Born 1832 at Hestethun in Sogn, Norway. Came to America in 1853 to Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Married to Susan. Moved to Minnesota to Friberg Township, Otter Tail County. Died 10 Apr 1921. Buried in Tonseth Lutheran church cemetery, Friberg Township. Sources: (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Free Press, 13 Apr 1921) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Olson, Nels”