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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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Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church Memorial

Many changes have taken place since the fire destroyed Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church back in 2011. This past Monday, a cold and rainy spring day, I stopped by the old church site and witnessed the beautiful memorial park that has … Continue reading

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Pigeon Creek Lutheran Parsonage

In 1947, Pastor E. B. (Einar) Christophersen was serving four Lutheran congregations: Upper Pigeon Creek, South Beef River, Hixton, and Pigeon Creek, the church of the Borresons and their ancestors. Recently, a nephew of Einar and Myrtle, Carson Taylor, sent … Continue reading

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After the Church Fire

Reading the obituaries in The La Crosse Tribune recently, I had noted the mention of a Peace Lutheran Church, Pigeon Falls. I’d never heard of a Peace Lutheran, so I wondered what story I was missing. After several unsuccessful searches, … Continue reading

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A Pigeon Creek Church Eulogy

The past summer we drove through Pigeon Falls only to be shocked by the absence of Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, the building that was the Borresons’ church home since they came to America. As you may remember, a fire destroyed the … Continue reading

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An Early Pigeon Falls Timeline

Ron Johnstad’s book, Pigeon Falls … As I Remember It (see the Nov. 19 post), got me thinking again about this place of Borreson roots and sent me back to notes I’d taken a while back. What was early Pigeon … Continue reading

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