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Ole O. Busness family

Family of Ole O. & Martha Busness, Waterville, Iowa
Ole O. & Martha Busness family c1890

Standing L-R: Julia, Caroline, Holger, Nels & Elisa
Seated L-R: Oline, Martha, Ole & Edward

Ole O. Busness (aka Olav Olavson Trones) was born at Busnes, in the Bu Community, on the Eid Fiord in Norway. He was married to Martha Halgeirsdatter (Holgersdatter) Djønne in 1855. In 1859 Ole, Martha and their first two children, Oline and Jorgina (Julia) emigrated to America. In the U.S. Ole adopted Busness as his family name. They went to northeast Iowa and settled on a small farm about 3 miles east of Waterville. In 1865 they purchased a farm 1½ miles east of Waterville, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Ole died in April 1908 and Martha died in August of 1908. They are buried in the East Paint Creek Synod cemetery, Paint Creek twp. Photo of their gravestones.

Their children:
Oline - 1856-1955, married Harold Hanson
Jorgina (Julia) - 1858-1944, married Ole N. Hegg
Caroline - 1861-1956, married Ben Mekkelson
Holger John - 1863-1952, married Caroline Anderson
Nels O. - 1865-1922, married Laura N. Anderson
Martha Elisa - 1867-1920, married John M. Anderson
Edward Mikael - 1870-1948, married Mathilda M. Anderson


Ole O. and Martha Busness
Their Ancestors - Descendants - Family History

Ole O. and Martha Busness, Their Ancestors, Descendants & Family History

Researchers who are interested in the family history, ancestry and descendants of Ole O. & Martha Busness, can download or open and read a .pdf file that was written by O.M. Busness in 1964. Click the book cover to open the file. File size: 1.89 MB

~contributed by Bob Hanson. Interested researchers can contact Bob at the email address shown for him in the Busness family history .pdf file.


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