Category Archives: Emil Borreson

Pine Tree Milker ad from 1920

While I was reviewing old copies of the Whitehall Times-Banner on microfilm at the La Crosse Public Library, I came across this photo as part of Pine Tree Milker ad on page 4 of the June 29, 1920 edition of … Continue reading

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Norwegian Naming Practices in Our Family

My current reading is A Handbook of Scandinavian Names (Coleman and Veka, 2010) published by the University of Wisconsin Press. I thought I’d share with you how traditional naming practices worked out in our family. In Norway the first son … Continue reading

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Where Emil Was Baptized

As I was perusing again the history of Onalaska, Wisconsin, From Sawmills to Sunfish, I discovered a photo that should have been included with one of first posts I made on this blog. Our grandfather, Emil Borreson, was baptized October … Continue reading

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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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Lumber Camp Cook

In addition to Clara’s account of her father Emil Borreson, I always wish I had more information about “his early manhood working as a cook at the Beef Slough Lumber Camp, 20 miles north of Winona [Minnesota]” (Homestead, 34). Recently … Continue reading

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Emil at Beef Slough

Doing this blog is especially interesting to me when a family member or event connects with a well-known historical moment. Such is the case when Clara writes, “While growing up on the farm, [Emil Borreson] spent several winters during his … Continue reading

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Borresons in 1940 Census

The state of Wisconsin is now searchable on Ancestry.com for the 1940 U. S. Census, so I thought I’d share with you what’s reported about the Emil Borreson family on the farm in Fitch Coulee. Here’s the information, person by person, … Continue reading

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