My Great grandparents Ole Statland and Lena Brors Statland

My Great grandparents  Ole Statland and Lena Brors Statland

Link to the Jesmer Family page

Link to Harvey and Alice Jesmer’s page (Ole’s grandaughter)

Link to Michail Statland’s page  (Ole’s father)

Link to pics from Namsos Norway

The children of Ole and Lena Statland

Documents of Ole and Lena Statland

Siblings of Ole:  John

 Advertising from Wildrose North Dakota 1910’2 to 1920’s

Link to newspaper articles about Ole and Lena Statland


This page is dedicated to Ole and Lena Statland, my great grandparents. Ole is my grandmother’s, Alice Jesmer’s, father. He came from Namsos Norway with his father, Michail. The farmed in Minnesota and then 6 miles from Wildrose North Dakota. Eventually he moved his family north near Wadena Saskatchewan Canada. They had one daughter and three sons. His wife, Lena had a mental breakdown and spent the last of her life in a mental health facility where she died. My dad, Ted, attributed this to the hard life of living on the farm in the depression years and dust bowl years. I think that their generation is the last generation to actually carry on Norwegian traditions. They were attendants of the the Lutheran Church.

St Johanne Lutheran church in Minnesota Ole Statland-1946 Harvey jesmer in garden with Ole Statland-1946 Ole J Statland  1927 head pic Ole J. Statland standing in snow 1927

map of cyprus and new prarie twnshp pope county mn Ole and Lena Statland - wedding info Lena Statland- head pic Michail Statland (my g-g-grandfather from Norway)- with info Ole Statland - Micheals son Ole and Lena Statland - Michails son Ole and Lena Statland - Michails son  and wife

Arther and Ole Statland (father and son) Statland family graves in MN

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