Person:Lars Romsaas (5)

Lars Olsen Framigard Romsaas
m. 19 JUL 1865
  1. Ole Larson Romsaas1865 -
  2. Elise Marie Romsaas1867 - 1940
  3. Martha Romsaas1869 - 1965
  4. Oluf Romsaas1872 - 1944
  5. Anton J. Romsaas1874 - 1950
  6. Carl A. Romsaas1876 - 1885
  7. Lena RomsaasABT 1879 - 1961
  8. Thea O. Romsaas1881 - 1904
  9. Normana Romsaas1883 - 1972
  10. Clara Romsaas1886 - 1972
Facts and Events
Name Lars Olsen Framigard Romsaas
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 SEP 1837 Romsaas Farm, Ringebu, Oppland, Norway
Baptism[1] 08 OCT 1837 Ringebu, Oppland, Norway
Occupation[2][3] 19 JUL 1865 Ringebu, Oppland, NorwaySchoolteacher.
Marriage 19 JUL 1865 Ringebu, Oppland, Norwayto Kari Olsdatter Skrukkerud
Emigration[4][5][6] 13 APR 1867 Ringebu, Oppland, Norway
Immigration? 18 JUL 1867 Fillmore, Minnesota, USA
Census 15 JUN 1880 White Bear Lake Township, Pope, Minnesota, USAwith Kari Olsdatter Skrukkerud
Census 02 JUN 1900 White Bear Lake Township, Pope, Minnesota, USAwith Kari Olsdatter Skrukkerud
Death? 27 SEP 1914 Ben Wade, Minnesota, USA
Burial? 02 OCT 1914 Indherred Cemetery, Starbuck, Pope, Minnesota, USA
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Lars Olsen Framigard Romsaas (13 September 1837 – 27 September 1914)

In 1867 Lars Olson Framigard Romsås (13 September 1837 - 27 September 1914) followed his younger brother Torger to America. Lars, his wife Kari Olsdatter Skrukkerud (11 October 1840 - 26 December 1918), and son Ole ( born 20 December 1865) immigrated to Fillmore County, Minnesota on 18 July 1867. Late in 1868 the family moved to Ben Wade in Pope County, Minnesota. Lars and Kari had 9 more children in America (for a total of 10): Elise (Lizzie) Marie Romsos (7 September 1867 - 23 May 1940), Martha Romsos (17 December 1869 - 6 May 1965), Oluf Romsos (18 March 1872 - 30 May 1940), Anton J. Romsos (11 July 1874 - 20 July 1950), Carl A. Romsos (25 August 1876 - 16 May 1885), Lena Romsos (circa 1879 - 7 March 1961), Thea Romsos (13 April 1881 - 28 July 1904), Normana (Nora) Romsos (26 September 1883 - November 1972), and Clara Romsos (24 August 1886 - 25 August 1972).



Honored Pioneer Resident of Ben Wade Will Be Laid to Rest To-morrow.

  • Lars O. Romsaas, one of the honored pioneers of the county, died at his home in Ben Wade Sunday evening. His health began to fail last April and since then his condition gradually changed for the worse until death relieved him. The last five or six weeks he was confined to his bed.
  • Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. N. Forde to-morrow (Friday) afternoon from the house at one o'clock and at the Indherred Church at two o'clock.
  • Mr. Romsaas was born September 13, 1837, in Ringebu, Norway. He was married to Miss Kari Skrukerud July 19, 1855. He was educated as a teacher and continued in that vocation in a permanent position until he and his family immigrated to America in 1867, arriving in Fillmore County July 18, 1867.
  • In the Fall of the same year Mr. Romsaas came to this county and selected a homestead in the town of Ben Wade. The family however continued to live in Fillmore County about two years. During this time Mr. Romsaas continued his work as a teacher in that county. In the latter part of 1868 the family moved to this county and have since made their home on the homestead which was selected on Mr. Romsaas' first visit here.
  • Mr. Romsaas is survived by his wife and the following children: Oluf of Kramer, Ole of Kermit, Lizzie and Anton of Fortuna, North Dakota, and Lena, Nora, Clara and Martha, all of whom are staying at home.
  • Mr. Romsaas occupied a leading position in his community and in the county. His early school training, his experience as a teacher and his native ability and integrity soon gained for him the confidence of his fellow men. He always took an active interest in public affairs and served his district as county commissioner several terms. He was also active in church work and was a leading member of the Indherred congregation, from the time it was organized.
  • The White Bear Lake Insurance Company which was developed into one of the strongest in the state owes in a large measure its existence to the untiring efforts in its behalf by Mr. Romsaas, who was the company's first president and who guided its destinies for eigthteen years until it was firmly established as one of the foremost business enterprises of the county.
  • Mr. Romsaas' death will be mourned by friends in all parts of the county, who had learned to know him as a gentleman of firm convictions and of the strictest integrity, a wise counsellor and genial companion.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 ISBN 82-90072-23-6. Ministerialbok for Ringebu, 1832 - 1841, Series: VII. (Dølaringen Boklag, Norway?, Second Date, 1832 - 1841), Page 57, Number 54.
  2. ISBN 82-7275-039-2. Ministerialbok for Ringebu, 1858 - 1865., Pages: X. (Dølaringen Boklag, Norway?, Second Date, 1858 - 1865), Page 160, Number 11.
  3. ISBN 82-7275-080-5. Ministerial bok for Ringebu 1866-1871., Series: Book XI, Pages: XI. (Ringebu Historielag, Ringebu, Norway, 2 July 1994, Second Date, 1866 - 1871), Page 1, Number 6.
  4. Hovdhaugen, Einar. Utvandringa til Amerika frå Ringebu. (Ringebu Historielag, 2630 Ringebu, Norway), 1867, Page 54.
  5. ISBN 82-7275-080-5. Ministerial bok for Ringebu 1866-1871., Series: Book XI, Pages: XI. (Ringebu Historielag, Ringebu, Norway, 2 July 1994, Second Date, 1866 - 1871), Page 293, Numbers 22 - 24.
  6. Probably the date they left Ringebu for the port.