Kristian Olsen (Melsby)
(1861 - 1958)
Ingvald Kristian Olsen was born 23
104) on Melsbø farm,
Nordland County, Norway. He died 4 Aug. 1958 in Idun, Aitkin, Minnesota,
USA. He was son of Ole
Andreas Amundsen and Martha
Ingvald Kristian was christened on 27
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: http://slektsforskning.com/login/person/anetre/tekst/Pioneers.asp
Link to his page
on FIND A GRAVE: Ingvald
In the link to Lødingen above, click on the pictures for
a bigger picture. 1)
Ministerialprotokoller, klokkerbøker og fødselsregistre
- Nordland, Ministerialbok nr. 872A08, 1840-1863, s. 139.
Folketelling 1865 for 1851P Lødingen prestegjeld.
Passenger list 1866 - bark Neptunus.
FIND A GRAVE.
Tolleif George Thomsen: Memories from Bear Lake.