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Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Aase (View posts)
Posted: 28 Dec 2005 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am searching decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei, born 1856 in Langstein, Skatval, Norway. He was married to Sigrid Eriksdatter Lien in Norway, and they came together to USA in 1880.
Looking forward to hearing from relatives! Aase.

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Ron Bestrom (View posts)
Posted: 30 Dec 2005 2:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
You posted your inquiry in the Minnesota Rootsweb Message Board. There is another Rootsweb email list specifically suited for Norway ancestry research. That is the Norway List. We have hundreds of "members" around the world that do research and rejoin families. The List also is very heavy in the Norway culture, foods, history, etc.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~norway/NorwayList.htm

For your particular family, there has been MANY inquiries on the Lien name, and some on the Skjei family name.

My search:

In the 1910 US census, for Congressional District 68, Madison Township, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota, was found the following:
Skjei, Ole J. age 53, married for 30 years, immigrated in 1880 was working as a Real Estate Agent.
Sigrid, age 51, immigrated ni 1880, had five children, four were living.
Martha, daughter, age 29, born in Norway, immigrated in 1880 with parents.
Olai, son age 23, born in Minnesota.

The World War I draft registration card was found for Olai S. Skjei. He was in Madison, Minn, born on September 19, 1886. He was also a Real Estate Agent. He was married with two children. He had brown eyes and black hair. He had lost his thumb and two fingers on his left hand.

In the 1920 census, Ole J, 63, and Sigrid, 61, were living at the same residence. He was still listed as being a real estate agent.

The 1920 census finds Olai S. Skjei in Madison, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota. He is 33, a real estate agent. Married to Mabel R, age 28. They were parents to:
Larry J, age 5, born about 1914
Olai J age 4, born about 1915
Stanley M. age 1 5/12. The census was enumerated on the 15th of January, 1920, so Stanley would have been born about Aug/Sep 1918.

The 1930 census finds the family of Olai S Skjei in Madison, MN.
Olai S. 43, an insurance agent, married since age 27 (16 years)
Mable, 37
Larry J, age 15
Olai Julian, 13
Margaret J, 6
Harold T, 3
Otis R, 2

The Minnesota Death Index shows:
Ole J. Skjei died on 13 June 1938 in Lac Qui Parle County.

Olai S. Skjei, born 19 Sep 1886, died 22 Apr 1972 in Madison, Lac Qui Parle County, mother's maiden name was Lien.
Mable Jannelle Skjei, born 15 Sep 1891, died 9 Aug 1960 in Lac Qui Parle County, mothers maiden name was Thompson.

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LARRY J. SKJEI:

The Minnesota Birth Index shows Larry John Skjei and Elizabeth Emma Dawson having five children:
Cynthia Jean Skjei, 19 Nov 1948
Cynthia J Skjei, 3507 24th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN
Martha Joan Skjei, 21 Mar 1951
Michele June Skjei, 18 June 1944
Michele Skjei, 9117 161st St W., Lakeville, MN 55044-5818 Phone: 952-431-5841
Patricia Jane Skjei, 4 June 1942
Rolf John Skjei, 26 Dec 1946.
Rolf J. Skjei, 1052 Circle Drive, Wayzata, MN (952) 476-8615

The Minnesota Death Index shows:
Larry John Skjei, born 18 June 1914, died on 4 July 2002. Mothers maiden: Ramsland.
Elizabeth Emma born 22 June 1912, died 27 Nov 1996. Mothers maiden: Millam

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OLAI J. SKJEI:
Minnesota Birth Index shows two births to Olai Julian Skjei; (Mothers maiden name was Ramsland), mother to children was Blossom Marie Lindseth:
Craig Julian Skjei, born 29 Sep 1944 in Lac Qui Parle County,
Craig Skjei, 608 Sioux Lane, St Peter, MN 56082 Phone: 507-931-9830
Rebecca Jean Skjei born 21 Dec 1946 in Hennepin County

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HAROLD T. SKJEI:
No records found

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OTIS R. SKJEI:
Minnesota Birth Index shows three births to Otis Ramsland Skjei and Marlys Jean Digre
Kathryn Lee Skjei, born 6 May 1953
Mary Lee born 29 July 1960
Michael Ramsland Skjel, born 27 Nov 1957
Michael Skjei, 806 Mount Curve Ave, Minneapolis, MN 612-374-3528 (no date of birth on Michael, a Donald Skjei is listed at this address born 1953.

I found an email address for a Michael Skjei and sent an email asking if he was the son of Otis, with other info.

This is enough search for now. If I hear from Michael and he is of your family, I will further this connection back to you.

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma WA

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Margit (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2005 1:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Ron,
I sent her all this a couple of days ago and the actual census records and a living Skjei in Minnesota. The hubby has Skjei in his family from Trøndelag. You forgot to tell her there is a wonderful Trøndelag mail list online also at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/tronder-list.htm
There are lots of people from all around the world who are related to Skjei/Skei on the list.
Margit i Minnesota

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Aase (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2005 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Skjei
Thank you, Ron. It was a great help, and you gave me some new names to my list.
(Michael living in Mps is not a decendat of Ole but of Ole's brother Thomas. Donald was his father.)
I will look at rootsweb.com and try to find more about the Skjei's.
There were 4 brothers that emigrated from our home to USA: Thomas, Ole, Bersvend and John. I have met some of the decendants of the other 3 brothers, but never anyone from Ole's family.
My g g grandfather was their brother.

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Aase (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2005 4:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Skjei
Thank you, Margit. Your answer was to great help in my research. I put the new names in my family tree.
Ole was the brother of my g g grandfather, and I have never met any of his descendants.
Three of his brothers came to USA, too. Their names were Thomas, Bersvend and John. I have met some of their descendants. I have even been to the cemeteries where they vere buried.

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Ron Bestrom (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2005 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
> There were 4 brothers that emigrated from our home to
> USA: Thomas, Ole, Bersvend and John.

I did run across the other brothers and their families...many times in various records. I limited my search to Ole Johnsen Skjei and Lien. I also limited my searches not knowing what you may have already had.

Again, the Norway List had many queries about the Lien name, and some on Skjei. So there might be someone on this list that has direct connection to your family.

Good Luck!

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Posted: 10 Aug 2009 1:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Aase,
Contact me at
margit@eot.com
I have found you some more relatives.
Margit

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello... Im not sure if this will help you in your surch or not or if you are even still surching as I see this was happening quite some time ago.

Perhaps you have some wrong information in regards to "Michael" the son of Donald? I say this because I am Michael the son of Donald :-) There is anothe Michael Skjei that lives in Minn. However I dont think Donald Is his fathers name?

I hope this helps you,
Mike Skjei

Re: Decendants of Ole Johnsen Skjei

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 11:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Mike, - I can see from one of the answers that Michael Skjei in Mps is listed under the descendants of Otis R Skjei. But like you wrote, I see from my family tree that this is wrong. His father was Donald Skjei from Williston, ND. I know that for sure, as Michael has been visiting. However, I have more Michael's in my family tree, so I should like to hear who are your ancestors! There were 4 brothers who emigrated from our place : Ole, Johan, Bersvend and Thomas. Looking forward to hearing from you.
You can also write to me on aseskei@online.no
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