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Nils Hansson Eide Inger Jakobsdatter Flatekvål (1714 - 1793)
Leiero Gaard, as it looks today
The Leirovatnet. Submitted by "Jan" in Norway, whose Aunt now owns the Leiro Gaard

Who would have thought that so many people would be descended from such a small and remote farm near Bergen, Norway? Oral tradition tells of an Olav Johanneson who was denied inheriting farmland at Myster. He climbed up to Leiro with only an ax on his shoulder to carve out a new life.

The records of the Leiro Gaard generally agree with this story. The first recorded tenant at the farm was this pioneer's son, Johannes Olson Leraae, who was 31 in 1664.

Several descendants have made the journey to the former Leiro farm, only accessible via a two hour hike up a winding mountain trail. All who visit are beholden by the area's beauty, nestled between two waterfalls.

Johannes Nilsson Leiro (1754 - 1815) Maria Olsdatter Elvik (1754 - 1797) Michael Golz
(b. 1769)
Dorothea Louise Rudloff (b. 1783)
Married in Norway Married 1801 in Lobsens, Preußen
at least 9 children
Olav Johannesson Leiro
(1780 - 1833)

Brita Jakobsdatter Brørvik (d. 1806) Mons Larsson
(1768 - 1825)
Anna Knutsdatter
(b. 1772)
Magne Monsson Hesjedal
(1779 - 1839)

Kari Knutsdtr
(1787 - 1846)

John Lade Johanna Schultz Andreas Golz
(b. 1811)
Anna Catharina Frietag (b. 1819)
Married in Norway Married in Norway Married in Norway Married
at least 2 children
Married 1838 in Wirsitz, Preußen with at least 3 children
Johannes Leraas familyJohannes Olsen Leraas (1804 - 1880) was the patriarch of a vast family from three wives. Like many Norwegians of the time, most of his children emigrated to the Midwest in the United States.
Lars Monsson
(1800 - 1862)

Marta Simonsdatter
(b. 1798)
Ragnhild
Ragnhild Monsdtr
(1818 - 1884)

Knut Magneson
Knut Magneson Hesjedal
(1813 - 1883)
Anders Magneson Hesjedal
(b. 1821)
Anna Knutsdtr William Lade Signature
William Carl Lade
(1836 - 1913)
Auguste Timm
(1833 - 1899)
Martin Golz
Martin Ferdinand Golz
(1842 - 1919)
Anna Catharina Dorothea Rosina Tims
(1839 - 1908)
m.#1 Maria Knutsdatter Lillejord
(1811 - 1837)
1830 in Norway
1 Child
m.#2 Marta Nilsdatter Veo
(1804 - 1843)
 1839  in Norway
2 Children
m. #3 Anna Askjelsdatter Øyo
(1819 - 1895)
 1844 in Norway
8 children
Married in Norway Married in Norway
12 children
Married
at least 1 child
Married in Germany
at least 2 children
Married 1864
5 children
Knut Leraas  Mrs. Knute Leraas
Knut Johanneson Leraas (1832 - 1912)
Maria Johannesdatter Leraas (1841-) Olav Leraas (1843 - 1843) Johannes Leraas and wife
Johannes Signature
Johannes J.Leraas
(1857 - 1942)
Jakob Leraas
Jakob Johanneson Leraas
(1854 - 1904)
Askel Signature
Askel J. Leraas
(~1847 - 1920)
Brita Leraas
Brita Johannesdatr Leraas (~1862 - 1950)
Ole LeraasOle Signature
Olav "Ole" Johannes Johanneson Leraas
(1844 - 1928)
Martha Stamnes
Martha Larsdatter Stamnes
(1844 - 1930)

Haldor EideHaldor Eide Signature from Ole Leraas documents
Haldor Eide (1845 - 1924)
Bretha Hesjedal
Bretha Hesjedal
(1844 - 1914)
Anna Kallestad
Anna Hesjedal
(b. 1850)

Magne K Hesjedal & wifeMagne Knutson Hesjedal
(1852 -1941)

Mons Hesjedal
Mons Knutson Hesjedal
(1859 - 1934)


Andreas Julius Hesjedahl
(b. 1871)
Ernest Lohse Sr.
Ernest Lohse signature
Ernest F. Lohse, Sr.
(1844 - 1905)
Augusta Shieppel
Augusta Shieppel
(1852 - 1929)
Frederick Lade
Fred Lade signature
Frederick Lade
(1854 - 1953)

Emelia Golz
Emelia Auguste Golz
(1866 - 1938)
Married Maria Nilsdatter Myster (~1834-) Married Lars Rasmussen Eikemo Married Neline Johnsdatter Vikaunet (1866 - 1939) 1885 in Norway
12 children

Married Brita Knutsdatter Eide (1859 - 1928)
at least 2 children
Married Trina
at least 3 children
m. #1 Mons Askilson Hesjedal (~1845-)m. #2  Andrew O. Lindflott (1853 - 1941) 1912 in Marion county, ORMarried 1870 in Minnesota
9 children
Married 1865 in Norway
8 children
m. Ole Larsson Kallestad
(b. 1850)

7 children
Married Marie Nilsdtr
(1852 - 1929)

10 children
m.#1 Brita Øyo
(1857 - 1891)
1885
4 children
m.#2 Hanna Elezabet Strand
(1880 - 1971)
1908 in SD
8 children
m. Anna Quale (b. 1880)
9 children
Married 1869 in Germany
16 children
Married 1891 in Minnesota
12 children
Maria Knudsdatr Leraas (~1858-) Nills Knutsen Leraas
(~1860-)
Johannes K. Leraas
(1863 - 1947)
Johan Leraas (1865-) Kari Leraas (1868-) Ole Leraas (1871 - 1921) Andreas Leraas (1874 - 1945) Martin Leraas (~1877 - 1878) Martin Leraas (1879 - 1945) Gunbjørg Eikemo (b. 1863) Marta Eikemo (b. 1866) Anna Benson
Anna Marie Benson
(1881 - 1970)

[adopted]
Joh Leraas Jr
John J. Leraas, Jr.
(1889 - 1958)

Mattie RoskeSam Roske
Mattie Maria Leraas
(1891 - 1957)
Joseph Leraas
Joseph Leraas
(1893 - 1918)
Agnes Christenson
Agnes Matilda Leraas
(1895 - 1963)
Nelline Hakanson
Nelline Josephine Leraas
(1898 - 1976)
Olaf J. Leraas
Olaf J. Leraas
(1900 - 1969)
Dr. Arnold Leraas
(1902 - 1948)
Judith Block
Judith Berglioth Leraas
(1905 - 2003)


Lillian and Albin Anderson
Lillian Mildred Leraas
(1907 - 1996)

Harold Leraas
Dr. Harold J. Leraas
(1908 - 1985)
John M. Leraas
John Martin Leraas
(1887 - 1964)
Andrew Leraas
Andrew L. Leraas
(1890 - 1963)
Anton & Theresa wedding
Anton A. Leraas
(1881 - 1926)
Bennie & Elvina Leraas
Bennie Olaus Leraas
(1886 - 1974)
Andrew Christopher Leraas
Andrew Christopher Leraas
Mons A. Hesjedal
The family moved to Oregon where Mons died.
Lindflotts
Andrew already had grown children.
Louis Andrew Leraas
(1874-)

Martin Leraas
Martin Alfred Leraas
(1883 - 1946)
Stephen Thompson and Lena Leraas
Lena Leraas
(1885 - 1937)
John O. Leraas & Ruth
John O. Leraas
(1887 - 1934)
Anton Leraas
Anton M. Leraas
(1889 - 1953)
Julia Leraas
Julia Severina Leraas (1879 - 1970)
Emil Eide
Emil Haldor Eide
(1883 - 1944)
Helda Eide
Helga Eide
(1865 - 1928)
John H. Eide
John H. Eide
(1867 - 1942)
Rachel Eide
(1868 - 1922)
Maria Moen
Maria Eide
(1871 - 1924)
Karl Eide
(1877 - 1889)
Martin Eide
Martin Eide
(1878 - 1926)
Caroline Hanson
Caroline Eide
(1881 - 1940)
Magne + Hendrick + Mons Kallestad Knut Magneson  Hesjedal
(1875 - 1934)
Anna Hovik
Anna Hesjedal
(b. 1883)
Magne Hesjedal
Magne Magneson Hesjedal
(1885 - 1958)
Mons Magnuson
Mons Magnuson
(1890 - 1969)

Changed last name.
Amanda Rollag
Amanda Hesjedal
(1889 - 1977)
Clara Leraas Clara B. Hesjedal
(1890 - 1980)
Mons Hesjedal family with Hanna
Moved to Bengough, Saskatchewan, Canada
Kurt Lohse
Kurt Ernest Lohse
(1890 - 1976)
E.F. Lohse Family Max Ernest Lohse
(1882 - 1982)

Pauline Lohse
Pauline Wilhelmine Lade
(1894 - 1937)

Laura Lade
Laura Martha Lade
(1906 - 1990)
William Lade
William Frederick Carl Lade
(1892 - 1969)
Louise Lade
Louise Marie Lade
(1893 - 1924)

Albert Lade
Albert Adolph Lade
(1895 - 1933)
Henry Lade
Henry Martin
(1897 - 1942)
Annie Zarbock
Annie Alvina Lade
(1898 - 1983)
Amanda Wollin
Amanda Emilie Lade
(1900 - 1938)

Emil Lade
Emil Richard Lade
(1901 - 1983)
Edward Lade
Edward Reinhold Lade
(1904 - 1963)
Herman Lade
Herman Ewald Lade
(1906 - 1966)
m. Caary (~1862 -)
7 children
m. Martha Orvik (~1867 - 1940) 1890 in SD
6 children
m. Martha (~1867-) m. Albert Anderson m. Ramir Erickson (~1881-) 1899
5 children
m. Mickel John Mickelson
(1882 - 1934)
 1905
11 children
Mickelson family 1953
m. Ebba C. Anderson
(1901 - 1972)

1 child
m. Samuel Herman Roske
(1885 - 1955)
m. Theodore Odin Christenson
(1896 - 1968)

5 children
Christenson family
m. N. Hedwin Hakanson
(1893 - 1938)
 1923 in Minnesota
2 children
Hakanson girls and mother
m. Alice Beatrice Thompson
(1915 - 1972)
[daughter of Ole Thompson (1878 - 1951)] 1934
in Minnesota
4 children
m. Ruth Johnson
1 child
m. Hugh E. Block
(1904 - 1989)
1929
4 children
Hugh Block and family
m. Albin Franklin Anderson
(1908 - 1972)

2 children
Claremont AndersonArlou Swenson
m. Helen Catherine Stein
(1910 - 1984)
1935 in Washington
3 children
m. Ananda Leraas
(1888 - 1967)

[daughter of Mons Leraas (1859 - 1933)] 1912 in Minnesota
5 children
(Click here to see Mons Leraas chart)
Leraas Brothers article about farm
m. Alma Miller
3 children
m. Martina Theresa Halvorson
(1883 - 1976)

4 children
Anton's surviving family 1956
m. Elvina Anderson
(~1888 - 1953)
1908 in Minnesota
8 children
Bennie Leraas and family
m. Ingeberg Oksendal
(~1881-)

7 children
Louis Leraas family 1963
m. Mildred O. Borstad
1945 in Minnesota
m. Stephen Thompson (1890 - 1953)
6 children
Orlin & Martin ThompsonLillian & Lawrence Thompson
m. Ruth Florence Thompson
(1906 - 1934)

[daughter of Ole Thompson (1878 - 1951)] 1926 in Minnesota
3 children
John and Ruth's children
Married 1906 in Minnesota
9 children
Eide Family
m. Julia Sonstegard
(1873 - 1975)

10 children
John H. Eide family
m. Charlie Dahl
(1886 - 1941)
 8 children
Dahl children
m. Hans Moen
(1865 - 1941)
8 children
Hans & Marie (Eide) Moen family
including WWII hero Wallace A. Moen (~1915 - 1941)
m. Anna Knutson
(1879 - 1913)
m. Nels B. Hanson
(1873 - 1951)

2 children
Nels and Caroline (Eide) Hanson and children
m. Marta Knutsdtr
(1885 - 1927)

12 children
m. Olav N. Hovik
(b. 1880)

8 children
m. Ora Olida Thompson
(1913 - 2003)
[daughter of Ole Thompson (1878 - 1951)] 1934
13 children
Mons Magnuson Family 1961
m. John O. Rollag (1884 - 1972) 1907 7 children
John & Amanda Rollag family
Married 1914
13 children
m. Minnie Bedelia Jergens
(1883 - 1960)
m. Gustave Adolf Zarbock
(1893 - 1972)
1922
7 children
m. Max A. Wollin (1893 - 1973) 1923
6 children 
m. Ida Kaufman
(1901 - 1987)
1931
m. Erma Kaufman
(1906 - 1969)
1931
1 child
m. Emma Motteberg
2 children
    Anton & Clara married 1910 in Minnesota
5 children
Anton and Clara Leraas family ca. 1939
Kurt & Laura married 1925 in Minnesota
13 children
Kurt & Laura Lohse family
   
Reuben Leraas
Reuben Arthur Leraas
(1912 - 2006)
Martha Block
Martha Beatrice Leraas
(1915 - 2005)
Carl Leraas
Carl Oliver Leraas
(1917 - 1972)
Adeline Leraas (from Martha's wedding)
Adeline Leraas
Gordon Leraaas
Gordon Joseph Leraas
Betty Leraas
Betty Mae Lohse
(1932 - 1988)
Bernice Lucille Lohse Harvey Victor Lohse
(1927 - 1982)
Lloyd Harold Lohse
(1929 - 2005)
Wallace Charles Lohse Lyle De Wayne Lohse Dale Lohse
Dale Earl Lohse
(1935 - 1998)
Richard Lohse 1954
Richard Kurt Lohse
Darlene (Lohse) and Burton Johnson Oct 1981
Darlene Laura Lohse
(1938 - 2002)
Roger Allen Paul Lohse Diane Lohse, class of 1964
Diane Marie Lohse
(1946 - 1999)

Robert Wayne Lohse
Scroll over to see moreScroll to the right
m. #1 Freddy Bartz
(ca. 1915 - 1944)

1938
1 child
m. #2 Earl A. Block
(1912 - 1982)
1946
3 children
m. Marion Elizabeth Isenberg
(1917 - 2007)
1945
2 children
Married Sept. 10, 1950 in Elbow Lake, Minnesota
5 children
Gordon and Betty Leraas family
m. Clinton Stanley Olson
1946
2 children
m. DeLores Bensch
1955
5 children
Harvey Lohse & family 1979
m. Aileen CharMae Brown
(1935 - 2000)
1952
3 children
m. Helen Harriet Schwark
(1929 - 1980)
1951
3 children
m. Shirley Theressa Germundson
1955
3 children
Lyle & Shirley Lohse family
m. Willie Verbeek
1957
3 children
m. Judith Ann Langmaack
1956
3 children
m. Burton Claire Johnson
1954
2 children
m. Edythe Ione Erickson
1962
1 child
m. Judith Ellen Zelinski
1970
1 child
m. Donald Ellis Hedstrom
1964
3 children
Diane (Lohse) and Donald Hedstron family 1984
m. Susan Faye Berg
1973
4 children

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The majority of the Family Tree was compiled by Diane (Heuchert) Berg. She created GEDCOMs about the Ray and Bridges families, which were combined into this database. She continues to publish a newsletter about Ray family history.

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