Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Myers

I am reposting this article to mark the death of Stephen Dyer Myers, 24 June 2016. Top photo: Sunrise over Lake Tahoe. In an earlier post, I mentioned the only child of my great-uncle Frank Colby Myers. After discovering that the son was still alive, in an assisted living facility in northern California, I managed to speak with his friend and business partner, Margie Kovarik-Maxhimer. Margie gave me an extensive life-history of cousin Steve, and assured me that he would…

My maternal great-grandparents; that is, parents of my mother’s mother. William Theodore Drayer was born in Kankakee County, Illinois, on 24 August 1859. His parents had come from Ohio and Maryland. Hattie (alt. Hannah) May Sprung was born in Huron County, Ontario, Canada, 24 January 1861. Sometime during the next several years, her family immigrated to Illinois, where she eventually met her future husband. They were married in Kankakee County  on 7 May 1884. Hattie’s parents later moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and William…

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).

Three marriages of note on this date: On this date in 1886, Ole Larson married Helene Olsdatter (his second wife) in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Hilariously, the clerk spelled Helene’s name “Lena,” so in this document only, we have ancestors named Ole and Lena! Read more … = = = In Clark, South Dakota, on 28 December 1910, granduncle Lawrence Myers (in the German-English Myers line) married Paulene Engen, a first-generation Norwegian-American. Read more … = = = And in 1699, in…

Died in Pasadena, California, on this date in 1929: cousin Talleyrand Desaix Myers. Also featured on his birth date, 17 August. Most interesting because of his unusual name. Read more …

Merry Christmas from Ole Larson’s Folks! Besides celebrating the birth of Jesus, today we remember two marriages among ancestors of the Myers family. On Christmas Day, 1675, seventh great-grandparents John Colby and Sarah Eldredge were married in Amesbury, Massachusetts Colony. John was a grandson of patriarch Anthony Colby, and 5x great-grandfather of Dan Myers. John was also featured on his death date, 6 April.   And on this date in 1804, Jacob Kircher and Anna Margaret Gebhart were married in…

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