In attempting to find more information for you, I ended up becoming quite confused because there were 2 Barney (Bjarne) Olsens born in Norway that lived in Chicago. There is the man you referenced born in 1893, who was always listed as single in US records. He died in 1980 in Chicago, with no relatives listed in his burial notice. The other was born in 1901 and died in 1966 in Chicago. He had been married to Sigrid Nielsen and had 2 children (Elaine Scaccia & Raymond Olsen).
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I have listed several references to Henry. They are from familysearch.org. It is a free website.
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Norway census-1891 and 1900
He was a sailor
Immigration with father and a friend 1921 This Henry Olsen arrived in 1921 but you state that he registered for the
draft of 1917/18. Since the one I found was a sailor, it is possible that he made two trips.