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Born in Sør-Fron, Norway, on this date in 1830: great-grandaunt Kari Larsdatter (m. Nesseth), sister of Ole Larson. Her death date was noted on 21 January. She immigrated to Wisconsin three years after Ole, his mother, and two other sisters, settling in Dunn County, about 100 miles north of the rest of the Larson clan. Pictured below with her extended family about 1910. Read more …

1917c Edna-c

Died in Santa Monica, California, on this date in 1991: Edna Mae Kohlstad (m. Kasold), daughter of Louise Larson. Edna’s son, cousin David Kasold, kindly allowed me to digitize some of Edna’s photo albums, which included today’s featured photo. It was no doubt taken by Smith Larson in the summer of 1917. Read more … Below: Edna and Louise, a few years later. = = = In other history: on this date in 1521, in the city of Worms, Germany, Martin…

1958c Bob Ber plus 4

Born on this date in 1926: Bernadine Ann Sorenson, known to me as “Aunt Bernie,” owing to her marriage with my uncle Robert Larson. Bernie lives with assistance in the San Jose area since Bob’s passing in 2012, with many of her children and grandchildren nearby. Happy birthday, Aunt Bernie!


No close family anniversaries. Born in Millville, Indiana, on this date in 1867: aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright. Pictured above with his brother Orville at the controls of one of their flying machines.

1970 cemetery gate

Died in Beach, North Dakota, exactly 100 years ago (15 April 1915): cousin Geneva Helen Larson. She was the firstborn of Oscar and Mary (Hart) Larson, and died at only four days of age. Buried at Sunny Side Cemetery, next to her parents.

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