Written by >Leland Andrew Oksendahl, grandchild og Lars's half brother Andrew.
This comes from the history of Pierce County and Rugby. The book is by no means complete
Collected by Hugo Solhaug
See also the page "Oksendahl bruk #2 in America", the
Here more about the half brother Torbjørn (Tom), here more about the half brother Andreas (Andrew), here about the half brother Johan Carl, here about the half sister Dordei (Dina), here about the sister Ingebjørg, here about the brother Knut, here about the brother Nils.
Lars Herlaugson born 1885, emigrated in March of 1902, together
with his brother Knut, and sisters Ingeborg (Mrs.Louis Lerraas and Dina (Mrs. Andrew
Stromme). He worked as a farm laborer for a while then homesteaded on land in Ness township.
Later he sold it and returned to Norway for a years visit. On the boat he met his future wife, Karen Thorson of Chicago IL. She was also going back to visit her family.
|When he returned he purchased a farm about 2 KM. from Andrew's farm. He married Karen in 1914. Two children were born to them, Sigrid and Thelma (Mrs. Vernon Fjellanger). And Lars' grandson still operates the farm.|