Ephemera · Norwegian

A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part II

I present Lise Olson Bakke to you today: Lise was Ingeborg's older sister, also my grandfathers paternal aunt, born on the Bakke farm (where I'm from) in 1859 in Hornindal, Norway. She emigrated to the US in 1888, and settled on the Reed/Read farm in Ferryville, Wisconsin. This is the picture she sent home to her… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part II

Ephemera · Norwegian

A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part I

I present Ingeborg Olsen Bakke Brynestad to you today: She was my grandfathers paternal aunt, born on the Bakke farm (where I'm from) in 1869 in Hornindal, Norway. She emigrated to the US in 1893, and settled in Minnesota. This is the picture she sent home to her family shortly after, so around 1895.  The… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part I