Notes for Torbjor Asbjornsen: The 1895 MN Census was searched for the name Thilda or Tillie Asbjornson or Asphinson or a similar name, in Polk County in the Townships of Bygland, Fisher, and East Grand Forks and her name was not found.
Names found in Bygland Township that are similar to Torbjor's last name. Possible relatives of Torbjor: 1895 Bygland, MN Census: - Tharald Asbjornson, 28, born Norway, lived 7 years in Minnesota, lived 3 years 5 months in this enumeration district 9 (Bygland), Occupation is laborer, 10 months employed as a laborer in the past year, father and mother were of foreign birth. - Asbjorn Olson, 43, male, Born Norway, 21 years in Minnesota, and 21 years in the Bygland enumeration district, occupation is farmer, employed as a farmer for 12 months of the past year, Father and mother are foreign born. - 1905 Marriage Record, Polk County: Lisa Asbjornson, from Polk County, married John Espeseth, from Polk County, at the home of G. Asbjornson, Witness is Martin Asbjornson. License 5/27/1905. - 1912 Marriage Record, Polk County: Tilda Asbjornson, from Polk County, married Knut K. Huso, from Tasson, Polk County. License 9/11/1912. Witness is Martin Asbjornson and Francis Anderson.
Signe Langhei says that Tillie's maiden name was Haugen. Perhaps Haugen was the name of the uncle she came with to the United States. Perhaps he was an uncle on her mother's side. There are two related Haugens in the Bygland cemetery: Halvor Haugen, Father, 1865-1946, and Gunhild Haugen, Mother, 1875-1949. Another name found is August Hagen, October 30, 1875 - March 30 1960. There is also a P. Hagen listed in the 1905 Platt map owning a farm in the NW part of Bigland about 3 miles from Ole Langhei's farm. Mom thinks she may have been born in or near Oslo. - 1900 U.S. Minnesota Census, Polk County, Town of Badger (Dee Wideen Research): Haugen, G. Born July 1856 was a farmer. Christ (son) Born in Minnesota 1884 (16 yrs. old) - 1900 U.S. Minnesota Census, Polk County Columbia Township (Dee Wideen Research: Hagen, Martin - Boarder Born Jan. 1871 was 29 yrs. old Came from Norway in 1893 Was in U.S. 7 yrs. Spoke English was a farmer - 1900 U.S. Minnesota Census, Polk County, Erskine Village (Dee Wideen Research): Haugen, Ole was boarder Born Sept. 1875 24 yrs. old single born in Norway Came to U.S. 1885 was dry good salesman
VARIOUS SPELLINGS OF "TILLIE'S" NAME (and the source of the name): Tillie HAUGEN Tillie's sister-in-law Signe Langie, daughter of Ole Olson Langei. Tilda Asbjornson Marriage Record, Nov. 11, 1901, Grand Forks, ND (not 100% certain this is our Tillie] Torbjor______ 1910 U.S. Census Thilda Aspinson 1910 Birth Certificate for Thelma Olson. Informant: Ole Olson. Lilly Aasmundson 1912 Birth Certificate for Olga Olson [certified copy, not original] Informant: Doctor? Tilda Haspons 1915 Birth Certificate for Alice Olson. Informant: Doctor? Tilda Espeson 1917 Birth Certificate for Gilbert Olson. Informant: Ole Olson Tilda Aspinson 1919 Birth Certificate for Bernice Olson. Informant: Doctor? Tillie Anderson 1946 Death Certificate. Informant: Gilbert Olson. Tillie_______ 1968 Death Certificate for Ann Olson. Informant: Chuck Wideen. Tillie Anderson 1961 Delayed Birth Certificate for Ann Olson, Informant: Thorald Langei,uncle [Ann's]
- 1900 U.S. Minnesota Census, Polk County, Township of Bygland (Dee Wideen Research): Asbjorsen, Tilde - Born July 1875 single from Norway Came in 1893 was in U.S. 7 yrs. She was 24 yrs. old and she was listed as both servant and housekeeper. She was single in 1900 and had no children. She was born in Norway and her parents were also born in Norway. Under relationship to the head of the household (Asbjor Olson) Tilde is listed as a servant, not a niece or any other relative. She lived with and worked for Asbjor Olson & wife Sigrid, who were married for 10 years. He was born in Jan. 1849 Sigrid was born in Nov. 1848. He lived in the United States for 48 years, and came to U.S. in 1852 and Sigrid came in 1888 and had lived in the U.S. for 12 years. He was a farmer. They spoke English. They had one child but no name was listed. Both of them were born in Norway and their parents Were born in Norway. They both list their age as 51 years old.
More About Torbjor Asbjornsen: Fact 1: Known as "Tillie".7 Fact 2: Tillie had no other spouses..7
More About Torbjor Asbjornsen and Ole Olson: Marriage: 11 Nov 1901, Grand Forks, ND.
Children of Torbjor Asbjornsen and Ole Olson are:
+Ann Olson, b. 02 May 1902, Bygland, MN8, d. 15 Jan 1968, Las Vegas, NV9.
Julia Olson, b. 21 May 1904, Fischer, Polk, MN10, d. 23 Nov 1977, Minneapolis, MN10.