ROEN, Ole Johnson

Residence: Glencoe, Minnesota. Born in Hedalen, Valdres, Norway, on 24 Apr 1825, son of John Christensen Stugarden and Berit Olsdatter Öikegaardsbraaten. Came to America in 1852. Worked as a shoemaker at Wingville, Wisconsin. Married in 1854 to Beret N. Eggen. In 1855, they moved to a farm near Glencoe. Civil War: Private. Was four years in the war. Post war: He bought land in Todd County, Minnesota. He and Beret had 13 children. Ole died 2 Mar 1903. Sources: (Letter from LaVonne Houlton, Modesto, California) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A. K. Brenden, Bend, Oregon)