Olsen Family
Norway and Texas

Rasmus Olsen (brother of Ole Olsen)
b. 12 Feb 1851 Romedal, Hedmark, Norway [births- Norway Archives, arkivverket.no Romedal, Hedmark, Nor]
d. before 1876 unknown, Romedal, Hedmark, Norway

m. Helene Paulsdatter
b. 22 Jun 1850 Tomtereie, Romedal, Hedmark, Norway
d. 1 Jan 1922 unknown, Norway
her father: Paul Nielsen
her mother: Marte/Martha Eriksdatter

his father: Ole Rasmusen
his mother: Eline Olsdatter

her 2m. Ole Julius Olsen 27 Dec 1876 (brother of Rasmus Olsen)
b. 13 Jan 1853 Romedal, Hedmark, Norway
[births -Norway Archives, arkivverket.no Romedal, Hedmark, Nor]

his father: Ole Rasmusen
his mother: Eline Olsdatter

Rasmus Olson child with Helene Paulsdatter
Martin Ramussen

b. 11 Dec 1870 Romedal, Norway
bapt: 22 Jan 1871 Romedal, Hedmark, Nor. [LDS Norway rec.]
d. 14 May 1938 Cranfills Gap, Texas
buried: St. Olaf's Rock Church, Cranfills Gap, TX
m. Helga A. Jenson 1899 St. Olaf's Lutheran Church, Cranfills Gap, TX

Ole Julius Olson child with Helene Paulsdatter
Olaf Olsen  b. 6 Aug 1877 Romedal, Norway
bapt. 7 Oct 1877         Hedmark, Nor.
d. 1957 buried Rock Church
buried: St. Olaf's Rock Church, Cranfills Gap, TX
m. Juline Jenson (1882-1973)
buried: St. Olaf's Rock Church, Cranfills Gap, TX

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

records from LDS FamilySearch.org

1851, Feb 12 - Rasmus Olsen is born in Romedal, Hedmark, Norway to Ole Rasmussen and Elie Olsdatter of Thingstadrønningen.

Rasmus olsen birth

1853, Jan. 17 Ole Julius is born to Ole Rasmussen and Eline Olsdatter of Thingstadrønningen.  [birth- Norway Archive, Hedmark, Norway]
Ole Rasmussen's birth

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 marries 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]

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

1876, Dec 27  - Hellene Paulsdatter remarries to Ole Julius Olsen in Romedal, Norway when Martin was about five years old. 

1877, August 6 - Ole Olsen Rohne is born in Romedal, Norway.  [Immigrations Declaration, 39]

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.  

1905, March- Olaf Rohne departed Christiana on the Oceonic and arrives New York on March 8, 1905. [Immigrations Declaration, 39]

1909, Mar 3 - Olaf O. Rohne married Juline Jenson ion Bosque Co., Texas.  [Texas Select County Marriage Index. 1837-1977]

1914, May 25 - Ole Rohne files his Declaration of Intent to become a citizen of the United States in Meridian County, Texas.  Nothing in this document indicates a marriage or children. [Immigrations Declaration, 39]

1930 US Census, Texas, Bosque Co., Justice Precinct 8 enum. dist, 18-19, sheet 4B
Rohne, Olaf              head   owner           m w 52  mar 27 yrs    Norway    Norway   Norway   Norwegian   na 1905    farmer   Gen farm.
            , Jennie         wife h                      f   w 48 mar  27 yrs    Texas       Norway    Norway   
page 2
Rohne, Jergen           son                          m w  20  s                  Texas    Norway    Texas                                              farm laborer      gen. farm.
            Anna              dau                         f  w  18  s                   Texas   Norway    Texas                                                none
             Fern Doreen dau                          f  w   7  s                    Texas   Norway    Texas                                               none
Jenson, John              fatherinlaw            m w  87  wid            Norway  Norway  Norway                             1870         none

1942 - WWII Draft Registration card for "men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before Feb. 16 1897"
Serial Number "U 600"
age  64   date   Aug. 6, 1877,   Romedal, Norway
mail. address   Box 205, Cranfills Gap, Texas


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