Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, on this date in 1850: Jenny Lind Myers (not pictured). A fairly distant cousin (removed by several generations), who died at only four years, she is remarkable as my only known relative named after an opera singer. Top photo: detail from portrait of Jenny Lind, by Eduard Magnus. “The” Jenny Lind, aka “The Swedish Nightingale” made her famous US tour in 1850, the year of this cousin’s birth. Read more …

Children's stone

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