HARVEY ELMER OLSEN

Harvey Elmer Olsen gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. July 20, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
D. July 1964
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  • Father: Olaf Martin Olsen born November 15, 1877 in Stavanger, Norway son of Samuel Olsen and Anna (Iverson) Olsen; married Jennie Kiddelsen on December 24, 1902 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Olaf died March 2, 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Tuesday, March 4, 1941, page 24:

“OLSEN – Olaf Olsen, dearly beloved husband of Jennie (nee Kiddelsen), loving father of Clarence, Edward, Olaf Jr, George, Harold, Iver, Harvey, Arthur, Hazel, Everett and Elmer, fond son of Hannah.  Resting at funeral home 7600 W. Grand av. at the Circle.  Funeral Wednesday, March 5, at 1 p.m.  Burial Acacia Park Cemetery.  Retired member of the Chicago Fire Department Mer. 2900 or River Grove 801”

  • Mother: Jennie M. (Kiddelsen) Olsen born July 23, 1885 in Chicago, Cook County, IL daughter of Charles Edward Kiddelsen (1857-1929) and Leona (Kinnander) Kiddelsen.; Jennie died March 1960; buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL: According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, March 3, 1960, page 34:

“OLSEN – Jennie M. Olsen of Round Lake, Ill., beloved wife fo the late Olaf; dear mother of Clarence, Edward, George, Harold, Iver, Harvey, Arthur, Everett, Elmer, and Hazel Davis; fond sister of Hazel Falder.  Service Thursday, 1 p. m., at MacGillis funeral home, Round Lake.  Interment Acacia Park cemetery.”

  • Wife: Marion L. Turner born October 25, 1920 daughter of Edward A. Turner and Nellie A. (Vasey) Turner; married (1) Harvey Elmer Olsen; married (2) Stanley Miller; Marion died August 7, 2014 in Delavan Lake, Walworth County, WI (See section pertaining to Marion L. (Turner) (Olsen) Miller buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Daniel E. J. Olsen born May 2, 1951 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Sheree Goyer in Green Lake, Green Lake County, WI; Daniel died April 16, 2006 in Ripon, Fon du Lac County, WI; buried in Nepeuskun Cemetery, Ripon, Fond du Lac County, WI; According to the Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh WI) Tuesday, April 18, 2006, page 12:

“Daniel E. Olsen

   Daniel E. Olsen, age 54, W12102 Highway 23, Ripon, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2006 at his home.
   He was born May 2, 1951 in Waukegan, Illinois, a son to Harvey and Marion (Miller) Olsen.  He was educated in Round Lake Schools.  On May 23, 1981, Daniel married Sheree Goyer in Green Lake.  He worked as a diesel mechanic for Petraszak Excavating LTD in Berlin.  Daniel enjoyed hunter and being in the outdoors, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
   Survivors include his wife, Sheree of Ripon; 2 sons, Jamie (partner for life, George) Milwaukee, and John Olsen of Ripon; 4 daughters, Holly (Rick) Brown of Round Lake, Illinois, Desiree (Chris) Wuest, Tamara Olsen and Ashley Olsen all of Ripon, his mother, Marion Miller of Waupace; 2 sisters, Nancy (Doug) Copeland of Delavan, Hazel (Mike) Doyle of Waupaca.  He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Jeffrey Olsen.
   Visitation: For Daniel E. Olsen will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in ripon, and again on Thursday, April 20, 2006, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in Ripon.
   Funeral service: for Daniel E. Olsen will be held Thursday, April 20, 2006, at 10 a.m., at The Butzin-Marchant Funeral home in ripon, with Reverend Mark R. West officiating.  Interment will be in Nepeuskun Cemetery in the Town of Nepeuskun.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
   Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon, is assisting the family.
   www.butzinmarchant.com”

  1. Jeffrey Harvey Olsen born July 11, 1955; Jeffrey died February 17, 1993 (See section pertaining to Jeffrey Harvey Olsen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Hazel (Olsen) Doyle; married Mike Doyle
  3. Nancy (Olsen) Copeland; married Doug Copeland
  • Siblings:
    • Clarence Olsen born September 14, 1903 in Illinois; last residence in Bartlett, Cook County, IL; Clarence died January 1987
    • Edward Iver Olsen born November 25, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Evelyn Rau; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Edward died June 1972; buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL; According to the Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Monday, June 12, 1972, page 8:

OLSEN
Edward C. Olsen, of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Rau), dear father of Roger and Richard, loving grandfather of four, fond brother of Clarence, George, Harold, Iver, Arthur, Hazel Davis, Everett, Elmer, and the late Olaf and Harvey.  Services Monday, 2 p.m. at MacGillis Funeral Home, 350 Goodnow Blvd, Round Lake, Ill.  Interment Avon Centre Cemetery. 546-3300.”

    • Olaf Olsen born May 4, 1907 in Illinois; Navy veteran, WW II (1944-1945); married Amelia Mastro; Olaf died July 27, 1953; buried at Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum, River Grove, Cook County IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, July 30, 1953, page 30:

“OLSEN – Olaf Olsen, former police sgt. of Elmwood Park, suddenly, dearly beloved husband of Amelia, nee Mastro; loving father of Donald, William, Keith, grandfather of Donald Jr., fond son of Jennie and the late Olaf, brother of Clarence, Edward, George, Harold, Iver, Arthur, Harvey, Hazel Davis, Everett, and Elmer.  Resting at funeral home, 7600 W. Grand avenue, at the circle.  Service Friday, July 31, at 2 p. m.  Burial Elmwood Memorial Park cemetery.  MErrimac 7-1111 or GLadstone 3-1234.”

    • George Jacob Olsen born July 31, 1909 in Illinois; U.S. Air Force veteran, WW II (1942-1945); married Gertrude E. (1917-1998); his last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; George died June 1983; George and Gertrude are buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Harold Joseph Olsen born October 7, 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Army veteran, WW II (1942-1945); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Harold died October 1, 1993
    • Iver Hendrick Olsen (aka Iver Charles Olsen) born April 1, 1913 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Army veteran (1941-1945) married Rhoda M. (1904-1985) last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Iver died July 15, 1985; Iver and Rhoda are buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Arthur Stanley Olsen born October 15, 1917 in Illinois; last residence in Palmdale, Los Angeles County, CA; Arthur died December 26, 1996
    • Hazel Mae (Olsen) Davis born June 19, 1920 in Huron, Beadle County, SD; married Simon Austin “Sy” Davis (1918-1999) on April 25, 1945 in Long Lake, Lake County, IL son of Ralph Harrington Davis (1894-1964) and Zella Jenette (Huson) Davis (1894-1961) (NOTE: Zella is the daughter of Marshall Booth Huson (1852-1929) and Mary H. (Marble) Huson (1852-1905) (See section pertaining to Marshall Booth Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Mary H. (Marble) Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Hazel died June 16, 2004 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Hazel and Simon are buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) June 20, 2004:

“Hazel M. Davis of Round Lake Beach
Funeral services for Hazel M. Davis, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  Born Jun 19, 1920, in Hurson, S.D., the daughter of Olaf and Jenny Olsen, she passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan.  Interment will follow immediately after the service in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake.  Hazel loved cake decorating, was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Grayslake, and attended the Lake Region Bible Church in Round Lake frequently.  She is survived by her children, Ralph (Lynn) Davis, Ronald Davis (Pat Brown) and Stephen (Dawn) Davis; her grandchildren, Robin (Mike) Creeden, Christopher (April ) Davis, Kelly (Mike) Grossman, Robert Davis, Jennifer (Jeff) Gammel, and Frank and Andrew Szarban; her great-grandchildren, Edward, Autumn, Felicity, Benjamin and Madeline Gammel, Bailey and Michael Grossman, and Evan Creeden; her brother, Elmer “Happy” Olsen; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Simon Davis.  Friends of the family may visit from 2 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home.  Friends may visit 222.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book.  For funeral information, (847)223-8122.”

    • Everett Levan “Boze” Olsen born May 25, 1921 in Redfield Spin, SD; Marine Corps veteran, WW II (enlisted April 20, 1943); married Inez; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Everett died June 22, 1997 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL; According to the News-Sun (Waukegan IL) June 25, 1997, page C6:

   “Everett L. “Boze” Olsen, 75, of Round Lake, Illinois passed away on Sunday, June 22, 1997 at the Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Illinois.
   Born on May 25, 1922 in Redfield, South Dakota, he has been a lifelong resident of Round Lake.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Marine Corps, a member of the American Legion Post #1170, Round Lake, and the Carpenters Union 1996, Libertyville.
   Mr. Olsen was a carpenter by trade for over 40 years, and in his retiring years he was head custodian of the Round Lake District Schools.
   He leaves his wife, Inez, and his sons, Mark Everett (Cyndi) Olsen of Hazelhurst, Wisconsin, and Randall E. Olsen of Antioch, Illinois; brother Elmer (Jeanne) Olsen of Canton, Georgia; sister, Hazel (Sy) Davis of Round Lake Beach; 6 grandchildren, Bryan, Jennifer, Eric, Jacquelyn, Cayson and Danielle.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, June 26, 1997 at the STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. (POBox 272), Grayslake, IL 60030-0272, with the Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake officiating.
   Interment to follow at Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, IL.  Friends may visit at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 6-9 PM.”

    • Elmer “Happy” Olsen born about 1928 in Illinois; married Jeanne (of Canton, GA)

Additional Information:

According to the U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940 for Bethel Lutheran Church, Chicago, Cook County, IL, Pastor C. E. Tiller”

(translation) “Child’s name: Harvey Elmer; Date of Birth: July 20, 1915; Baptism Date: February 17th 1918; Parents name: Olaf & Jennie Olsen”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Union Township, Spink County, SD living on a farm, the household members were: Olag Olsen, head, age 40, married, immigrated in 1889, naturalized in 1889, born in Norway, parents born in Norway; Jennie Olsen, wife, age 33, married, born in Illinois, father born in Norway, mother born in Sweden; Clarence Olsen, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois; Edward Olsen, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Olaf Olsen, son, age 13, single, born in Illinois; George Olsen, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Harold Olsen, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Iver Olsen, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Harvey Olsen, son, age 4 5/12, single, born in Illinois; Arthur Olson, son, age 2 2/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Elmwood Park Village, Leyden Township, Cook County, IL living at 2709 75th Ct, the household members were: Olaf Olsen, head, age 54, married at age 25, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1887, occupation: fireman – fire department;  Jennie Olsen, wife, age 43, married at age 17, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; Clarence Olsen, son, age 26, single, born in Illinois, occupation: driver – truck; Edward Olsen, son, age 25, single, born in Illinois, occupation: manager – coal office; Olaf Olsen Jr., son, age 22, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – truck; George Olsen, son, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: helper – truck; Harold Olsen, son, age 18, single, born in Illinois, occupation: helper – truck; Iver Olsen, son, age 17, single, born in Illinois; Harvey Olsen, son, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Arthur Olsen, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Hazel Olsen, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Everett Olsen, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Elmer Olsen, son, age 2 5/12, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Ferndale Drive, the household members were: Olaf Olsen, head, age 62, married, highest grade completed: 6, born in Norway, lived in same house in 1935; Jennied Olsen, wife, age 54, married, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Iver Olsen, son, age 27, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: ice man – ice company; Harvey Olsen, son, age 25, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, highest grade completed: 8, lived in same house in 1935; Everett Olsen, son, age 17, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: new worker; Elmer Olsen, son, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Hanna Olsen, mother, age 85, widowed, highest grade completed: 4, born in Norway, lived in same house in 1935.

According to the U.S. World War II Draft Cards young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Harvey Elmer Olsen; Address: Ferndale Drive, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Telephone: n/a; Age in Years: 25; Date of Birth: July 20, 1915; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois; Country of Citizenship: U.S.A.; Name of Person who will Always know your Address: Mrs. Jenny Olsen; Relationship of that Person: Mother; Address of that Person: Ferndael Drive, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: none; Race: White; Height: 5′ 8″; Weight: 145; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Ruddy; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Crippled; Signed October 16, 1940”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, July 21, 1964, page 31:

“OLSEN – Harvey E. Olsen, beloved husband of Marion; dear father of Hazel, Nancy, Daniel and Jeffery; fond brother of Clarence, Edward, George, Harole, Iver, Arthur, Everett, Elmer and Mrs. Hazel Davis.  Funeral services Thursday, 1:30 p.m. at the McGillis Funeral Home, 350 Goodnow boulevard, Round Lake, Ill., Interment Fort Hill cemetery, Round Lake.”

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