Monthly Archives: October 2013

Farming in Fitch Coulee

Here are three more photos from cousin Carol, grouped in this post because all are glimpses of farming in Fitch Coulee – maybe around 1940. Enjoy them. In this photo of farmers and horses taken at the Flikkeshaug farm, our … Continue reading

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Uncle Sid in Old Photos

Already more than a month has passed since Uncle Sid’s funeral, but a recent day when cousin Carol showed up with old photos and scrapbooks, he was at the center of my attention again. The photos and other memorabilia Carol … Continue reading

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The Cigar Maker’s Wife

There it is: Amelia Borreson, cousin of Emil, was definitely married in 1898 – to a Scottish cigar-maker from Minneapolis! Not exactly what you’d expect of the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. The typical relationship would have been another Norwegian, maybe … Continue reading

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Married or Not?

Elias Borresen, our great-grandfather, had a brother Andrew (Andreas) who homesteaded a farm in South Beaver Creek beginning in May 1885. (I found the document.) They had four children – Josephine, Ole, Amelia, and Anna – all first cousins to … Continue reading

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