Ole Lars Tollefson

Brief Life History of Ole Lars

When Ole Lars Tollefson was born on 7 May 1851, in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Lars Haugen Tollefson, was 45 and his mother, Mari Ellefsdatter, was 44. He married Ellen Tarvestad in 1874. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newburg Township, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years and Mabel, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 October 1903, in Fillmore, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Mabel Cemetery, Mabel, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States.

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Ole Lars Tollefson
Ellen Tarvestad
Marriage: 1874
Lawrence O. Tollefson
Melinda "Minnie" Tollefson
Marshal O. Tollefson
Leonard Tollefson
Bessie Tollefson
Tollefson infant
Elmer Tollefson
Florence Tollefson

Sources (39)

  • Ole Tolifson in household of Lars Tolifson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • O.L. Tolefson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Ole Tollefsan, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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Historical Boundaries: 1853: Fillmore, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Fillmore, Minnesota, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Tollefsen . Compare Tolleson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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