Fingar Larson

Fingar Larson born June 8, 1860, of Raaen, married Kari Erickson born May 22, 1860 of Updahl, Numedal, Norway.

In 1881, they came to Hill City, Dakota Territory, now known as Hillsboro, North Dakota.  In the summer of 1882 the Larsons filed on their preemption in Nelson County, Nesheim Township, Section 13 in October.  In 1884 they took homestead in Griggs County, Section 5 in Pilot Mound Township and built a log cabin.  Fourteen children were born to this union with five remaining at this writing in 1981,

The Larsons were members of the West Prairie Lutheran Church north of Jessie, North Dakota until 1900 when the Norway Lutheran Church was organized west of Aneta, North Dakota.  Mr. Larson died in 1928 at age 68.  Mrs. Larson died in 1959 at age 98 years, 10 months.

Clarence, the youngest son, spent all his life on the farm.  He purchased the estate.  June 9, 1931, he married Hazel Koloen of Binford, North Dakota, daughter of Syver N. and Annie Laatvedt Koloen.  They have one daughter, Betty, born March 19, 1932, who graduated from McVille, North Dakota High School in 1950 and attended college in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated as a medical lab technician in June of 1951.  She married Osborne Brekken of Pekin, North Dakota October 7, 1951.  They have three children, Rodney, Patti and Janet.  Clarence retired from farming in 1972.

Clarence's grandson, Rodney Brekken, married Jane Henningsgard, Tolna, North Dakota June 24, 1972.  In the spring of 1973 they came to rent his grandfather's farm.  August 4, 1974, Kristopher Allen Brekken was born.  A girl, Kari Lynn Brekken was born May 31, 1979.  They are the fifth generation to live on the farm.

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial page 87

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