Mar 25, 2017

Genealogy - Liffengren, Anderson, Tronrud, Kaasa


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DNA - Our Female Line Geneaology 

From Norway

H = Helena  H13a1a


Keri Hopperstad ? ?


Anna Hagen 1815-1909

Sigrid Undi Espeseth 1842-1922 b Vik Sogn, Norway

Ida Caroline Kaasa 1877-1957  

Edna Sophia Anderson Liffengren 1901-1979


Louise Liffengren Hullinger


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Mar 27, 2015

Interesting Information from Sue Brekke-Benson

Hi...I'm looking at your Liffengren blog http://liffengren.blogspot.com/2004_01_01_archive.html

Working on my own family history which includes some of the same emigrants from Vik.  I see you are descended
from both the Telemark emigrants and the Vik emigrants who formed the original Long Prairie Settlement near the village of Capron in Boone Co. Illinois.  Are you aware of that history?  I wrote my masters thesis on the immigration from Vik,
particularly the families involved...Brekke, Hopperstad, Orvedal, Tisdel, Hove, Sjkerven.

Are you aware of the Vik emigration book Ein Stad Skal Ein Vera?  It has the names of almost every emigrant, what farm they came from, the year of emigration, where they lived and date died, if that information was available at the time of publication, including your ancestors.  Per and Agathe Anderson came to the US in 1851 aboard the Zephir, the same ship many of my own ancestors (primarily Hopperstads) arrived on.  Ein Stad Skal Ein Vera (ESSEV) has them as living on the Grov farm #40-0 where he was a tenant farmer.  Per's father is named Anders Person Grov Limmesand.  There is also a Limmesand farm at Vik.  Agathe's father was Ole Ingebriktson Hove Gildhus.  There is a Gildhus farm at Vik as well.  They had their 1 year old son, Anders, with them. They lived first near Capron, but moved to Winneshiek Co.

In 1853 Per's brothers, Gjert and Sjur, followed them to America.  Gjert married Marta Johannesdtr. Foli, and remained in Chicago.  At the time ESSEV was printed there was no information on what happened to Sjur.

Sigrid Andreasdtr. Espeseth 1842-1922  (Father: Andreas Bendikson Undi)
I can see from looking at this page  http://peterandersonfamily.blogspot.com/ that Sigrid Undi Espeseth came from Vik and married Jorgen Kaasa who was from Telemark (Seljord).

Jorgen Olson Kaasa.  He took the name George O. Kaasa    Birth 31 Oct 1833 in Siljord, Telemarken, Norway
 Death 4 Sep 1898 in Ridgeway, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States
Children:
Walter Kaasa (1874 - 1895)*
George Severin Kaasa (1886 - 1886)*
Ida Caroline Kaasa 1877-1957 + Peter Anderson
Ansoph Olson Kaasa  Birth 6 oct 1862 Capron Boone,  IL – 29 JY 1929 (Olson?? I found this on Ancestry: It doesn’t look right to me.)

Sigrid was the daughter of Andreas Bendikson Undi.  She came to the US with her widowed mother, Anna Olsdotter Hagen (her father was Ola Johanneson Hagen) in 1857.  Her brothers Endre, age 19, and Ola the elder and Ola the younger, came at the same time.  Her ESSEV # is 402.  (Ein Stad Skal Ein Vera).  Sigrid was 15 in 1857. 
Andreas Bendikson Undi was a school teacher, a very high position in society in those days.  Anna, his widow, remarried in Winneshiek Co. to Martin Ingebriktson Vikøren (Hove) #3093.  Endre married Brita Jørgensdtr. Vikøren #3130. He took the name Andrew Espeseth. 

Ole the older married Olina Torsdotter Voll #3365. They farmed in Lincoln Twp. Ole the younger married  Aslaug Jonsdatter Haugeberge (Alice Thompson). To Alliance Twp, Moody Co. SD

There seems to be a Refsdal connection to the Undi's.  No enough information in the Vik Bygdebok

I see there is more info on all your website.  I am especially interested to see the name Kari Rolandsdtr Tisdel
The Bygdebok doesn't name Kari. Do you know if she came to the US? 

I know Bob Nelson; he would be a distant cousin to me.  He lives in Brainerd, not far from us. I have another Tisdel
cousin, much more closely related who has been working on the family history for 35 years.  


Sue Brekke-Benson

Apr 16, 2014

LIFFENGREN FAMILY REUNION


LIFFENGREN FAMILY REUNION
JUNE 13-15, 2014
RAPID CITY, SD

WHAT:  LIFFENGREN FAMILY REUNION
WHEN:  FRIDAY, JUNE 13 (EVENING) UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 15 (11:00)
WHERE:  COMFORT INN AND SUITES, RAPID CITY, SD
           One of Rapid City's Best Hotels

WHERE:
COMFORT INN & SUITES
915 FAIRMONT BLVD.
Rapid City, SD
( at the corner of Mt. Rushmore Road & Fairmont Blvd. )
Reservations:  1-605-718-4444

We have reserved a gathering room and a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn and Suites.  You will need to confirm your reservation by May 11, 2014.  

  Check In: After 3:00
  Check Out:  11:00am
  Breakfast: 6am to 9:30am
  Pool & Hot Tub: 8am to 10pm
  Fitness Center: 5am to 10pm
  Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

The hotel is on Mt. Rushmore Road next to Ruby Tuesday's. The gathering room will have coffee and water. Ruby Tuesday's will deliver meals. All rooms are renovated. There is a complimentary Hot Breakfast, Pool, Sauna & Exercise Room.  The rooms start at $127.00. Sorry, its tourist season in the Black Hills.

As you know there are many tourists attractions in the Black Hills, there will be information at the hotel in the gathering room.

Please let us know if you will be coming. Please let your family know also and R.S.V.P. to Barbra or Tom.

Barbra Godfrey                    Tom Shepherd
7675 S Highway 16              901 Rocking T Dr.
Rapid City, SD                     Gillette, WY. 82718
605-348-1647                       307-680-3683
barbo7@q.com                    tshep@bresnan.net

Please bring a written update on your family for our genealogy.


Mar 26, 2014

Louise Hullinger RIP

Sad news for our family. Louise Liffengren Hullinger passed away Wednesday March 26, 2014.

She was a talented person. She grew up in western South Dakota during the depression and dustbowl.  She taught in one room school houses starting at 18 years old. She would teach a semester to earn enough money to attend college for a semester. She married my father after WWII. She graduated from South Dakota State in 1947.


Her second son Neil was learning disabled.  Louise helped start the Chicago and Illinois Association for Children with Learning Disabilities and was President of both organizations.  They lobbied hard to get the State to pass the laws requiring an appropriate education for every child.


She raised four children and earned a Masters Degree in Special Education.


She was an accomplished author.  She published three books and authored numerous poems, stories, and newsletters. We have put some of her writings on blogs.


louisehullinger.blogspot.com


storiesbylouisehullinger.blogspot.com




Our Family in 2010 




 



 

More details on ruhu12.com



Jansen, Arthur T. “Bud”

Jansen, Arthur T. “Bud”





RAPID CITY | Arthur T. “Bud” Jansen, 89, died March 24, 2014.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. 
Visitation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 30, at Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel.
Services at 10 a.m. March 31, at First United Methodist Church. Burial at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.


Outstanding Veterans Marine of the Year Award


Black Hills Detachment Marine Corps League
PO Box 913
Rapid City, SD, 57709-0913
Phone:  605-718-7995


Art Jansen
Marine of the Year Award 

South Dakota Veterans Council announced the presentation of the 2008-2009 Chester Sorenson Outstanding Veterans Marine of the Year Award to Art Jansen of Rapid City.  

Back Ground for the Award:

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE ACTIVITIES:

Art has served as Commandant, Senior Vice Commandant, Junior Vice Commandant, Judge Advocate, Chaplain, and Sergeant at Arms in the Black Hills Detachment. He is currently serving as Jr. Vice Commandant for the South Dakota Department, Marine Corps League. He has served the detachment on all fund raising activities and participated in detachment parades and other functions. He initiated the detachment Care Package program in which the league send food and other items to active Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date we have sent 170 packages. He has been actively soliciting money, food and other items needed to successfully complete this activity.  

Art organized and served as coordinator of the support team for the Black Hills National Cemetery Avenue of Flags from 2004-2007.  This involved recruiting groups such as, Veterans and Fraternal organizations, service clubs, churches and in some cases individuals; who he trained and assigned the responsibility for inspecting and replacing the flags on a weekly basis.  The avenue of Flags consists of 62 American flags, 5 service flags and one POW and MIA flag. 

Art was selected as the 2007 Marine Corps League Detachment Marine of the Year. In 2008 he was selected as the South Dakota Department Marine of the Year. 

FAMILY:

Art is originally from Hot Springs, South Dakota and joined the Marine Corps during WW II. He served with the 3rd Marine Division in the Pacific Theater. 

He married Ida Liffengren after the war.  They celebrated their 61st anniversary in March of 2009.  Art and Ida raised four children and now have eleven grandchildren.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Service Club:  Art was an active member of the Cosmopolitan International which he joined in 1964.  During the years he has held all the club offices, and chaired almost every committee.  He was the Rapid City, S.D. Club President in 1972; the year of the historic Rapid City Flood. The Rapid City Club also hosted the Cosmopolitan International Convention that summer. 

In 1956 he was the District Director of the Boy Scouts of America in Bozeman, Montana.  In 1963 he became the Assistant Council Executive of the Sioux Council Boy Scouts in Sioux Falls S.D. and in 1966 he became the Black Hills Council Executive Director in Rapid City, S.D. He was instrumental in establishing the Medicine Mountain Boy Scout Camp west of Hill City. S.D.  

Art was also instrumental in securing the funds and building the Boy and Girl Scout Service Center in Rapid City. Under his leadership a Boy Scout Clean Up Day was established in 1970, which later became a City/Community wide program and is still an annual event in Rapid City. For 21 years Art served as Coordinator of this event. 

In 1983 then Mayor Art LaCroix proclaimed December 3rd as Art Jansen Day in Rapid City.  In January 2008, Art was selected and recognized as a Local Hero by Geico Insurance Company and KNBN Television Station in Rapid City for his volunteer work and especially his management of the Care Package program for Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans Organizations:

Art is a Life member of the Marine Corp League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion. 

Youth Organization: 

Art has been involved in the Sturgis Marine Corps ROTC program since he joined the Detachment. Art has also been successful in raising funds for the Young Marines during their active years in the Black Hills. Art is still active in the Boy Scout Merit Badge program instructing the youth in wood carving activities.

Art retired as a professional from the Boys Scouts 26 years ago but continues as a volunteer member of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Church:

Art is an active member of the First United Methodist Church and is past chairman of the Methodist Memorial Committee. He has helped to establish a charitable endowment program for the church.  Both Art and Ida are involved in the Church Hospitality group.        

Other:

Art was a founding member of the Hay Camp Wood Carvers and served as president.  He has promoted the organization by giving demonstrations and classes and participating in shows throughout South Dakota.

During World War II Art enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in the South Pacific with a 60mm mortar squad in the 3rd Marine Division at Guam and Iwo Jima.

Jansen Coat of Arms


This is an American Coat of Arms of the family of Art Jansen of Rapid City, South Dakota.  The Rifle depicts the weapons carried by 3rd Marine Division Marine Art Jansen in World War II, by Douglas Jansen in the United States Army, and by their family members and ancestors in the United States and their Viking Ancestors in Denmark and Norway. The Hiking Stave represents life in the great outdoors and Art's love of wood carving. The Boy Scout Emblem represents the family love of Scouting, and the Marine Emblem the United States Marine Corps.



Feb 11, 2014

LIFFENGREN FAMILY REUNION


LIFFENGREN FAMILY REUNION
JUNE 13-15, 2014
RAPID CITY, SD

WHAT:  LIFFENGREN FAMILY REUNION
WHEN:  FRIDAY, JUNE 13 (EVENING) UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 15 (11:00)
WHERE:  COMFORT INN AND SUITES, RAPID CITY, SD
           One of Rapid City's Best Hotels

WHERE:
COMFORT INN & SUITES
915 FAIRMONT BLVD.
Rapid City, SD
( at the corner of Mt. Rushmore Road & Fairmont Blvd. )
Reservations:  1-605-718-4444

We have reserved a gathering room and a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn and Suites.  You will need to confirm your reservation by May 11, 2014.  

  Check In: After 3:00
  Check Out:  11:00am
  Breakfast: 6am to 9:30am
  Pool & Hot Tub: 8am to 10pm
  Fitness Center: 5am to 10pm
  Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

The hotel is on Mt. Rushmore Road next to Ruby Tuesday's. The gathering room will have coffee and water. Ruby Tuesday's will deliver meals. All rooms are renovated. There is a complimentary Hot Breakfast, Pool, Sauna & Exercise Room.  The rooms start at $127.00. Sorry, its tourist season in the Black Hills.

As you know there are many tourists attractions in the Black Hills, there will be information at the hotel in the gathering room.

Please let us know if you will be coming. Please let your family know also and R.S.V.P. to Barbra or Tom.

Barbra Godfrey                    Tom Shepherd
7675 S Highway 16              901 Rocking T Dr.
Rapid City, SD                     Gillette, WY. 82718
605-348-1647                       307-680-3683
barbo7@q.com                    tshep@bresnan.net

Please bring a written update on your family for our genealogy.


Apr 14, 2013

JENNY COMES CLEAN


 JENNY COMES CLEAN



Far out in the country, miles from town
Where few passers-by see her ranch
 Jenny hangs laundry on wires stretched taut
   And held up in the air with a branch.

There she hangs coveralls, blue denim shirts,
Scrubbed clean with ashes and lye
  Neatly she clothes-pins them, all in a row
    And waits for the hot winds to dry.

Primly she hangs things, precisely arranges
 Dresses and aprons, so colors won't fade
   Gracing the line next, a young child's clothing
     Rompers, and blouses and items handmade.

Then she hies to the attic, with girdles and slips
   (And items she couldn't discuss)
      She hangs them with care lest a male dare stare   
        Snatch a peek, sneak a look, raise a fuss.    
           Causing Jennie to blush.



Louise Hullinger Copyright


More poetry and stories by Louise Liffengren Hullinger at:





THE MODEL T "GRAVITY FEED" FORD





THE MODEL T "GRAVITY FEED" FORD

I still have a recurring dream (nightmare?) about a car that couldn't quite make it back up a steep, winding hill which led down into the valley where my grandparents lived.

They had emigrated to central South Dakota from Norway and chose to locate in a spot that reminded them of their homeland. We children were always eager to go "down to Grandmothers" (for wondrous it was with chokecherry bushes, wild cherries and cutbanks to climb).  

When it was time to go home Mom piled us back into the Model T, and amid waves and shouts of goodbye, we settled down and headed out for the long trek home.  We were out of the valley and part way up the long precipitous hill before the car began to sputter and then, finally, came to a complete stop, and it could not be coerced into climbing any further.

Designed with the gas tank under the front seat the Model T boasted a gravity feed which allowed the gas to flow into the carburetor. When the rear end of the car was lower than the front end for any length of time the car would not budge.

Finally, in desperation, Mom, who had no towing service available (!) directed us 3 children to sit alongside the grassy edge of the rutted road while she maneuvered the car around and managed to back it all the way up the hill!

The car was a model T Ford with a gravity feed. The year was 1929 and I was 5 years old.



Louise Hullinger Copyright


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