The Papers of Ole (Rotnen) Larson, 1854-1857 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Ole (Rotnen) Larson, 1854-1857Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Larson, O

Primary Creator: Larson, Ole Rotnen

Extent: 0.01 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of personal correspondence, 1840's-1860's; accounts; immigration passport; Ole Larsen family history.

Biographical Note

Larson was born in Hallingdal, Norway in 1811.  He emigrated in 1849 and, with his wife Anne Stenerson, built a home in Allamakee County, Iowa, in 1850.  Besides the four children they brought with them from Norway, the Larsons had seven more children after their arrival in America.  Larson worked very hard at creating a successful farm, and was himself one of the early pioneers of the county.  He died on the farm at the age of 87.


Larson ble født i Hallingdal i 1811. Han utvandra i 1849 og sammen med kona Anne Stenerson slo han seg ned Alamakee County i Iowa i 1850. De hadde fire barn med seg til Amerika, og de fikk sju barn til i USA. Larson jobbet hardt som bonde og var selv en av de tidlige pionerene i landet. Han døde på gården 87 år gammel.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Ole (Rotnen) Larson Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/20/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

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[Box L: Personal Papers, Single Files],

Box L: Personal Papers, Single FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1849-1867Add to your cart.