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Helge Helgessen Aanestad

Helge Helgessen Aanestad

Male 1844 - 1937  (~ 92 years)

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  • Name Helge Helgessen Aanestad 
    Born Sep 1844  Hå, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notes as per Bill Aanestad.

      Grandson Ragnvald-80 lists the birthplace as Haa, Jaederen, Kristiansand, Norway. (Lois Thorstenson-82 (A-004) relates that the Aanestad area is south of Stavager, near the town of Varhaug. Descendants of Mathias, Helge's brother, still live on the old homestead near Varhaug.)

      PROBLEM: In (A-020-O) Henrietta lists the b. place as Haa Prestegjaeld, Norway. A-043 lists Hå, Jaederen, Norway.

      A-047 lists HÅ, Jæren, Norway. (HÅ is a larger area, similar to a county, Jæren is a district in HÅ and Varhaug is a town adjacent to Ånestad both within these larger areas. I am using the data from A-047.

      NOTE: In 1994, my wife Dorothy and I, brother Sam and Susan visited the Aanestad area in Norway. On the road heading south from Stavanger, and just before arriving at Varhaug is a sign pointing to Ånestad. It is a collection of farms all by the same name located between two rivers.

      Halvard Aanestad, who we visited in Varhaug took us out to the farm in Ånestad on which his half-brother, Svien and his wife, Olaug were still living and farming.

      At this time, Svien was remodeling the old farmhouse because his son, Morten (a newspaper reporter) and his wife Kristin were in the process of moving onto the farm and Svien and Anne were planning on retiring to a new house in a new housing development near the edge of the farm.

      We also visited this new house. The craftsmanship and wood interiors of both were simply beautiful. My outstanding memory of the new house was a walk-in refrigerator! Hanne Brit Sandsmark, who wonderfully compiled the Norwegian and American names into a published genealogy lives just up the road on the way to Stavanger. Our time was limited by the departure of our cruise ship so we were unable to try to see her and her family. Our immigrant ancestor, Helge (my great grandfather) was a brother of Karl (Hanna's great-grandfather) and also a brother of Mathias (Hallvard's grandfather). Hallvard is an electrical contractor in Vaurhaug. We had a very enjoyable meeting in his home and Mary served us lunch including lefse and we were made to feel very welcome. Hallvard explained that Aa or Å indicates a relative size of the area of land bordered by two rivers, so Aanestad gets its name from that idea. Interestingly, Hallvard spells it Aanestad while Svien spells it Å. Both continue to insist they have the preferred spelling!
    Gender Male 
    Naturalization 1872 
    Residence 1880  Amherst, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1900  Highland, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1930  Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Feb 1937  Rosendal Cemetery, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Feb 1937  Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I601062575  Master Tree
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2009 

    Father Helge Olson Aanestad,   b. 11 Jan 1807, Varhaug, Hå, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1877  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anna Malena Knutsdotter Kvia,   b. 27 Sep 1812, Hå, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1866  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 24 May 1835 
    Family ID F5350806404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ragnhild Gunderson Korsgarn,   b. 16 Feb 1852, Numedal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1933, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt. 1876 
    Children 
    +1. Henrietta Regina Aanestad,   b. 2 Mar 1883, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1955, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Helge Martinus Aanestad,   b. 14 Jul 1877, Claremont, Clayton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1977, Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    +3. Carl Gerhard Aanestad,   b. 7 Jan 1881, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1942
    +4. Cornelius Walter Aanestad,   b. 18 Apr 1885, Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1951, Twin Valley, Norman, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Selina M Aanestad,   b. Dec 1887, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Lydia Klara Aanestad,   b. Dec 1889, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Otto Herbert Aanestad,   b. 6 Apr 1892, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1985, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +8. Alert Palmer Aanestad,   b. 23 Jan 1895, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1989, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F539540964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1844 - Hå, Rogaland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Amherst, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Highland, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1937 - Rosendal Cemetery, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1937 - Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8029507917] 1880 United States Census.

    2. [S560402473] 1900 United States Census.

    3. [S560402623] 1910 United States Census.

    4. [S560402624] 1920 United States Census.

    5. [S560402625] 1930 United States Census.