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 guess. Not having photos from those events, it was nice to receive the following picture from cousin Sandra.
Thea, the youngest of the four daughters born to Bertinus and Maria Estensen, was confirmed November 7, 1908, at the age of fourteen. Apparently, the Estensens decided this was the right occasion to get a family photograph taken.
At the time of the photo, the ages of the other family members would have been: Bertinus 64, Maria 58, Gina 28 (married and mother of 5 by then), Oline 25 (also married), and Emma 20 (and single).