Given name Odd. It is a typical and good given name still used in Norway. I have a great friend and distant cousin named Odd - he is one of the resources that I frequently turn to for assistance in the general area of old Hardanger region.
Where did the first information about Øvre Børve come from?
The entry papers to Canada show that he previously lived in Orr, Minnesota. Check, but I believe that would be in St. Louis County.