Notes for Ole Olson Langhei: FUTURE LANGHIE RESEARCH: 1. Internet: RRV.NET (Red River Valley.net) Go to Historical Society. Lists all Polk County farms in 1895. 2. Ron Thorson 1020 James Ave. SE, East Grand Forks, (701) 773-9196 Knows about Bygland Church Records and Langhei, Norway. (Referred by Chester Langhei) 3. Olger Langheid 701 5th St. North, Grand Forks, (701) 775-8077, Knows about Langheid, Norway. he has a book about it and reads Norwegian. He took the pictures of the house in Norway. (Referred by Chester Langhei) 4. 11/17/03 Tommy Dale Address: Tommy Dale, Hannaasfeltet, 4737 Hornnes, Norway
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LANGHEI/OLSON RECORDS SEARCHED: POLK COUNTY ARCHIVES, CROOKSTON, MN., 9/10/02 BIRTH RECORDS: Dee Wideen searched for anyone named Langhei, for Langhei's that used the name Olson, and for people named Olson that were her aunts and uncles. She checked the earliest records (1870's?) until perhaps 1910. It might be a good idea to check some of the earlier years a second time for Langhei's and Olson's. At the time of our search we thought the Olsons/Langhei's lived in North Dakota during the 1880's and 1890's and perhaps didn't check all the names as thoroughly as we should have. DEATH RECORDS: Searched and listed ALL people name LANGHEI who died from 1875 to 1935. MARRIAGE RECORDS: All Langei and Halverson were checked until 1940. Searched and listed all people named LANGHEI from earliest records (1870's?) until 1940. Also looked for all Olsons until 1940 and listed any Olson who is a relative. Also searched for females named Asbjornson up until 1940 looking for possible relatives of Tillie. Searched for all females named Langhei until 1942 and all females named Olson until 1940. Searched for both Bergit Olson and husband John Knauff and no listing was found. Searched for Anne Olson and Charles Omlid and no listing was found (Chester Langhei says a descendant named Kenneth Omlid lives in Crookston). LAND RECORDS: All Langhei land records checked between 1895 to June 1899: PROBATE (INHERITANCE) RECORDS: Were checked for the name LANGHIE by Town Hall personell. I'm not sure which years they checked. It may have been only from the 1920's to the 1960's.
NOTE: There is a man named O.O. Gakstad October 23, 1824 - November 25, 1890, buried in the Bygland Cemetery. Perhaps this is the Gakstad described by Signe that Ole Langhei worked for. His death in 1890 could be when Ole found work at another farm in the Point, which is just a few miles from Bygland. This would explain why Ole's children say they were born in Minnesota. Perhaps they never lived in North Dakota. O.O. Gakstad would have been around 60 years old when Ole came to the U.S. and would certainly have needed someone to help on his farm. The fact that there are no Gakstad children buried in the cemetery would indicate that either he did not have any or they lived somewhere else. Mrs. Knauff, grand-daughter of Ole Olson Langhei, says her mom, Birget, was born in East Grand Forks. Signe Langei says her family lived in the "points" section of East Grand Forks before moving to Bygland. The 1905 Census says they have lived in Bygland for seven years. Thus they moved to Bygland about 1897 - 1898 and lived in East Grand Forks before that, at least from 1888 to 1897.
1888 Birth Record, Polk County: Bergit Olson born Nov. 5, 1888. 1889 Birth Record, Polk County: Gunhild Langhei, Born Jan. 3, 1889. 1890 Birth Record, Polk County: Knute Olson, Born Dec. 18, 1890, not born in Bygland. 1892 Birth Record, Polk County: Halvor, Born April 30, 1892, Male, Father: Ole Olson of Norway, Mother: Jorand Olson of Norway, Date Registered: 7/18/1892. 1894 Birth Record, Polk County: Tharald Langei, Born March 7, 1894, male, Father: Ole O. Langei of Norway, Mother: Jorand. Date Registered: 5/5/1894. 1897 Birth Record, Polk County: Guro Olson, F, born December 6, 1897. Father: Ole Olson, farmer, age 42, of Norway. Mother: Jorand Knuitson of Norway, age 40. Date Registered: June 9, 1900.
1897 Land Record [Purchase] File # 46087 Grantee: Ole O. Langei. Grantor: Ole O. Vattendahl and Wife. Date of Filing: November 15, 1897. Date of Instrument: March 11, 1897. Character of Instrument: Warrantee Deed [best kind of deed], Where Recorded: Book 69, page 70. Description: NE4 SE4 Section 17, Town[ship] 150, Range 49, Acres: [not listed].
1905 Census, Bygland, MN: Enumerated June 5, 1905 [The three Langei families were found listed in consecutive order]: Questions: Name, Sex, Age, Place Of Birth, Father's Place Of Birth, Mother's Place Of Birth, Residing In This State For How Long, Residing In This Enumeration District For How Long, Occupation.
Halvor S. Langei, M, 61, Norway, Norway, Norway, 23 year 6 month, 23 year 6 month, Farmer Anlaug Langei, F, 56, Norway, Norway, Norway, 23 year 6 month, 23 year 6 month Thor Halvorson, M, 24, Norway, Norway, Norway, 23 year 6 month, 23 year 6 month, Farm Labor Ole Halvorson, M, 15, MN, Norway, Norway, 15 year 6 month, 15 year 6 month, Farm Labor
Ole O. Langei, M, 48, Norway, Norway, Norway, 23 year, 7 year, Farmer Julia Olson, F, 16, MN, Norway, Norway, 16 year 6 month, 7 year Knut Olson, M, 14, MN, Norway, Norway, 14 year 7 month, 7 year Henry Olson, M, 13, MN, Norway, Norway, 13 year 2 month, 7 year Thomas Olson, M, 11, MN, Norway, Norway, 11 year 3 month, 7 year Sophie Olson, F, 9, MN, Norway, Norway, 9 year 3 month, 7 year Gertie Olson, F, 7, MN, Norway, Norway, 7 year 6 month, 7 year
Ole Langei, M, 23, MN, Norway, Norway, 23 year 6 month, 7 year, Farm Labor Tarbjor Langei, F, 29, Norway, Norway, Norway, 14 year 4 month, 14 year 4 month Annie Langei, F, 3, MN, Norway, Norway, 3 year 1 month, 3 year 1 month Jorand Langei, F, 1, MN, Norway, Norway, 1 year 1 month, 1 year 1 month
1912 Marriage Record, Polk County: Gunhild Olsen married Oscar Gilbert Olson, from Fisher, License 10/17/1912. Wittnesses: G.T? Olsen, Halvor Olson, Ellen Olson.
1920 Census, Bygland, MN, Enumerated January 14, 1920, Sheet #3. 40th Home Visited: Ole Langhei, Head, owns home (not mortgaged), 62, Widow, emigrated to U.S. in 1881, not Naturalized (pending?), could read/write, b. Norway, parents b. Norway, Occupation: Farmer, general. Knut Olson, son, 29, single, born MN, parents born Norway, Occupation: Farmer, homestead. Tharald Olson, son, 25, single, b. MN, parents born Norway, Occupation: Laborer, Work Outside. Signe Olson, daughter, 23, single, b. MN, parents born Norway, Occupation: Servant on a private farm. Gertie Olson, daughter, 21, single, b. MN, parents born Norway, Occupation: None.
1923 Marriage Record, Polk County: Tharald Langhei, from East Grand Forks, married Clara Moen, age 24, from county of Grand Forks, North Dakota. License 6/16/1923. Witness: Signe Langei and Sven Torgerson. [1946 Chester Langhei, son of Tharald, married Glendowyn Vigen, License 8/10/1946.]
Death Record, Polk County: Gyro Olsen Langhei, born Dec. 6, 1898 in Minnesota, died Jan. 23, 1926. Parents born in Norway. Father: Ole O. Langhei. Mother: Jorann Sordahl. Gyro lived in Bygland and worked as a housekeeper.
1927 Marriage Record, Polk County: Henry Langhei, born April 29, 1892, from East Grand Forks, married Helen Keller, born March 31, 1903, from County of Grand Forks, North Dakota. License 8/15/1927. They were married in Brookston. Witness: Ruth Knudson and William Lealos.
1927 Death Record, Polk County: Ole O. Langheid, born October 19, 1856, died Nov. 13, 1927, farmer, born in Norway. mother and Father born in Norway. Lived in Bygland. The name of his father and mother is not given.
1927 Obituary for Ole Langhei (East Grand Forks Record November 18, 1927): The funeral for Ole Langei was held Thursday. Funeral services for Ole O. Langhei, age 71, of Bygland who died suddenly at his farm home Suday November 13, 1927, were held at 2:00 on Thursday afternoon at Bygland, with Rev. O.T. Ness officiating. Mr. Langhei was born in Norway and came to the U.S. in 1881. He has resided at Bygland the last 29 years. Surviving are four sons: Ole of Minneapolis, Tharald of Hibbing, Henry of Grand Forks, Knute of Bygland, and four daughters: Mrs. C.H. Omlid of Mallory, Mrs. J.E. Dahl of this city [East Grand Forks], Mrs. J.R. Knauf of Glendive, Montana, and one brother, Tharald of Bygland, and one sister, Mrs. G. Jorgenson of Wanka, MN
1928 Estate of Ole O. Langei, probate records. Value of Real Estate: 80 Acres $6,400. Value of Personal Property: $1,588. Value of entire Estate: $7,988. Heirs: Sigrid Dahl, 49, East Grand Forks, MN, Daughter Knut Langhei, 3?, East Grand Forks, MN, son Signe Langhei, 31, East Grand Forks, MN, daughter Ole Langhei, 45, Minneapolis, MN, son Anna Omlid, 43, East Grand Forks, MN, daughter Bergit Knauff, 40, Glendive, Montana, daughter Henry Langhei, 35, Grand Forks, N. Dakota, son Tharald Langhei, 33, Hibbing, MN, son Thelmer Olson, 14 Fisher, MN, grandson Gladys Olson, 12, Fisher, Minnesota, grand-daughter All property left to Signe, Gyro, and Knut (Gyro was mentally and physically unable to take care of herself and Signe was to take care of her).
TOMBSTONES IN THE BYGLAND LUTHERAN CEMETERY NORTH: Langhei, Anlaug Mother March 4, 1848 - May 1, 1929 Langhei, Halvor S. Father September 25, 1843 - September 1, 1914 Halvorson, Ole 1889 - 1976 [son of Halvor S. Langhei] Halvorson, Thor December 18, 1880 - January 15, 1907 [son of Halvor S. Langhei]
Langheid, Torjer R. Mother 1885 - 1942 Langheid, Gunder O. Father 1883 - 1961 Langheid, Clayton G. March 1, 1926 - March 8, 1979 U.S. Army WWII
Tharaldson, Andrew Brother 1907 - 1971 [son of Tarald Langei] Tharaldson, Ole May 1, 1893 - April 6, 1958 Mn.Pvt.Co.H. 138 Inf. 37 Div. WWII [son of T.L.] Tharaldson, Ole Died: September 23, 1943 Pvt. 163 Depot Brig [son of Tarald Langei] Langei, Tarald 1861 - 1943 [brother of Ole Olson Langhei, buried near Ole Olson Langhei] Langei, Berget 1861 - 1938 [wife of Tarald Langei] (space between plots) Langhei, Toraand September 28, 1857 - October 19, 1904 [wife of Ole Langhei] Langhei, Gyro 1897 - 1926 [daughter of Ole Langhei] Langhei, Ole Father 1856 - 1927
Letter to Dee Wideen from her great-aunt Signe Langhei, daughter of Ole Langhei, written in 1987 when she was 91 years old: "My parents came from Saterdalen, Norway, in southern Norway [to the United States] in 1882. Their nearest large city was Kristiansund. My mother's birthplace was Risor. My father's birthplace was Langhei, there's where that name comes from. He went by the name Ole Olson for a long time. Then when he bought property he was asked if there wasn't another name besides Olson [there were a lot of Olson's in the area] and he said "yes, Langhei". By that time some of the kids were already grownup and out on their own and didn't want to change (their name], so that s why the two names [some children called Olson and others Langhei]. My parents were very poor and hoping for a better life in USA. They were 13 weeks on the ocean. They had to take the cheapest fare on a freighter that stopped in every port. What they must have gone through. My oldest sister Sarah was 5 years old and Ole, younger, was 2 or 3. They never talked about that journey, so we know little. I once asked Sarah about it and she said she remembered it like a dream. And Tillie [Dee Wideen's grandmother who married Ole Olson] I know very little about except that she came from Norway. She never mentioned parents or brothers. Only once when your mother [Ann Olson] was a baby, my mother [Joraand] asked her "what are you going to name her?" and Tillie said "I am going to name her Anne after my Grandmother". Tillie's maiden name was Haugen [Tillie's maiden name was probably not Haugen]."
Letter to Wayne Langei from Mrs. Knauff, daughter of Bergit (Langhei) Olson: "Her mother's [Bergit's] name was Joraand Sordahl. Her parents came from Risor, Norway, where she was born in a valley called Satersdalen. it is not known the year she was born. She died in 1904. Joraand married Ole Olson Langheid. he was born in Kristiansund, Norway. In Norway the name was spelled "Langheid" which means "long and high". The name changed into Langhei in the United States. Ole's mother, Grandmother Langheid, was killed in a log barn on their farm by the coulee [where animals are watered] by an angry cow with long horns. All the women in Norway milked the cows. She is buried in an unmarked grave in the old cemetery in Satersdalen, Norway. Ole and Joraand came to the United States in 1884 with 2 children; Sarah was 5 and Ole was 2. A child [named] Sigrid, born February 10, 1878, died very young. They homesteaded in Bygland Township near East Grand Forks, Minnesota. They had eight more children: Anne, Bergit, Gunhild, Knute, Halvor, Thorald, Signe and Gyro. Ole died in 1927 at the age of 71. SARAH was born in 1877 and died in 1950 at the age of 73. She married Jens Dahl in 1898 and lived their lives together in East Grand Forks, North Dakota. Jens died in 1948. They had six children: Julian, Oscar, Alfred, Clarence, Melvin, and Elmer. OLE was born September 8, 1882 and died in 1957 at the age of 75 (name changed?). His children were Annie, June, Oscar, Thelma, Alice, Gilbert and Beatrice. ANNE was a twin with Bergit, born December 3, 1884. Bergit died and as was the custom, the next child was named the same name. She married Charles H. Omlid July 15, 1903. he was the son of Halvor Omli Thorson and Torbjor Kittlesdatter. he was born June 5, 1882 and died November 3, 1962. They had eight children: Julia, Thelma, Halvor, Bergit, Olaf, Gladyce, Clara and Kenneth. Anne died January 16, 1972. BERGIT was born November 5, 1888. She, along with her brothers Ole and Knute changed their last name to Olson just because they didn't want a foreign sounding name in the United States. She married John Knauff in 1914. He was born on May 1, 1888. They had four children: Lois, George, Helen and Edith. They lived in Richey until 1925 and then Glendive the rest of their lives. She died July 9, 1951 at the age of 63 and he died July 12, 1965 at 77 years old. GUNHILD (JULIE) was born January 3, 1889 and died in 1916. Her husband was Oscar Olson. They had two children: Thelmer and Gladyse. KNUTE was born December 28, 1890. HALVOR (HENRY) was born April 28, 1892 and died in 1961. He married Helen Keller. They had two children, Robert and John. THORALD was born March 7, 1894. His wife's name was Clara and they had two children, Chester and Donald. SIGNE was born March 30, 1896. She never married. She worked as a housekeeper in Minneapolis, then a seamstress in California and then Portland, Oregon. She was a very strict Lutheran. She went to a Baptist retirement home and lived there for many years until she had a heart attack. In 1988 Lois (her Neice) brought her to Missoula and put her in a nursing home there and she lived until February 1989. GYRO (GERTIE) Born December 6, 1897 died at 28 years old in 1925. Bergit was born in East Grand Forks. Crookston is the county seat. She took nurses training at Deaconess Hospital in Grand Forks at age 16 or 17 years old, for three years. She worked at a poor farm at Orville North Dakota and county Hospital at Orville and private nursing at Minot. She went to Richey to homestead in 1909 or 1910. (See story).
Letter to Gladyce Omlid Hendrickson (Neice of Signe Langhei) dated May 17, 1987, from Signe Langhei (daughter of Ole Olson Langhei): "Our parents came over from Norway in the year 1882. My Mother, Jorund Sordahl and Father, Ole Langhei, my oldest sister, Sigrid was 5 years old and brother Ole younger, maybe 2 or 3 years old. They came directly from Norway, the southern part of Norway. I think their nearest city was Kristianstend, and by freighter, the cheapest way possible. They were on the journey 13 weeks! The ship stopped at every port loading and unloading freight. I wish I knew the route but I don't, arriving in New York were put on an immigrant train to the midwest where others had gone before and gotten settled. Father obtained work as a farm hand and they lived in a separate house and their name was Gakstad (owner of the farm in North Dakota) and they were very kind. Mother couldn't praise them enough. Father worked on this farm for many years at $500 a year. That was good wages at the time. Then later they worked for a lady that owned a farm on the Minnesota Point! I suppose to this day it is called the Point. We had a separate house there too - a log cabin. I remember it well. Then father managed to get a piece of land of his own, where our farm house is (or was). It was almost all forest, big trees - oak, elm, basswood and wolves. Not many timber wolves but the smaller kind they call coyotes. Oh but how they could howl! Many a night I crawled under the covers it was so scary. Part of our farm was already cleared of trees and wild raspberry bushes covered this area and were they ever good! We picked and canned over 100 quarts. There were other wild berries, chokecherries, highbrush cranberries, wild grapes, plums, gooseberries, some strawberries and not to forget thornapples. Mother had a spinning wheel and I remember her sitting and spinning yarn and teaching (winter evenings). She also did knitting. She knitted stockings and mittens for all of us. Her hands were never idle. She taught us kids how to read Norwegian and learn our Lutheran Catechism and explanation of the catechism and Bible history in preparation for Confirmation later. Confirmation was quite a highlight in each of our lives. I remember mine very well. I think we were about 15 of us lined up in the church aisle. Rev. Peterson walking up and down quizzing us and the question he asked me was "What great truth runs through the Bible like a red thread?" My answer: "The great truth that Jesus Christ is the way of salvation for everyone that believeth on him. Amen." Mother was a good cook, her lefse and flatbread, and dumplings are some of the food I remember. She also made different kinds of cheeses - one kind she made was sweet and very good, and she also made beautiful bread and cinnamon rolls. They dried their own beef for chipped beef and smoked their own hams and bacon - this when father and mother were still young and able."
Letter to Dee Wideen from Wayne Langei 6/25/01: Mr. Bygland now lives in langeid, in Bygland in Norway. Langeid is a parish (a local place inside of Bygland) with 10 to 12 families. I also got a call from a man in Norway who says he is my fourth cousin. He lives in Langeid. His phone number is 47-379-3392. Letter on 3/5/01: Tony is related. Gunder was his father. Gunder was Tharald's cousin. I am not sure how Satesdales or Satersdalen is spelled. It could be either. Donald says it is spelled Setesdal. Bygland, where I was raised, was named after Bygland Fjord in Norway, Southwest of Oslo. Henry's name was Halvor according to the bible. Telephone: Chester Langei: 1-218-773-0067, Wayne Langei: 360-733-0290 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Don Langei: 206-244-2033.
Letter From Tommy Dale To Dee Wideen, July 26, 2001: (Tommy Dale Family Tree: http://www.arkitektur.evje.com/langeid/ [Email: email@example.com This is the information I got from Knut William Bygland, who lives in Langheid, Norway. Olav Torbjornson Langeid and Anne Torolvsdotter had these children: Thorbjorn: Born in 1854. Stayed in Norway. Never married. Died in 1931. Olav (the oldest) [Ole Olson Langhei]: Born in 1856, moved to U.S. in 1882, married to Jorunn K. Sordahl. Sigrid: Born in 1859, stayed in Norway, married Lars Birkeland (my great grandparents). Tarald: Born in 1862, moved to the U.S. in 1892, married to Birgit O. Hegland. Targei: Born in 1865, moved to U.S.A. in 1889, married to Birgit Hegland. (Richard and Loren Mathson's grandparents). Olav (the youngest). Born in 1867. Stayed in Norway. married Jorunn G. Sordal. Signe: Born in 1871, moved to U.S. in 1892. Married Gunstein J. Lauvdal. Birgit: Born in 1875. Stayed in Norway, married Jon S. Tveit.
MISC. LANGHEI FAMILIES IN POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA (RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, UNKNOWN): HALVOR SEGURSON LANGHEI: 1898 File # 48141 Grantee: Halvor S. Langhei. Grantor: Eivind Theraldson and Wife. Date of Filing: March 5, 1898. Date of Instrument: December 24, 1897. Character of Instrument: Warrantee Deed. Where Recorded: Book 54, page 500. Description: NW4 SE4 Section 17, Town[ship] 150, Range 49, Acres: 40. [Halvor S. Langhei's land was next to Ole Olson Langhei's land and their houses were less than 100 yards apart]
1905 Bygland, MN Census: Questions: Name, Sex, Age, Place Of Birth, Father's Place Of Birth, Mother's Place Of Birth, Residing In This State For How Long, Residing In This Enumeration District For How Long, Occupation. Halvor S. Langei M 61 Norway Norway Norway 23 year 6 mo. 23 year 6 mo. Farmer Anlaug Langei F 56 Norway Norway Norway 23 year 6 mo. 23 year 6 mo. Thor Halvorson M 24 Norway Norway Norway 23 year 6 mo. 23 year 6 mo. Farm Labor Ole Halvorson M 15 MN Norway Norway 15 year 6 mo. 15 year 6 mo. Farm Labor
1907 Death Record, Polk County: Thor Halverson, single, age 26, born in Norway, died Jan. 15, 1907. Father: Halvor S. Langhie, born in Norway. Mother: Anthony Thorson [mistake? perhaps Anthony is Anlaug], born in Norway. Informant: Ole Segerson, farmer.
1914 Death Record, Polk County: Halvor S. Langhei, born Sept. 25, 1844 in Norway, occupation farmer, both parents, born in Norway, Father's name is Sequin?, mother's name not listed, Halvor lived in Bygland.
1914 Obituary for Halvor Segurson Langhei: Friday, September 4, 1914 (East Grand Forks Record): Halvor Segurson Langhei died at the home of his son in Bygland Tuesday evening as the result of injuries sustained a short time ago in falling off a grain stack. Deceased was 71 years of age.
Tombstones in the Bygland Lutheran Cemetery North: Langhei, Anlaug Mother March 4, 1848 - May 1, 1929 Langhei, Halvor S. Father September 25, 1843 - September 1, 1914 Halvorson, Ole 1889 - 1976 [son of Halvor S. Langhei] Halvorson, Thor December 18, 1880 - January 15, 1907 [son of Halvor S. Langhei]
1929 Death Record, Polk County: Anlaug Seguerson Langhei, born March 4, 1848, died May 1, 1929, born in Norway, Mother and father born in Norway, Father: Thor Thorgrimson. Mother: Gyra(o?) Hovison? Anlaug died in Fisher.
Estate of Halvor S. Langhei, Probate Record, June 3, 1929: Halvor S. Langhei died September 1, 1914 without leaving a will. He owned 40 acres in section 17 of Township 150, north of Range 49. Heirs: Anlaug S. Langhei, deceased, wife Annie Koppang, age 56, Fisher, Minn, daughter Julia Gaston, age 54, Shellbrook, Sask., Canada, daughter Osmond Halvorson, 51, East Grand forks, R#1, son Ole Halvorson, 39, East Grand Forks, R#1, son
GUNDER O. LANGHEID: Letter to Dee Wideen from Wayne Langei: 3/5/01: Tony is related. Gunder was his father. Gunder was Tharald's cousin.
1921 Marriage Record, Polk County: Gunder Langheid, age 37, from East Grand Forks, married Tillie Roinestad, age 36, from Grand Forks County, North Dakota. License 12/10/1921. [Witness not pertinent]
1922 Death Record, Polk County: Gunhild Berget Langheid, single, born August 4, 1922 in Minnesota, died August 1, 1924. Father born in Norway. Mother born in North Dakota. Father: Gunder Langheid. Mother: Tillie Roinastad. Parents lived in Bygland.
Estate of Gunder O. Langheid, AKA Gunder Langheid, Probate Record, 1961: Heirs: Olger T. Langheid, over 21, son, 701 North Fifth St., Grand Forks, N. Dakota. Clayton G. Langheid, over 21, son, Montana Cafe, Glasgow, Montana Tony G. Langheid, over 21, son, 623 5th Avenue South, Grand Forks, N. Dakota Real Estate: [Owned several pieces of land totalling about 70 acres, all in Section 20, Township 150, Range 49]
Estate of Tillie Roinstad Langhei, AKA Tillie Roinstad Langheid, Probate Record, 1944: Heirs: Gunder Langheid. 62? 52?, husband, East Grand Forks, Route 1. Olger Langheid, 21, son. Clayton G. Langheid, son, 18. Tony G. Langheid, 17, son, East Grand Forks, Route 1.
TOMBSTONES IN THE BYGLAND LUTHERAN CEMETERY NORTH: Langheid, Torjer R. Mother 1885 - 1942 Langheid, Gunder O. Father 1883 - 1961 Langheid, Clayton G. March 1, 1926 - March 8, 1979 U.S. Army WWII
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION: MISC. LAND RECORDS (All Langhei land records checked between 1895 to June 1899): File #40273 Grantee: Tarald S. Langei. Grantor: United States. Date of Filing (date took legal claim to land): April 10, 1896. Date of Instrument: February 12, 1891 (perhaps bought in 1891 and was required to live on the land, or homestead it, a certain number of years to receive title). Character of Instrument: Patent. Where recorded: Book 60, page 224. Description: W1/2 S1/4 Sec 22 & E1/4 SE1/4 Sec 21, Town 148, Range 42, Acres: 160.
File # 41001 Grantee: Knute S. Langhei. Grantor: Thompson Grundy and Wife. Date of Filing: June 10, 1896. Date of Instrument: May 11, 1896. Character of Instrument: Warrant Deed [best kind of deed]. Where Recorded: Book 65, page 487. Description: Section Record. Section 25, Town[ship] 149, Range 42, Acres: [not listed]
File # 43273 Grantee: Tharald S. Langei. Grantor: Lars Anderson and wife. Date of Filing: January 18, 1897. Character of Instrument: Warrantee Deed.
File # 46087 Grantee: Ole O. Langei. Grantor: Ole O. Vattendahl and Wife. Date of Filing: November 15, 1897. Date of Instrument: March 11, 1897. Character of Instrument: Warrantee Deed [best kind of deed], Where Recorded: Book 69, page 70. Description: NE4 SE4 Section 17, Town[ship] 150, Range 49, Acres: [not listed].
File # 48141 Grantee: Halvor S. Langhei. Grantor: Eivind Theraldson and Wife. Date of Filing: March 5, 1898. Date of Instrument: December 24, 1897. Character of Instrument: Warrantee Deed. Where Recorded: Book 54, page 500. Description: NW4 SE4 Section 17, Town[ship] 150, Range 49, Acres: 40. MISC. LANGHEI RECORDS, POLK COUNTY: (Individuals not positively identified) 1889 Marriage Record, Polk County: Tarald S. Langei, older than 21, from Polk county, married Emma Olson, older than 18. License 5/17/1889. Witness: ___? S. Langie and Julia Olson
1896 Birth Record, Polk County: Knute Langei, born Month? 11, 1896, male, Father: T.S. Langei, born Norway. Mother: Ingeborg, born in Norway. Date Registered: 12/16/1896.
1897 Land Record [Purchase] File # 43273 Grantee: Tharald S. Langei. Grantor: Lars Anderson and wife. Date of Filing: January 18, 1897. Character of Instrument: Warrant Deed.
- 1900 U.S Minnesota Census, Polk County, Knute Township (Dee Wideen Research): Langie, Torald Born Mar. 1854 in Norway Came to U.S. 1882 Married ll yrs. was 46 yrs old Wife Ingeborg Born 1868 Married 11 yrs. Came to U.S. 1882 Spoke English Daughter Signe Born July 1893 in Minnesota 6 yrs. Son Sigrud Born 1896 in Minnesota was 3 yrs. old Daughter Anne Born January 1900 was 4 months old born in Minnesota
1903 Marriage Record, Polk County: Tarald S. Langei, older than 21, from Knute, Polk County, married Ingeborg Bjorjufson, older than 18, from Knute, Polk County. Married in Fisher, License 7/1/1903. Witness: Andrew Sorenson? and Mrs. H.L. Huso. [Did I make a mistake with the marriage date? They look like the parents of Knute Langei born in 1896]
1925 Marriage Record, Polk County: Raymond A. Lange, age 27, born April 20, 1898, from Polk County, married Annetta M. Fredrickson, age 22, born May 6, 1903, from Polk County. License 5/9/1925. They were married in Bagley. Witness: William Glander and Ethel Frederickson.
1889 Birth Record, Polk County: Gunhild Langhei, born Sept. 20, 1889. 1900 Birth Record, Polk County: Annie Langie, born Month? 2, 1900 [no other information copied]
Letter from Chester Langei to Dee Wideen 10/7/02: On the 1915 land plat my grandfathers name was listed as Ole O. Langhei. I talked with my wife's aunt, 95 years. She said at one time we were called by the last name Storstein; a Norwegian name for bigstone, the stone that rolled down the mountain and landed in our back yard in Norway. This land is located in like a county named Langeid. This land is located in like a county named Langeid. This name means long land, named after a long piece of land, located in like a state named Bygland, all in Norway of course. My grand fathers name was Langei or maybe Langhei like Aunt Signe spelled it on his gravestone. I believe Gunder Langheid was a relation; he visited my father often. I believe Halvor Langei-Howards great grandfather was my grandfathers brother. Another brother was Tharald Tharoldson and wife Birget with sons big Ole, little Ole, and Andrew, and also a daughter named Thora whose husband was Ole Loyland.
Children of Ole Olson Langhei and Joraand Sordahl are: