Morefield, Minnehaha, SD Images 
1852 picture of the Steamship Berge This is the ship John Thompson's family and many other locals took from Bergen to Hamburg on their journey to America.
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1852 picture of the Steamship Berge This is the ship John Thompson's family and many other locals took from Bergen to Hamburg on their journey to America.
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1857 Minnesota territory
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1857 Minnesota territory

Sioux Falls City, 1860-05-04 Dakota Territory(DT). A early letter to the Commissioner of General Land Office in Washington DC.
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Sioux Falls City, 1860-05-04 Dakota Territory(DT). A early letter to the Commissioner of General Land Office in Washington DC.
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The Waushara Union Guards.  This 1862 record of men of Company H, Thirtieth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers listed in Martin's Soldiers record lists John Thompson, in the middle row, when he was 21.
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The Waushara Union Guards. This 1862 record of men of Company H, Thirtieth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers listed in Martin's Soldiers record lists John Thompson, in the middle row, when he was 21.

John Thompson is listed as a Corporal, that enlisted on August 21st 1862. He was living around Mt. Morris, Wisconsin at the time.
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John Thompson is listed as a Corporal, that enlisted on August 21st 1862. He was living around Mt. Morris, Wisconsin at the time.
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John Thompson's Army record showing him as a corporal.
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John Thompson's Army record showing him as a corporal.

1862 of Dakota Territory. Notice Sioux Falls City.
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1862 of Dakota Territory. Notice Sioux Falls City.

John Thompson & Jonas Nelson didn't fight the South during the Civil War. It was called the Minnesota Indian Uprising also known as A War Within A War.
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John Thompson & Jonas Nelson didn't fight the South during the Civil War. It was called the Minnesota Indian Uprising also known as A War Within A War.

Our towns
From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader 25 years ago.
If you triangulate between Baltic, Crooks, & Renner, Morefield is in the center.
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Our towns
From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader 25 years ago.
If you triangulate between Baltic, Crooks, & Renner, Morefield is in the center.

The Coat of Arms changed as new kings of Norway came into rule.
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The Coat of Arms changed as new kings of Norway came into rule.

Norway
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Norway
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Ole Eggen Delemoe Pederson 1851
COW-POX INFECTION-CERTIFICATE
If you were vacinated for cow-pox, you were imunated for chicken-pox also.
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Ole Eggen Delemoe Pederson 1851
COW-POX INFECTION-CERTIFICATE
If you were vacinated for cow-pox, you were imunated for chicken-pox also.

1854 trip from Norway
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1854 trip from Norway

Sioux Indians 1865
Indians were included in the 1870 U.S. census.
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Sioux Indians 1865
Indians were included in the 1870 U.S. census.

Minnehaha county
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Minnehaha county

 Olava & Torber Sater homesteaded in Lyons township on section 23, just north of where West Nidaros Church is located now.
1869
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Olava & Torber Sater homesteaded in Lyons township on section 23, just north of where West Nidaros Church is located now.
1869

1870 Delemoe citizenship paper
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1870 Delemoe citizenship paper

Union Canton Norwegian flag
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Union Canton Norwegian flag
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1870 U.S. Census, Dakota Territory, Minnehaha County (page 1).  Notice Elk Point was still the post office. Mail was brought up twice a week.
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1870 U.S. Census, Dakota Territory, Minnehaha County (page 1). Notice Elk Point was still the post office. Mail was brought up twice a week.

1870 U.S. Census, Dakota Territory, Minnehaha County (Page 4) Notice Indians were listed as farmers too.
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1870 U.S. Census, Dakota Territory, Minnehaha County (Page 4) Notice Indians were listed as farmers too.

1870 U.S. Census, Dakota Territory, Minnehaha County (Page 5). Many Familiar names are listed including John Thompson who took the census. Daniel Eliason was still unmarried at age 21. All men gave occupation as farmer, and women, keeping house. Norway was the where most came from except for the Indian population who were counted also.
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1870 U.S. Census, Dakota Territory, Minnehaha County (Page 5). Many Familiar names are listed including John Thompson who took the census. Daniel Eliason was still unmarried at age 21. All men gave occupation as farmer, and women, keeping house. Norway was the where most came from except for the Indian population who were counted also.

Andres J. & Susanne Hogstad. 
Lived 2 miles north of Morefield.
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Andres J. & Susanne Hogstad.
Lived 2 miles north of Morefield.
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Jonas "John" Nelson as soldier during the Civil War.
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Jonas "John" Nelson as soldier during the Civil War.

1872 John Thompson family
L/R: Gustavus Sylvanius b.5/10/1869-d.3/31/1906, John b.6/29/1841-d.7/2/1913, Berthine Beroline(Fersdahl) b.5/26/1867-d.8/6/1957, Kristi Syversen Haugen b.12/12/1845-d.1/11/1918, Joseph Cornelius b.1/29/1871-d.7/1/1956.
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1872 John Thompson family
L/R: Gustavus Sylvanius b.5/10/1869-d.3/31/1906, John b.6/29/1841-d.7/2/1913, Berthine Beroline(Fersdahl) b.5/26/1867-d.8/6/1957, Kristi Syversen Haugen b.12/12/1845-d.1/11/1918, Joseph Cornelius b.1/29/1871-d.7/1/1956.

J. Nelson family
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J. Nelson family
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1874 John Nelson land grant of 180 Acres in Mapleton township a bit S/W of Renner. Signed by Ulysses S. Grant.
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1874 John Nelson land grant of 180 Acres in Mapleton township a bit S/W of Renner. Signed by Ulysses S. Grant.

1875 land grant patent of 159 acres for John R. Bjorgan on Section 19 of Sverdrup township. Signed by Ulysses S. Grant. 1 Miles N of Morefield
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1875 land grant patent of 159 acres for John R. Bjorgan on Section 19 of Sverdrup township. Signed by Ulysses S. Grant. 1 Miles N of Morefield
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1877 Syttende Mai Swedish Norway flag
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1877 Syttende Mai Swedish Norway flag

John Nelson
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John Nelson

Anne Nelson
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Anne Nelson

Necoline Augusta Nelson
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Necoline Augusta Nelson

J. M. Nelson
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J. M. Nelson
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Lily Berthine Nelson
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Lily Berthine Nelson
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Jonas(John) & Anne Marie Nelson.
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Jonas(John) & Anne Marie Nelson.

Nelson children birth & death time frame
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Nelson children birth & death time frame

C&NW Dakota map
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C&NW Dakota map

This 1880 list of deaths in Minnehaha county show the 3 Nelson Children, how old they were and cause of death(diphtheria).
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This 1880 list of deaths in Minnehaha county show the 3 Nelson Children, how old they were and cause of death(diphtheria).

Torger & Kristi Kirkeby cir 1875
Married 6-11-1853
Torger b. 9-21-1831 d. 4-1-1908
Kristi b. 6-16-1824 d. 2-19-1902
They setteled here in 1873
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Torger & Kristi Kirkeby cir 1875
Married 6-11-1853
Torger b. 9-21-1831 d. 4-1-1908
Kristi b. 6-16-1824 d. 2-19-1902
They setteled here in 1873

Henrick & Marit Fersdahl, Parents to Kristi Fersdahl Brekke
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Henrick & Marit Fersdahl, Parents to Kristi Fersdahl Brekke

Ole P. Dalemoe b.1824-d.1911
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Ole P. Dalemoe b.1824-d.1911
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1875 Moe tax reciept
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1875 Moe tax reciept

Ole Peterson aka Pederson or Moe, 1877 citizenship papers
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Ole Peterson aka Pederson or Moe, 1877 citizenship papers

1877 Delemoe taxes
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1877 Delemoe taxes

John Thompson
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John Thompson

Soddy enlarged.
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Soddy enlarged.

This picture was made into a Norwegian and American postage stamp.
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This picture was made into a Norwegian and American postage stamp.
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John Bakken sod house, Milton, ND.
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John Bakken sod house, Milton, ND.

Stamp was almost a true copy of the picture to the left and right.
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Stamp was almost a true copy of the picture to the left and right.

U.S. 1862-1962 Homestead Act 4 stamp looks like taken from the same picture.
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U.S. 1862-1962 Homestead Act 4 stamp looks like taken from the same picture.

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