TUFTE, Ole Jensen

WI 1st Inf Co K. Born 9 Jul 1842 in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Jens Olsen Tufte and Ragnhilde Olsdatter Tyve. Came to America with his parents and five siblings on “Henrik Wergeland”, which sailed from Bergen about 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York 5 Jul 1849. They came to Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, and moved about 1860 to Strong’s Prairie Township, Adams County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Ole was married on 10 Jan 1868 to Helga Helliksdatter Glaim (1842?-1880). Five children. Ole married on 15 Mar 1882 to Mary Larsdatter Torkelsen (1858-1949). Six children. Ole died 5 Dec 1928 in Hanley Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-883)