Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Marriage in Elverum Norway

As you know, Clara Borreson Cook’s family history Homestead (1980) is a family treasure without which this blog would be much more difficult. One of my intentions has been to buildĀ upon her information, eventually adding more ancestor information from Norway … Continue reading

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Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church

The evening of Monday, August 1, lightning struck Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church causing a fire that destroyed the steeple and collapsed the sanctuary roof. One person described the interior as “gutted.” Aunt Irene forwarded a photo to me – so … Continue reading

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Emil’s Farm Auction

My dad Garven told me that he had been administrator for his father Emil’sĀ estate, but I didn’t know much more about that until I located this auction notice from the Winona Republican-Herald dated November 8, 1951. I enlarged the copy … Continue reading

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