In researching my husband's family tree (Rikansrud and Torpo area)I have come across the name of Blank Ole. I have the byggde books of the region, but my understanding of the old Norse is rather limited. I have the suspicion that he was a silver miner, but can't be sure. I also have the inkling that he purchased and sold land and then later repossessed it, making him a very rich man. Is there anyone that can tell me more about him?