Just installed this blog, this is the first post. It is a feature of Ole Larson’s Folks.net. Welcome! A few days ago, I received several pages (2 documents) from Norway National Archive. They are the sentencing records of the Høyesterret (Supreme Court!) for Anne Larsdatter’s prison term in 1841-42, during which Ole Larson was born. My friend Berit is working on translating them. The documents refer to three earlier decisions by lower courts, so more investigation is forthcoming.
Died in Onawa, Iowa, on this date in 1893: second great-grandmother Susan M Eldridge (m. Colby). Susan presents one of my most perplexing hurdles. I am so far unable to find any trace of her parentage, nor corroboration of the statistics Continue Reading