Thursday, February 24, 2011

Elizabeth Ludwig

I haven't been able to track down a photo of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson's daughter Edith (Ella) Olivia (Knutson) Ludwig yet, though I did come across this photo of Edith's daughter, Elizabeth Ludwig from the 1947 Rochelle High School (see red arrow) year book.

Elizabeth Ludwig was a sophomore in 1947.   Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Edith (Knutson) and Charles Edward Ludwig and the granddaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.   Her great grandparents were Mari and Ole Finnestad.

Sometime around 1949 or 1950, Elizabeth would marry Gerald Corson, who I believe lived in DeKalb, Illinois while Elizabeth was growing up in Rochelle.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bernece Olson - 1930 US Census

Here is the 1930 US Census for Mari and Ole Finnestad's great granddaughter, Bernece Alma Olson.

Bernece is listed as a "roomer" in the household with her future husband, William Longenecker.   Bernece was employed as a saleslady for women's wear in Chicago, Illinois.    Bernece and William would marry later that year on September 29, 1930.

Bernece Alma Olson was the daughter of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the granddaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.