Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Larson

My great-great-grandmother, mother of Ole Larson. I should explain my choice of names for this honored ancestor. Skurdal refers to the farm where Anne was born and lived for many years. To the best of my knowledge, she never used it in America. Anne was the matriarch of an immigrant family…

Sadly noting the Feb. 23 passing of Uncle Ivan, my lifelong friend, mentor in family history studies, and the last of the five Larson brothers. Shown above in his WW2 uniform; Ivan was in the trenches at the Battle of the Bulge. Read more … Ivan’s obituary is on the website of Mountain…

Here is the conclusion of a lengthy profile I just finished of Helene Olsdatter. The longer piece is an update of several earlier posts, along with more recent discoveries. Helene’s death certificate, and Larsons and Slettens 1985,  give her father’s name as Ole Lien, a farm name that does not appear…

Revisiting some old movies, now that a few more readers are following. This batch is some of the earliest, sent me by Cousin Myrna. Uncle Walt was on the job as videographer by approx. 1942, several years before my parents caught the bug. In the earliest scenes: Lois, Kenny, and Darlene: Next…

No, Really!!! Thanks to this contribution from Sheila Geier, I now have documents that spell Ms. Olsdatter’s given name as Helene, Helena, Hellina, and now Lena! Behold, Ole Larson’s marriage registration of 1886. Bride’s name: Lena Olson. Just another routine variant, except now we enter into a whole genre of…

She is not my biological ancestor, but was mother to several of Grandpa Isaac Larson’s half-siblings. As such, she is direct ancestor of hundreds of my relatives, second (half-)cousins and further. Click here for Helene’s place in the family tree = = = Her first name has been recorded with…

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