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Thore Helgeson (1796-1875?)
Sven Thoreson (1833-1908)
Alfred Thoreson (1872-1948)
Lillian (Sacia) Thoreson (1886-1969)
obit: Marthe (Granum) Thoreson
obit: Sven Thoreson
obit: Hulda (Thoreson) Hjermstad
obit: Alfred Byron Thoreson
obit: Carl L. Thoreson
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Civil War: Sven Thoreson info

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Thoreson Family: Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden - La Crosse Co., WI


Thore HELGESON Family Group


Thore HELGESON, b. 13 FEB 1796 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden
Father: Helge THORESSON, b. 7 DEC 1770 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden, d. 8 MAR 1844
Mother: Kjerstin ANDERSDATTER
(All dates sourced from IGI records)

Spouse: Beata OLOFSDR

Father: Olof
Mother:
Married 7 JUN 1824 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Carl THORSSON, b. 22 MAR 1825 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden, m. Sofia ANDERSDOTTER; 6 grandchildren
  2. Olof THORSSON, b. 21 FEB 1827 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden - Appeared as Ole THORESON in 1870 and 1880 US Census, residing with Sven THORESON and family)
  3. Anders THORESON, b. 8 JUL 1830 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden, d. 29 SEP 1853 at Sweden Coulee, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse, WI
  4. Sven THORESON, b. 5 AUG 1833 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden, m. Marthe Marie GRANUM, 1868, d. 28 FEB 1908 in Sweden Coulee, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse, WI; 8 grandchildren
  5. Hedvig THORSSON, b. 11 MAR 1837 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden
  6. Helje THORSSON, b. 7 OCT 1840 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden, d. 27 MAR 1842
  7. Mathilda THORSSON, b. 6 FEB 1844 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden
  8. Helje THORSSON, bapt. 18 APR 1847 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden, m. Johanna K. PEDERSDATTER, 13 JUL 1873 at Halfway Creek Lutheran Church, rural Holmen, La Crosse Co., WI, later lived in Thief River Falls, MN



Sven THORESON Family Group


Sven THORESON, baptized. 5 AUG 1833 at Sweden (Source: LDS IGI Records), d. 28 FEB 1908, La Crosse Co, WI, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI (Source: Death Certificate)
Height: 5 ft. 9 in., Eyes: Gray, Hair: Brown

Sven Thoreson Signature
Signature of Sven Thoreson, August 30, 1864

Father: Thore Helgeson, b. 13 FEB 1796 at Östad, Ålvsborg, Sweden
Mother: Beata Olofsdr

Sven THORESON immigrated to the US in 1854 and settled in the Halfway Creek area of La Crosse County, WI sometime before 1861. He served in the Wisconsin First Independent Battery, Light Artillery unit in the Civil War from Aug. 30, 1864 until June 1865. He served almost exclusively near Baton Rouge, LA at Fort Williams in defense of the city. After the war, he returned to Halfway Creek, WI where he farmed until his death in 1908. For more information on his Civil War experience, please see Sven Thoreson Civil War Information page.
(Sources: 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, his diary, and National Archives Military records.)

His brothers, Olof and Helje were also in the U.S. with him. Family records note that Ole never married, while Helje married, but did not have children. Their father, Thore Helgeson, may have eventually came to the U.S. and died in Halfway Creek. A letter from Thore to his sons, dated 31 July 1861, notes that a brother of Thore, Johannes (Johannes Helgeson), also lived in Wisconsin near the boys and was most likely the reason they settled in Sweden Coulee.

Spouse: Marthe Marie GRANUM, b. 7 OCT 1843 at Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, d. 9 FEB 1907 at Long Coulee, Holmen, La Crosse, WI, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI

Father: Peder Olson GRANUM, b. 15 MAY 1814, d. 1887
Mother: Carrie JACOBSDTR, b. ca. 1821 at Vardal-Gjovik, Norway
Lived in Onalaska Township, La Crosse Co., WI.

Source 1880 U.S. Census - Norwegian Emigration to U.S. as provided by Digital Norway and compiled by Gerhard Naismith at Vesterheim Genealogical Center, Madison, WI.

Married 1868.
Resided in Onalaska Twp near Halfway Creek, La Crosse, WI, according to US Federal Census' in 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Alfred Byron THORESON, b. ca. 1869 at Halfway Creek, La Crosse, WI, d. 1873, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI
  2. Carl Leonard THORESON, b. 21 JUL 1871 at Wisconsin, d. JAN 1949 in Holmen, La Crosse, WI, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, La Crosse Co., WI.
  3. Joseph Theodore THORESON, b. 1873 at Wisconsin, d. 1887
  4. Alfred Byron THORESON, b. 23 FEB 1875 at Maple Shade farm, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin, m. Lillian SACIA, 1 JAN 1910 at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, d. 25 JUN 1948 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI; 4 grandchildren
  5. Hulda Sophia THORESON, b. 12 NOV 1876, m. Hans C. HJERMSTAD, 12 JUL 1905 at Halfway Lutheran Church, La Crosse Co., WI, d. 7 SEP 1908; 2 grandchildren
  6. Selma Pauline THORESON, b. 3 MARCH 1880 in Wisconsin, d. 1884 in Wisconsin, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI
  7. Anna Mathilde THORESON, b. 1882 in Wisconsin, d. 1887, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI

For more information:

1870 U.S. Census, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI, Dwelling #188, Family #191.
1880 U.S. Census, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI, Sheet 434, page 33, line 41+.
1890 U.S. Veterans Census, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI
1900 U.S. Census, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI, page 8, line 52+.


Alfred and Lillian (Sacia) Thoreson Family Group


Alfred Byron THORESON, (Thore, Sven)
b. 23 FEB 1875 at Maple Shade farm, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin, d. 25 JUN 1948 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI

Alfred Thoreson signature
Signature of Alfred B. Thoreson, 1942

Father: Sven THORESON, b. 1833 at Sweden, d. 1908
Mother: Marthe Marie GRANUM, b. 1843 at Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, d. 1907
Alfred B. Thoreson was described as a "leading citizen" of Holmen village in his obituary in 1948. He was president of the A.O. Jostad Co. a local mercantile, the building of which still stands in Holmen and is considered of Historical importance in this community. The Holmen Area Historical Society describes Jostad's Store at their web-site. See also the following write-up of Jostad's in the Holmen Area Centenniel, 1862-1962 book as found at the La Crosse History Unbound web-site.
(Source: Alfred B. Thoreson Obit, 1948)
(Source: 1880 U.S. Census - Norwegian Emigration to U.S. as provided by Digital Norway and compiled by Gerhard Naismith at Vesterheim Genealogical Center, Madison, WI)

Spouse: Lillian SACIA, (David, Philip, Harmon, Harmon)
b. 22 OCT 1886 at Stevenstown, La Crosse, WI, d. 25 JUN 1969, buried at Halfway Creek Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI

Father: Harmon George SACIA, b. 13 FEB 1854 at Stevenstown, La Crosse, WI, d. 29 AUG 1929 at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Mother: Olia "Lena" HOLTER, b. 17 FEB 1863 at Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, d. 1 JUN 1947 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI
Married 1 JAN 1910 at the La Crosse, La Crosse, WI by Rev. Vik.
Built the family house 1917 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Leone Alfreda THORESON, b. 29 JUL 1910 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI, m. Stanley Wayne ROBERTS, 1 OCT 1938 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI, d. 30 JAN 1999 at Saint Louis Park, Hennepin, MN; 3 grandchildren
  2. Marjorie Sacia THORESON, b. 22 SEP 1915 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI, m. Arlan Harris LEE, 8 APR 1941 at Holmen Lutheran Church, Holmen, La Crosse, WI, d. 16 SEP 2010 at Onalaska, La Crosse, WI, buried at Long Coulee Cemetery, rural Holmen, La Crosse, WI; 5 grandchildren.
  3. Lillian Elverne THORESON, b. 1 AUG 1917 in Holmen, La Crosse, WI, m. Russell Theodore LEE, 10 AUG 1938 in Holmen, La Crosse, WI, d. 2 JUN 2006 in Holmen, La Crosse, WI; 6 grandchildren.
  4. Russell Leland THORESON, 6 AUG 1922 at Holmen, La Crosse, WI, d. 13 JUN 2009 at Onalaska, La Crosse, WI; no issue.

For more information:

1880 U.S. Census, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI, Sheet 434, page 33, line 45.
1900 U.S. Census, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse Co., WI, page 8, line 55.
1910 U.S. Census, Village of Holmen, Town of Holland, La Crosse Co., WI, page 8A, line 26+.
1920 U.S. Census, Holmen, Town of Holland, La Crosse Co., WI, page 6A, line 45+.
1930 U.S. Census, Holmen, Town of Holland, La Crosse Co., WI, ED#12, p. 8B (16), 168/181.


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