Jacob Pederson Olson
Martha Gorina Olson
Jacob Johan Delange
Martha lost both of her parents when she was a young teenager and she was then cared for by her grandfather Olson. He was a very wealthy shipbuilder. Martha had one sister, Suzann, and 5 brothers, Ole, Pete, and Nels sailed the great Lakes and came to St. Paul. In the early 1900's they moved to ND and homesteaded on the Heart River. Two of her brothers were lost at sea- one in the Atlantic and one in the Mediterranean.
Martha was the only one who did not get sick on the trip to America. They used her as a vaccine for the others (Small Pox) She worked for Cyrus McCormick the inventor of the reaper.
Martha G. Olson was born in Skien, Norway, on November 26, 1949 and passes away at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Selvig, north of Carson on February 5, 1931, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 11 days.
She came to Chicago in 1870, where she was united in marriage to Jacob J. DeLange, January 6th, 1875. To this union were born six sons and three daughters, five of whom survive.
In the year 1901 she came to Sims, North Dakota with her husband settled on a homestead four miles south of Heart River, where they resided until 1912. At which time her husband preceded her in death. Since that time she had make her home with her children. Mrs. DeLange was a kind hearted lady, who as a mother and a wife did much as a pioneer. She was held in high esteem by her many friends.
In 1912 she was baptized in the Adventist faith to which the church she remained a member until death. Her illness was of a brief duration. She contracted a cold and all that loving hands and doctoring could do for her was of no avail due to her advanced age.
She leaves to mourn her death on daughter, Mrs. John Selvig of Carson. There are four sons: John and Byron of Carson, George of St. Paul and Norman of Watertown, S.D. Also 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Selvig at 1 o'clock Sunday Afternoon with Rev Sherer of Jamestown officiating. The remains were interred in Carson Cemetery.