name of Ole Ericksen he would have been the son of Erick. He settled in Allamakee Co. just east of the Winneshiek Co. line on the Old Stage road.

Ole and Anna Helen Hendrickson were married in 1874. The license was issued 31 Jan 1874. Anna was born 3 Mar 1853.

Ole and Anna's two children recorded in this story are: Edwin and Hans. Edwin was the oldest child and was born 11 Mar 1874. He married Clara Hersrude 12 Jul 1900. Clara was born 12 Jan 1882. They lived with the Hersrude family for a while after their marriage. Later they lived west of Waukon where they farmed with Hans, Edwin's brother. For a few years they lived in Decorah and then bought a 20-acre farm in the vicinity of Glenwood Lutheran Church. Edwin farmed and did various jobs including clearing land which was done with the use of dynamite. He operated a threshing machine for 60 years which was run by steam engine for 40 years. Some summers he went to North Dakota to thresh wheat and would stay until the end of the season.

Edwin and Clara were the parents of 13 children: Oliver Alexander (b. 31 Oct 1900); Anna Helen (b. 27 Aug 1902); Clarice Evelyn (b. 25 Apr 1904); Alfred Hillman (b. 1 Mar 1906); Carlton Emmons (b. 10 Nov 1907); Henry Benjamin (b. 17 Sep 1909); Clarice Evelyn (b. 25 Jul 1911); Lester Alvin (b. 30 Nov 1913); Francis (b. 2 Nov 1915); Carl Ingeman (b. 21 Aug 1918); Doris Arlene (b. 30 Aug 1921); Raymond Leroy (b. 23 Aug 1922) and stillborn child (b. 28 Sep 1924). Clara Antoinette died 5 Dec 1950 at Decorah. Edwin continued to live in his home in Glenwood Twp. for many years but later lived with his son Carlton where he died.

Teslow, Raymond and Theresa (Hallman)

(Theresa Teslow)

Raymond Teslow, the son of Edwin and Clara (Hersrude) Tesiow, was born 23 Aug 1922 on a small farm near the Glenwood Lutheran Church in Winneshiek Co., IA. He was educated in the rural school near his home. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII. After he returned from the service he worked at the Texaco Station in Decorah. He had his own business as a mechanic in Frankville from 1950 to 1969.

On 20 Jun 1950 he married Theresa Marie Hallman at the Glenwood Lutheran Parsonage. Theresa was born 15 Apr 1930 in Decorah. Her parents were James and Rose Hallman. James was born 10 May 1883 and died 30 Nov 1968. Rose was born 10 Dec 1890 and died 1 Dec 1964.

Theresa attended school in Decorah and graduated from high school. She worked in housekeeping at Winneshiek Co. Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. Their home was near Frankville, IA. Their 4 children born in Decorah are: Wayne, Diana, Randy and Ronald. Wavne  married Joyce Engen 4 Dec 1971 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Diana  married Patrick Gardner and they live in Cedar Rapids, IA. Diana is a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. They have 3 children: Jesse, Eric and Tina. Randv  married Dawn Cook 25 Sep 1976 in the Little Brown Church at Nashua, la. They are the parents of 5 children: Tony, Tanya, Samantha, Steven and Chelsea. Ronald married Mary Engen 3 Mar 1990 at Decorah. They are the parents of 2 children: Candy and Whitley.

They live in Decorah. Raymond died 5 Feb 1993 at the Postville Good Samaritan Home in Postville, Allamakee, Co. He was buried at the Glenwood Lutheran Church Cemetery in Winneshiek Co.

Thompson, Harley and Ellen (Svendsen)

(Harley and Ellen Thompson)

Harley Alvin Thompson, son of Henry and Anna (Lubke) Thompson, was born in Fayette Co. He attended rural school in the Clermont, Gunder and Frankville area. He helped on the farm, drove truck and worked in North Dakota for 2 summers. In 1946 he started farming with his father. He has lived on the same farm in Frankville Twp. for 56 years. He married Ellen Svendsen 30 Jul 1948.

Ellen, daughter of John and Anna (Mikkelson) Svendsen, was born in Bloomfield Twp. She attended rural school at Bloomfield #8. She competed in many speech and spelling contests. Ellen attended the first 3 years in the Castalia High School and completed her senior year at Postville High School in 1945. At this time she received a Normal Training Certificate which enabled her to begin teaching rural school as soon as she graduated. Ellen continued her schooling and received her degree in education. She taught school for 43 years —10 years in the rural schools of Bloomfield and Frankville Twps. and the village schools in Frankville and Castalia — and 33 years in the Postville Elementary School. She retired in May 1994. Ellen has been active in many organizations and on committees. Currently she is Vice-President of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

Harley and Ellen have lived on their 120-acre farm in Frankville Twp. since their marriage in 1948. They are members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. They have enjoyed farming, fishing, gardening and keeping up the yard. On 19 Jul 1994 a tornado destroyed the barn completely and partially damaged many other buildings. They are still living on the farm with the land being rented out. Since their retirement they have enjoyed traveling to Atlanta, Ga. to visit their son, Wayne.

Harley and Ellen are the parents of 2 children: Frances Jean, died in infancy 20 Mar 1949 and Wavne Harlev lives in Atlanta. He has a daughter Amy Lee who lives in Cedar Rapids, IA. Amy has been an important part of the Thompson’s lives and has brought them much enjoyment.

Thompson, LaMoyne and Edna (Sylvanus)

(Edna Thompson)

Hans and Maren Rukstad (Rovta) Sorenson emigrated to America from Skien, Norway (Melonesogton, Telemarken) in 1867 to Lansing, IA. That same year they settled at Round Prairie in Allamakee Co., IA. A few years


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