by Lynne Olson Rommesmo
An immigrant trunk has been donated to the Sons of Norway by Arnold Jordheim. This trunk arrived in Barrie Township, west of Walcott ND, in 1903 with Arnold’s maternal uncle Ole Eikre. As a 17-year-old, Ole traveled from Hemsdel Norway to the US to join his uncle, Knute Eckre, in North Dakota. Eventually, other members of the family arrived also. Note the name change from Eikre to Eckre; many family names were changed upon arrival in the new land. The trunk is now on display in our library with additional family history included. Thank you, Arnold!
Dawn Morgan has donated a dining room set for use in the library in memory and honor of her mom, Gladys Hendrickson. Thank you to Dawn, we will put this table to good use.
Les Bakke continues to teach genealogy and provides weekly genealogy assistance on Tuesdays during lunch in the lodge office. Carol Olson is coming on board to offer additional help to our members in the field of genealogy. Carol has been researching Norwegian genealogy for over 38 years. Now retired, her library career spanned more than thirty years at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota) and Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, Ohio). Thank you both for volunteering at Kringen!
Gifts to the Kringen Cultural Fund have been given in honor of Gerda Jordheim, Elaine Fiske, and Lillian Meyer. They have all celebrated milestone birthdays recently and contributed many hours volunteering here. Happy Birthday and thanks to you three! Memorial funds have been received in honor of Neva Satermo. Neva was a great lefse roller and will be missed on the lefse team.
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