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Description:

Photograph showing Nels Nelson Hersdal and his wife Bertha. The couple came from Tysvær, and joined the sloopers in 1825. They settled first in Kendall in the state of New York, but later moved to the Fox River settlement in La Salle county, Illinois - which was the first area of Norwegian settlement in the Midwest.

Photographed persons:

Nelson, Bertha
(Dead: 1882)
Nelson Hersdal, Nels
(Dead: 1886)

Subjects:

Homesteaders, Pioneers, The Sloopers

Owner:

Norsk Utvandrermuseum

Negative number:

U00648


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