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Ole Aanondson Harstad Anderson, volume V

Ole A. Harstad Anderson was from his boyhood the best behaved and educted of all the six brothers, a conscientious and tender-hearted man who functioned as a reliable instructor and guide of the whole family. Ole Aanonson Harstad, citizen name Anderson, was born in Valle, Saetersdal, Norway and came to Seneca, La Salle county, Illinois, in 1861 and married in 1863 to Miss Anna Petersdaughter Helgeland, who was born in Stavanger, Norway in June of 1841. They farmed in LaSalle and Ford Counties, Ilinois. Ole died Sept. 13, 1872 laving Anna with four children, one son having preceded him in death, He was buried near Clifton, Ill. Anna passed away Sept. 18, 1897 and is buried in Harding LaSalle County, Ilinois.

Tone Aanondsdaughter Harstad, volume VII

Tone Aanondsdaughter Harstad was born in Saetersdal, Norway february 23, 1847 and came to Senneca Illinois in 1861; married Aug.3, 1866 to Andrew (Andreas) P. Helgeland at Greenfield, Fillmore County (now Harmony), Minnesota, and located there the same year. Andrew was born near Stavanger, Norway, Nov. 13,1844. They had seven children. Tone died at their hom near Harmony, Minn. Sept 2, 1883 and was buried in Greenfield Cemetery.

Gro Aanondsdaughter Harstad, volume I

Gro Aanondsdaughter Harstad was born Oc.2, 1831, in Valle Norway and came to Seneca, Illinois in 1861; she was married in 1865 to Thore Jutland of Arendahl, in Arendahl, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Gro died Dec. 26 1884 and Thore died Oct. 5, 1901 both are buried in Arendahl Cemetery. They had five children. Their second child Knute Edward (1) died when he was about 4 months old and is also buried in Arendahl Cemetery. Knute Edward (2) changed his last name to Knutson and Aanond Owen changed is last name to Knudson.

From the Mission Field by Bjug Harstad

These reports "From the Mission Field" appeared in the Pacific Herold, the Norwegian paper published in Parkland, Washington in the interest particularly of PLU. In July of 1895 Rev. Bjug Harstad made an exploratory tour of the state of Oregon particularly in the Willamette Valley. The purpose will be seen as one reads the accounts written by him. That which we present herewith appeared in the July 17th, 24th and 31st, Aug. 7th and 14th and the Sept 1895 issues of Pacific Herold. The translation from Norwegian is by Adolph M. Harstad. The introduction was evidently written by the editor.

Alaska Legacy - The Moosehorns

As Bjug Harstad and others were prospecting for gold in the Klondike, a Dr. Lee from La Crosse Wisonsin shot a moose for the groups winter meat supply. He gave the horns to Bjug Harstad for the university. They are part of the University Archives collecion and are now hanging over the fireplace in the Alumni Office.

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