Hans Jorgensen Hjelmstad, 18551933 (aged 77 years)

Birth December 3, 1855 29 26
Baptism January 1, 1856 29 26 (aged 29 days)
Birth of a brotherJohannes Jorgensen
February 18, 1857 (aged 1 year)
Baptism of a brotherJohannes Jorgensen
April 9, 1857 (aged 1 year)
Census 1865 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherSimen Jorgensen Hjelmstad
May 29, 1865 (aged 9 years)
Baptism of a brotherSimen Jorgensen Hjelmstad
August 17, 1865 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a sisterLina Jorgensdtr Hjelmstad
January 1, 1869 (aged 13 years)
Baptism of a sisterLina Jorgensdtr Hjelmstad
February 28, 1869 (aged 13 years)
Confirmation October 9, 1870 (aged 14 years)
Census 1875 (aged 19 years)
Occupation
a farmer's helper
1875 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a sisterIngeborg Jorgensdatter Hjelmstad
April 10, 1875 (aged 19 years)
Baptism of a sisterIngeborg Jorgensdatter Hjelmstad
May 30, 1875 (aged 19 years)
Death of a motherKirstie Hansdatter
August 28, 1875 (aged 19 years)
Burial of a motherKirstie Hansdatter
September 4, 1875 (aged 19 years)
MarriageBeate ThoresdatterView this family
December 1, 1876 (aged 20 years)
Anecdote 1877 (aged 21 years)

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Note: Hans Hjelmstad married on his 21st birthday. He had a farm known as Vold, which became the surname of his children born in Norway. This was changed after they immigrated to the United States. The Hjelmstads left Norway on June 8, 1883, with their four children (Jorgen aka George, Ingeborg, Kristine, and Anton) and one on the way. This American son died unnamed as an infant.
Birth of a sonJorgen Hjelmstad
January 9, 1877 (aged 21 years)
Baptism of a sonJorgen Hjelmstad
February 11, 1877 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a daughterIngeborg Hjelmstad
August 23, 1878 (aged 22 years)
Baptism of a daughterIngeborg Hjelmstad
September 29, 1878 (aged 22 years)
Death of a fatherJorgen Johannessen
March 28, 1880 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughterKristine Hjelmstad
April 2, 1880 (aged 24 years)
Baptism of a daughterKristine Hjelmstad
May 17, 1880 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a sonAnton Hansen Hjelmstad
March 31, 1882 (aged 26 years)
Occupation
a cottager
April 23, 1882 (aged 26 years)
Baptism of a sonAnton Hansen Hjelmstad
April 23, 1882 (aged 26 years)
Emigration June 8, 1883 (aged 27 years)
Note: Record #9.
Immigration June 30, 1883 (aged 27 years)
Anecdote July 10, 1883 (aged 27 years)

Note: Hans filed pre-emption claim no. 6615 to 160 acres in Sec. 26, T160N, R57W, Dakota Territory.
AnecdoteBeate ThoresdatterView this family
July 1883 (aged 27 years)

Note: They arrived on the W. A. Scholten from Rotterdam, Netherlands with their children Jorgen, Ingeborg, Kristine, and Anton.
Anecdote October 5, 1883 (aged 27 years)
Note: Hans declared his intent to become a U.S. citizen and renounced his allegiance to the King of Norway and Sweden.
Birth of a sonUnnamed son Hjelmstad
November 22, 1883 (aged 27 years)

Death of a sonUnnamed son Hjelmstad
December 24, 1883 (aged 28 years)

Birth of a daughterThora Hjelmstad
December 1, 1884 (aged 28 years)
Census 1885 (aged 29 years)
Anecdote 1885 (aged 29 years)

Note: When they arrived in Dakota Territory, near the future townsite of Milton, the land was not yet surveyed, and there were at times unfriendly Indians lurking around. The Hjelmstads lived on one hill, and Beate's brother Lars Walstad lived on another. This took place four years before the railroad came to Milton.
Anecdote June 14, 1886 (aged 30 years)

Note: Hans changed his pre-emption filing to a homestead application on 160 acres in Sec. 26, T160N, R57W, Cavalier County, North Dakota. Due to the distance to the Land Office, he was unable to appear there in person and filed an affidavit with the District Court in Langdon instead.
AnecdoteBeate ThoresdatterView this family
1887 (aged 31 years)

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Note: The West Mountain Lutheran congregation was organized with Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hjelmstad as charter members.
Birth of a daughterInga Hjelmstad
April 18, 1887 (aged 31 years)
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Birth of a daughterHilda Hjelmstad
August 19, 1889 (aged 33 years)
Baptism of a daughterHilda Hjelmstad
September 22, 1889 (aged 33 years)
Death of a daughterHilda Hjelmstad
November 28, 1889 (aged 33 years)
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Death of a paternal grandfatherJohannes Jorgensen Stolpestad
September 13, 1890 (aged 34 years)
Baptism of a daughterInga Hjelmstad
May 8, 1891 (aged 35 years)
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Birth of a sonJohannes Hjelmstad
May 9, 1891 (aged 35 years)
Baptism of a sonJohannes Hjelmstad
June 21, 1891 (aged 35 years)

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Anecdote May 27, 1893 (aged 37 years)
Note: Hans made final payment on Homestead Application no. 9791 for lands in Sec. 26, T160N, R57W. He had improved the land with a good house, two stables, a small granary, and a well, and he had broken 24 acres.
Real Estate Grantee September 28, 1893 (aged 37 years)
Note: receiving Patent Final Certificate no. 3434
Anecdote 1895 (aged 39 years)

Note: For the first few years Hans was known by the surname Jorgenson as recorded on the deed to his land. The older children were known by the surname Hanson before taking the name Hjelmstad.
Death of a wifeBeate Thoresdatter
October 13, 1895 (aged 39 years)
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Naturalization August 22, 1898 (aged 42 years)
Census June 14, 1900 (aged 44 years)
Anecdote 1900 (aged 44 years)

Note: Hans was unable to speak English in 1900.
Death of a brotherSimen Jorgensen Hjelmstad
May 23, 1903 (aged 47 years)
Death of a daughterKristine Hjelmstad
July 11, 1907 (aged 51 years)

Burial of a daughterKristine Hjelmstad
July 11, 1907 (aged 51 years)
Anecdote November 16, 1909 (aged 53 years)

Note: He received an undivided 1/5 of his brother Simon's estate in Cavalier Co., North Dakota.
Census April 21, 1910 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childJohn SolbergThora HjelmstadView this family
October 26, 1910 (aged 54 years)
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Census 1915 (aged 59 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge SolbergInga HjelmstadView this family
February 27, 1918 (aged 62 years)
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Death of a sonJorgen Hjelmstad
July 19, 1919 (aged 63 years)

Burial of a sonJorgen Hjelmstad
July 20, 1919 (aged 63 years)
Census January 15, 1920 (aged 64 years)
Occupation
a farmer
1920 (aged 64 years)

Census 1925 (aged 69 years)
Death of a daughterInga Hjelmstad
March 4, 1926 (aged 70 years)

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Census April 16, 1930 (aged 74 years)
Anecdote April 16, 1930 (aged 74 years)
Note: Photo of the three farmhouses built by Hans
Death January 19, 1933 (aged 77 years)
Probate March 24, 1934 (1 year after death)
Burial
Family with parents
father
18261880
Birth: November 28, 1826 24 27Stolpestad Farm, Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway
Death: March 28, 1880Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
mother
18291875
Birth: March 24, 1829 34 38Dahlie Farm, Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway
Death: August 28, 1875Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
Marriage
Marriage: January 7, 1854Ringsaker parish, Hedmark, Norway
-1 months
elder sister
1853
Birth: December 3, 1853 27 24Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
2 years
himself
Hans Jorgensen Hjelmstad
18551933
Birth: December 3, 1855 29 26Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
Death: January 19, 1933Milton, East Alma Twp., North Dakota
15 months
younger brother
1857
Birth: February 18, 1857 30 27Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
8 years
younger brother
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18651903
Birth: May 29, 1865 38 36Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
Death: May 23, 1903Billings, Cavalier County, North Dakota
4 years
younger sister
1869
Birth: January 1, 1869 42 39Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
6 years
younger sister
1875
Birth: April 10, 1875 48 46Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
Family with Beate Thoresdatter
himself
Hans Jorgensen Hjelmstad
18551933
Birth: December 3, 1855 29 26Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
Death: January 19, 1933Milton, East Alma Twp., North Dakota
wife
Tombstone Beatha and Hilda Hje
18491895
Birth: January 19, 1849 24 23Kampen Farm, Ringsaker District, Hedmark, Norway
Death: October 13, 1895Milton, East Alma Twp, North Dakota
Marriage
Marriage: December 1, 1876Ringsaker Church, Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway
1 month
son
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18771919
Birth: January 9, 1877 21 27Norway
Death: July 19, 1919
20 months
daughter
18781951
Birth: August 23, 1878 22 29Norway
Death: May 5, 1951
20 months
daughter
18801907
Birth: April 2, 1880 24 31Norway
Death: July 11, 1907
2 years
son
Anton Hjelmstad 2
18821957
Birth: March 31, 1882 26 33Norway
Death: August 29, 1957Milton, Cavalier County, North Dakota
20 months
son
13 months
daughter
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18841971
Birth: December 1, 1884 28 35East Alma Twp., Cavalier, Dakota Territory
Death: January 10, 1971Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, Pembina, North Dakota
2 years
daughter
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18871926
Birth: April 18, 1887 31 38Alma Twp., Dakota Territory
Death: March 4, 1926
2 years
daughter
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18891889
Birth: August 19, 1889 33 40Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota
Death: November 28, 1889Alma Twp., North Dakota
21 months
son
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18911961
Birth: May 9, 1891 35 42Milton, Cavalier County, North Dakota
Death: February 11, 1961his home, Cavalier County, North Dakota
BirthHans Hjelmstad household, 1900, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Hans Hjelmstad household, Record Info: population schedule, East Alma Twp., ED 41, SD 199, sheet 9, dwelling 147, family 153, Film: micropublication T623, roll 1227
BirthHans Hjelmstadeie confirmation, Record Type: Hedmark parish registers, Subject: Ringsaker 1870-1878, Second Person: Norway Digital Archives, Second Location: http://www.arkivverket.no, Series: Confirmations, File Reference: October 1870 male no. 21 Hans Hjelmstadeie
BirthJorgen Johannesen household, 1875, Record Type: Norway census, Household: Jorgen Johannesen household, Record Info: population schedule, Ringsaker District, Farm no. 233, Residence no. 10 Hansstuen, Film: online http://www.digitalarkivet.no
BirthRingsaker parish birth and baptism records: menKildeinformasjon: Hedmark fylke, Ringsaker, Klokkerbok nr. 6 (1851-1860), Fodte og dopte menn 1856, side 45, Volume: 1856
BirthWest Mountain Cemetery
BaptismRingsaker parish birth and baptism records: menKildeinformasjon: Hedmark fylke, Ringsaker, Klokkerbok nr. 6 (1851-1860), Fodte og dopte menn 1856, side 45, Volume: 1856
CensusCensus Jorgen Johannessen 1865, Record Type: Digital Image, Subject: Jorgen Johannessen
ConfirmationHans Hjelmstadeie confirmation, Record Type: Hedmark parish registers, Subject: Ringsaker 1870-1878, Second Person: Norway Digital Archives, Second Location: http://www.arkivverket.no, Series: Confirmations, File Reference: October 1870 male no. 21 Hans Hjelmstadeie
CensusCensus Hans Jorgensen 1875, Record Type: Digital Image, Subject: Hans Jorgensen
OccupationJohannes Mekkelsen household, 1875, Record Type: Norway census, Household: Johannes Mekkelsen household, Record Info: population schedule, Ringsaker Circuit no. 11, Farm no. 233, Residence no. 7 Hjelmstad, Film: online http://www.digitalarkivet.no
MarriageRoots to Trees - Scotland and Norway
MarriageKildeinformasjon: Hedmark fylke, Ringsaker, Klokkerbok nr. 8 (1870-1878), Ekteviede1876, side 381: Ringsaker parish register, Record Type: marriage records, Spouses' Names: Jorgensen-Thoresdtr, Manuscript Info: no. 69
AnecdoteRoots to Trees - Scotland and Norway
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OccupationAnton Hanssen (Hjelmstad) birth and baptism, Record Type: Ringsaker parish baptism register, Subject: Anton Hanssen, Number: male no. 35
EmigrationHans Hjelmstad household, 1920, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Hans Hjelmstad household, Record Info: population schedule, East Alma Twp., ED 33, SD 1, sheet 6B, dwelling 13, family 13, Film: micropublication series T625, roll 1333
Note: Record #9.
EmigrationHjelmstad family emigration record, Record Type: Norway Emigration Records, Subject: Emigranter over Kristiania 1871-1930, Second Person: Norway Digital Archives, Second Location: http://digitalarkivet.no, Series: 1883, File Reference: Hjelmstad
ImmigrationHans Hjelmstad household, 1900, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Hans Hjelmstad household, Record Info: population schedule, East Alma Twp., ED 41, SD 199, sheet 9, dwelling 147, family 153, Film: micropublication T623, roll 1227
ImmigrationHans Hjelmstad family ship passenger record, Record Type: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Name Of Person: Hans Hjelmstad family, Ship Name: W.A. Scholten from Rotterdam Netherlands, Series: Immigration Records
ImmigrationHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
AnecdoteHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
AnecdoteHans Hjelmstad family ship passenger record, Record Type: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Name Of Person: Hans Hjelmstad family, Ship Name: W.A. Scholten from Rotterdam Netherlands, Series: Immigration Records
AnecdoteHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
CensusCensus Hans Jorgensen and Walstads, ND 1885 Index, Record Type: PDF, Household: Walstad and Jorgensen
AnecdoteRoots to Trees - Scotland and Norway
AnecdoteHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
AnecdoteRoots to Trees - Scotland and Norway
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AnecdoteHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
Real Estate GranteeHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
AnecdoteA Century of Area History: 1882-1982, Milton, North Dakota
NaturalizationNaturalization Jorgen Hjelmstad 1898, Record Type: Photo, Subject: Jorgen Hjelmstad
CensusHjelmstad Family 1900 Census, Record Type: Photo, Household: Hjelmstad
AnecdoteHans Hjelmstad household, 1900, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Hans Hjelmstad household, Record Info: population schedule, East Alma Twp., ED 41, SD 199, sheet 9, dwelling 147, family 153, Film: micropublication T623, roll 1227
AnecdoteProbate Case, Name Of Person: Simon Hjelmstad, Series: Petition for Letters of Administration and Final Decree of Distribution, File Number: no. 324
CensusHjelmstad Family 1910 Census, Record Type: Photo, Household: Hjelmstad
CensusHjelmstad Family 1915 North Dakota, Record Type: Photo, Household: Hjelmstad
CensusHans Hjelmstad Family 1920 Census, Record Type: Photo, Household: Hjelmstad
OccupationHans Hjelmstad household, 1920, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Hans Hjelmstad household, Record Info: population schedule, East Alma Twp., ED 33, SD 1, sheet 6B, dwelling 13, family 13, Film: micropublication series T625, roll 1333
CensusHans Hjelmstad 1925 MN Census, Record Type: Photo, Household: Hjelmstad
CensusHans Hjelmstad 1930 Census, Record Type: Photo, Household: Hjelmstad
AnecdotePhoto Hans Jorgensen Hjelmstad Farmhouses, Record Type: Photo, Subject: Farm Houses
NameHans Jorgensen (Hjelmstad) General Land Entry File, Record Type: General Land Entry File, Subject: Hans Jorgensen, File Number: Application no. 9791
NameHans Hjelmstad household, 1900, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Hans Hjelmstad household, Record Info: population schedule, East Alma Twp., ED 41, SD 199, sheet 9, dwelling 147, family 153, Film: micropublication T623, roll 1227
DeathRoots to Trees - Scotland and Norway
DeathWest Mountain Cemetery
DeathDeath Hans Hjelmstad 1933, Record Type: Photo, Name Of Person: Hans Jorgensen Hjelmstad
ProbateProbate Case, Name Of Person: Hans J. Hjelmstad, Series: Estate Tax Return and Final Decree, File Number: no. 1549
BurialHans J. Hjelmstad tombstone, Record Type: tombstone, Name Of Person: Hjelmstad, Hans J., Reader: photographed by Anthony Hjelmstad
BurialWest Mountain Cemetery
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Hans Hjelmstad married on his 21st birthday. He had a farm known as Vold, which became the surname of his children born in Norway. This was changed after they immigrated to the United States. The Hjelmstads left Norway on June 8, 1883, with their four children (Jorgen aka George, Ingeborg, Kristine, and Anton) and one on the way. This American son died unnamed as an infant.

Emigration

Record #9.

Anecdote

Hans filed pre-emption claim no. 6615 to 160 acres in Sec. 26, T160N, R57W, Dakota Territory.

Anecdote

They arrived on the W. A. Scholten from Rotterdam, Netherlands with their children Jorgen, Ingeborg, Kristine, and Anton.

Anecdote

Hans declared his intent to become a U.S. citizen and renounced his allegiance to the King of Norway and Sweden.

Anecdote

When they arrived in Dakota Territory, near the future townsite of Milton, the land was not yet surveyed, and there were at times unfriendly Indians lurking around. The Hjelmstads lived on one hill, and Beate's brother Lars Walstad lived on another. This took place four years before the railroad came to Milton.

Anecdote

Hans changed his pre-emption filing to a homestead application on 160 acres in Sec. 26, T160N, R57W, Cavalier County, North Dakota. Due to the distance to the Land Office, he was unable to appear there in person and filed an affidavit with the District Court in Langdon instead.

Anecdote

The West Mountain Lutheran congregation was organized with Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hjelmstad as charter members.

Anecdote

Hans made final payment on Homestead Application no. 9791 for lands in Sec. 26, T160N, R57W. He had improved the land with a good house, two stables, a small granary, and a well, and he had broken 24 acres.

Real Estate Grantee

receiving Patent Final Certificate no. 3434

Anecdote

For the first few years Hans was known by the surname Jorgenson as recorded on the deed to his land. The older children were known by the surname Hanson before taking the name Hjelmstad.

Anecdote

Hans was unable to speak English in 1900.

Anecdote

He received an undivided 1/5 of his brother Simon's estate in Cavalier Co., North Dakota.

Anecdote

Photo of the three farmhouses built by Hans