On This Day....January 23,1862, my 2x great grandparents, Lars O. Olstad and Margaret (Margith) Gunderson were married in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Lars, born in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, immigrated with his parents, Ole Haagensen and Anna Hansdatter, and sister, Helene in 1850.
Margaret, born in Bo, Telemark, Norway, immigrated about 1853 with her mother, Gunild, brothers, Sigurd and Ole, a sister, Anna and a half brother, Andreas (Andrew) Gulbrandson Margaret's farther died 1847.
Lars and Margaret settled on the farm in Holmen, Wisconsin. In the Long Coulee area and raised two sons, Olaus and George and two daughters, Ovidia and Anbertina. Anbertina is my great grandmother an mother of Edith Viola Dahl, my grandmother.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
IN MEMORY OF
FLORENCE S. BASSETT
DATE OF BIRTH
April 4, 1907 Billings, Montana
DATE OF DEATH
November 20, 1986 Spokane, Washington
Saturday, November 22, 1986 2:00 p.m.
United Church of Christ
Reverend Peter Shober
Soloist: Will Rowe Organist: Jean Merrill
Vern Claflin Robert Breza
Leroy Potter Charles Singer
Max Hollinberger Sherman Edwards
Phillip Skok Sid Kulzer
Howard Hollinberger Rolland Millay
Chewelah Memorial Park
Monday, January 11, 2016
Headquaters S O. S.
1. Drivers are responsible for careful driving and compliance with the traffic rules herein prescribed. They will prevent all men from riding on the fenders, running-boards and tops of their trucks.
2. the maximum speed of motor vehicles is prescribed as follows:
In cities and villages:
Trucks of one tone or more 8 miles per hour
Other trucks...............................10 --
Automobiles and motorcyles 15 --
The driver's accident report will be made out on the spot and submitted immediately upon return to the garage. Drives who fail to make this report will be brought to trial by Court-Martial.
By Command of General Kerman :
Chief of Staff
L. H. BASH
F. P. Smith A. E. F. Motor# 6186190
Sunday, January 10, 2016
FLORENCE S. BASSETT, 79, died Thursday, November 20, 1986 at Spokane, Washington. She was born April 4, 1907 at Billings, Montana. Florence married her first husband, William Wickenkamp June, 1930. He preceded her in death December, 1970. She married her second husband, William Bassett in Chewelah on January 5, 1974. He preceded her ind death March, 1979.
Mrs. Bassett came to Valley, Washington in 1951 and began to work in sales in retail stores and was manager of retail sales for L.G.A. dry goods department. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Chewelah, Washington.
Survivors include one daughter: Jerry Lynn Smith, Novato, California, one foster daughter, Patricia Guthmiller, Kent, WA., two grandaughters, and one brother, Charles Koch of Valley, WA.
(November 26, 1986 - Chewelah Independent Page 11)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
On This Day....
One hundred and fifty-fours years ago, my Great grandmother, Elisabeth Drollner, was born.
Here is an article that appeared in the Casper Tribune Herald in 1953 when she celebrated her 93rd birthday.
MRS. ANDREAS WICKENKAMP CELBRATES 93RD BIRTHDAY
Like the little old lady who had so many children she didn't know what to do Mrs. Andreas Wickenkamp has so many grand children and great-grandchildren that she can't keep track of them. Mrs. Wickenkamp who celebrated her 93rd birthday anniversary at her home at 703 South Washington, was born in Soest, Germany, and came to the United States in 1883. She has lived in Casper since 1922.
She is shown with a wedding wreath which she wore at her wedding Sept. 30, 1880. The wreath which is framed was the only thing which the little family of three saved during their six weeks trip on the Atlantic Ocean. During a storm a sea family had to throw all of their possessions overboard to keep the ship from sinking.
Mr. Wickenkamp who died 10 years ago was 89 when he passed away. Mrs. Wickenkamp is the mother of eight children. Two of them, Mrs. Alma West and Henry Wickenkamp are Casper residents. Mrs. Wickenkamp has 18 grandchildren and about 18 great grandchildren.
The little lady said in very good English that she felt fine and didn't feel any older despite he 93 years. She pointed out German words on the wreath frame: "Jesus Christus gestern ahd hente and derselbe in Alle Ewigkeit- Amen." She said they meant "Jesus Christ yesterday and today and the same in all eternity - Amen."
Mrs. Wickenkamp makes her home with her son, Henry, and likes it.
Elisabeth Drollner was born December 16, 1861 in Rollingsen, Westfalia, Germany to Franz Drollner and Elisabeth Theimann. She married Georg Heinrich Andreas "Andrew" Wickenkamp on October 30, 1880 in Ostonnen, Westfalia, Germany. She died on February 9, 1956 in Casper, Wyoming. As stated above, she had 8 children. My grandfather William George Wickenkamp was the seventh child. My mother, Jerry Lynn, was one of the 18 grandchildren, was quite young when she saw her grandmother in Casper. She told me that grandma used to call her "My Yerry".
Thursday, December 10, 2015
8 June 1909
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, MT)
Tue., Page 1
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, MT)
Tue., Page 1
KNOCKED TO THE FLOOR BY SHARP THUNDER CLAP
Billings, June 7. -- While engaged in setting the table for the noon meal, Miss June Gardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Gardner of 410 North Twenty-fifth street, was knocked to the floor by the shock of a sharp clap of thunder and remained in an unconscious condition for about 20 minutes.
Several other persons in that part of the city are said to have been more or less affected by the shock.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
5 December 1906, Wed., Page 1
ATTEMPT MADE TO KILL A CITIZEN OF BILLINGS
Special Dispatch to the Standard
Billings, Dec. 4. -- An attempt was made to take the life of Charles I. Gardner. a well-known citizen of this city, last night. Mr. Gardner had just entered his home in East Billings when the report of a revolver rang out on the stillness of night and a bullet whistled close to Gardner's head. As near as could be told the person who fired was in the cellar under the house, the door of which cellar opens on the porch on which Gardner was standing. Investigation was made by officers who were telephoned for, but no one could be found. The person had escaped from the cellar, presumably by means of a passage leading out on the opposite side of the house.