Ole J. Jensen

Mayville, North Dakota

was born in Etnedalen on April 5, 1863. He came to America 48 years ago along with his father, Jakob Johnson, and Guri Johnson to Goodhue County Minnesota. He lived there for eight years. He came to Traill County, North Dakota. He has lived on a farm in Wold Township for 43 years and has operated his own farm for 35 years.

His wife, Jensine Kopperda,l is from Sogneaet and was born in America of Norwegian parents. They have five children. Their daughter Mabel is married to Svend Thoreson who has been a farmer near Mayville, North Dakota since 1847.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 129

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