Jacob Olson ROED (1830-1915) was born in Norway, immigrated in 1915, and died in Minneapolis. In the period ca.1885-ca.1900 he lived with his family in Big Bend Township (Hagan?), Chippewa County. At least from 1892 on he owned a farm there, bought from Gustav ELIASON and wife Sophia. During part of the period Jacob served as a pastor in one or more Lutheran churches; Lac Qui Parle County and also Appleton, Swift County have been mentioned but nothing is known for sure about that. Jacob's wife Christina died in 1898. -- I would appreciate any information about Jacob ROED and family, as well as about the origin and fate of Gustav and Sophia ELIASON.