Ole Larson's Folks

Family History by George Larson

With Myers, Moen, Drayer, Colby, Samuelson, Sprung, and others

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Here is a link to the High Court document I was asking about in the DISchat yesterday. Warning: It’s a large file (<800KB) for best resolution. It is the first of two pages. Here is the second page. Please don’t laugh at the fragments of error-ridden transcription I have been picking at on my own. Thanks in advance to anyone who would like to comment on it.

When I was a child, the thinking of my relatives was that “…son” was the Norwegian spelling, and “…sen” was Swedish. Then I met some “Larson’s” of Swedish descent, who quite naturally believed the exact opposite. Once I began examining the churchbooks (of Norway), I found that for almost every word, place-name, even Christian name, spelling varied from one document to another. Our ancestral farm of Skurdal, for example, is spelled “Skordal,” “Schurdal,” “Schurdahl,” and others. The first name of…

Today I added a “Pictures” page. I do not have very many pictures of the older generations, however (except for my own grandfather Isaac Larson). I will welcome contributions from you folks, especially of Ole’s children other than Isaac. All of the sections I have planned for the “public” area are now up. Look for refinements and additions in the near future, and the addition of a “private” section later on. Also, please try posting your comments in response to…

The day before Thanksgiving, I received two documents from the National Archive of Norway. They are the act of the Supreme Court, 23 April 1841, sentencing Anne Larsdatter to 8 months in Oslo prison, where Ole Larson would be born on 10 December of that year. My friend Berit Carlsen has translated one of them for me; the other is hand-written and will take longer to transcribe and translate. In a nutshell, she was convicted of stealing food (no surprise)…

Added a new “Geography” page with maps of key locations in Norway and America.

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