- Born: 20 May 1837, Houg Farm, Vardal, Oppland, Norway 186,187,188,189,190,191
- Christened: 20 Jul 1837, Vardal, Oppland, Norway
- Marriage (1): Randine Ostensdatter on 7 May 1860 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway 171
- Marriage (2): Nicoline Hansdtr. on 14 Mar 1874 in Halfway Creek, Onalaska twp, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin 73,172,173
- Died: 30 Mar 1924, Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin aged 86 192
- Buried: 3 Apr 1924, Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin 193
Another name for Lars was Lars Larson Haug.
Lars Larson was also known as Lars Larson Haug in the tradition of taking the name of the farm at which you were living in Norway... note by James C. Anderson Nov 2000.
The town of Vardal is believed to be about 10 miles west of the city of Gjovik. See attached map of the area in the scrapbook for Lars Larsen.
1865 Census, for 0527 Vardal. [33848/28], Oppland, Norway
School district:Øverbygdens vestre, parish: Vardal,
farm name: Engeset
293,Lars Lars. (Nilsen),Husf,Husm med jord,age 29,m, Vardals
294,Randine Østensd., hans Kone,g,age 26,k, born Vardals
295,Laurits Lars.,deres Søn,ug,6,m,born Vardals
296 Bernt Lars,deres Søn,ug,3,m,born Vardals
297 Lars Nils., hans Fader,Kurvebinder,g,age 74,m,Vardals
298 Berte Johannesd.,hans Kone,g,age 78,k, born Vardals
1870 census, Onalaska, LaCrosse Cty, Wisconsin
census taken 29th July, 1970
page 23, family 178, living with the Berg family from Sweden.
Hans Jacobsen, age 54 , male, white, farmhand, born in Norway, parents of foreign birth, male citizen of US
page 36, family 266, living with the family of Hans Erickson as a farmhand
Larson, Lars, age 30, male, white, Farmhand, born Norway, parents foreign born, US citizen
page 36, family 267
Larson, Randena, age 34, female, white, Keeping House, born Norway, parents foreign born,
", Lewis, age 9, male, white, at house, born Norway
", Anton, age 7, male, white, at house, born Norway
", John, age 3, male, white, at house, born Wis.
", Anna, age 6/12, female, white, at house, born Wis., parents foreign born, born December
1880 Census Place: Hamilton, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Source: FHL Film 1255432 National Archives Film T9-1432 Page 405B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Lars LARSON Self M M W 42 NOR
Occ: Farmer Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Nichelene LARSON Wife F M W 39 NOR
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Bent LARSON Son M S W 19 NOR
Occ: Farmer Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Tilda LARSON Dau F S W 12 NOR
Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Robert LARSON Son M S W 6 WI
Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Lewis LARSON Son M S W 4 WI
Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Menia LARSON Dau F S W 2 WI
Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
(editor's note..3 year old Lewis turned out to be a daughter Louise who later married Theodore Monson... jc anderson)
1900 census, Hamilton twp, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
supervisors district 7, enumeration district 65, sheet 4A
Hauge, Lars Larson, white, Head, May 1836, age 64, married, married for 25 years, born in Norway, father: Norway, mother: Norway, immigration 1868, 32 years ago, Naturalized, occupation: Farmer, can read and write
", Nicolina, white, Wife, female, born Jan 1850, age 50, married, married for 25 years, 7 children, 5 children still living, birthplace: Norway, father: Norway, mother: Norway, immigration date: 1873, 27 years ago, can read and write
", Martin, Son, white, male, born Jan 1882, age 18, single, birthplace: Wisconsin, father: Norway, mother: Norway, occupation: Farm Laborer, can read and write
", Neltus, Daughter, white, female, born Apr 1884, age 16, single, birthplace ,Wisconsin, father: Norway, mother: Norway, occupation: Servant, can read and write
1910 census, Hamilton twp, LaCrosse County, Wis.
Enumeration district 95, sheet 11A, line 49
Larson, Lars, Head, male, white, age 73, married for 38 years, born Norway, father born Norway, mother born Norway, immigration 1877, Naturalized, speaks English, Farmer, General Farm,
", Lena, Wife, female, white, age 63, married 38 years, 8 children, 5 children living, born Norway, father Norway, mother Norway, immigration 1877, speaks English, occupation: None
Larson, Robert, Son, male, white, age 36, widowed?, birthplace Wisconsin, father: Norway, mother Norway, speaks English, Laborer, Home Farm, can read and write
Hanson, Christian, Son in Law, male, white, age 27, married 5 years, birthplace Wisconsin, father Norway, mother Norway, speaks English, Farmer, can read and write
", Nellie, Daughter, female, white, age 26, married 5 years, 3 children, 3 children living, birthplace Wisconsin, father Norway, mother Norway, speaks English, can read and write
", Hulda, grand daughter, female, white, age 5, single, born Wis, father Wis, mother Wis.
", Lillian, grand daughter, female, age 2, single, born Wis, father Wis, mother Wis.
", Tena, grand daughter, single, age 3/12?, born Wis, father Wis, mother Wis.
1920 census, Onalaska City, La Crosse, WI
sheet 2A, family 29
Larson, Lars, Head, male, white, age 83, married, year of first marriage 1863?, born Norway, language Norwegian, parents born Norway
", Nicholena, wife, female, white, age 73, married, year of first marriage, 18??, born Norway, language Norwegian, parents born Norway
Obituary of Lars Larson, La Crosse County Record, Onalaska, Wisconsin, dated April 3, 1924
Lars L. Haug
Lars Larson Haug passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs, Carl Dahlby Sunday morning at one o'clock of erysipelas.
He was born in Vardal, Norway, May 17, 1836, and came to this country with his wife and children during President Lincoln's administration in the year 1864. He first settled at New Amsterdam but lived there only a short time. His first wife died in 1870 and in 1873 he was married to Nicholena Hanson. His second wife died on Nov 9, 1921. Mr. Haug was one of the first settlers in this part of the county. For a time he worked on the river and in the woods and later took up a homestead five miles east of Onalaska. He remained on this land and worked it until ten years ago when he sold the place and moved to West Salem where he lived with a daughter part of the time. In 1919 he purchased a home in Onalaska which he sold in 1921 when he and his wife started to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Dahlby.
Deceased is survived by four sons and four daughters, Mrs. Christ Hanson, Mrs. Christ Jenson, Martin Larson and Robert Larson of Saskatchewan, Canada; Mrs. Theo. Munson of West Salem, Ben Larson of La Crosse, and Mrs. Carl Dahlby and Austin Larson of Onalaska. He is also survived by 34 grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Larson Haug was well known and well liked by many people. He was always good natured and kind hearted. Many people were surprised to know that he was 87 years old for he was always active. Throughout his life he had hardships to contend with but had always met them with a smile on his face. Last year at election he was one of the oldest voters in the city.
Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon from the Norwegian church and interment will be made in the Onalaska cemetery. Rev E. O. Vik is officiating and Undertaker A. E. Smith is in charge.
note by James C. Anderson.....note the marriage of Lars Larson and Nicolene Hansen actually took place on 14 March , 1874 as documented by the original church and state records.. jca, also note that Lars and his first wife Randine must have come to America a little later than that stated on the above obituary, as their daughter Karen was christened in Vardal Norway, on 28 October, 1866 .. jca
June 18, 2001
Some information that might interest you:
I just looked at a detailed map of the Vardal/Gjøvik area, and found that Haug farm (where Lars Larsen was born, according to your web-site) is located about 10 km west of Gjøvik city, close to Vardal church (earlier called Haug church). If I remember right from the book about the emigration from Vardal, Lars lived on another farm (Viberg) further west, before he emigrated.
Note the new cemetery marker placed for Lars and Nicoline in the Onalaska Cemetery, late 2003 by family members headed up by Nancy Tolvstad.
Noted events in his life were:
• Alt. Birth, 1836, Utvandringen Til Amerika (Book) P 412.
• Alt. Birth, 17 May 1836, Death Certificate, Wisconsin.
• Immigration, 1868, As Per 1900 Census, Hamilton Twp.
• Immigration, 1864, America, obituary, Lars Larsen Houg. 193
• Immigration, 1868, Utvandringen Til Amerika (Book) P 412. 200
• Occupation: Farmhand, 1870, Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
• Immigration: as per 1910 census, 1877, from Norway. 22
• Residence, 1880, Hamilton twp, LaCrosse , Wisconsin. 201
• Residence, 1900, Hamilton twp, LaCrosse , Wisconsin.
• Residence, 1920, Onalaska, La Crosse, WI. 191
Lars married Randine Ostensdatter, daughter of Østen Olsen and Kjerstine Ellingsdatter, on 7 May 1860 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway.171 (Randine Ostensdatter was born on 24 Jun 1839 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway 186,189,190,202, christened on 28 Jul 1839 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway and died on 7 Dec 1872 in Halfway Creek, Onalaska twp, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin 203.)
Lars next married Nicoline Hansdtr., daughter of Hans Jacobsen and Marit Nielsdtr., on 14 Mar 1874 in Halfway Creek, Onalaska twp, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin 73,172.,173 (Nicoline Hansdtr. was born on 1 Jan 1845 in Engelien Farm, Hoff Parish, Kristian Cty., Norway 22,201,204,205, christened on 19 Jan 1845 in Sondre Land, Kristian Cty., Norway, died on 13 Nov 1921 in Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin 206 and was buried on 15 Nov 1921 in Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin.)