Norwegians, Swedes and More: Ancestors and Descendants of Loren and Mavis Winge Amundson, Book 1

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Virtualbookworm Publishing, Feb 1, 2004 - Reference - 268 pages
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"Norwegians, Swedes and More" provides a synopsis of our ancestral family components; Norwegians and Swedes as well as those of French and English descent by way of the St. Lawrence Seaway in Quebec and upstate New York. Part I, Destination Dakota Territory, describes Loren's multifaceted family from all of the above backgrounds and finds them as homesteaders in Minnehaha County, 'Dakota' ĘDakota Territory, South Dakota ̈. Part II, Norway to Minnesota, is 'all Norwegian' and finds Mavis' families all homesteading in Lac qui Parle County in west central Minnesota, some having spent months or years in Goodhue County on the eastern border of the state before reaching their final Vesterheim. This book is planned as the first of five or six about these families, each containing the same core of material to set the stage for individual family presentations. Book One presents descriptions and stories about the ancestors and descendants of pioneer Minnehaha County homesteaders Andrew Lifto and his wife Mary Jane Alguire. They represent the French, English, Canadian and upstate New York segment of Loren's family.
 

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Contents

FIRST HOMES IN AMERICA
19
COLTON SOUTH DAKOTA
43
LIFTO ALGUIRE
65
BENSON JOHNSON
173
HAMREAK ER
181
AMUNDSON MAGNUS
195
ORIGINS IN NORWAY
201
WINCE HEGRE
211
OLSON FINSTAD
223
ABOUT LOREN MAVIS
229
CONTRIBUTORS
237
INDEX OF LIFTO A LGUI RE ANCESTORS DESCENDANTS
247
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Author Loren H. Amundson is a fifth generation native of Colton, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Great-greatgrandparents rest in five cemeteries in the county with many of their descendants in these and others. He has spent all but five years of his life as a resident of his home state and the last forty in Minnehaha County. Dr. Amundson is not new to writing and publishing. His long career in clinical family practice and academic family medicine allowed him the opportunity to create educational programs, conduct clinical research projects, and edit and publish medical quarterlies. From these activities came over 50 peer-reviewed chapters and papers in refereed medical journals and books. He retired as professor emeritus of family medicine from the USD School of Medicine in 1996, having founded the department. Since then he and his Minnesota born-and-raised wife Mavis have traveled widely in addition to being co-cheerleaders with their two children and spouses for many academic, arts and sports endeavors of their five grandchildren, some now young adults.

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