The following information may be of use to some who are just starting their research on the Bjore family name. Those mentioned below were from Norway and settled in Minnesota, and North Dakota. Anyone who has additional information on any Bjore family is asked to post it to the BJORE board and to this board, so we can begin to exchange info and help each other.
The earliest census record for a Bjore in the United States, is for Ole H. and Christinia Bjore and 3 children, living in the Dakota Territory when the 1880 Census was taken. The family was living in Traill County, Twp. 146 Range 49. The listing for them is: Ole H. Bjore, age 45, wife Christinia, age 30, both born in Norway, and 3 daughters born in Minnesota -- Hanna 7, Julia 5, and Olger 2. By 1910, the wife was listed as Christine Bjore, age 60, a widow, and was living in Shelly, Norman Co., MN with her son N. Conrad Bjore.
By the time of the 1900 Census, there were 6 Bjore families, 1 living in North Dakota and the others living in Minnesota. The head of household for each listed in the 1900 Census is: Anders L. Bjore, age 43, living in Polk Co., MN; Charles N. Bjore, age 38, living in Grand Forks, ND; Ole Bjore, age 38, living in Redwood Co., MN; Ole K. Bjore, age 50, living in Otter Tail Co., MN (Eugene Bjore's grandfather); Ole L. Bjore, age 37, living in Polk Co., MN; and Truls Bjore, age 28, living in Grant Co., MN.