Ole Larson's Folks

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Isaac Larson 1884-1969, part I: the Homestead Thursday, February 19th, 2009 “Grandpa Larson,” as I always called him, was born on his father Ole’s dairy farm in Vernon County, Wisconsin. He was the last of six children born to Ole and his first wife, Anne Samuelsdatter. Anne died soon after, and Ole married Helena Olsdatter, who had a daughter the same age as Isaac. Ole and Helena eventually had six more children together. Pictured below are Isaac and two of…

Best Evidence The best source, indeed the only “primary” source pertaining to Philip’s early life, comes late; in a sworn statement by Philip himself, in support of his claim to a Revolutionary War pension. It is hardly bulletproof, having come from an old man recalling events of his childhood; even so, it should rank as “pretty good” evidence, fit to stand unless anything contrary comes to light. Although it was well-known that Philip served, and several female descendants have proved…

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