The Adoption Witness: Rare Postcard to Skog-Vefsn; Revealing What?

This is sixth in a series on Edward Hemmingsen and his wife Anna Tobiassen, or Thompson. See Notes and Source, for details. Sisters! Here is an undated photo-postcard of Johanna Karoline Tobiassen in Minneapolis, with two unnamed Swedish companions. She sent it inside an envelope to some Skog-Vefsn folk such that it is unaddressed and … Continue reading The Adoption Witness: Rare Postcard to Skog-Vefsn; Revealing What?

Mildred Dybedal (Hemmingson) (1897-1987): Sole College Graduate Among Fourteen Siblings

Mildred was never bored. Her father, Ole Hemmingsen (1851-1903), emigrated from Norway in 1882 bringing a degree in Civil Engineering to a new beginning; a homestead and roads to build in northwest Wisconsin. Life soon conspired against certain dreams. A couple of his fourteen children became educated to fourth grade, several to eighth, and three … Continue reading Mildred Dybedal (Hemmingson) (1897-1987): Sole College Graduate Among Fourteen Siblings

Granddad and Caroline Dybedal: Wedding Photos 1905 … her story

We celebrate the wedding of our beloved Granddad, Matt Hemmingsen, to Caroline Dybedal, his first wife. They married March 17, 1905, at the Moland Lutheran Church, Mason, Bayfield County, WI. He was 28, and she, 22.1   2   Caroline was born in September of 1883 in Norway and emigrated to the Mason area - Pratt Township, … Continue reading Granddad and Caroline Dybedal: Wedding Photos 1905 … her story