Monthly Archives: December 2012

Finding Bernt

A Christmas present arrived early for me today when I opened my e-mail from Monroe County. There was the marriage information I had requested, hoping to get closer to learning the mystery of “where in the world was Bernt.” The … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Bernt

Am I any closer to learning what happened to our grandfather Emil’s uncle and godparent who came to Wisconsin in 1872, the year Emil was born? Born January 10, 1857, Bernt Borresen was in the La Crosse/Onalaska area in October 1872 after … Continue reading

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Winona Residents

Lately I’ve been researching the family of Andreas Borreson, our grandfather Emil’s uncle who came to America in 1870 and homesteaded in South Beaver Creek (Ettrick township, Trempealeau County). Upon learning that he had descendants after all (when I thought there … Continue reading

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