Andrew Hallner was a significant person in the lives of my ancestors, in the history of Sunders County and the State of Nebraska, and in the formation of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has a fascinating life story as well.
ArkivDigital announced yesterday that many of the church books that they photographed this past summer in the Midwest are now available through their subscription service.
I came across a nice surprise this evening – a passenger list for the arrival of the S.S. European at the port of Quebec on May 23, 1869. Included on the list is my great-great-grandfather, Jöns Mårtensson along with his brother Lars.
I can’t believe I’d never heard of this book before, “Giants in the Earth“. It was written in 1927 by Ole Edvard Rölvaag, a Norwegian immigrant and a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The book is a fictionalized account of original homesteaders on the South Dakota prairie, and goes into quite a […]
On this date (February 8) in 1899, Edward Cornelius Hanson and Hulda Martinson were married. Edward and Hulda were my great-grandparents. This was a second marriage for Edward. His first wife, Anna Hanson – Hulda’s sister, had died of “brain fever” not quite two years earlier. Edward and Anna had two daughters together. Hulda […]