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Sophie Trena Opsahl

Female 1886 - 1971  (84 years)


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  • Name Sophie Trena Opsahl 
    Born 8 Sep 1886 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Aug 1971 
    Person ID I4946  Our Back Rhodes Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Peder Jenson Opsahl,   b. 1 Dec 1840, Toten-Oppland County-Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1891, Westby, Vernon, County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Marie Berta Gorder,   b. 7 Mar 1848, Eastern Toten, Oppland County, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1935, Cashton Monroe County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1874  Cashton, Vernon, County WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Edward Isaac Rhodes,   b. 24 Feb 1881, Argos, Marshall County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1943, Boyceville, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1903  Barron County, Town Of Maple Grove, Wisconsin 22-72 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gladys Ethel Rhodes,   b. 24 Jan 1904, Barron WI., Barron County, F 472 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1988, Menomonie, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Victor Glen Rhodes,   b. 13 Sep 1905, Maple Grove, Barron County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1993  (Age 87 years)
     3. Manford Stanley Rhodes,   b. 8 Nov 1907, Barron WI, Barron Co . 1-34 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1972, Menomonie, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Myrtle Lola Rhodes,   b. 25 Nov 1909, Barron WI, Barron Co . 3-155 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1982, La Crosse Stout University 8- 505 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Charles Rhodes,   b. 2 Apr 1912, Barron WI., Barron County, 7-356 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1980  (Age 67 years)
     6. Bertha Marie (Tootie) Rhodes,   b. 19 Aug 1914, Barron WI. Barron County 11-159 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1982  (Age 68 years)
     7. Irvin ( Ervin) Justin Rhodes,   b. 9 Apr 1917, Barron WI., Barron County, 14-502 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1997  (Age 79 years)
     8. Beatrice Olive Rhodes,   b. 31 Dec 1918, Barron WI., Barron County 16-433 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1978  (Age 59 years)
     9. Lawrence Darrell Rhodes,   b. 4 May 1922, Barron WI., Barron County, 20-434 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1999  (Age 77 years)
     10. Edward Dale Rhodes
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Isaac Rhodes 
    Married 23 Aug 1903 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christened Norweigan Lutheran

      buried Tiffany Cem, Boyceville, Wi

      Sophie and Ed had 10 children- Lived in Barron and Dunn Co's WI

      As Wriiten by Leone
      Sophie Trena Opsahl-my Grandmother-Family History

      Sophie was born Sept 8, 1886 near Cashton, Portland twsp, Monroe County, WI. She was the seventh ot eight daughters born to Peder and Maria Opsahl.

      On the 14 th day of Nov 1886 she recieved Christian Baptism at the North Coon Prairie Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, By Rev. H. Halverson, pastor of the church Westby, WI.

      Sophie was confirmed Nov 4th 1900 according to the Rite of Confirmation specified by the Norw Lutheran Church of America.

      Sophie was married August 23rd, 1903 in town of Maple Grove, Barron County, WI to Edward I Rhodes at the home of his parents Benjamin and Susan Rhodes by J Frank Hall, Moinister of the German Baptist Bretheren Church, Hillsdale, Barron, CO. WI

      Ten children were born to this union, my mother being the oldest. Her sibligs are list in family tree. My mother Gladys Ethel Rhodes, just like her mom was the best mom in the world and Sophie was the most wonderful Grandmother anyone could eve r want. We always knew Grandma Sophie came from a good family. Wanting to know more about her family we traveled ti Norske Country at Cashton, Westby, and Viroqua, WI the summer of 1955, Ione and I along witha Cousin Dolores Hanson Grant and a n Aunt Lorraine Rhodes, decided it was time to find out more about our great grand parents Peder and Maria Opsahl.-so here is hte story about our ancesters.

      Birth info in Family pages. Both Peder and Maria knew each other in Norway, but htey both married and had children in Norway.

      First Peder, He was married to Ingaberg Jenson, they had four children. Ingaberg died in Norway. Peder along with his three children came to America in 1870 or 1871. They landed at Quebec Canada after a six week ocean trip. From Quebec they wen t to Sparta, WI, Then to Hazens Corner by wagon train. They resided on the old Martin Moen farm.

      Maria at the age of twenty yrs, married Ole Haakenson in Norway in 1868. Three yrs later he passed away leaving her with two sons Albert J and (Ole) Helmer. We believe Albert's last name was Surliegh (Sorle-American) she must have been married b efore Haakenson. Leaving the younger son in Norway with a brother E. H. Gorder at Oslo, Norway. Maria's bbrother was a palace guard-master Sergent, Ole Helmer stayed in Norway. Marie and her oldest son Albert came to America, arriving in Cashton , WI in Dec 1872. In 1874 she married Peder Opsahl and settled on a farm two miles west of Cashton, where they resided until Peders death in 1891. Grandma Sophie's father Peder J. OPsahl surcummed to throat Cancer. Grandma always talked aboyut h er beloved father. (Sophie was five yrs old). Eight daughters were born to Peder and Maria.

      Ole (Helmer) joined his mother and brother at Peder Opsahl's home at the age of twelve yrs, coming from Oslo, Norway, there obtaining his citizenship. Albert and Helmer took the last name of OPsahl their step-fathers, Peder was a fine respecte d person. Waht a large household of Peder's three Anton Julia, and Gina+ 2 + 8. Uncle Vick Rhodes said they call her Mary.

      After Peder's death in 1893 she married Hans Hanson, residing on a farm north of Cashton. This is where Grandma grew up. Gladys Olspn a grand daughter pronounced her nam,e Ma-Ri-A. Great grandma died Feb 2, 1935. Her husband Hans died the same y r Dec 1st, Buried at Moen Cem
      All of Grandma's sister were baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church.


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