On June 8, 2019, this Borreson family will mark 150 years in America. That day in 1869, Elias and Kari Borresen came into port at New York City aboard the ship Britannia and debarked to find their way to Wisconsin.
To mark that day for myself, I decided to assemble a book of photos spanning the first one hundred years the Borresons lived in America. I used Shutterfly to assemble, edit, and finally print the book which I entitled ONE HUNDRED YEARS IN AMERICA: A Borreson Pictorial History, 1869-1969.
The book is 8″ x 8″ with a color photo on the cover, five on the back (see below), and 56 pages. It contains about 105 photos from those years, many of them appearing in this blog at some time. I have added commentary for nearly all. Nine chapters cover the following topics: the early years, house and home, farming, church and community, schools, sports and leisure, weddings, family and social, and cousins. Two later photos also are included, folks at 1985 reunion and at a 2009 cousins gathering.
The book is dedicated to the memory of Emil and Gina Borreson whose lives (one or both) span all but 12 of this hundred years.
Here’s the front cover: