Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Larson

Died in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1929: 2nd great-grandmother Marie Amundsdatter Volden (m. Moen). Also featured on her birth date, 1 October. She was the mother of my paternal grandmother, Anna Moen Larson. Marie is buried at Brush Creek Church (top photo). === Died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on this date in 1895: maternal second great-grandfather Richard Sprung. Already featured twice last month, on the dates of his birth (16 November) and marriage (5 November).

Born in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1866: cousin Anna Caroline Hanson (m. Erickson). A first cousin of Isaac Larson, Anna married John Erickson, from a neighbor family with deep connections of friendship with the Larsons. Read more … Anna is buried with her husband and other family at Moen Cemetery in Cashton, Wisconsin (top photo). Note that I have so far found no connection between the Moens buried here and relatives of Isaac’s wife, Anna Moen.

Born in Sør-Fron, Norway, on this date in 1826: great-grandaunt Anne Larsdatter, sister of Ole Larson. Not to be confused with her mother, also named Anne Larsdatter. This younger Anne cannot be found in any other records, neither confirmation, marriage, out-migration, nor death, although I strongly suspect that she died in infancy or early childhood. Below: her baptism record.

Died in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1908: great-grandfather Ole Larson, namesake of this site and patriarch of the Larson clan. Also featured on his birth date just 13 days ago,. I don’t know whether Ole died at home (most people did, back then); if so, it was in the home where he lived for 33 years and raised his family (top photo, taken in 2009). Buried less than a mile away, at Brush Creek Church. Coming soon on this site:…

Married in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1912 (top photo): grandaunt Paula Larson and Clarence Sletten. Paula has been featured on the dates of her birth, 25 March, and death, 22 August. Snapshot below taken 1955.

Born in Tretten, Norway, on this date in 1815: second great-grandfather Samuel Jørgensen Bjerke, who changed his surname to Samuelson(!) after immigration. Top photo: a field at the South Bjerke farm. Below: gravestone at Brush Creek church, Wisconsin.  

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