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The Heglands Return to Minnesota

1900-1940 Census

Thor purchased a farm in Brandsvold Township, Polk County in March of 1898. Shortly after Amanda's death in April, the family packed up their belongings and moved to Minnesota.  Thor and Lina were married in McIntosh in May of 1898. Both Lina and Thor had family in the area, and it was no doubt a good place to start over after the sadness that the family had experienced in North Dakota.

 

1900 US Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Brandsvold Township

Enumerated June 5, 1900 - Household # 37-37

NameRelationshipBornMarriedBirthYear ImmigTrade
Hegland,ThorHeadNov18582 yrsNorway1861Farmer
Lina K.WifeApr18762 yrsMN  
BernarthSonJul1890 ND  
SophiaDaughterJun1888 ND  
AletteDaughterMar1892 ND  
CharlSonAug1897 ND  
AntonSonFeb1899 MN  
Stasland,OlafBoarderDec1856 Norway1883farm laborer
Olson, LauresBoarderMar1857 Norway1880farm laborer

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1905 Minnesota State Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Brandsvold Township

Entries 3-11

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NameSexAgePlace of BirthYrs in MNOccupation
Thor M Heglandm48Norway35Farmer
Lena K Heglandf30Minnesota29Farmer
Soffie H Heglandf17North Dakota7Laborer
Bernhard Heglandm15North Dakota7Farm worker
Allette C Heglandf12North Dakota7 
Carl E Heglandm8North Dakota7 
Anthan Heglandm7Minnesota7 
George C Heglandm4Minnesota4 
Laurents Heglandm1Minnesota1 

The census does not reflect the time Thor spent in ND, nor does it accurately reflect when Thor first arrived in Minnesota. Since Lina was born in Minnesota, that number is also incorrect. The length of time his oldest children his oldest children have spent in Minnesota is correct.

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1910 US Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Brandsvold Township

Enumerated April 22, 1910 - Household # 58-58

NameAgeRelationBirthplaceFather's birthMother's birth
Hegland, Thor37headNorwayNorwayNorway
Lina34wifeMinnesotaNorwayNorway
Allette17daughterN DakotaNorwayMinnesota
Carl E13sonN DakotaNorwayMinnesota
Anton11sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota
George C9sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota
Lorentz7sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota
Alfred4sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota

Except for Allette and Alfred, all of the Hegland children were attending school.

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The family moved to the McIntosh area in the mid-1910's.  While Thor built the house and barn on their property, the family lived in a house in McIntosh.  By 1920, the Heglands were comfortably situated on their farm in Lessor Township.

 

 

1920 US Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Lessor Township

Enumerated January 22, 1920 - Household # 78-80

NameAgeRelationBirthplaceFather's birthMother's birth
Hegland, Thor37headNorwayNorwayNorway
Lina34wifeMinnesotaNorwayNorway
Allette17daughterN DakotaNorwayMinnesota
Carl E13sonN DakotaNorwayMinnesota
Anton11sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota
George C9sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota
Lorentz7sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota
Alfred4sonMinnesotaNorwayMinnesota

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1930 US Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Lessor Township

Enumerated April 16, 1930 - Household # 71-72

Name Rel'shipRadio?SexAge1st MarrOccupationBirth Place
Hegland, Thor MHeadYesM7128Grain FarmerNorway
Lina KWife F5326NoneMN
AlfredSon M24 Farm LaborerMN
OscarSon M19 Farm LaborerMN
Leonard TSon  15 NoneMN
Kathrine ADaughter  13 NoneMN

Everyone in the household can read and write. 
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1940 US Census

Minnesota - Polk County - Lessor Township

Enumerated April 15, 1940 - Household # 44

Name Rel'shipSexAgeHrs Worked March 20-26OccupationBirth Place
Hegland, Thor MHeadM81  Norway
Lina KWifeF64  MN
OscarSonM2948Farmer MN

Although Thor is still listed as head of household, Oscar is obviously running the farm.
Oscar's soon-to-be-wife Emily Sundquist can be found in household 43

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