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Ingvald Kristian Olsen (Melsby) (1861 - 1958)

Ingvald Kristian Olsen was born 23 June 1861(# 104) on Melsbø farm, Lødingen, Nordland County, Norway. He died 4 Aug. 1958 in Idun, Aitkin, Minnesota, USA. He was son of Ole Andreas Amundsen and Martha Andersdatter.

Ingvald Kristian was christened on 27 Oct. 1861(# 104)
in Lødingen.

In the 1865 census Ingvald Kristian was living on Melsbø farm in Lødingen together with his parents and siblings. (At that time the farm name was written as Mælsbø).

He emigrated to USA in 1866 together with his parents and siblings.
They departured from Trondheim on 5 May 1866 on the bark Neptunus. They arrived in Quebec Canada on 9 June 1866. Passenger list (see # 346 - 353). His name was then listed as Ingvald Christian.

He used the name Ingvald C. Melsby in USA.

Ingvald Melsby and his brother Hans Melsby are mentioned several times in the pioneers stories a cousin of my great grandfather wrote. The Melby's are mentioned in part # 1, 2 and 3 in this link:

Link to his page on FIND A GRAVE: Ingvald C. Melsby.

In the link to Lødingen above, click on the pictures for a bigger picture.

1) SAT, Ministerialprotokoller, klokkerbøker og fødselsregistre - Nordland, Ministerialbok nr. 872A08, 1840-1863, s. 139.
Folketelling 1865 for 1851P Lødingen prestegjeld.
Passenger list 1866 - bark Neptunus.
Tolleif George Thomsen: Memories from Bear Lake.