Ole Larson's Folks

Baptized in Tretten, Norway, on this date in 1859: great-grandaunt Mattie Samuelson (her “American” name, as found on her marriage record). On her baptism record (top photo), it is Matea (Samuelsdatter), of the farm Klove or Klæve.

Mattie was a sister of our great-grandmother Anne Samuelsdatter. I use Anne’s “Norwegian” surname, because it appears that way on her (American) marriage record. Mattie married her first cousin Pete Pederson, and was the mother of Atley Pederson, cousin of my grandfather and and friend of my parents, shown here with a younger man, identity unknown. Read more …

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