Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Adolph Mystery, Part 3

So, now we know that Adolph Borreson, supposedly a single man, had married three times: in 1918 to Herbertine Dettinger, in 1924 to Nina Books, and in 1948 to Florence McDonald. Well, make that four times. I am quite certain … Continue reading

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The Adolph Mystery, Part 2

Adolph Borreson was intriguing to me because Aunt Clara knew so little about him. I was convinced, in fact, when I began researching him, that he had remained single. How far from the truth that was! Not only did I … Continue reading

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The Adolph Mystery, Part 1

Aunt Clara gathered an amazing amount of information for her Borreson-Estenson family history, Homestead, published in 1980. I think she was both persuasive and timely to accomplish what she did. My experience today is that many folks are more reluctant … Continue reading

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Surprise, Then Disappointment

Today, between appointments, I attempted another quick search at the La Crosse Library for death records for Bernt Borreson, our grandfather Emil’s brother. He was living in La Crosse in the 1890s, and he has died by 1905, but I … Continue reading

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Was Blair’s Ski Jump Tournament the First?

There’s been an argument going periodically through the years about which community hosted our country’s first ski jumping tournament. The strongest claims seem to have been made by Red Wing and St. Paul, Minnesota – although Eau Claire, Wisconsin is … Continue reading

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