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 Rangdi Johannson   (aka Randi Johannesdatter)


Birth:            19 Sept  1849       Vinger, Norway

Death:           27 Oct  1925   Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota

Father:          Johannes Paulsen Josefberget       1822-1869      Norway

Mother:         Andrine Jensdatter   1820-unknown                     Norway



Ole Olson Raalien  (aka Rolien/Rolein/Olsen*)

Birth:            10 Dec 1844       Vinger, Norway

Death:          28 Jun 1935       Naicam, Saskatchewan, Canada

Father:         Ole Pedersen Stomnervangen    1814-1906  Norway

Mother:         Karen Andersdatter Flaksrud     1818-1860  Norway


Marriage:    abt 1867  Norway (1900 Census states they had been married 33 years)


Children:     12 children (in 1900 11 were living)

Karen Raalien      b: 11 Jul 1868 Vinger Norway  -  d: 1931 Murdock, Minn 

Andrea Raalien     b: 15 Apr 1872  Calmar, Iowa   -  d:  Jan 1943  Middle River, Minn

Inger Raalien        b:  03 Apr 1874  Kandiyohi County, Minn  -  d:  24 Aug 1949 Rugby, ND

Olaus Raalien    b: 11 Nov 1875  Kandiyohi County, Minn  -  3 Aug 1953 Duncan, BC

Anna [Annie]  Raalien        b:  22 Sep 1877  -   d: 21 Jul 1976 Dawson Creek, BC,

Johan [John]  Raalien   b:  22 Aug 1879  Swift County, Minn -  d: 19 May 1958 Rendsville Township, Minn

Berthea  Raalien     b:  24 Jul 1881  -  d: unknown but probably before 1885

Maria [Mary] Raalien        b:  02 06 1883  Swift County, Minn  -  d:  Jan 1923, Thief River Falls, Minn

Emma  Raalien      b: 30 May 1885  Swift County, Minn  -  d: 05 Oct 1976  Quesnel, BC

Bertha [Betty] Raalien   b: 15 Apr 1887  Swift County, Minn  -  d: 1965  San Luis Obispo, Calif

Peder [Peter] Raalien   b: 14 Mar 1889  -  d: 10 Jun 1935 Hoover Dam, Nev

Olivia [Ollie] Raalien    b:  25 Sep 1891  Grant County, Minn  -  d: 05 Nov 1952  Thief River Falls, Minn

 Rangdi (aka Randi)

 1875 Minnesota Territorial & State Census for Kandiyohi County

RAALEIN family ca 1900. Rangdi with six of her twelve children. Back row:  Bertha, Peder [Peter], Emma.  Front row:  Inger, Olivia [Ollie], Rangdi, Maria [Mary].
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Notes for Rangdi ...

  • In the 1875 Minnesota State Census, Rangdi is registered as Randi Raalien residing in Norway Lake, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.  She is listed as 25 years of age.  Living in the household with husband Ole age 29; Karen Raalien F age 6; Andrea Raalien F age 3 (born in Iowa); Inger Raalien F aged 1.
  • In the 1880 US Census, Rangdi is registered as  'Raguild Rolie' and recorded as 27 years of age.  She is living with husband Ole, aged 33, and children Karen 11, Andrea 9, Inger 7, Olaus 5, Anne 3 and John 1.
  • In the 1885 Minnesota State Census, Rangdi is registered as Randi Raalien residing in Kerkhoven, Swift County, Minnesota.  She is said to be 38 and her husband Ole is said to be 40 years of age.  Also in the household are the children Karen Raalien F age 16; Andrea Raalien F age 13 (born in Iowa); Inger Raalien F aged 11; Olaus Raalien M age 9; Anna Raalien F age 6; Johan Raalien M age 5; Maria Raalien F age 2.
  • In the 1900 US Census Rangdi is registered as Rangdi Rolien living in Maple Grove Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.  She is recorded as 50 years old, born in Sept 1849, while Ole is 54 born in Dec 1845. They indicate they have been married for 33 years, had 12 children (11 living at time of census) and 6 were still living at home of which the youngest, Olivia, was 8 years old.  Rangdi is recorded as having been born in Norway and immigrated to the US in 1870 while Ole had arrived in 1868.  She is listed as being able to read and write but unable to speak English.
  • In the 1910 US Census Rangdi is registered as 58 year old Ragni Olson, married and living in Brainerd, Minn with her daughter Mary, son-in-law Leopold Lyonais and six year old granddaughter, Delia. She is not working and she is unable to read or write.
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