket.no/]

The census records show Paul Nielsen to be in various farms in the Romedal region.

1817 - Aug 20 - Poul Nielsson is vaccinated at the farm Wollungsaugen,  [Norway Archive, Hedmark county, Romedal, Parish register, Vaccination records 1817, page 196]

1821- Marthe Eriksdatter is born in Romedal Parish. 

1834, 11 Apr - Paul's first marriage to Mari Jensdatter Larsen probably took place in Helgeaasen. She listed as "Enka" or widow.   He's 26 and she's 27.  She apparently already had three daughters.[Norway Archives, Romedal 1829-1846, 1843, page 201.  http://www.arkivverket.no]
Poul Nielsson mar. 1834

1835, 19 Jan. - birth of his first daughter, Lina Paulsdatter, took place probably in Helgeaasen.

Lina Neilsaddter bapt 1834
[Norway Archives, Romedal  Parish rec., bapt. 1829-1846, 1843, page 39.  http://www.arkivverket.no].

1836, Dec 23 - Mari Jensdatter dies at age 36 in Romedal.  She's buried on January 8, 1837.

    Mari Jensdatter death 1836
   [Norway Archives, Romedal  Parish rec., deaths 1836-37, 1836, page 277.  http://www.arkivverket.no]

1843, 25 "Mai" - Poul Nielsen marries again to Martha Eriksdatter in Skaaraashagen, Vallset (Tomter) Hedmark, Norway. He's identified as 38 years old and she is 22. This record also identifies the father of Paul as Niels Paulsen and Martha's father as Erik Hanson. [Norway Archives, Romedal 1829-1846, 1843, page 219.  http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20070513110483.jpg]

The name of the farm is difficult to transcribe.  It may be the farm Skaaraashagen or Skåråshagen that is listed in the Romedalboka, Vol. 4, part 1.  I have not been able to find this text for a translation. 


1844- Johan Magnus Paulsen is baptized in Romedal parish.

Johan M. paulsen 1844 bapt.
.[Norway Archives, Romedal  Parish rec., bapt. 1829-1846, 1843, page 86.  http://www.arkivverket.no]

1846- Aug - Mathea Paulsdatter is baptized in Romedal. Her parents are Paul Nielsen and Marte Eriksdatter. 

Mattea Paulsdatter bapt 1846
[Norway Archives, Romedal  Parish rec., bapt. 1829-1846, 1843, page 99.  http://www.arkivverket.no]

1848 - Sept. 22 - Even is born to Poul Nielsen and Marde Eriksdatter in Tomterieie, Romedal, Hedemarken, Norway. Marde was apparently Paul Nielsen's second wife. [Hedmark County, Romedal, Parish register copy nr. 9 (1846-1866) Birth and baptism records 1848, page 21. http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20070513090537.jpg

Evan Paulsen Rohne birth 1848

1850- June 22 - Helene Paulsdatter is baptized in Romedal.

Helene Paulsdatter birth 1850

1857, Oct 26 - Paul Nelsen dies at age 52 and is buried on Nov 6 in Romedal from the Tomtereii farm.   The first word in front of his name is undecipherable but may be his craft.

          Nielsen's death 1857
[Norway Archives, Romedal  Parish rec. copy, deaths 1846-37, 1866, page 136.  http://www.arkivverket.no]

1855 - 31st May to end of the year. 
                            Magnus Paulsen        11          is living at Tomter
1857,  1st Jan to May 31st
                            Magnus Paulsen    12 1/2    is living at  Tomter
                            Even Paulsen           8 1/3    is living at  Tomter
                            Helena Paulsdatter   7          is living at  Tomter
1857, 31st May to end of the year
                            Magnus Paulsen      13 1/3   is living at Tomter
                            Even Paulsen            9          is living at Tomter
                            Helena Paulsdatter    7         is living at Tomter

1858 - Roden No 1, Skoleaarets records for January to May, page 25 - show Magnus Paulsen  13 1/2 is living at Tomter,  Helena Paulsdatter 7 1/2 is living at Tomter,    (Even does not show up in this record)
          Roden No2 , Skoleaarets record for January to May, page 26 - lists Even Paulsen 9 1/4 living at Bjornerud farm.  He seems to be the only school age child from this farm although there are four children from an adjoining farm of Bjorneruderie

1858 - Roden No2, Skoleaarets records for Mai to graduation. page 30.  lists Even Paulsen 9 1/4 living on the Bjornerud farm.  He seems to be one of only two school age children from this farm although there are four children from an adjoining farm of Bjorneruderie

1861 - Roden No1 - Skoleaarets record for January to May, page 49.  lists Helena Paulsdatter 10 1/2 living at Tomter,  Pauline Paulsdatter  7 1/4 living at Tomteriere

1863 - Tomter Skolekreds -for 65 days,  page 65 -    #2 - Even Paulson is listed at Bjornerud.  #20 Helene Paulsdatter is at Tomter,  (there is no listing for Magnus and should have graduated)

1864 - Tomter Skoledreds - for 65 days, page 68 -   #1 - Even Paulsen is listed at Bjornerud.  #14 Helene Paulsdatter is at Tomter.  (there is no listing for Magnus and should have graduated)

1865 - Tomter Skoledreds - for 65 days, page 71 -   #9 - Helene Paulsdatter is at Tomter  ( there is no listing for Even or Magnus, they seem to have graduated.)

1865- Census records of Romedal Parish, Norway shows Even Pauls (Paul's son). with his mother, Marthe Erikd. (Erik's daughter) living on the land of Mathias Christians. Sund, a parish preacher within the "Rohne Skoledistrikt." It seems times were tough for Even's mother, at this time 45 years old. Even's father had died when he was about nine years old. His mother is apparently working here for the parish preacher's family as a milk maid as part of the support needed for the family. Even is eighteen and working on the farm with his brother Johan Magnus and his sister Pauline. Another daughter Martha seems to be working as a house servant for anther family in the area.

Mathea Paulsdatter perhaps living in Nordryn and may have moved to Oslo. Maurice Jenson says that she is may have been a singer in Oslo. [Maurice Jenson After Paul Nielsen's death Martha is known to have lived in these farms.  I have a more complete history of the several Rohne farms around Løten.

1865- Helene Paulsdatter is sixteen years old and living at Løken Vestre in the Røhne census district with the family of Lautitz Gunerus Bryn (age 44) family of Romedal

1865, Dec 31 - Helene Paulsdatter went to live in Vestre Loken with her mother. [records of Maurice Jenson]

1866- Johan Magnus Rohne, Evan Paulson Rohne, and Pauline Paulsdatter lived with their mother at Romedal Prestegard. [records of Maurice Jenson]

1867, Dec. 30 - Martha Eriksdatter Nielson, widow, marries Johan Dyhresen, who died July 4, 1880. [records of Maurice Jenson]

1870, Dec 11- Martin Rasmusen is born to Hellene Paulsdatter and Rasmus Olsen.  [LDS Norway, baptisms, 1634-1927] Hellene never married to Rasmus Olsen.

The Norway Archive photo shows that Martin was illegitimate but that Even Paulsen Rohne and Pauline Paulsdatter were also witnesses to the baptism. Being "illegitimate" was a fairly common notation.  It seems that some couples would live together for some years while even having children until they finally got around to marriage.  [Norwegian Nat. Archives, digitized parish records, Hedmark, Romedal, Official Parish Register, 1871, page 083]

         Martin Rohne's birth
1871, Jan 22 - Martin Rasmusen is baptized in Romedal, Hedmark. [LDS Norway, baptisms, 1634-1927]

1872, Oct - Johan Magnus Poulsen, a bachelor, born in 1844 is supposed to have "out-migrated" from Norway.  However, the death date I have shows that he may not have done that and may have died prior in January of 1872 by drowning or the year may be 1873 for his death. 
                               [Romedal church book - https://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/vis/291/pu00000000032970]

1875 about  - Rasmus Olsen dies and Helene Paulsdatter remarries to Ole Julius Olsen who may be Rasmus' brother.

children born to this marriage
Olaf Julius Olsen        b. 6 Aug 1877               Skytterbakken, Romedal, Nor.
                                    bapt. 7 Oct 1877           Hedmark, Nor. 
                                    confirmed 27 Sep 1891 Romedal, Nor.
                                    emigrates from Oslo 24 Feb 1905 on "Montibello" for Texas, widower, mason, age 27, from Romedal

Peter Olsen                  bapt. 27 Nov 1881      Hedmark, Nor.
Eline Olsen                  b. 10 Dec 1884
                                     bapt. 1 Jan 1885          Romedal, Hed. , Nor.
Pauline Olsen               b. 25 Oct 1888            Hedmark, Nor
                                     bapt. 2 Dec 1888

1882- Martin Rasmus Rohne is urged to emigrate by his uncle Even who had just married, living in Texas, and who offered to take him in. He was only twelve years old and immigrates to the USA with another uncle who was a carpenter, not yet identified by name. He lives some of the time with Even Paulsen Rohne in Texas.  

1899- 29 Aug - M. R. Rohne marries Helga Jenson in Bosque Co., Texas [Texas select County Marriage Index 1837-1977]

1900- US Census, Texas, Hamilton Co.,  Justice Precinct #2,  enum. dist. 83, sheet 12A.  this is the son of Helene Paulsdatter and Rasmus Olsen whom she apparently never married. 
Rohne,  Martin R.       head    w  m  Dec 1870      29  mar  0          Norway    Norway      Norway     1882    18yrs in USA   farmer  
"         ,  Helga             wife     w   f   Feb 1880      20  mar  0          Texas        Norway      Norway
"         ,  Agnus H.        dau      w   f  May 1900      0/12                  Texas        Norway      Norway

1902- Aug 19 - Agnes Helmine Rohne (oldest daugher of Martin and Helga Rohne) dies and is buried in St Olaf's Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas.  the tombstone gives these dates "b. May 23 1900 d. Aug 19, 1902"

1905, Feb 24.-- Olaf Rohne

1910- US Census, Texas, Hamilton Co., Justice Precinct #2, enum. dist. 66,  sheet 17A  

Rohm, Martin R.        head    m   w   40  mar1  11       Norway     Norway      Norway            farmer            gen. farming
"         , Helga A          wife     f    w   30  mar1  11       Texas         Norway      Norway            farm laborer   home farm
"         , Johnie O         son      m   w   8   s                    Texas         Norway      Texas
"         , Calvin  P         son      m   w   6  s                     Texas         Norway      Texas  (this should be Alvin)
"         , Ethel C.          dau       f    w   2   s                     Texas         Norway      Texas
"         , Mervin O        son      m   w   1/12  s                 Texas         Norway      Texas

1920 US Census - I have not been able to find Martin R. Rohne in this census.  I believe they lived in Hamilton Co., TX but the census taker didn't find them.  I've gone through all of Hamilton county they are not here.  The same is true of the 1930 Census. 

1938- Martin Rohne dies at the age of 68 and is buried in St Olaf's Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas
tombstone inscription of "h/o Helga Jensen Rohne"

1940 - US Census, Bosque co., TX, Cranfills Gap, enum. dist. 18-20, sheet 2B notice the spelling of "Rohme". They are living next to Minnie Mickelson (head) and Martin Mickelson.
Rohme, Mrs Helga    head    f   w  60  wd          Texas        renter    Bosque         
"          , John              son     m  w  38  s             Texas        r            Bosque                     laborer                   odd jobs
"          , Mervin         son      m  w  30  s             Texas         r           Bosque                     laborer                  school building

1944 - Oct 18 - Mervin O. Rohne (son of Martin and Helga Rohne) is buried in St Olaf's Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas. 
the tombstone gives these dates  "b. Mar 13, 1910   d. Oct 18, 1944 s/o Martin and Helga Rohne - Killed in France World War II- Co B 191 ST-TK-3" seems to be part of the 70th Infantry of the Army and an armored tank corp.

1961- Nov 4 _ Helga A. Jenson Rohne is buried in St Olaf's Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas. 
the tombstone gives these dates  "b. Feb 1, 1880   d. Nov 4, 1962  w/o of Martin Rohne"

1983 - Dec 29 - John O. Rohne (son of Martin and Helga Rohne) is buried in St Olaf's Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas
his birth date is given as Dec 23, 1901.

         Jenson, Maurice records and correspondence 22 Mar 2004 - mauricejenso@msn.com
                      -  711 Harriett Drive, Stillwater, MN 55082 - mauricejenson@msn.com
         LDS records - Family Search   --- familysearch.org
         Norway National Archives. Census records web site - http://arkivverket.no/arkivverket/Digitalarkivet/
         parish birth and death records, http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read
         Morthoff, Bjarne.  Romedalboka. Romedal Bygdebok, Vol. 1-5. Komitteen for Romedal, Elverum, Nor. 1967
         Rohne, Wayne. records P.O.Box 13010, Arlington, TX 76094-0010
         US Census records, Texas

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