Monthly Archives: November 2015

A 1933 Gale College Program

Five of Emil and Gina Borreson’s children attended Gale College, an academy of the Norwegian Lutheran church, located in Galesville, Wisconsin. Here’s a graduation program for three of them who graduated in 1933. (The program was 15 inches long so … Continue reading

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Add Another Distant Relative

If you have followed my account of Adolph Borreson (second cousin to Emil and Gina’s children), you have read that this previously-thought-to-be-single man had been married three times. And by his second wife Nina, he had four children. Here he … Continue reading

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A Old Prediction Come True

One of my favorite sources for both genealogy and local history is the large, nearly-100-year-old volume, History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, published in 1917 (although its not very helpful in researching Borresons and Estensons). As I was perusing the book … Continue reading

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An Old Confirmation Certificate

One of the special aspects to doing this blog is that occasionally I get surprised by message that I wasn’t expecting. A couple days ago, the surprise was an e-mail contact from Carson Taylor, a great grandson of Pastor Emmanuel … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Crop

This Saturday evening (Nov. 14) I am going to Black River Falls to present a program on tobacco raising to the local Sons of Norway lodge (at the Masonic Lodge building, 7 p.m.). Our Borreson family history led me to … Continue reading

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Fitch Coulee Deer Hunt

Since November brings the great Wisconsin deer hunting season, I thought I’d share this photo that Bennie had tucked away in the family album – and which Carol shared with me. Even if our grandfather Emil was not a deer … Continue reading

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