Jakob Elias Willumsen (1853-1928)

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Jakob Elias Willumsen of Dalen
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Sex: Male
Birth: April 1853
Dalen farm
Kvinesdal, Norway
Baptism: April 17, 1853
Fede parish
Kvinesdal, Norway
Emigration: around 1897
Norway to USA
around 1910
USA to Norway
Death: July 10, 1928
Farsund, Norway
Burial: possibly Vanse, Norway
Father: Willum Andreas Larsen (1816-1896)
Mother: Olene Andrea Pedersdatter (1819-1912)
Siblings: Gine Martene Villumsdatter (1845-1903)
Lars Peder Villumsen (1849-1914)
Kristiane M. Villumsdatter (1860-1883)
Villumine A. Villumsdatter (1863-after1900)
Spouse/Partner: Anna Elisabeth Olesdatter (1853-1909)
Marriage: around 1878
Children: Wilhelmenia Williamson (1879-1936)
Ole Martin Williamson (1881-1948)
Jerthine Amalia Williamson (1884-1897)
Helen Marie Williamson (1888-1975)
Christian Arthur Williamson (1889-1939)
Jacob Elias Williamson II (1892-1974)
Emil Andreas Williamson (1896-1964)
Jenny Christine Williamson (1899-1956)
2nd Spouse: Freddrikke Haugeland (1894-1985)
2nd Marriage: around 1914
Findagrave: Jakob Elias Willumsen

Jacob Elias Williamson I (1853-1928) aka Jakob Elias Willumsen, aka Jakob Elias Villumsen; Emigrated to the United States in June of 1899; Farmer (b. before April 17, 1853, Dalen farm, Fede parish, Kvinesdal, Vest Agder, Norway - d. July 10, 1928, Troyberg farm, Vanse parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway)



He was born in April of 1853.


On April 17, 1853 he was baptized under the name "Jakob Elias Williamsen" at Fede parish, Kvinesdal, Vest Agder, Norway.


All were born in Fede, Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder, Norway:

First marriageEdit

Jakob married Anna Elisabeth Olesdatter (1853-1909) around 1878. Anna was born in November of 1853.


Jacob had a total of eight children, with seven living by the year 1900:


His son Ole M. Williamson emigrated to Minnesota in 1897. Jacob came to the United States with his wife and the remaining children in June of 1899.

Death of wifeEdit

Anna Elisabeth Olsdatter died in 1909.

Deerwood, MinnesotaEdit

In 1900 he was living in Deerwood, Kittson County, Minnesota. He was indexed in the census under the name "Jacob Wilkemson". He had a total of eight children with seven living in the year 1900. The children living at home were: "Alfred"; Jacob; Maria; Emil; and Jennie. Jacob was working as a day laborer.

Norway Township, MinnesotaEdit

In 1910, now a widower, he was living in Norway Township, Kittson County, Minnesota. In the census he was listed as "Jacob Williamson" and he was working as a farmer. Living with him were: "Mary Williamson"; "Jacob J. Williamson"; "Emil A. Williamson"; Jennie Williamson; and "Martin E. Williamson", who was listed as a nephew and was born in 1881. Martin was most likely the son of Lars Peder Villumsen (1849-1914) aka Peder Villumsen.


Jakob moved back to Norway after his wife died and he took Jenny C. Williamson with him.

Second marriageEdit

Around 1914, in Norway, he married Freddrikke Abrahamsdatter Haugeland (1894-1985).


  • Anne E. Villumson (1915-1963)
  • Agnes Amanda Villumson (1919-?) or Agnes Andrea Villumson (1919-?) who married Richard Larsen (1914-?)
  • Jakob Frits Villumson (1922-1923) who died as an infant
  • Jakob Fridtjof Villumson (1924-?)
  • Petter A. Villumson


Jacob died in Norway in 1928.


Jakob was buried in Vanse Church Cemetery, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway.

Memories of Jakob WillumsenEdit

  • Judith K. Grothe (1947- ) writes: "Jakob Willumsen, immigrated to the US with his wife and children in 1899. They settled in Northern Minnesota in Kittson County. After Jakob's wife died he returned to Norway in 1912 and remarried. Jakob had 7 children from his 1st marriage. They all stayed in the US. There were 6 children from the 2nd marriage in Norway and they all stayed in Norway - I believe that branch of the family still lives in the Suggenes, Vest-Agder, Norway area." Later she wrote: "As for Jakob. He was born 4/17/1853 in Dalen, Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder. He died on 7/10/1928 at Vanse, Vest-Agder. He married Anna Olsdatter on 11/6/1878. They had 7 children. The family believe Jakob must have owned all of the Dalen area as he later made a land exchange with his brother-in-law, Ole Tonnessen, for Ulland. Ulland is in eastern Fedafjorden and known to be a good fishing area. In 1891 Jakob was selling silicum from Ullandskjodna. He had hopes of starting a mining business. In April 1899 he sold Ulland for 1,000 Norwegian kroners and in June 1899 the whole family, except Ole, immigrated to the US. They settled in the Halma, Minnesota area in Kittson County. The oldest son, Ole had immigrated to Minnesota in 1897. The family took the name of Williamson in the US. After his wife, Anna, died in 1909, Jakob returned to Norway with his youngest child, Jenny. He missed his homeland. In 1911 Jakob purchased Troyberg, Vanse, Vest-Agder. He hired Freddrikke Haugeland as a homemaker and in 1915 they married. Jakob and Freddrikke had 6 children."

Relatives who emigratedEdit

Jacob had cousins that emigrated to the US.

These were descendants of his uncle, Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914):
These were descendants of his uncle, Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?):


Jakob Elias Willumsen (1853-1928) was the first cousin, three times removed, of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). He was the nephew of Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914). He was the great-grandfather of Judith K. Grothe (1947- ).

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Jakob Elias Willumsen (1853-1928)'s ancestors in three generations
Jakob Elias Willumsen (1853-1928) Father:
Willum Andreas Larsen (1816-1896)
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Paternal Grandmother:
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Olene Andrea Pedersdatter (1819-1912)
Maternal Grandfather:
Peder Andreas Hansen of Log (1790-1849)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Hans Hansen II of Log (1749-1798)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Pernille Helene Pedersdatter of Meberg (1764-?)
Maternal Grandmother:
Maren Sophia Olsdatter of Gullestad (1791-1868)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ole Svensen of Øye Øvre (1762-1819)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Anne Olsdatter of Eigeland Ytre (1762-1851)

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