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Almo Joshua Larson was born June 29, 1885, on the family farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, and died November 19, 1962, on the family farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, at age 77. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. He is the son of Olaus Larsson of Fröbbestorp, Torsas, Kalmar Co., Småland, Sweden, and Catarina Olivia Wilhelmina Larsdotter of Varna Parish, Östergőtland Co., Sweden.

Emma Jane Abbey was born February 22, 1884, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died March 31, 1985, at Pine Ridge Manor, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 101. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. She is the daughter of William Searle Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada West, and Ida Elmira Blake of Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Almo Joshua Larson (age 26), a bachelor, and Emma Jane Abbey (age 27), a maiden, were married on September 6, 1911, at Wesley Methodist Church, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. They had originally met in Spokane. Back in Wisconsin, they were members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson are buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson had two children:

  1. Infant Daughter Larson: Born July, 1912, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; Died July, 1912, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI (age Stillborn Infant). Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.
  2. Wilbur Almo Larson: Born June 14, 1913, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; Died October 17, 1996, at his home, Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV (age 83). Inurnment in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ. Married (1) March 2, 1940, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, to Ruth Gertrude Bickett: Born December 23, 1916, in Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH; Died February 5, 1987, at Watertown Memorial Hospital, Watertown, Dodge Co., WI (age 70). Inurnment in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ. Married (2) July 11, 1987, in Sun City West, Maricopa Co., AZ, to Cleo Elizabeth (Mikkleson) (Fischer/Fuller) Anderson: Born March 11, 1918, in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co., IA; Died July 27, 2000, in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ (age 82). Inurnment in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ.

Rev. and Mrs. Sanstadt.

Mrs. Sanstadt and son, Daniel, of the Waupaca Chain o' Lakes visited at Almo Larson's Tuesday, September 6, 1932.




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Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson are buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Emma Jane Abbey was born at 7 a.m., February 22, 1884, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. The Delayed Record was Certified by her mother, Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey.


   

   

Emma Jane Abbey Delayed Birth Certificate.


Almo Joshua Larson was born at 11 p.m., June 29, 1885, on the family farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


   

Almo Joshua Larson Birth Record.


The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows O. Larson is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. There are 7 Males and 3 Females living in the household, with 8 having been born in the U. S. A., and 2 of Scandinavian birth.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Wm. Abby is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. There are 3 Males and 5 Females living there: 7 born in the United States, 1 born in British America.

On the 1895 Plat of Orion Twp., Wm. Abbey is listed as the owner of 80 acres of land in the Eastern 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 17, T9N (Orion Twp.).

By June 11, 1898, the William Abbey family had removed from Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, to the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.


Larson farm, about 1899.


Larson farm, about 1900.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 13, 1900, shows Olias Larson (age 49) born April, 1851, in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, and having immigrated in 1872, and a Naturalized Citizen, is a married Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife of 26 years, Olivia Larson (age 52) born January, 1848, in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, and having immigrated in 1873, and a Naturalized Citizen, and with six of the seven children born to her still alive; his unmarried son, Arthur Larson (age 19) born January, 1881, in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents; his son, Elmer Larson (age 14) born June, 1885, in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents; his son, Walter Larson (age 11) born June, 1888, in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents; and his daughter, Freedia Larson (age 8) born September, 1891, in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1900, shows William Abbey (age 47) born April, 1853, in Canada to English and Canadian-born parents, is a married Farm Laborer, and is renting his house, and is living on Fountain Street, 1st Ward, Dodgeville, Dodgeville Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife of 25 years, Ida Abbey (age 41) born September, 1858, in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, with 7 of the 8 children born to her still alive; his unmarried son, Irwin Abbey (age 24) born May, 1876, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, a Traveling Salesman of Stationery; his unmarried daughter, Maude Abbey (age 18) born December, 1881, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, a Dressmaker; his unmarried daughter, Emma Abbey (age 16) born February, 1884, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; his son, Truman Abbey (age 14) born May, 1886, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; his daughter, Edna Abbey (age 5) born March, 1895, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; and his son, Allen Abbey (age 2) born June, 1898, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows Emma Abbey (age 17) born February 1883 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried Servant and is living with the Farming family of Benjamin Lewis, Dodgeville Twp., Iowa Co., WI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows L. F. Harris (age 44) born January 1856 in Michigan to English and English Canadian-born parents and having been married for 20 years with both of the children born to her still alive is a married Laundress who is renting her home and is living in Lewiston, West Lewiston Pct., Nez Perce Co., ID. Living with her are her two unmarried daughters, both born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents: Nettie P. Harris (age 18) born February 1882; and Ethel M. Harris (age 16) born August 1883.


The Dodgeville Sun, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, February 6, 1903

Miss Emma Abby, of this city, left Wednesday for Richland Center where she intends to remain a few weeks visiting relatives.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Olaus Larson (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, is a married Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Katharine O. Larson (age 57) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents; his unmarried daughter, Edith C. Larson (age 22), born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, who Does Housekeeping; his unmarried son, Elmer Larson (age 19) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, a Farm Laborer; his unmarried son, Walter E. Larson (age 17) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, a Farm Laborer; his daughter, Freeda M. Larson (age 13) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents; his granddaughter, Myrtle Larson (age 3) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents; his granddaughter, Hazel Larson (age 2) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents; and his grandson, Paul E. Larson (age 4/12) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Wm. Abby (age 53) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents is a Farmer owning his own home with a mortgage and is living in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida E. Abby (age 47) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents: Wm. A. Abby (age 29) a Traveling Salesman; Emma J. Abby (age 21) a Housekeeper; Chas. T. Abby (age 19); Edna B. Abby (age 10); and Glen A. Abby (age 7).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Emma Abbey (age 21) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried Servant in the William F. Ferguson household and living in the 6th Ward, City of Madison, Dane Co., WI.


Olaus Larsson sitting on in chair, with a dog. Larson farm, 1907.


Walter Emanuel Larson– age 19 - graduated from high school in June, 1907, but then had a recurrence of the lung involvement that he had in his first year of high school. The doctor advised going west, so he and his brother Almo Joshua Larson – age 22 – decided to go out to the state of Washington.

The 1909 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, City Directory shows Abbey, Emma J. dom 1321 9th av


Almo Joshua Larson, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, 1910. Photos taken at Elite Studio, 523 Eagle Building, Corner Riverside & Steven Streets.


A picnic scene near Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, about 1910. Emma Larson identified them, which she had written on the back of the picture, as, L to R: Louie Meyer, Lydia Hutchinson, Almo Larson, Ethel Harris, Jannette Harris and Dave Everson.

Louis Philip "Louie" Meyers was born March 24, 1876, in Franklin Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, to German-born parents. He was an unmarried Cashier for the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, and was living at the YMCA in 1910.

Jeanette Pearl "Nettie" Harris was born February 19, 1882, in Alpena, Alpena Co., MI, and died July 16, 1950, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 68. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married October 12, 1910, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 28 and single, to David "Dave" Emerson, born April 17, 1874, in County Down, Northern Ireland; Died February 28, 1939, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 64). His parents are David Emerson of Scotland and Mary Jane Hillis of Northern Ireland. Ethel Harris was a witness to their marriage. Divorced before 1930 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ethel May Harris was born August 9, 1883, in Alpena, Alpena Co., MI, and died June 26, 1948, in Santa Barbara, Humboldt Co., CA, at age 64. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. She is the daughter of Lott Forbes Harris of Michigan and Mary Jane Stewart of Michigan. Ethel May Harris and John Melville Willard were married August 26, 1926, in Santa Barbara, Humboldt Co., CA. John Melville Willard: Born July 4, 1881, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA; Died October 8, 1957, in Atlanta, GA (age 76). He is the son of John Frederick Willard of Collinsville, IL, and Ellen Sarah Melville Baker of Lewistown, MN. John then married May 15, 1950, in Los Angeles Co., CA, to Mary Emily Murphy: Born June 22, 1901, in Nelson, New Brunswick, Canada; Died Unknown.

Sara Lydia Hutchinson (age 24, single, born April 30, 1889, in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA, and died June 6, 1986, in La Mirada  Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 97. Her parents are Robert Alhumbra Hutchinson of Wetzel, WV, and Cora Ganetta Fritchman of Westmoreland Co., PA. In 1910, Lydia was unmarried, living at her parents home, and was a bookkeeper at a drug store. Lydia was married October 30, 1913, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, to John David Foy (age 39, born December 18, 1874, in Monroe Twp., Guernsey, Co., OH, a widower, to Thomas Foy of OH and Mary Hanna of OH), and died August 23, 1932, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 57. Lydia then married December 28, 1939, in Fort Benton, Chouteau Co., MT, to Loren Ellis Van Winkle: born December 9, 1881, in IL and died May 5, 1966, in Billings, MT, at age 84, the son of John Van Winkle and Sophronia Benson. The Billings Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1966. Loren was first married to Susan E. Rouse: Born about 1880 in Smyth, VA; Died Unknown in Newport, WA. They were married about 1904. Their child was Marion Ernest Van Winkle: Born September 6, 1909, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA; Died September 13, 2003, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA (age 94). Marion married Alice L. Ott: Born November 17, 1910, in Unknown; Unknown.

Sara Lydia Hutchinson

John David Foy, Sara Lydia (Hutchinson) Foy, and their two children, John Daniel Foy and Mary Roberta Foy, about 1923, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

John David Foy, about 1935, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.


The 1910 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, City Directory, shows Larson, Walter E, chauffer 2340 1st av

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 29, 1910, shows Almond Larson (age 25) born in United States to United States-born parents, is an unmarried Clerk in a Rental Department, and is rooming in the William H. Huston household, 421 Court Street, 1st Ward, City of Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken taken on April 29, 1910, shows Emma Abbey (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, is an unmarried Servant, and is living with the Private Family of John D. McDonald, 2124 First Avenue, 1st Ward, City of Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 25, 1910, shows Olaus Larson (age 58) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, and having immigrated in 1872, and a Naturalized Citizen, is a widowed Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his unmarried daughter, Freeda W. Larson (age 18) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents.  

The 1910 U. S. Census taken taken on April 25, 1910, shows Mary J. Harris (age 50) born in Michigan to English and English Canadian-born parents, and having been married for 30 years, and with both of the children born to her still alive, is a married Dress Maker, and is living at 307 South Cedemas, 3rd Ward, City of Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Nettie P. Harris (age 29) born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents, a Sales Lady in Dry Goods; and her unmarried daughter, Ethel M. Harris (age 27) born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents, a Sales Lady.


The Hutton Building, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, where Almo Joshua Larson was Building Manager in 1912 before he and Emma returned to Wisconsin.


The Spokane Press, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, Tuesday, October 4, 1910

MISS HARRIS WILL WED NEXT WEEK.

Will be solemnized at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, October 12, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. M. J. Harris, S307 Adams street. The wedding will be a very quiet, unpretentious home affair, only the immediate family being present. Dr. Gibson, district superintendent of the Methodist church, will officiate. Both young people have lived in the city about four years and are well known in social and church circles.


David Emerson (age 36), a bachelor, and Jeanette Pearl Harris (age 28), a maiden, were married October 12, 1910, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.


   

David Emerson and Jeanette Pearl Harris Marriage Records.


The Spokane Press, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, Thursday, October 13, 1910

EMERSON - HARRIS WEDDING.

Miss Jeanette Harris and David Emerson were married Wednesday evening at the bride's home, 307 Adams street. Rev. C. E. Gibson read the ceremony. The young couple will spend two months visiting in Oregon and California, after which time they will reside in Spokane.


   

From Left to Right: Unknown; Flo Nye; Joe Nye; Almo Joshua Larson; Emma Abbey; Gale Brown, and Orman Wellington Young, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, ca 1911.

Flo Somes Nye (age 28, a maiden), born April 11, 1885, in Hampton, Franklin Co., IA, and a Secretary, and Orman Wellington Young (age 29, a bachelor), born in Minnesota and who is in Charities, were married June 10, 1913, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. Flo died June 7, 1977, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 92). Orman Wellington Young was born January 6, 1884, in Wadena Co., MN, and died July 21, 1975, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 91).

Ina Josephine Nye was born March 30, 1889, in Franklin Co., IA, and died October 8, 1958, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 69). Josephine first married October 14, 1916, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, to Fred Hadcliffe Lloyd: born September, 1883, in Pennsylvania; died November 16, 1920,  in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 37). She then married (2) September 15, 1924, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, to George Edgar Nevers (Born January 28, 1884, in Brainard, MN; Died August 8, 1960, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 76).

Margaret G. Brown was born about 1886 in Minnesota. Married September 27, 1915, in Kootenai, ID, to James E. Webb: Born July 19, 1881, in Minnesota, and died February 5, 1934, in Pasco, Franklin Co., WA (age 52). James was first married to Minnie S. Peterson "Minnie Nye"


The 1911 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, City Directory, shows Larson, Almo J. mngr Hutton bldg, r Y M C A

The 1911 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, City Directory, shows Abbey, Emma J. dom 2124 1st av

The 1911 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, City Directory, shows Larson, Walter E. chauffer 2340 1st av


       

A photo postcard from Jessie Unknown to Miss Emma Abbey post marked July 29, 1911, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.


   

Almo Joshua Larson at Hayden Lake, ID, ca 1911.


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C. T. Abbey and Almo Larson near Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, ca 1911.


Almo Joshua Larson (age 26), a bachelor, and Emma Jane Abbey (age 27), a maiden, were married on September 6, 1911, at Wesley Methodist Church, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. They first met in Spokane. Back in Wisconsin, they were members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Both are buried in Salem (Swede) Cemetery in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


           

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane Abbey Marriage Records.

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane Abbey wedding picture, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, September 6, 1911.


Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson, probably a delayed honeymoon outing at the Chain o' Lakes, King, Waupaca Co., WI, ca 1912.


The 1912 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, City Directory, shows Larson, Almo J. mngr Hutton bldg, r 240 St Helen apts

Infant Daughter Larson was born July, 1912, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

Infant Daughter Larson died July, 1912, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, at age stillborn Infant. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

Wilbur Almo Larson was born June 14, 1913, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson Birth Certificate.


Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson, age 7 months.


Almo, Wilbur, Emma Larson, ca. 1914.


Wilbur Larson on Box, ca. 1914.


 

John David Foy (age 39), a widower, and Lydia Hutchinson (age 24), a maiden, were married October 30, 1913, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.


John David Foy and Lydia Hutchinson Marriage Record.


Cora Ethel Olivia Johnson and Wilbur Almo Larson at the Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1913.


   

Wilbur Almo Larson and dog, at the Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about December, 1913.


Wilbur Almo Larson feeding chickens, at the Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1914.


Wilbur Almo Larson with wagon and Black Puppy, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, ca 1915.


Emma, Almo and Wilbur Larson at their home in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1915.


   

Wilbur Almo Larson and horse, Peggy,at the Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1915.


Laurel Nelson, Wilbur Larson and Olive Nelson, at the Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1915.


   

The Olaus Larson remaining family, except for Christine (Larson) Nelson, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1918.


   

From Left to Right: Emma (Abbey) Larson; Wilbur Larson; Almo Larson; The Farm Dog; Norma (Nelson) Larson; Arthur Larson; Carl Larson; Mrs. Emil Nelson, and Mildred Wilson, at the Larson farm, ca 1915.


   

From Left to Right: Emma (Abbey) Larson; Wilbur Larson; Almo Larson; Norma (Nelson) Larson; Freeda (Larson) Lewis; Arthur Larson; Olaus Larson; and Carl Larson, at the Larson farm, ca 1916.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Almo Joshua Larson, age 33, born June 29, 1885, is a married Farmer and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Almo Joshua Larson's WWI Draft Registration Report.


Larson farm, July, 1920.


Olaus, Almo and Wilbur Larson at the Larson farm, about 1920. This is the last known picture of Olaus Larson, who died November 11, 1920.


Almo Larson dressed in a bowler hat, ca. 1920.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 3, 1920, shows Almo Larson (age 34) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, is a married Farmer of a Farm, and who owns his farm with a mortgage, and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Emma Larson (age 35) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Pennsylvania-born parents; his son, Wilbur Larson (age 6) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and his widowed father, Olaus Larson (age 69) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1871 and becoming a Naturalized Citizen in 1880, a Farmer.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 8, 1920, shows David Emerson (age 47) born in Ireland to Scotland and Ireland-born parents, and having immigrated in 1891, and becoming a Naturalized in 1900, is a married Real Estate Agent, and who rents his home, and is living at 1821 North Alexandria, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Jeanette P. Emerson (age 37) born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents, a Real Estate Agent.


   

Ladies in School District No. 5, Farmington Two., Waupaca Co., WI, ca 1920.


   

Wilbur Larson, Farmington Country School Group, Jo Hoy, Teacher, ca 1920.


Wilbur Larson Swimming, probably at the Chain o' Lakes, King, Waupaca Co., WI, ca 1920.


Wilbur Larson on Colonel, the Horse, Larson Farm, about 1920.


Cows at Almo Larson Farm.


   

Farmington School Group, Johanne "Jo" Hoy, Teacher, ca 1920.


Pupils in School District No. 5, Johanna "Jo" Hoy, Teacher, ca 1920.


   

Johanne Andrea "Johanna" Hoy with her students, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1921. Johanne Andrea Hoy was born May 21, 1896, in Waupaca Co., WI; died January 1, 1981, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI (age 84). Her Mother was divorced from her father in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, on March 8, 1921. Johanne Andrea Hoy married Walter Emil Anderson (Born February 21, 1892, in St. Lawrence Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; died January 21, 1955, in Unknown (age 61). Both are buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. They had several children, and lived on a farm in Lanark Twp., Portage Co., WI.


Almo Larson with two horses and the family dog, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


Almo Joshua Larson and Wilbur Almo Larson with two horses, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


Almo, Emma and Wilbur Larson in their cornfield in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, June 6, 1920.


Almo Joshua Larson cultivating cornfield in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


Almo Larson and Crew digging Stones in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


Almo Larson's cows, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


Almo Larson with first catch of trout in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920. Please note the same hat Almo is wearing as the Stone Digging picture.


Emma and Wilbur Larson with two trout, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1920.


Wilbur Larson Feeding Chickens, Larson Farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, July, 1920.


Larson farm, July, 1920.


Ethel Clara Lewis (Born December 11, 1914, in the Village of New Leipzig, Grant Co., ND) and Wilbur Almo Larson, Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, June, 1920.


Almo Larson with Bull Calf Larson, Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Almo Larson with Bull 3rd Place WI State Fair, Larson farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Olaus Larsson died November 11, 1920, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca, WI, at age 69. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


November, 1920.

OLAUS LARSON DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS AT FARMINGTON HOME

Olaus Larson of Town of Farmington passed away at his home last Thursday evening, November 11, 1920, after a brief illness of only three days. Deceased was born on Smaland, Sweden April 23, 1851 and came to this country in 1872. He located at Marquette, MI where he was united in marriage to Katherine Olivia Larson, May 13, 1874. During the same year they moved to Marin Co., CA where they lived for nearly six years. In 1880 Mr. Larson with his family came to this city and purchased the farm in Farmington, 2 1/2 miles northwest of this city, on which he lived until his death. To this union were born seven children, Emily, Mrs. G. Alfred Johnson who passed away in 1905; Emil, who died in 1892; Arthur, on Route 1, Sheridan; Almo, on the old homestead; Edith, Mrs. C. C. Nelson, living at Iona, SD; Walter, of Pittsburgh, PA; and Freeda (Mrs. Robert Lewis) now living at Birmingham, AL. The two oldest, Mrs. Johnson and Emil, were born in California and the other five were born in Farmington. Besides his five children he leaves to mourn his death five brothers, Gus Lewis of this city, Swen Freeberg of Miles City, MT, and three brothers in Sweden, fifteen grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. After the death of Mrs. Larson, the home was maintained by the youngest daughter, Miss Freeda, until six years ago when the homestead was sold to Almo Larson. From that time Mr. Larson made his home at the old homestead to which he was so strongly attached. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the home at one o'clock and at the Salem church in Farmington at two o'clock, Rev. F. G. Olson of Wisconsin Rapids, officiating. The relatives attending the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Larson and daughter Ellen of Pittsburgh, PA; G. Alfred Johnson and daughter Cora of Boyceville, Swen Freeberg of Miles City, MT. Deceased was a very true and active member of Salem Lutheran church of which he had been a member since 1880. For supervising the extensive improvements that have been made to the church during the past few weeks, Mr. Larson was appointed a committee of one and was on the job every day and was gratified to note that a day or two more would mark the completion of the work he was entrusted to supervise. The habits of thrift and industry which characterize so many of the Scandinavian people were deeply impressed upon the subject of this sketch and were the basic reasons for the success he attained after the purchase of eighty acres of unimproved land which, with forty acres that he homesteaded, were later turned from an unbroken tract into a splendid farm with most convenient and up-to-date home buildings. 


Standard History of Waupaca County, Wisconsin, Edited by John M. Ware, 1917.

OLAUS LARSON. One of the well-to-do families of Waupaca County is represented by Mr. Olaus Larson, who has lived in one locality of Farmington Township over thirty five years, and has long been enjoying the splendid fruits of his early toil and industry. Like the majority of Americans who were born in the Scandinavian countries, he started his career in the United States without special advantages or capital, and has relied entirely upon hard work and good judgment to put him ahead in the world.

Mr. Larson was born in Sweden April 23, 1851, a son of Lars Pehrsson and Christina Olsdotter. His mother died in 1856 and his father in 1886. The training afforded by the common schools of Sweden was the education Olaus acquired as a boy. He grew up with the habits of industry firmly fixed in his character, and was competent to make his own way when he reached America. In 1872 he located at Marquette, Michigan, but in 1875 went west to California, and remained in the Golden State for five years. In 1880 Mr. Larson came to Waupaca County and bought eighty acres of the farm which he now owns and occupies. At the same time he homesteaded forty acres nearby, and all of this land is now under improvement. The commodious buildings found on the farm are the product mainly of his own handiwork as a practical carpenter, and he has added some improvements or item of value to his farm almost every year since he located there.

He now has a complete lighting system installed for use in his home and outbuildings and has many of the comforts which are usually found only in city homes. Mr. Larson features the Holstein cattle as the principal revenue producers on his farm.

Having children growing up in his home, he has naturally been interested in the welfare of the local schools and served a number of years on the school board. For two terms he was supervisor of his township. He is a republican in politics and a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church.

In 1874 in Marquette, Michigan, he married Miss Olivia Larson. She was born in Sweden in 1848. Her father died in the old country and her mother subsequently came to America and lived at St. Paul, Minnesota, where she died at the home of a son in 1901. Mrs. Larson was a splendid companion and helpmate to her husband, and during the thirty years of their married life she reared a family to self-respecting manhood and womanhood. Her death occurred in August, 1906. There were seven children, a brief record of them being as follows: Emilia Sophia, who was born in California and died at Sheridan, in Waupaca County, in August, 1905; Emil, who died when fifteen years old; Arthur, who is a mail carrier and farmer at Sheridan; Edith Christine, wife of Clarence C. Nelson, living in South Dakota; Almo, who has bought his father's farm, married Emma Abbey, daughter of William Abbey, of Milladore, Wisconsin, and they have one child, Wilbur; Walter, who is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in the technical course, is now a successful young mechanical engineer at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Freeda is a graduate nurse, having taken her training in the Cook County Hospital, of Chicago, and is now practicing her profession in that city.


Shep or Carlo, Larson Farm, June, 1923.


Emma Larson and Ford Model T, Larson Farm, ca 1920.


Emma Larson, Freeda (Larson) Lewis and Wilbur, June, 1920.


Mrs. Sandstedt, Mr. Jacobson, Wilbur, Emma and Almo Larson, Larson Farm, ca. 1922.


Frida (Norlin) Roach and son, Norlin Joseph Roche, Emma (Abbey) Larson and son, Wilbur Larson, and Carl Cornelius Larson, June, 1923.


   

The Larson/Lewis Family Reunion was held Sunday, August 2, 1925, at the Almo Larson Residence, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. According to Freeda (Larson) Lewis, "All were related to either Gustav Larsson Lewis on my father's side of the family, or to Aunt Sophia Larsdotter Lundgren on my mother's side of family. Uncle Gust. was my father's brother. Aunt Sophia was my mother's sister."

All were related (related only through marriage shown in italics): Lars Pehrsson: Magnus Larsson, Lars Pehrsson: Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Lars Pehrsson/Lars Nilsson: Olaus Larsson, Lars Nilsson: Sophia (Larsdotter) Lundgren, Lars Nilsson: Fredrika (Larsdotter) Larson, Lars Pehrsson: Andreas Larsson, Lars Nilsson: Anders Larsson Dahlquist, Lars Nilsson: Amanda Albertina Larsdotter, Lars Nilsson: Carl Johan Alfred Larsson Dahlberg.

Shown below is the people list according to Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson (edited):

Back row left to right: Esther (Schlicting) Lewis - wife of Irving Lewis, Irving Lewis - son of Gustaf Lewis, Clarence Peterson - husband of Clara Lewis, Margaret "Peggy" Peterson - daughter of Clarence and Clara Peterson, Clara (Lewis) Peterson - daughter of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Philip Lewis - son of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Frank Lear - husband of Edith Lewis, Edith (Lewis) Lear - daughter of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Ed Lewis - son of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Carrie (Lye) Lewis - wife of Ed Lewis, Herbert Lear - son of Edith and Frank Lear.

Second Row from top: Clarence Norlin - son of August and Christine Norlin), Andrew Andersen (Julianne Andersen Lewis' brother), Olga M. (Larson) Swenson - daughter of Fredrika Larsdotter Larson and Lewis Larson, Karl Ludwig Swenson - Husband of Olga M. Larson, Verona Swenson - daughter of Karl Ludwig and Olga Swenson, Lucille Anderson - daughter of Lewis and Amanda Anderson, Olga (Dahlberg) Larson - daughter of Carl Johan Alfred Larsson Dahlberg and wife of Charles Oscar Anderson Larson - son of Lewis Anderson and Amanda Albertina Larsdotter, Cora (Johnson) Johnson - daughter of Alfred and Emily (Larson) Johnson, Helen (Fraser) Larson - wife of Walter Larson, Walter Larson - son of Olaus Larsson, Edith (Larson) Nelson - daughter of Olaus Larsson, Freeda (Larson) Lewis - daughter of Olaus Larsson, Almo Larson - son of Olaus Larsson, Emma (Abbey) Larson - wife of Almo Larson, Wilbur Larson - son of Almo Larson.

Third row from top: Cora (Wagner) Lewis - wife of Albert Lewis, Albert Lewis - son of Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Per August Magnusson Larson, son of Magnus Larsson, Christine (Andersdotter) Norlin - wife of August Norlin, August Norlin - husband of Christine Andersdotter, Gustaf Larsson Lewis, Charles Oscar Anderson Larson - son of Amanda Albertina Larsdotter and husband of Olga A. (Dahlberg) Larson - daughter of Carl Johan Alfred Larsson Dahlberg, Amanda Dahlberg - wife of Carl Johan Larsson Dahlberg, Sophia (Larsdotter) Lundgren - sister of Catarina Larson, Fred Johnson - husband of Emily Larson, Arthur Larson - son of Olaus Larsson, Norma (Nelson) Larson - wife of Arthur Larson, Evan Lewis - son of Robert and Freeda (Larson) Lewis.

Front row: Lorraine (Lewis) Arndt - daughter of Irving Lewis, Carol (Peterson) Callahan - daughter of Clarence and Clara Peterson, Juliann (Peterson) Harris - daughter of Clarence and Clara Peterson, Laurence Lewis - son of Albert and Cora Lewis, Edith Anderson - sister of Esther Anderson Larson, Esther Anderson (Larson) Pletenik - adopted daughter of Arthur and Norma Larson, Olive (Larson) Worthing - daughter of Walter and Helen Larson, Kenneth Lewis - son of Irving and Esther Lewis, Naomi (Lear) Harmacek - daughter of Frank and Edith Lear, Marian (Lewis) Neuman - daughter of Ed Lewis, Betty (Larson) Steele - daughter of Walter and Helen Larson, Gordon Lewis - son of Robert and Freeda Lewis, Clifford Lewis - son of Irwin and Esther Lewis, Jean Anderson - daughter of Signe (Dahlquist) Anderson, John (Bud) Anderson - son of Signe (Dahlquist) Anderson, Signe (Dahlquist) Anderson - daughter of Anders and Emma (Larsson) Dahlquist.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI, Monday, August 3, 1925

A family reunion of the Larson and Lewis families was held at the home of Almo Larson in Farmington, Sunday.


Almo Larson and James Copeland, Larson farm, August, 1926.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Tuesday, September 18, 1928

Sisters Meet First Time in 35 Years

RICHLAND CENTER - Six sisters met for the first time in 35 years Sunday at the home of Mrs. Lou Pugh, Gotham. The sisters are the daughters of Simon and Mary Blake, pioneer residents of Richland county. One of the sisters has lived in the state of Washington for many years and this was her first visit to Wisconsin since 1907. She is Mrs. Viola Mason. The others are Mrs. William Abbey, Dodgeville; Mrs. Mary E. Davis, and Mrs. Charles Lovell, Madison; Mrs. Lou Pugh, Gotham; and Mrs. Pearl Lawton, Richland Center. Friends who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Mayfield, Marvin and Ruby Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klousia, Letha and Gerald Klausia of Ash Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stratman, Marian Stratman, Melva Perkins, Dodgeville; Clifford Pugh, Stevens Point; Harold Lovell, Muscoda; Martha and Helen Louise Lovell, Madison; Raymond Lawton, Richland Center; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Waite, Pern Pugh and Lou Pugh, Gotham. A picnic dinner was served.


Ruth Bickett and Friend, Bickett Residence, Watertown, WI, ca 1925.


Ruth Bickett and Grade School Classmates, ca 1928.


Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson Confirmation Picture, Waupaca Co., WI, about 1927.


Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson Graduated from the 8th Grade, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, on May 27, 1927.


Leonard Mason and Wilbur Larson, ca 1928


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930, shows Almo Larson (age 44) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, and first married at age 25, is a General Farm Farmer, and who owns his farm, and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Emma Larson (age 46) born in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, and first married at age 26; his unmarried son, Wilbur Larson (age 16) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his niece, Marian Stratman (age 14) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and an unmarried male lodger, Leslie Harris (age 30) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, a Farm Laborer.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows Le Roy Bickett (age 46) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents and first married at age 28 is a manager of a rubber factory who owns his home valued at $12,000 at 700 Clyman Street, Ward 9, City of Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Gertrude Bickett (age 50) born in Ohio to Ohio and German-born parents and first married at age 32. Also there are their two children, both born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents: Helen Bickett (age 17), and Ruth Bickett (age 13).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Harry Swenson (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Swedish and Danish-born parents and first married at age 23 is a Blacksmith Laborer who is renting his home for $15/month and is living in the Village of Iola, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Effie Swenson (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 18. Also living there are his three children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Dolores Swenson (age 4); Donald Swenson (age 4/12); and Royal Swenson (age 6).


Larson farm, about 1930.


Larson farm, about 1930.


           

Wilbur Larson and the dog, dear old Carlo, Larson Farm, August, 1930.


Ruth Bickett, about 1930. Taken at 700 Clyman Street, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.


The Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Wednesday, September 23, 1931

Oakland Briefs

Oakland, Farmington. September 22 -

Wilbur Larson left last Tuesday for Madison, where he will attend the university.

Mrs. Maude Stratman returned from Plainfield last Tuesday.


The Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Wednesday, September 23, 1931

Oakland Briefs

Oakland, Farmington. September 22 -

Wilbur Larson left last Tuesday for Madison, where he will attend the university.

Mrs. Maude Stratman returned from Plainfield last Tuesday.


   

Ruth Gertrude Bickett, ca 1931.


   

Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson was in the Waupaca High School Senior Class Play of "When's Your Birthday?" Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, Friday, April 24, 1931.


Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Wednesday, April 29, 1931

Oakland, Farmington, April 28 - Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson, Mrs. Carl Johnson, Marion Stratman, Mrs. Chris. Larson and son and Virgil, Sylvia, Stella, Reuben, Arthur and Gordon Trinrud attended the senior class play at Waupaca Friday evening. Wilbur Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson, took a leading part in the play.


Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Wednesday, May 27, 1931

Oakland, Farmington, May 26 - Those who will graduate from Waupaca high school this week from our district are Wilbur Larson, Alton Johnson and Gordon Trinrud.


Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson High School Graduation Picture, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, 1931.


John David Foy died August 23, 1932, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 57.


Wilbur Larson, 1933.


Wilbur Larson Fraternity House, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, ca 1934.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Saturday, March 24, 1934

Waupaca - Wilbur Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Almo J. Larson, is included among 67 University of Wisconsin men, who received assignments as non-commissioned officers in the University's R. O. T. C. this week.


Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Monday, June 18, 1934

OAKLAND BRIEFS

Oakland. Farmington. June 16 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis and three boys of Birmingham, La. arrived last Thursday for a 10-day visit with her brothers and family, Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson.

Wilbur Larson came home Friday from Madison to spend a week. He leaves again Friday for camp.

Mrs. Almo Larson, Mrs. Robert Lewis, Miss Edith Anderson, Miss Hannah Erickson and Mrs. Christ Larson attended circle meeting of their club Thursday afternoon with Miss Esther Erickson.


Almo and Emma Larson Launch Ride, Chain o' Lakes, King, Waupaca Co., WI, June 29, 1934.


Almo and Emma Larson, Larson Farm, Waupaca Co., WI, July 1, 1934.


Emma (Abbey) Larson Standing alone.


Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Wednesday, August 8, 1934

Oakland, Farmington, August 7 - Wilbur Larson came home Tuesday after spending six weeks at an officer's training camp in Michigan.


Ruth Bickett and High School Group Picture, Watertown High School, about 1934.


Ruth Bickett and friends, about 1934.


   

Ruth Gertrude Bickett, about 1935.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Saturday, April 6, 1935

Waupaca Students are Active in Affairs at Wisconsin University

Special to Post-Crescent

Waupaca - Wilbur Larson is a senior studying economics, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, professional commerce fraternity, and a first lieutenent in the Reserve Officers Training corps.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Saturday, April 6, 1935

Waupaca Students are Active in Affairs at Wisconsin University

Special to Post-Crescent

Waupaca - Wilbur Larson is a senior studying economics, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, professional commerce fraternity, and a first lieutenent in the Reserve Officers Training corps.


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Badger Beauty Name List, 1935.


The Milwaukee Journal, Sunday, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, Sunday, December 15, 1935

   

University Crowd and Madison Townspeople in Midst of Busy Season

TWENTY-FIVE of the most beautiful young women at the University of Wisconsin have been selected by their sororities and dormitories as candidates in the annual Badger beauty contest sponsored by the university yearbook. Some of the candidates are pictured here. From the entire list six girls will be chosen as final Badger beauties by Max Factor, Hollywood cosmetician, and George Petty, Esquire and cigarette advertisement artist. The winners will be pictured in this year's Badger. In the group here are (left to right) Mary Belle Lawton of Brodhead, the candidate of Gamma Phi Beta; Mary Lou Montgomery of Milwaukee,  Kappa Alpha Theta; Ruth Bickett of Watertown, Alpha Gamma Delta; Gretchen Schmidt, Wauwatosa, Delta Zeta, and Grace Carlson, Sheboygan,, Langdon Hall. (Photoart Studio Photos, Madison)


Ruth G. Bickett furnished the Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity with her UW Madison Activities Record, 1935.


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Ruth Bickett, about 1936.


   

Wilbur Larson, a UW University student, at the Larson farm, Waupaca, about 1937.


The Galveston Coastal News, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, Friday, June 25, 1937

To the right are a group of visitors from Wisconsin, who have been spending the week here as the guests of Mrs. W. J. Chapman and daughter, Miss Jean Chapman. Miss Ruth Bickett, standing, and Miss Helen Bickett, seated on the top step, are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bickett of Watertown, Wis., and the nieces of Mrs. Chapman. They were accompanied by Miss Doris Kaddatz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Kaddatz, of Watertown, who is seated on the lowest step. Miss Chapman  who is pictured with the group will accompany them when they leave. They will spend a few days in New Orleans before returning home.


Victor George Edward "Vic" Fiegel (age 28), a bachelor, and Helen Means Bickett (age 26), a maiden, were married October 16, 1938, in the City of Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.


   

Helen Means Bickett, in her wedding dress, with her sister, Ruth Gertrude Bickett, 700 Clyman Street, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.


Ruth and Helen Bickett, and two others, all smoking! Taken at 700 Clyman Street, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, at the time of Helen's October 16, 1938, wedding.


Wilbur Larson with Military Rifle, at Camp.


Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson (age 26) and Ruth Gertrude Bickett (age 23) eloped, and were married on March 2, 1940, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA.


Wilbur Almo Larson and Ruth Gertrude Bickett Marriage Certificate, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, March 2, 1940.


Wilbur Almo Larson and Ruth Gertrude Bickett Marriage Certificate, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, March 2, 1940.


   

Letter to the newlyweds, Wilbur and Ruth Larson, from Almo and Emma Larson, welcoming them into the family, March 3, 1940.


Wilbur Almo Larson VD Test Results, Watertown, Jefferson C., WI, March 12, 1940.


   

Almo and Emma at home, 1934; Almo and Emma at home, Date Unknown.


Almo Larson, Dolores Swenson, Emma Larson, friend of Hazel's, Laurel Nelson, Violet Nelson holding Alice Farring. Bob Farring in front. Hazel (Nelson) Farring took the picture at the Almo Larson residence, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1935.


   

Larson Barn, about 1935.


Larson farm, Rear of House, before Bathroom installation, about 1935.


In March, 1939, Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey as a widow moved from the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, to Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Almo Larson.

Wilbur Almo "Bill" Larson (age 26) and Ruth Gertrude Bickett (age 23) eloped, and were married on March 2, 1940, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA.


   

Letter to the newlyweds, Wilbur and Ruth Larson, from Almo and Emma Larson, welcoming them into the family, March 3, 1940.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1940, shows Almo Larson (age 54) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of College, is a married Farmer of a Farm, and who owns his farm worth $2,000 and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Emma Larson (age 56) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School; his unmarried son, Royal Swenson (age 16) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 2 years of High School; his daughter, Deloros Swenson (age 14) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 1 year of High School; his son, Donald Swenson (age 11) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 5 years of School; his son, Robert Mathewson (age 14) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 1 year of High School; his widowed mother-in-law, Ida Abbey (age 82) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, and with 8 years of School; and an unmarried Hired Hand, Richard Johnson (age 19) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, and with 8 years of School, a Farm Hand. Leigh Larson note: The four children that the census taker listed Almo's, were not his natural children, but may have been foster children. The Almo Larson home housed numerous foster children and wards of the court.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May 4, 1940, shows Le Roy Bickett (age 56) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of High School, and 5 years ago was living in the same house, is a President of Rubber owning his home  worth $1,200 and is living at 700 7th Street, 9th Ward, City of Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Gertrude Bickett (age 60) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the same house. Also living there are his two married daughters and their husbands: his son-in-law, Wilbert Larson (age 26) born in Wisconsin and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living Unknown, CA, a Representative for an Automobile Manufacturer; his daughter, Ruth Larson (age 23) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the same house; his son-in-law, Victor Fiegel (age 29) born in Arkansas and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living Madison, WI, a Retail Store Salesman; and his daughter, Helen Fiegel (age 27) born in Ohio and having completed 4 years of College, and 5 years ago was living in the same house.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1940, shows Charles Fuller (age 32) born in Germany, and a Naturalized Citizen, and having completed 2 years of college, and 5 years ago was living in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, is a Butcher at a Retail Meat Market who is renting his home for $18/month and is living at 307 E. Superior Street, 2nd Ward, City of Missouri Valley, St. John Twp., Harrison Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Cleo F. Fuller (age 22) born in Iowa and having completed 2 years of High School, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Harrison Co., IA.


Almo Joshua Larson, Elizabeth Ellen "Betty" Larson, Helen M. (Frazer) Larson, and Olive Wilma Larson, at the Chain o'Lakes, Waupaca Co., WI, about 1940.


Leigh Rex Larson was born March 12, 1941, at St. Mary's Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.


   

Wilbur and Ruth Larson's Blood Tests on the day of Leigh's birth, March 12, 1941, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Friday, September 26, 1941

Waupaca Youth Takes Examination for Army

Waupaca - Wilbur Larson, Milwaukee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson, is in Chicago this week for final physical examinations for the army, and expects to report Oct. 2 at Camp Livingston for service. Wilbur, who is in the employ of the General Motors Acceptance Corporation, was a first lieutenant in the R. O. T. C. while a student at the University of Wisconsin.


Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey died Monday evening, October 6, 1941, at the hospital, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 83. Buried in Section 4, Lot 1/4 7, Block A, Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Wednesday, December 3, 1941

Waupaca - Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson left Tuesday evening for Watertown where Mrs. Larson will join her daughter-in-law and small grandson and go to Atlanta Ga., to visit at the home of Major and Mrs. R. A. Lewis. Mrs. Lewis was the former Frieda Larson of this city. From they will motor to Fort Benning at Columbus, Ga., where Lieutenant Wilbur Larson is stationed. Mrs. Larson and infant son will remain with Lieutenant Larson while his mother will return by plane after a short visit. Lieutenant Larson has been, until recently, under Major Loren Gmeinder at Camp Livingston, La., Major Gmeinder also being a former Waupaca man.


Ruth Bickett Larson with Dog, Sniffy, ca 1941.


The WWII Draft Registration Report dated April 27, 1942, shows Almo Joshua Larson, age 56, born June 29, 1885, in Farmington, WI, is a Farmer living at Route 4, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


   

Almo Joshua Larson's WWII Draft Registration Report.


   

Almo Joshua Larson's Brochure as a candidate for Director, Farm Credit Board of St. Paul.


Ruth and Leigh Larson - Watertown, WI, 1942.


Wilbur Larson, Captain, Infantry, September, 1942.


Wilbur Larson, Major, CO of Troops Proceiving Officers, May, 1943.


Wilbur Larson, Major, Reviewing Ceremony, May, 1943.


Wilbur Larson, Larson Farm, about 1944.


   

Emma Larson with Leigh. Possibly Maude Stratman in background. Larson farm, June, 1943.


Ruth Larson was a Nurses Aide in the United States Citizens Defense Corps of Wisconsin, Watertown, WI, 1943. Click here for a PDF image.

Ruth Larson was a Nurses Aide in the United States Citizens Defense Corps of Wisconsin, dated July 28, 1943, Watertown, WI.

Ruth Larson was an American Red Cross Nurses Aide in the United States Citizens Defense Corps of Wisconsin, dated July, 1943, Watertown, WI.


       

Almo Larson and Leigh Larson, at the Larson farm, about 1944.


Larson farm, Joe Kunz with a horse and plow, May, 1944.


Almo Larson's Cows, Larson farm, 1944.


   

Leigh and Reed Larson, about 1945.


Wilbur Larson, Major, Infantry, Australia, April 18, 1945.


   

Bill Larson at Pine Lake, about 1945.


Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI, Monday, July 16, 1945

Waupaca -

Major Wilbur A. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson who has been overseas for four years, is visiting at the home of his parents. With him are his wife and two children from Watertown. Wilbur, who spent much of his time in Australia, is having a 30-day furlough.

Mrs. Donal Egelus, the former Marion Stratman, daughter of Mrs. Maude Stratman, who is visiting her husband's parents in Jerome, Idaho, has learned that her husband, Chief Petty Officer Donal Egelus, is en route to the United States from Hawaii. Mrs. Egelus was superintendent of surgery in Queen's hospital, Honolulu, from 1940 until her return a year ago because of ill health. She is now conducting a clinic for Mexican laborers in Jerome.


       

Leigh Larson, Sherry Indestad and Reed Larson, Larson farm, 1946.


Wilbur and Ruth Larson, ca 1946.


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Wilbur Larson - Watertown, WI - 1947.


Dennis Berg of Watertown was moving AMVET items out of the former storage space at the Rivers Edge for placement in a storage unit. While doing that he found the actual 1947 charter for the Watertown AMVETS Post #35. This document contained the names of about 400 men who were recently discharged from the military after World War II.  Sure enough, Wilbur A. Larson's name was on the Charter.


A partial list of Watertown AMVETS Post #35 Original Charter Names from 1947.


The Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, Friday, January 9, 1948

Ask Permit for Radio Station at Watertown

WASHINGTON, (UP) - The Federal Communications commission announced today that the Rock River Valley Broadcasting company had applied for permission to operate a standard station at Watertown, Wis. The application proposed that the station operate with a power of 250 watts on a frequency of 920 kilocycles, daytime only. L. M. Bickett, who owns the L. M. Bickett company, rubber manufacturers, Watertown, is chairman of the board of the broadcasting company. W. A. Larson, Bickett's son-in-law and sales manager of the Bickett company, is president of the broadcasting company.


       

A list of Watertown Curtain Club members, January 16, 1948.


Larson farm, Rear of house, after Bathroom addition, about 1950.


Larson farm, Joe and Ruth Kunz on a hay wagon, about 1950.


Larson farm, Almo Larson with horses Nell and Tom, pulling a manure spreader, about 1950.


Larson farm, Almo with a manure spreader, about 1950.


Larson farm, Joe and Ruth Kunz on a hay wagon, about 1950.


Larson farm, Almo Larson with horses Nell and Tom, pulling a manure spreader, about 1950.


Almo Joshua Larson with a manure spreader, Larson farm, about 1950.


Almo Larson Farm Shed with cows, Larson farm.


Almo and Wilbur Larson at Pine Lake Bickett Cottage, about 1950.


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Abbey Picnic at the L. H. Andersons lake home, Eau Claire, WI, about 1951

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Abbey Picnic at the L. H. Andersons lake home, Eau Claire, WI, about 1951


Almo Larson Barn, 1953.


Ruth Larson and Susie, Almo Larson Farm, ca. 1953.


Susie the dog, and her two puppies, ca. 1953.


Joe and Ruth Kunz, Almo Larson Farm, ca. 1953.


Almo Larson Barn in Winter.


Larson farm, about 1960.


       

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson at the Larson residence, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, about 1960.


       

Almo Joshua Larson and Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson at the Bickett residence, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, about 1960.


       

Almo and Emma Larson on Couch, Larson farm, about 1960.


The former Larson farm in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 1960.


       

Almo and Emma Larson on House Steps, Larson farm, about 1960.


           

Almo and Emma's 50th Wedding Anniversary at their home in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, September, 1961.


Almo Larsons Mark 50th

An open house for 100 friends and relatives from the Waupaca area marked the 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 6 of Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson at their farm home 3-1/2 miles northwest of Waupaca on Larson road. The Larsons, now semi-retired, have lived on the farm since April 1912 after returning to the area from Spokane, Wash. They were married Sept. 6, 1911, in Wesley Methodist church of Spokane, where they had originally met. Larson moved west after growing up near Waupaca and graduating from Waupaca high school in 1904. His wife was born in Richland Center, Wis. and grew up in Dodgeville, Wis. The Larsons operated a dairy farm on their 250 acres for many years, but now have the land in the soil bank. Attending the celebration were the Larson's only child, Wilbur and his wife from Watertown; Larson's brother, Arthur, R. 4, Waupaca; a cousin, Irving Lewis, Waupaca; a niece, Mrs. Cora Johnson, Waupaca; and a sister of Mrs. Larson's, Mrs. Maud Stratman, Waupaca. The Larsons three grandsons were unable to attend.


To Uncle Almo Larson, 1962.


Larson Barn, November, 1962.


Almo Joshua Larson died November 19, 1962, on the family farm, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, at age 77. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Almo Joshua Larson Death Certificate.


Almo Joshua Larson Last Will and Testament, dated January 27, 1953.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Tuesday, November 20, 1962

Waupaca Man Dies of Heart Attack

WAUPACA - Almo J. Larson, 77, route 4, Waupaca, died unexpectedly of a heart attack about 8:30 a.m. Monday while building a bridge on his farm. Efforts of the Waupaca Fire Department failed to revive him. The fire department was called at 8:47 a.m. Monday after a hunter, James Guderjohn, discovered him laying in the field. Larson served many years as clerk on the Farmington Town Board, was chairman of the Production Credit Association here and at Appleton, chairman of the draft board and active in Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church affairs.

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in the Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bammel Funeral Home from 1 p.m. Tuesday until Wednesday noon and then at the church until the time of service. He is survived by the widow, one son, one brother, two sisters and three grandsons.


The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, Tuesday, November 20, 1962

Elmo Larson

WAUPACA - Elmo J. Larson, 77, of route 4, Town of Farmington, Waupaca County, died Monday morning of a heart attack while working in a field near his home. Mr. Larson was born June 29, 1885, in the Town of Farmington. He was married Sept. 11, 1911 to Emme Abbey of Spokane, Wash. Mr. Larson farmed his entire lifetime on the Rt. 4 homestead. Active in civic organizations, Mr. Larson was a former clerk of the Town of Farmington, chairman of the Production Credit Association, chairman on the local draft board during World War II, and chairman of Waupaca County Soil Conservation committee. Survivors include his wife; a son, Wilbur, Watertown; a brother, Arthur, Waupaca; two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Lewis, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Edith Nelson, Hot Springs, S.D.; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waupaca, the Rev. P. R. Kuske officiating. Burial will be in the Town of Farmington Cemetery. Friends may call at Bammel Funeral Home after 1 p.m. today until time of services.



The Waupaca County Post, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, Thursday, November 22, 1962

Almo Larson

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Immanuel Lutheran church for Almo J. Larson, 77, route 4, Waupaca, died died suddenly of a heart attack Monday morning while working on a culvert at his farm home in the town of Farmington. He was discovered by a passing hunter, James Guderjohn, of Waupaca, and was pronounced dead about 9 a.m. by acting coroner Dr. John Steiner. Mr. Larson a retired dairy farmer, was prominent for many years in community affairs. He was formerly town clerk of the town of Farmington, chairman of the Production Credit Assn., and chairman of the Soil Conservation committee. Mr. Larson was born June 29, 1885, on the homestead farm on Larson road, a son of Claus and Olivia Larson. He married Emma Abbey on Sept. 6, 1911, in Spokane, Wash. They marked their golden wedding anniversary last year. Mr. Larson was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church. Rev. P. R. Kuske officiated at the Wednesday services. Interment was in Salem cemetery in the town of Farmington. Bammel Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Obert Engebretson, Gerald Swan, Rudolph Hidde, Raymond Moe, Jean Jorgensen, and Joseph Kunz. Surviving are his widow, a son, Wilbur, Watertown; three grandsons, a brother, Arthur D. Larson, Waupaca, and two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Lewis, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Edith Nelson, Hot Springs, S. Dak.


Almo attended rural grade school in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, and graduated from Waupaca High School in 1904. He attended the College of Agriculture, Dept. of Animal Husbandry, at Urbana, IL, in 1905-1906 and in 1906-1907. He attended Business College at St. Paul, MN, in 1908-1909. He then spent 1909-1912 in the City of Spokane, WA, where he was Secretary for the Paulson Realty Co., and also Manager of the Hutton Building. In Spokane he met Emma, and they were married in 1911. In April 1912 Almo and Emma returned to Wisconsin where they purchased the Family Homestead from his father, Olaus Larson. Almo was a member of the School Board, and was Town Clerk of Farmington Twp. for 13 years. He was a member of Co-operative Farm Produce and Livestock Shipping organization, Co-operative Creamery, and Community Co-operative Oil Co., and also member of cow testing association and County Breeders Association. Member County Committee of the AAA. Chairman and director of the Waupaca Production Credit Assn. and member of the Executive Committee since its organization in 1934, and Chairman of the Soil Conservation Committee. He was Chairman of the local Draft Board during World War II. Almo was also Secretary/Treasurer of the Salem Cemetery Association. He and Emma operated a dairy farm on their 250 acres for many years, and eventually put the land in the soil bank. He died suddenly of a heart attack in the morning while working on a culvert in a field near his farm home. He was discovered by a passing hunter.


       

Almo Joshua Larson Estate Valuation, dated February 15, 1963.


               

Almo Joshua Larson Final Estate Valuation, dated April 9, 1963.


Larson Barn, June, 1964.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson on her xxxx birthday, Birthday, with sister Maude, Riverview Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, February, 198x.


Mary Maude (Abbey) Stratman, age 101, at the Riverside Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Photo taken December 10, 1982.


Mary Maude (Abbey) Stratman, age 102, at the Riverside Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Photo taken December 10, 1983.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson on her 100th birthday, Riverview Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, February, 1984.


       

Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson with her son Wilbur Almo Larson on her 101st birthday, Riverview Nursing Home, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, February, 1985.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson died March 31, 1985, at Pine Ridge Manor, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 101. Buried in Salem (Old Swede) Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Since she had used up all of her assets to pay for nursing home care, she left no estate assets.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson Death Certificate.


Emma Jane (Abbey) Larson Last Will and Testament, dated December 9, 1966.


Emma attended Dodgeville Elementary School, and eventually went to Spokane, WA, probably with the encouragement from her Aunt Viola Genoa (Blake) Mason, who was already living there. Emma in 1910 was living at 2124 First Avenue, Spokane, WA, where she was a Servant in the private family of John D. McDonald. After Almo's death, Emma sold the farm and moved to an apartment at 320 S. Main Street, Waupaca. On October 30, 1972, Emma (age 88) designated her son, Wilbur Almo Larson, as her Power of Attorney. On June 11, 1973, following the second fracturing of her hip, was sent to St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. She had been living alone in her Waupaca apartment, and after the hip fracture had been lying on her kitchen floor for over a day before being found. On July 25, 1973, her Stevens Point doctor, F. W. Reichardt, authorized her to be sent to Pine Ridge Manor nursing home in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. This facility was not her first choice, but space was unavailable at Bethany Lutheran Home and her sister Maude had already become a Manor resident earlier that year. Emma passed away there unexpectedly at age 101. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of her church. Her older sister, Maude, died a year later at age 104.


The former Larson farm in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 2015.


The former Larson farm in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 2015.


The former Larson farm in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, about 2015.


Arthur Evert Vore was born June 3, 1887, in Dunlap Co., IA. One source has year of birth as 1888. He lived in Rock Co., Nebraska in 1917. He died January 13, 1971.

Arthur Evert Vore and Agnes Bernice PUTNUM were married on 23 Jan 1913. Agnes Bernice PUTNUM (daughter of John Hoyt PUTNUM) was born on 23 Jan 1895. She died on 30 Sep 1987. Arthur Evert Vore and Agnes Bernice PUTNUM had the following children:

Lyle Vore was born on 6 Aug 1922. He died on 10 Oct 1965.


The Independent, Grand Island, NE, Friday, January 4, 2002

BEATRICE -- Dolores M. Maxson, 76, of Beatrice, formerly of North Loup, Valley Co., NE died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup. Mike Chase will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Visitation will be prior to services Sunday at the church. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Legion Auxiliary in North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Maxson was born June 19, 1925, in Iola, Wis., to Harry and Effie (Jacobson) Swenson. She grew up in Iola and Waupaca, Wis., and attended school in Waupaca where she graduated from high school. She married Lyle E. Vore on Dec. 15, 1945, in Waukegan, Ill. The couple lived in many places. In 1966, she moved to North Loup after her husband's death. She married Herman Maxon on June 1, 1973, in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE. She worked for NE Community Action in Loup City and was chairman of the board. She also was the mayor of North Loup and was on the North Loup Village Board. She lived in North Loup until August 1999, when she moved to Beatrice. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 285 for more than 45 years. Survivors include a son, Keith L. Vore of Burwell; three daughters, Lynette D. Lundstedt of Beatrice, Lee Cording of Hebron and Sue Ellen Yanez of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Delmont Tysdal of Waupaca, Wis., and Royal E. Swenson of King, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Inez A. Nassen of Iola, Wis. She was preceded in death by her two husbands and a brother, Donald Swenson.


Here are some of the foster children that lived at the Almo Larson residence over the years:

Robert Mathewson: Born July 25, 1925, in New London, Outagamie Co., WI; Died December 2, 2007, in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI (age 82). His parents are Richard Braton Mathewson (born September 27, 1891, in Wood Co., WI; Died January, 1950, in New London) and Mable Claire Unknown (born July 18, 1890, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died May 23, 1990, in Wisconsin (age 99). Married to Florence Marie Bricco: Born April 16, 1927, in Unknown; Died June 14, 2002, in De Pere, Brown Co., WI (age 75). Divorced November 1, 1979, in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI.

MATHEWSON Richard B. Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London Floral Hill Cemetery, New London Kircher 1950/Jan/31 Seymout Twp.
 

Harold Henry Indestad: Born July 4, 1916, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died December 18, 1987, in Seminole Co., FL (age 71). He is the son of Henry Indestad of Norway, and Marie Louise "Mamie" Nohr of Minnesota. He had sisters: Helen Louise: Born October 13, 1917, in Wisconsin; Died May 18, 2003, in Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 85); Josephine A.; Norma H.; and Loraine J. Married March 14, 1942, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, to Edrys Margaret Johnson: Born October 13, 1917, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI; Died June 25, 2003, in Deland, Volusia Co., FL (age 83). Daughter: Sherry Jean Indestad: Born August 8,1942, in Milwaukee Co., WI. Harold's father abandoned hi family before 1930, and his mother died in 1933.

Royal E. Swenson: Born June 18, 1923, in Wisconsin: Died February 12, 2009, in King, Waupaca Co., WI (age 85). Never married. Buried in Our Savior Lutheran Cemetery, Iola, Waupaca Co., WI.

Dolores M. Swenson: Born June 19, 1925, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI; Died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home, Beatrice, Gage Co., NE (age 76). Married when she was living in Racine, WI, and he was living in Bassett, NE (1) December 15, 1945, in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL, to Lyle Evert Vore: Born August 6, 1922, in Brinkerhoff Pct., Rock Co., NE; Died October 10, 1965, in an automobile accident, five miles west of Junction City, KA (age 43). Married (2) June 1, 1973, in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE, to Herman Maxson: Born July 12, 1919, in Independent Twp., Valley Co., NE: Died November 12, 1991, in North Loup, Valley Co., NE (age 72). Buried in Hillside Cemetery, North Loup, Valley Co., NE.

Donald E. Swenson: Born April 30, 1929, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI; Died April 19, 1996, in Hoffman Estates, Cook Co., IL (age 76). He is the son of Harold Swenson, and Effie Genevieve Jacobson of Iola, Waupaca Co., WI. Married to Unknown Hallowell: Born Unknown. Divorced Unknown in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV.

Delmont H. Tysdal of Waupaca, WI. He is the son of Juel Tysdal (Born June 5, 1898, in Rice Lake, WI; Died June 24, 1967, at St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, Wood Co., WI), and Thelma Jacobson (Born January 31, 1903, in Iola Twp., Waupaca Co., WI; Died September 9, 1996, at Manawa Community Nursing Center, Manawa, WI).

Effie Genevieve Jacobson: Born July 11, 1904, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI; Died December 20, 1992, in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI (age 88). Married Unknown to Harry Swenson: Born March 4, 1901, in Wisconsin; Died January 1983 in Iola, Waupaca Co., WI (age 82).

Herman Maxson was born July 12, 1919, in Unknown and died November 12, 1991, in Unknown.

The Independent, Grand Island, IA, Friday, January 4, 2002

Dolores Maxson

BEATRICE — Dolores M. Maxson, 76, of Beatrice, formerly of North Loup, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup. Mike Chase will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Visitation will be prior to services Sunday at the church. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Legion Auxiliary in North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Maxson was born June 19, 1925, in Iola, Wis., to Harry and Effie (Jacobson) Swenson. She grew up in Iola and Waupaca, Wis., and attended school in Waupaca where she graduated from high school. She married Lyle E. Vore on Dec. 15, 1945, in Waukegon, Ill. The couple lived in many places. In 1966, she moved to North Loup after her husband's death. She married Herman Maxson on June 1, 1973, in Beatrice. She worked for NE Community Action in Loup City and was chairman of the board. She also was the mayor of North Loup and was on the North Loup Village Board. She lived in North Loup until August 1999, when she moved to Beatrice. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 285 for more than 45 years. Survivors include a son, Keith L. Vore of Burwell; three daughters, Lynette D. Lundstedt of Beatrice, Lee Cording of Hebron and Sue Ellen Yanez of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Delmont H. Tysdal of Waupaca, Wis., and Royal E. Swenson of King, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Inez Naasen of Iola, Wis. She was preceded in death by her two husbands and a brother, Donald Swenson.

Inez Amelia Johnson married Richard Roger Nassen. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Johnson are her parents. Miss Janice Swenson is a cousin.


Harold Henry Indestad and Edrys Margaret Johnson were married March 14, 1942, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI.


The Appleton Post-Crescent, Appleton, Winnebago Co., WI, Monday, March 16, 1942

Waupaca Couple's Daughter Wed to Milwaukee Man

In a simple ceremony performed at noon Saturday in the Immanuel Lutheran church, Waupaca, Miss Edrys Johnson, Milwaukee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson, Waupaca, became the bride of Harold Indestad, also of Milwaukee. The Rev. F. A. Reier, pastor of the church, officiated in the single ring ceremony while Mrs. Norman Anderson, friend of the bride, played the "Lohengrin" and Mendelssohn wedding marches as the processional and recessional. Attending the couple were Miss Phyllis Johnson, sister of the bride, and Gerald Reier, Milwaukee, classmate and friend of the couple. After a dinner served at 1 o'clock at the bride's home with covers laid for 32 guests, Mr. and Mrs. Indestad left for their future home in Milwaukee. The bridegroom is an engineer with the Allis-Chalmers company. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Robert Jones, Detroit, a sister of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson and Mrs. Fred Johnson, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berka, Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. A. Dunlavey, New London. Mr. Indestad is a graduate of Waupaca High school with the class of 1935, later studying at the University of Wisconsin. His bride was graduated with the class of 1936 from Waupaca High school and has been employed as a secretary with the Hormel company, Milwaukee. After Tuesday, March 17, they will be at home at 303 N. Seventy-sixth, Milwaukee.


Sherry Jean Indestad was born August 8,1942, in Milwaukee Co., WI.


Juel TYSDAL (1898 – 1967) /dh

Henrietta Mae Eggert, June 17, 1921 - December 12, 2010

Age 89, of New London, went into her Heavenly Home on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at St. Joseph Residence in New London. She was born on June 17, 1921 in New London, daughter of the late Richard and Mabel (Grote) Mathewson. In 1939 she married Edwin Eggert in Milwaukee. Henrietta attended schools in New London. She lived in Milwaukee with her husband for 44 years. While in Milwaukee, she worked at various clerical jobs and also as a seamstress for her cousin at Shirley’s Stitch and Fit. Henrietta enjoyed bowling, and working with flowers in her garden. In their retirement, Henrietta and Edwin spent the winters in Phoenix, AZ to be close to her family whom she cherished. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.

She is survived by her husband Edwin; son Dennis Eggert and fiancé Lynn, Phoenix, AZ; two granddaughters: Aimee’ Flores, Michelle (Jaime) Molera; three great-grandchildren: Kelly Molera, Ella Flores and Chase Flores; her siblings: June Schroeder, Appleton; Hogan (Jean) Mathewson, Appleton; Elwood (Debbie) Mathewson, Marion; Thomas Mathewson, New London; brother-in-law Ervin Eggert, Sun City, FL; three sisters-in-law: Lois, Marion and Sally Mathewson, all of New London. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers Egbert, Richard, Jack, Robert and Dewey Mathewson and 2 sisters Bonnie Mathewson and Margaret Meyers.

A memorial service for Henrietta will be held later in the spring. Donations may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Residence and Heartland Hospice for their care and concern of Henrietta.
 

Visitation

Saturday April 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church
 

Memorial Service

Saturday April 30, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church


Contributed by Donna Hance
Wittenberg Enterprise
July 6, 1967

Juel Tysdal

Juel Tysdal, 69, Route 1 Iola, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at St Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point. He had been in failing health recently and had been hospitalized the last 16 days. Born in Rice Lake, June 5, 1898, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Tysdal. He moved to Wittenberg during his youth and then to the lola area where he owned and operated his own farm in the town of Harrison. He was married March 25, 1928, in lola to the former Thelma Jacobson. Surviving are his wife; one son, Delmont, Appleton, three grandchildren; one brother, Orville, Gary, III., and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Northland Lutheran Church. The Rev Harold Naig officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery.


Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery
Section 2, Scandinavia Township, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Located on Highway 49 south of the Village of Iola


Post Crescent Newspaper Jun 1999

Leonard A. Bricco, Elton, Age 87, died Saturday June 5, 1999, at his home. He was born November 7, 1911, in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, the son of the late Leo and Mabel (Olesen) Bricco. On May 24, 1941, he married Marjorie Wurzer at St. James Catholic Church in White Lake, Wisconsin. Leonard served with the United States Army Engineering Corps during World War II in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal and in the Philippine Islands as a Technical Sergeant Fourth Class. Leonard spent most of his life working in the food service field. Prior to World War II, he worked as head cook and baker for the Yawkey Bissel Lumber Camp in White Lake. Following his service in the army, he spent an additional two years in Greenland during the construction and building of Tule Air Base, serving as a baker. He worked many years as a food service cook and baker for the Wisconsin Correctional System in Waukesha, Wisconsin, finishing his career as Food Production Manager. After he and his wife retired, they moved to their retirement home in Elton, Wisconsin. Leonard was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, White Lake, and a member of Anderson- Sather White Lake American Legion Post 524 and Wolf River Valley White Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9438. He was deeply moved and honored to represent these groups as Grand Marshal in their July 4, 1998, Parade. Along with his love for music he was an accomplished organ and piano player he was also a serious gardener. He enjoyed traveling.

In addition to his wife, Margie,
he is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Stewart) Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin,
and Catherine (Joseph) Ramer, Elton, Wisconsin,
and one son, James (Lois) Bricco, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his six grandsons, Chad Hanke and Troy (fiancee, Lisa) Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin Terry (Brenda) Bricco, Winona, Minnesota Andy (Dawn) Bricco, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jacob and Adam Ramer, Elton, Wisconsin one granddaughter, Jodi Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin and a great-grandson, Brandon Hanke, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Other survivors include
three brothers, Domain (Eunice) Bricco, Clarkston, Washington
Loy (Loraine) Bricco, Bear Creek,
and John Bricco, Green Bay
three sisters, Fern Lorge, Annandale, Minnesota,
Irene Van Adestine, Green Bay, Wisconsin,
and Florence (Robert) Mathewson, De Pere, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents
two sisters, Gladys Martin and Zelda Bricco,
and one brother, Joseph Bricco.

Visitation will be at the Bradley Funeral Home Thursday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. and the White Lake Veterans will stand Honor Guard from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and conduct Military Rites at the church following services. Friends and relatives may also call at St. James Catholic Church, White Lake, Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, White Lake with the Rev. Omer Kelley and Deacon Tom Craig officiating.

Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery, Elton. A memorial has been established in memory of Leonard Bricco to LeRoyer Hospice or St. James Catholic Church in White Lake, Wisconsin. The family wishes to express a sincere thank-you to the LeRoyer Hospice, to Judy Murphy for the love and compassion and to all individuals that assisted with Leonard's care.