Monthly Archives: June 2012

Edwin and Marcelete’s Wedding

The wedding of the firstborn of Emil and Gina Borreson’s children took place at 8 p.m., Saturday evening, July 27, 1935. Edwin Borreson and Marcelete Benrud were married at the home of her mother, Mrs. P. M. Benrud, in Frenchville (near Ettrick), Wisconsin.   … Continue reading

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A 1908 Confirmation

Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church was the church home to Borresons and Estensons almost since the day they arrived in Fitch Coulee, I suppose. How many baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and funeral services for the families took place there I could only begin to … Continue reading

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Letters from Gale College

A letter home from Gale College is not what this is about, but the letters earned by participation in a sport. Dan was so kind as to photograph the impressive collection of letters his father Ednar earned at Gale College from … Continue reading

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Basketball at Gale College

Okay, I’m on a roll. After reporting on Borresons playing baseball at Gale, here comes basketball. The same players were involved – Ednar, Edgar and Garven – but the number of La Crosse and Winona news items is quite limited and makes an … Continue reading

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Baseball Seasons at Gale

Well into another baseball season, and needing to get my mind off the Milwaukee Brewers’ ups-and-downs, I have been delving into La Crosse and Winona online newspaper archives to look again at the Borresons who played baseball at Gale College. The available game … Continue reading

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Heirloom Baptism Gown

A few weeks ago – I must have been doing a search on a relative – I came across a fascinating article in the Winona (Minnesota) Daily News dated April 21, 1965. I’m including it here because I think it’ll draw … Continue reading

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