Tag Archives: Oleson Family

Robert Gertsch

Robert Gertsch was born in 1946. His grandfather and two brothers had settled in Garden Home in the 1890s and developed the early Shattuck Dairy. Robert started Garden Home School in the fourth grade in 1960 and graduated from Beaverton … Continue reading

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History of the early Patton family

[Editor’s note: Ole Oleson and his wife, Polly Philena Patton Oleson were early pioneers in Garden Home.  They owned a number of properties in the north Oleson Road area.  They had one son and seven daughters who married into various Schalk, Wolf, Stark, … Continue reading

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Olive Philena Oleson and Lillian Oleson Harris Ruhl

Olive Philena Oleson 1891-1985 and Lillian Oleson Harris Ruhl 1893-1995 Talking over old times . . . Of the eight children born to Ole and Polly Oleson, the sisters Lillian and Olive may have been the most adventurous. Lillian, two … Continue reading

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Mathew Patton

Mathew Patton (Nov 15, 1805 to Sep 17, 1892) was the father of John Patton (Mar 27, 1821 to Dec 23, 1864) and grandfather of Polly Philena Patton Oleson (Jan 19, 1856 to Oct 11, 1934), wife of the “original” … Continue reading

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Donna Oleson Nylander

Donna Oleson Nylander lives in the Kinton area south of Beaverton. She is the daughter of Oleta and Alden Ole Oleson, born Feb 8, 1916. Oleta and Alden had four children: Larry Alden Oleson (deceased), Donna Rae Oleson Nylander, Robert Wesley Lee Oleson and … Continue reading

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John Alden and Elsie Berthe Schalk Oleson

Robin Robinson is a great grandson of Ole and Polly Philena Oleson. Robin and his twin brother Roy were born at Good Samaritan Hospital in 1937. His sister was named Joyce. He lived in Garden Home as a young child and grew … Continue reading

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