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Thorstenson, Olaf

Posted: 10 Oct 2000 7:45PM GMT
Edited: 25 Jun 2001 3:46AM GMT
Looking for descendents of Olaf THORSTENSON.
He lived in Michigan at least part of his life, may or may not have been born there.
Lived in Muskegon Co, and before that, Missaukee Co, both of Michigan. He was born roughly 1870, possibly Minnesota. Have info on his descendents, please contact me if you know of him. --Michele

Olaf Thorstenson

Tracy Thorstenson (View posts)
Posted: 16 Nov 2000 5:41PM GMT
My father's name is Olaf Vernon Thorstenson and I know that his father's name was Olaf. I am not sure what his middle names was but he and his wife came over from Oslo Norway. They changed their name to Thorstenson when they came to America. My father was born in 1927. Don't know if this helps but thought I would give the info. Good luck.

Tracy

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf

Posted: 25 Jun 2001 3:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Olaf was my grandfathers brother. Rollen Thorstenson lived to the age of 97, was the last of 7 children. Lived in Falmouth Mi, after retiring in Muskegon. I will try for more info as I have just begone putting together a history.

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf, from Norway

Posted: 25 Jun 2001 4:15AM GMT
Surnames: Thorstenson, Birk
Hi Doug
Since I posted the original message, I found my Olaf in the 1900 census, age 23, in Benona Twp in Oceana Co., Mi, working as a farm hand for a family by the name of BIRK.
At that time, his father, also named Olaf, was in Fruitport, Muskegon Co. with wife Gusta or Girta, b May 1851; son (illegible name) b Mar 1879; Fiona or Flora, b Oct 1886; Gusta J., b Aug 1891; and Rowlin (Rollin?) b Feb 1893.
According to the census, they immigrated from Norway in 1885, except for the head of household, Olaf b Mar 1847, who came over in 1882. Their older children were born in Norway, and youngest three in Michigan.
I have some other info on a few more THORSTENSONs, and look forward to exchanging information.

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf, from Norway

Posted: 4 Jul 2001 2:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Michele:
In response, Olof's & Gusty were my great granparents. They named a son & daughter after them & the daughter Gusty had an out of wedlock child. I remember my Grandfather mentioning that. , Another sister Flora lived in Missouri. There was Theodore, Peter, Ole, my Grandfather Rollie & I will have to dig for the others. Rollie was the youngest of 7 & he was married twice.The first marriage I'm trying to find her maiden name & the second to Sadie, also digging up the maiden name. Doug.
He had a son, my father Dave.

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf, from Norway

Carol Betz Adams (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 2003 2:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Doug, my great grandparents were Ole and Gertrude(Gertie) Thorstenson. Their daughter Thora Thorstenson Betz was my grandmother. I have been in touch with Michele Wingerter recently and she mentioned your name. I live in Missouri along with other relatives of the Thorstenson's. Gertie and Ole's granddaughter Marie is still alive at 94 and living close by. I have a private web site for the Betz Family which includes pictures of Thorstenson's as well as Betz's and I would like to invite you. If you are interested please email me at my personal address. Hope to hear from you soon. Carol Betz Adams

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf

Posted: 28 Jan 2005 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thorstenson Goodrich
My husband's great grant-aunt, Sarah "Sadie" Goodrich, married a Thorstenson (info from her sister, Anna Mae's obit) and lived in Falmouth. I found her buried in Aetna Tp. Cemetery, Missaukee Co. 1897-1979. Does anyone know her husband's first name and if they had children. I'm pretty sure I have old photos of her when younger if anyone would like to contact me.

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf, from Norway

Posted: 27 Apr 2007 11:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Theodore and Peter Thorstenson
Hello,
I am researching the Thorstenson family in Falmouth, MI. The information I have is that Theodore married Margaret Cook, and Peter Married Charity Cook. Both of these families are buried at the Aetna Cemetery with Sadie. I have a photo of Uncle Pete and Aunt Chat(Charity), if anyone would like a copy. I am Interested in What happened to Richard Thorstenson and Why he was adopted by Aunt Chat and Uncle Pete.
Lola

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf, from Norway

Posted: 21 Apr 2009 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thorstenson
Very sorry, i'm just now responding. I just found your thread. My name is Devyn I'm a descendant of Olaf Thorstenson. I have been looking around for some time, maybe we can help each other. I was born Tammy Rea Devyn Thorstenson. Parents are Wayne and Darlene Thorstenson, grandparents are Connie and Rose Thorstenson/ Connie and Joyce Thorstenson (2nd Marriage) Look forward to hearing from you

Devyn
Connie Thorstenson died 3/3/09 RIP Grandpa

Re: Thorstenson, Olaf

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 6:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thorstenson
Hello Michele!
My name is Brandon and my mother's maiden name is Thorstenson. My mother's(Tina) late father's name is Rollen Thorstenson. I live in Muskegon Co. My mother and I were born here.
Please get back to me. I am looking forward to discussing this further.

-Brandon
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