Ole Larson's Folks

Died in Vernon County, Wisconsin, on this date in 1930: great-grandfather Gunder Torgersen Moen. Pictured above with his wife Marie Amundsdatter Volden and their first three children, before the birth of my grandmother Anna (alt. Annie) Moen. Gunder is buried at Brush Creek church.

Gunder Moen's stone

Gunder Moen’s stone

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Born in Norway on this date in 1270(!): Haakon Magnusson, later to become King Haakon V of Norway. While it is not proven, and probably can never be, Haakon V is by anecdote our 17x great-grandfather, by way of his illegitimate but politically important daughter Agnes Haakonsdatter. Below is a bust of Haakon V in Stavanger Cathedral, dated by scholars to the 1280s, that is, during Haakon’s teenage years. Read more …



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