Olaf and Sarah Tansem
Husband's Full Name: Olaf Emil Tansem
Husband's Place of Birth: Minnesota
Husband's Father's Name: John O.Tansem
Husband's Mother's Name: Caroline Tansem
Husband's Siblings' Names: Brigitte, Christian, John Petter
Wife's Full Name: Sarah LeGrand, and Sadie Moore
Wife's Place of Birth: Skara, Ostergotlama, Sweden
Wife's Father's Name: Joseph LeGrand
Wife's Mother's Name: Anna Lindstrom
Wife's Siblings: Axel, Esther, Inez, David, Hulda, Gertrude, Harry, Clara
Children's Names: Hjalmer, Eva Ruth, Clifford, Daphne, Edna
Olaf is the man on the early picture in the sailboat with the photographer about 1900, see photo to the right.
The 1880 census says he was born in Minnesota. He is listed in the 1900 census of Manfred Township. Olaf was a blacksmith and a farmer. He worked for Jens Renden and managed the Renden Blacksmith Shop.
Mr. Tansem homesteaded northeast of Balfour in 1902 and in 1933 rented his farm and moved to Velva.
He is buried at the Vang Cemetery north of Manfred.