Ole Larson's Folks

Some “shirttail” relatives featured today. Born in Gausdal, Norway, on this date in 1791: Karen Pedersdatter Hammershoug, grandmother of Helene Olsdatter. Top photo by Sigurd Bjurbeck, of a scene in rural Gausdal.

1791 Karen bapt


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Married on this date in 1912: Arnold Douglas Ferris and Mary Maude Staffanson, parents of Eleanor Ferris Larson, AKA “Aunt Eleanor,” wife of my late Uncle Ivan.

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