Ballard Settlers to the Area
Palestine Settlers - First Group 111
The following information comes from the BRIEF HISTORY First Norwegian Settlement Story and Polk Counties in Iowa.
The group chose May 17th, (Norway’s day of liberty) 1855 as their day of departure from Lisbon, Ill. to head to their new lands in Iowa.
The Names of the emigrants are as follows: Rev. Olie Anfinson and wife Ingerie, and daughter Carine . . . Osmond and Anna Sheldhal and children Caroline, Erick, Halvor, Henry and Randy . . . Erick and Margaret Sheldahl and children Betsy, Randy, Erick and Martha . . . Olie and Carrie Fatland and children John, Elie, Britt, and Henry . . . Knute and Carrie Ersland and children Hactor, Madts, Anna, Anfin, Martha, Elias, Carrie, Engeborg and Amos.
Knute and Carrie Boug . . . Ivor and Malinde Tweet and daughter Martha . . . Barney and Sarah Hill, and daughter Betsy . . . Peter Christian and Serina Heggem . . . Lars and Martha Tesdahl . . . Wier and Martha Weeks and children Anfin, Halvor, Torres, Wier, Engeborg, Martha, and Hans.
Severt and Allis Gravdahl and children, Julia and Andrew. . . Askel and Golla Larson and children, Lars, Thomas and Charls . . . Orga and Ragna Hauge and children, Severt, Sarah, Lars, and Anna.
Torbjorn and Madela Houge and children Sarah and Guste . . . Olie and Valbor Hauge and son John . . . John and Bertha Severson and children Mary, John and Severt . . . Salemon and Sarrah Heggen and children Andrew, Nels and Olie.
Olie and Anna Heggen . . . Engebrit and Sarah Heggen and daughter Susana . . . Torger and Gertrud Olson and children, Cecelia, Olie, George and Martha . . . Mrs. Julia Shaw and children, Betsy, Thomas, and Erick . . . Mrs. Torres Olson and children, Hellen and Rasmus . . . Mrs. Ragna Larson and step-daughter, Anna Wee. . . . Five young men: Lars Thompson, Olie Apland, Olie Tesdahl, Erick Johnson, Eiven Olson.
Palestine Settlers 2nd Group
According to the BRIEF HISTORY First Norwegian Settlement Story and Polk Counties in Iowa.
1855 Settlers who came from Lisbon IL with their FamilySearch LDS Ancestor ID
01 Rev Ole Anfinson & Enger + 2 – GQLW-SCC
02 Knut & Kari Bauge – GHFK-4VQ
03 Knud & Kari Ersland + 9 – K2QP-W76
04 Ole & Carrie Fatland + 4 – 26L4-NN1
05 Severt & Alice Gravdahl + 2 – 1900 US census & Palestine cem Sjur T. GM9V-1K3
06 Orjan & Ragna Hauge + 3 – No LDS
07 Ole & Anna Heggen – LVKH-6BL
08 Salamon & Sarah Heggen + 3 – MR3N-WM5
09 Peder Christian & Anna Serina Heggem – L2LX-9BJ
10 Barney & Sarah Hill + 1 – KC7V-L65
11 Oley & Valborg Houge + 1 – L4QP-JG8
12 Thomas & Magdela Houge + 2 – LY3M-17K
13 Oscar & Golla Larson + 2 – GSBL-KR8
14 Brit & Sarah Olson +1 – LVKH-6G9
15 Torger & Gjertru Olson + 3 – L6VF-5NZ
16 Mrs. Torres Olson + 2 – No LDS reference
17 John & Betsy Severson + 3 – LHJQ-S8R
18 Julia Shaw + 3 – Thomas LYZD-D4K,
19 Erick & Margaret Sheldahl + 4 – KCY4-C4Z
20 Osmond & Anna Sheldahl + 5 – K86K-4L5
21 Lars & Martha Tesdahl – 26LH-28Y
22 Ivor & Malinde Tweet +1 – No LDS
23 Wier & Martha Weeks + 7 – K2FX-HSH
24 Ole Apland – 21JV-KYC
25 Erick Johnson – No LDS
26 Even (Edwin) Olson – LKYM-R7B
27 Ole Tesdahl – KJH9-XGP
28 Lars Thompson – 9HW8-SP6
Other local sir names in Alphabetical order.
Sydness, Nels R. Thanks so much to Penny Sydnes Thiessen who took the time to help us straiten all these guys out!