HELLAND, Odd Johannessen

Baptized on 22 Jan 1815 at Voss, Norway, son of Johannes Ivarsen Helland and Kari Olsdatter Sonve. He was married on 27 Oct 1840 to Gudve Mikkelsdatter Gjerald (1814?-by 1880). Seven children. He came to America with his wife and two children on “Mercurious”, which sailed from Bergen and arrived in New York on 7 Sep 1843. They came to Wiota Township, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: They moved to Oakland Township, Franklin County, Iowa. Sources: (Naeseth ’43-1645)