Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard (1871 - 1956)

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From Romedal local history book: "Here on this farm the women - at least from 1830 onwards, have entered so significantly into the limelight that it is not possible to get past. They have been more than adept and have known joy from standing at the helm. Kristine Olsdatter did not give up the farm as long as she lived. Karen Kristoffersdatter was not less skillfull than her mother in law, and after her death in 1879, she was probably the one who made the decisions. Karen Schøyen did not give away the authority over the farm as long as she lived. Her daughter Oliv got married early 1899 to Paul Øvergaard from Stange; but Karen Schøyen retained the authority over the farm. Oliv Olsdatter Øvergaard was in all her ways and manners an example of good, old Norwegian farming culture. With psychic memory she could tell about life in ages gone by, - at work and celebrations, in grief and joy. She had rich tradition to draw upon, and she kept them up with style and hospitality. Her spiritual vitality she kept to the last. Those who heard her tell stories will never forget the nice, lovable old lady.»

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Birth


Romedal, Stange County, Hedmark Norway

Death


Hedmark Norway

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Mother: Karen Christophersdatter (Frenning) Schøyen
Father: Ole Andersen Schøyen
Siblings: Pauline (Schøyen ) Ambjørnsen and Kristine Schøyen

Husband: Paul Øvergaard
Children with Paul: Karen (Øvergaard) Ekkeren, Ole Øvergaard, Helge Øvergaard, and Odd Øvergaard

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schøyen

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Norwegian

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1871 - In the year that Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard was born, on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

1872 - When she was merely 1 year old, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

1901 - At the age of 30 years old, Oliv was alive when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

1944 - When she was 73 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1956 - In the year of Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard's passing, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

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Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard, mother to 4 children, passed away on December 4, 1956 in at age 85. No cause of death has been listed. Oliv was born on March 7, 1871 in Romedal, Hedmark , Norway. She was born to Karen Christophersdatter (Frenning) Schøyen and Ole Andersen Schøyen, with siblings Pauline and Kristine. She married Paul Øvergaard. and they gave birth to Karen (Øvergaard) Ekkeren, Ole Øvergaard, Helge Øvergaard, and Odd Øvergaard.

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From Romedal local history book: "Here on this farm the women - at least from 1830 onwards, have entered so significantly into the limelight that it is not possible to get past. They have been more than adept and have known joy from standing at the helm. Kristine Olsdatter did not give up the farm as long as she lived. Karen Kristoffersdatter was not less skillfull than her mother in law, and after her death in 1879, she was probably the one who made the decisions. Karen Schøyen did not give away the authority over the farm as long as she lived. Her daughter Oliv got married early 1899 to Paul Øvergaard from Stange; but Karen Schøyen retained the authority over the farm. Oliv Olsdatter Øvergaard was in all her ways and manners an example of good, old Norwegian farming culture. With psychic memory she could tell about life in ages gone by, - at work and celebrations, in grief and joy. She had rich tradition to draw upon, and she kept them up with style and hospitality. Her spiritual vitality she kept to the last. Those who heard her tell stories will never forget the nice, lovable old lady.»
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