Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Tretten, Norway, on this date in 1820: Marit Pedersdatter, of the farm Gløme-Ødegaard, our second great-grandmother. The Ødegaard farm is at the center of the top photo, across the river.

1820 Marit bap

She married Samuel Jørgensen of Bjerke, and immigrated in middle age to Vernon County, Wisconsin. At some point, in a masterpiece of name-juggling, they both took on the surname Samuelson. Read more …

Samuel stone

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