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Ben Olson born 1888 in Norway

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Ben Olson born 1888 in Norway

Posted: 9 Aug 2013 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Aug 2013 1:17AM GMT
Surnames: Olsen, Olson, Graabergsveen

I'm trying to find out what happened to my great grandfather.
His name was Bernt Olsen Graabergsveen, but went under the name of Ben Olson in the US/Canada. He was born May 8th 1888 in Eleverum, Hedmark, Norway. Parents where Ole Pedersen and Juline Bredesdatter.

He first travelled to the US in 1907 and went up to visit his brother Paul and uncle Gunder in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. He then moved around Wisconsin logging and working at factories and the railway.

In 1919 he spends Christmas with his brother in Minneapolis before returning to Norway early 1920. His dad dies later that year, Ben & his younger brother inherits the farm.
In early 1923 my grandfather was conceived, but Ben leaves Norway before he was born. He goes to Montreal via England and Quebec. On the passenger form he states that he plans to stay in Canada to farm and that he is meeting his brother Paul at the Montreal Transit Station.

After arriving early September 1923 in Canada we don't know what happened to him. Any ideas?

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Graabergsveen 9 Aug 2013 7:14AM GMT 
2_Guitard 9 Aug 2013 5:08PM GMT 
Graabergsveen 11 Aug 2013 11:32AM GMT 
Graabergsveen 11 Aug 2013 2:54PM GMT 
2_Guitard 11 Aug 2013 3:45PM GMT 
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Graabergsveen 13 Aug 2013 6:41AM GMT 
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