Category Archives: Gina Estensen

Two More Old Photos

In the same perusal of old papers a few days ago, I came across two photos I decided to add here. The first is of our Grandmother Gina, taken in April 1960 (according to info on the back). I admit … Continue reading

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A Hospital’s Roots in Pigeon Falls

Yesterday as I was perusing a history of Gundersen (Lutheran) Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, I came across a surprise: the meeting for its founding was held in Pigeon Falls! Pastor Emanuel Christophersen, who married Emil and Gina Borreson in … Continue reading

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A Bit of Trivia

Here’s a bit of Borreson trivia: What was invented in 1899, the year Emil Borreson and Gina Estenson were married? The answer: the paper clip. Click this link for more details: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpaperclip.htm. A scientist by the name of Johan Vaaler … Continue reading

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Borreson Cousins 1942

Just recently cousin Albert mailed me a copy of a find he had made: an old photo of the Borreson cousins when there were but eight of them. He told me Erlin was the youngest – the baby – in … Continue reading

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At Home in Pigeon Falls

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit with some Estenson relatives at the home of Dorothy (Kjos) Every who told me, some time ago, that she remembered our grandmother Gina coming to La Crosse for visits with … 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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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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A 1908 Confirmation

Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church was the church home to Borresons and Estensons almost since the day they arrived in Fitch Coulee, I suppose. How many baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and funeral services for the families took place there I could only begin to … Continue reading

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Surviving Childhood

Amazing, I have often thought, that Emil and Gina Borreson had ten children all of whom survived childhood and lived well into their adult years. Edwin was the youngest to die at age 58. There were no family deaths in … Continue reading

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Gina in 1959

Shirley recently sent me two photos from her wedding to Richard Cook which took place June 13, 1959. I am sharing them because they’re a couple of the last photos I have seen that include Grandmother Gina. This first photo is of Gina and daughter … Continue reading

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