Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Larson

Prologue On the website of the Regional State Archive of Hamar, Norway, is a remarkable story, written in English, about a woman who was imprisoned in Oslo (Christiania) at the same time as Anne Larsdatter Skurdal, and whose story parallels Anne’s in many ways. Let’s begin at the end … the…

Another Nesseth connection Top photo: Anton Hogstad Junior and Senior – Below, Anton Jr. and Ebba Nesseth. They were married in 1920; unknown whether the two snapshots were taken on that occasion. In early 2016, I met with Tom Hogstad (not pictured), a third cousin who happens to live in my town. His…

My great-grandmother, first wife of Ole Larson, this Anne was born 25 Jan 1845 in Tretten, Norway, at the farm Bjerke, where her father and many other ancestors were also born. Click here for Anne’s place in the family tree. In this photo from across the river, Bjerke is in…

Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation I gave Jan. 19 at Bend Genealogical Society. Just click on the image below. You may then view or download all the slides and notes in PDF format. This serves as the “handout” for the talk, and may also be of interest to some…

Out of Norway Great-grandfather, patriarch of the huge Larson clan (including descendants with surnames Sletten, Raiten, Lunde, and others), and namesake of this very website, Ole Larson was born on 10 December 1841, in Oslo, Norway, at the time called Christiania. His home, however, was 150 miles to the north, on the…

Born in Tretten, Norway, on this date in 1790: third great-grandfather Peder Olsen Glomme-Ødegaarden. His daughter Marit married Samuel Jørgensen Bjerke and immigrated to Wisconsin with him, where they eventually changed their surname to Samuelson(!). Top photo: stone ruins at the Ødegaard farm, taken on my visit in 2011. Below:…

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