Also known as: Lars Pederson Dokken
Last updated 8 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 28 Sep 1843 in Ringebu, Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway
Died: 21 Nov 1923 in Curran Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States
Spouse/Partner: Inga Olson (? – aft 1923)
Married: 12 Apr 1874 in , , , Norway
Immigration: May 1878 at Millston, Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States
Residence: 1879 at Curran Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States
General Notes and Anecdotes
Lars was noted as being in generally robust health, rarely being ill. However, he sufferred a stroke a few days before his death and was paralyzed. [obituary-lars-pederson-1923]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Following Norwegian naming conventions, his "surname" was Pederson (son of Peder), and he likely came from one of several farms that used the name Dokken. How often he used the habitational name is unknown, but the use of Pederson appears to be more common. In his obituary for example, Dokken is only used twice: once for the title and the first time his name is used. All other times his surname is Pederson, suggesting he probably used Dokken only as a formality. [obituary-lars-pederson-1923]
According to Lars' obituary, Lars and Inga had four children (the text indicates five survived him, but only four are listed). The one son was named, but all three daughters were identified only by their husband's names. Of these, I currently only know the real name for Betsy (Mrs. H. B. Johnson). The other two daughters are Mrs. Charlie Bjork of Eau Claire, and Mrs. Martin Dyrnes of Brantford, North Dakota. However, the Card of Thanks following the obituary gave another possible daughter's married name, Mrs. E. Olstad. [obituary-lars-pederson-1923]
He had two living sisters at the time of his death. One was only identified as Mrs. Hotchkiss of Chili, Wisconsin. The other was not identiifed, but still resided in Norway. [obituary-lars-pederson-1923]
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