Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Moen

My paternal great-grandparents (parents of my father’s mother). Gunder Torgersen Moen was born in Faavang parish, Norway, at the farm Opsalhaugen. Top photo: Faavang Church. The stone fence around the churchyard was built by his father, Torger Gundersen, who at the time was residing at a place called Stenumgardskleven, hence the…

When I explored this huge cemetery in 2009, it was a weekend, so I was not able to search systematically for the grave of Ole’s sister Marit Larsdatter [Johnson] (1837-1880), who died from complications at the birth of her third child, who also died. What I did find on that…

Ancestral Farms This page is a result of my four-day excursion through central Gudbrandsdal in 2011. With the help of two friends in the area, I was able to locate and photograph all of the farms named below. Sør-Fron, part 1 A Crackerjack Guide I am deeply indebted to two…

Volden Marie Volden, mother of Anna Moen, is the only one of my father’s (Lovell Larson’s) four grandparents who was born in America (1858). Her parents had immigrated just over a year earlier, the earliest immigrants among the four families. Marie’s father, Amund Amundsen Volden, was born (1829) on the…

Anna Moen’s father, Gunder Torgersen (Moen), was from the parish of Fåvang, adjacent to Tretten. Fåvang is a sub-parish of Ringebu, home of a famous stave church. Since that particular church is not connected with any known ancestors, I included my photo of it in my Facebook “tourist album” of…

Isaac Larson 1884-1969, part I: the Homestead “Grandpa Larson,” as I always called him, was born on his father Ole’s dairy farm in Vernon County, Wisconsin. He was the last of six children born to Ole and his first wife, Anne Samuelsdatter. Click here to view Isaac’s place in the…