May 22, 1867 Frithjof Margarini at the age of 20 boarded the ship "St. Lawrence." in Namsos, Norway. Frithjof traveled with his brother, Ludvig, who was accompanied by his wife Anne,27, and their children;
their son Lauritz age 4, daughter Sandra age 3, and little son Albert age 1. Their half sister Ulrikke Leonora age 34 traveled with them.
The ship was bound for Quebec,Canada and arrived there July 16. They stayed for a while in Quebec and traveled to Pennsylvania where they became naturalized in the US. Minnesota court records show that Ludvig claimed to have landed at the port of Milwakee in July 1867. There is no info on Leonora, but Fithjof and Ludvig and his family traveled to Fillmore County, Minnesota and resided there for
In 1869 they traveled to Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. It had only been a few years since the Sioux Indian Uprising, but it was here that Frithjof, Ludvig and his family built a 10 x 14 dugout.
He began his farm work using oxen. The first year, 1869, their entire crop was eated by grasshoppers. The next year, 1870, it was a partial failure. They persevered making many trips to the nearest market town
which was 35 miles away. One winter they made the trek 18 times.
In 1874, Frithjof married Everina Sorenson. Their first child was Anna Marie "Mary" born in June.
The next year in November, Sophie Magadline was born.
In 1877 Frithjof acquired 160 acres in Section 15.
In September of 1878 Andrew was born.
In June, 1879 Amelia "Emelie" was born.
Census records from 1880 show Frithjof and Everina still in Stony Run with Mary, Sophia,
Andrew and Amelia.
1880 was a sad time for Frithjof and Everina. In September, little Andrew died of the measles.and that fall in November, Frithjof's mother Anne Marie died at the age of 77.
The next year, June 1881 would see Fred Engenhard be born. Sadness would once again visit the Jensvold's farm in 1882 when 10 month old Fred would die from unknown causes.
Feb of 1883 Frederick Engenhart was born. July of 1886 a daughter was born, Loiuse. 1888 would be the arrival of their 5th daughter, Petra.
Ludvig John was born in May of 1890.
BLM records show that in 1890, Frithjof would acquire 160 acres in Day County, South Dakota in section 26 and 35.
1892 their son Severin Johan was born.
Frithjof Christopher (Frank) Margarini Jensvold
Born: Oct 3, 1847 Jensvold, Bodo, Bodin, Norway
Died: Feb 27, 1917Cause of death: Cerebol hemmorhage
Sunset Memorial Cemetary Montevideo Chippewa County Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 28, Lot 11, Plot E 1/2
Married Everina M
B. Apr 1851 Troms, Norway D. May 13, 1930 Genesee County, Michiagn
Children of Frithjof Margarini Jensvold and Everina: (1) (See Frithjof's Children page for more)
Anna Maria Jensvold B. June 25, 1874 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota D. July 20, 1957 Bradenton, Manatee, Florida
Sophie Magadline B. Nov 22, 1876 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota D. June 6, 1958
Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA
Andrew Jensvold B. Sept 6, 1878 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
D. Sept 25,1880 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
Cause of death: Measles
Amelia "Emelie" Katherine B. June 14, 1879 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota D. May 18, 1959 Bristol, SD
Fred Engenhard B. June 1, 1881 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota D. April 5, 1882 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
Cause of Death: unknown
Frederick Engenhart B. Feb 7, 1883 Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota D. Jun 28, 1945 Humbird, Wisconsin.
Louise B, July 30, 1886 Webster, Day County, South Dakota (1900 census) D. April 29, 1917 Hazelwood Cemetary Grinnell, Poweshiek County Iowa, USA
Petra N. "Loretta", B. July 28, 1888 Webster, Day County, South Dakota D. Oct 25, 1968 Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Vernon, British Columbia
Ludwig John, B May 10 1890 Day County, South Dakota D April 28 1978 (aged 87) Montevideo,Chippewa County, MN Sunset Memorial Cemetery Block 28, Lot 11, Plot E1/2
Severin Johan (Frank) B. Feb 2, 1892 Webster, S. Dakota D. Dec 11, 1960 Montgomery, Ohio
(1) Yellow Medicine County Records, second party research