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Merry Christmas to all, and Happy New Year! If you are warm, pray for those who are cold. If you have plenty to eat and drink, pray for those who hunger and thirst. If you know not the ravages of…

Here are three images Uncle Ivan sent me. They are the first three pages of a letter (Ivan could only find those three) from grandmother Anna Moen Larson (Isaac’s wife). The letter was to Hazel, the wife of Isaac’s cousin …

A brief inspection of the churchbook where the christening of Kari Larsdatter’s illegitimate son was recorded in 1856 (born in November 1855) was a bit surprising to me. Here is where you can find the page, and browse the book…

I just received a packet from  third cousin Carmen Stifstad, great-granddaughter of Kari Larsdatter. In the late 1980’s, Carmen was researching in the Coon Prairie area, and met up with Aline Jernander. Aline had recently published “Larsons and Slettens,” but…

Still struggling with the handwritten court document. It will probably be after the holidays by the time I have something ready to publish, and it’s likely to be sketchy even then. Regarding just what Anne was accused of stealing, the…

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