The purpose of this site is to provide information about the history of my family to relatives and other interested people, and to solicit additional information about our family history from those who can provide it.

Although much of the information on this site is the result of my research since 2002, large parts of the site were created from research and information provided by others. For more information, see Acknowledgments. For privacy reasons, information about living people is not knowingly listed on this site.

To find information about a person on this site, type in the first and last name of the person in the Search section at the bottom of this page, or click on the Surnames link in the left-hand column. For more complete instructions on how to use this site, click on the FAQ link in the left-hand column.

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L-R Otto Mindrum, Olga Overland Mindrum, Conrad Eggen, Carolyn James Eggen

L-R William Anderson, Lena Grouse Anderson, John Harker, Alice Kern Harker


For more information on the eight lines in our family, click on one of the surnames below.

Mindrum--Stod, No. Trondheim, Norway >> 1857 Hesper, IA >> 1858 Spring Grove, MN >> 1860 Highland Prairie, Fillmore Co., MN

Overland--Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway >> 1851 Skoponong, Walworth Co., WI >> Iowa >> 1854 Highland Prairie, Fillmore Co., MN

Eggen--Levanger, Norway >> 1868 Michigan >> Spring Grove, MN >> 1870 Rushford, Fillmore Co., MN

James--Shapwick, Dorset, England >> Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England >> Spetisbury, Dorset, England >> 1836 Stockport, Columbia Co., NY >> North Adams, Berkshire Co., MA >> 1870 Rushford, Fillmore Co., MN

Anderson--Virginia >> 1850 Fayette, Lafayette Co., WI >> 1879 Syracuse, Otoe, NE >> 1910 Kit Carson, Cheyenne, CO

Grouse--Wurtemburg, Germany >> 1850 Nashport, Muskingum, OH >> 1860 Livingston Co., MO

Harker --Moestroff, Luxembourg >> 1880 Kendall Co., IL >> Kane Co., IL

Kern--Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland >> 1841 Pratt's Hollow, Madison Co., NY >> 1851 Illinois >> 1867 Pleasantville, Venango Co., PA >> 1910 Aurora, Kane Co., IL


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