The Spelhaug Family in America
Farm pictured above is that of Andrew Spelhaug, son of Anders Evenson SpelhaugThe Master Chart - Descendants of Anders Evensen Spelhaug (I) --- 8 generations, updated May 6, 2013 shows all known family members and the connection of each. UPDATE PENDING
"What book?" you ask. "The Spelhaug Family in America" . . . an update and refinement of 1999 publication "The Ancestry and Descendants of Lars Anderson Spelhaug and Mina Sophie Fingerson".
Your distant cousin,
Robert W. Layton,
Miscellaneous StuffI remember, as a child, hearing my parents talking with my aunts and uncles about places I'd never visited: Fountain and Fillmore County and Chatfield and Rock Prairie and more. Recently I found a 100-year old atlas from Minnesota which lists the detail of Fillmore County right down to to the detail of each farm and the name of each farmer. Go ahead and look for the names that are familiar to your branch of the family. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
FILLMORE COUNTY, MINNESOTA - 1915 - showing Minnesota townships
Other, recently discovered, reference materials.
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* A "township" is a political subdivision of a county common in the midwestern United States. While typically a square measuring six miles north-south by six miles east-west, townships do vary in size. Townships are themselves subdivided into sections, each section measuring one mile north-south by one mile east-west; each section comprises 640 acres; each acre is 40,000 square feet (for comparison, the playing area of a football field, between goal posts, is approximately 1½ acres). From the air, the checker-board effect is readily observed.
Lars & Mina (Fingerson) Spelhaug Family Bible
Note that Grandma stopped recording the names of her children at # 9 (Gerty), leaving out Ilert, Glennis, Glenda and Marjorie.
Karen Ann (Johnson) Spelhaug, 69, (wife of Ronald James Spelhaug) passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 18, 2014 in Fargo, ND...read more.
Family Photo Questions
Among the photos in Mina (Fingerson) Spelhaug's collection are those bearing the names of individuals whose connection to family has not yet been established. PLEASE take a look and let me know how or if we're related to . . .
More Photo Questions
Of the photos in Mina (Fingerson) Spelhaug's a few are absent captions . . . either they are of individuals with whom she was so familiar that she thought no caption was needed or they were of individuals whose names she didn't recall at the time. PLEASE take a look and let me know how or if we're related to . . .
Family Photo Archive
Vintage family photos, mostly from 1890 - 1930, showing Spelhaug, Fingerson, Finseth/Finneseth, Hall, Isackson/Isaackson, Hovden and others. This collection is growing on a weekly basis and will ultimately include over 400 separate images, news clippings and images of other family-related documents . . . read more.
Glennis Newman Spelhaug, 94, (son of Lars and Mina (Fingerson) Spelhaug) passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Fargo, ND...read more.
Our Cousins Wrote . . .
Jim and Jan (Blekeberg) Zastrocky recently wrote, "we have been given a Norsk trunk from the Spelhaug family. The letters on it are JHD and the date is 1755. We have been able to trace the family only back to the late 1790's, but still have some info to decipher from Sigrid Kvisle from the Bygebok in Sigdal. Any help with that would be awesome."
Spelhaug 1961 Reunion (descendants of Lars & Mina (Fingerson) Spelhaug. Voice-over has been added but needs to be reworked.
...to the cousins who've recently provided so much new detail to the Spelhaug story.
A Few Recently Discovered Things
Mysterious Death in Family
"Knutson School, Madison No. 4 Country School. Front, from left: Ethel Hovden Droppe, Mildred Nelson, Ruth Fretheim Nesset, Kathleen Thompson and Joy Hovden; second row, from left: Jules Fretheim, John Hovden, Oscar Hovden, Carsten Hovden and Clair Knutson; back, from left: Clair Nelson, Francis Larson, Irene Hovden Albertson and Genevieve Hovden Dvorak." Circa 1933. [The Decorah News Papers, March 7, 2013] NOTE: Hovden children are great grandchildren of Kari Spelhaug.
Western Washington University
"The Ron and Rita Spelhaug Aviation Scholarship was established in 2002 to support students who are enrolled in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) and the College of Sciences and Technology (CST) preparing for a career in aviation or a related field. Preference shall be given to a student preparing to become a pilot."
Sioux Falls Man Claims $20,000 Dakota Cash Jackpot
For Immediate Release: 1/29/2013
(Pierre) – Douglas Spelhaug of Sioux Falls on January 28, 2013 claimed his $20,000 Dakota Cash jackpot from the January 16, 2013 drawing.
Spelhaug purchased his winning ticket at Lewis Drug on East 26th in Sioux Falls. The store will receive a $1,000 bonus for the sale. The odds of winning the Dakota Cash jackpot are 1:324,632.
Dakota Cash is played and won only in South Dakota. The jackpot currently sits at $20,000 for the next drawing on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
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