Ole Larson's Folks

Family History by George Larson

With Myers, Moen, Drayer, Colby, Samuelson, Sprung, and others

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Today I added a “Pictures” page. I do not have very many pictures of the older generations, however (except for my own grandfather Isaac Larson). I will welcome contributions from you folks, especially of Ole’s children other than Isaac. All of the sections I have planned for the “public” area are now up. Look for refinements and additions in the near future, and the addition of a “private” section later on. Also, please try posting your comments in response to…

The day before Thanksgiving, I received two documents from the National Archive of Norway. They are the act of the Supreme Court, 23 April 1841, sentencing Anne Larsdatter to 8 months in Oslo prison, where Ole Larson would be born on 10 December of that year. My friend Berit Carlsen has translated one of them for me; the other is hand-written and will take longer to transcribe and translate. In a nutshell, she was convicted of stealing food (no surprise)…

Added a new “Geography” page with maps of key locations in Norway and America.

Just installed this blog, this is the first post. It is a feature of Ole Larson’s Folks.net. Welcome! A few days ago, I received several pages (2 documents) from Norway National Archive. They are the sentencing records of the Høyesterret (Supreme Court!) for Anne Larsdatter’s prison term in 1841-42, during which Ole Larson was born. My friend Berit is working on translating them. The documents refer to three earlier decisions by lower courts, so more investigation is forthcoming.

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