Monthly Archives: November 2011

An Early Pigeon Falls Timeline

Ron Johnstad’s book, Pigeon Falls … As I Remember It (see the Nov. 19 post), got me thinking again about this place of Borreson roots and sent me back to notes I’d taken a while back. What was early Pigeon … Continue reading

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A Favorite Cat

What’s a farm without a cat! We have a photo of at least one that prowled – or owned? – the farm of Emil and Gina. My mother had saved this photo of Dad (Garven) with a big white cat … Continue reading

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Pigeon Falls – The Book

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had very interesting e-mail exchanges and even a conversation with members of the Johnstad family – Rolfe, Ron, and Conrad. All three were skiers, and that’s where the conversation began. I’ll come back to that in … Continue reading

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Visiting Nord-Trondelag Online

This posting is a visit to the third of the Norwegian counties in our Borreson-Estenson heritage, the home to Gina’s father, Bertinus Estenson. Nord-Trondelag is the fourth least populous county in Norway and a lower per capita income than much of the country. … Continue reading

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For Veterans Day

After coming across photos in an album kept by my mother, I decided three of the photos would be my Veterans Day posting. Two Borreson brothers served in World War II and married English brides. This post recognizes them and … Continue reading

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Visiting Oppland Online

This is the second of three visits, all to the counties from which the Borreson-Estenson clans emigrated. Today we go online to Oppland county, the home of Maria Thorson who became the wife of Bertinus Estenson. Oppland is one of only two Norway counties without … Continue reading

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Visiting Hedmark Online

The Internet is such a wonderful tool, so I was thinking: Why not visit our ancestral places in Norway online? Today we go to Hedmark County – and the ancestral home of Elias Borresen in Loten and his wife Kari Eriksdatter in Tynset. Hedmark is … Continue reading

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