Monday, March 21, 2011

Photo Number 485

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Mall in Detroit  Lakes, Minnesota.
Ida of Zerkle DL Antiques
Mons Mossefin the photographer was from Norway.  He was in the Bagley, Minnesota area in 1914 (  in 1898 and 1899 he was in Crookston, Minnesota..then he us not shown again until 1914 in Bagley according to the Minnesota Photographers Database...but he could have practiced earlier in the Bagley area)   I think this ladies dress looks like something a young woman would wear in Minnesota in the early1900s.
Ida of Zerkle Back Dl Antiques
from Ida Norley or Morley??  Zerkel Minnesota
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Updates from Iggy and Anonymous:
Ida Norley (b. Nov 1884 in Minnesota) living in Bear Creek, Itasca & Moose Creek Townships & Twps.143-144/Ranges 36-38, Beltrami, Minnesota in 1900. Her father's name was Yens Norley or Jens Norlie. 


Yens Norley was born in Feb 1844, immigrating in 1867, and shows him as married but without a wife living with him. His children are: Peter (Mar 1882), Ida (Nov 1884). Martin (Dec 1888), and Emmet (Oct 1890).


Ida Norley (or Norlie) married and became "Mrs. Albert Mattson" of Minerva, MN.




This photo was returned to Ida's Great Niece Karen, it went Full Circle 24 on March 29, 2011

10 comments:

  1. After digging out a map of the Minnesota wildness, to find Zerkel - I found two Ida Norley's in the 1900 US census.

    Ida Norley (b. Nov 1884 in Minnesota) living in Bear Creek, Itasca & Moose Creek Townships & Twps.143-144/Ranges 36-38, Beltrami, Minnesota in 1900. Her father's name was Yens Norley. I find it hard to think that the woman photographed is 30 years old. She looks a bit younger to me.

    The other Ida Norley lived near Duluth and was a few years older.

    There were a few Ida Morley too, but none that appear to be living in general area.

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  2. Wow Anonymous! That is quite a story you linked to - and yes, very definitely this man fits the 1900 US census record I found Ida Norley in. It says, Yens Norley was born in Feb 1844, immigrating in 1867, and shows him as married but without a wife living with him. His children are: Peter (Mar 1882), Ida (Nov 1884). Martin (Dec 1888), and Emmet (Oct 1890).

    If Ida married, someone should be able to determine who and when. :)

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  3. Ida Norley (or Norlie) married and became "Mrs. Albert Mattson" of Minerva, MN.

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  4. Anonymous..yes he could. The photographer could have also been in the area earlier than 1914 too..like 1904. I think his Ida may be our Ida:)

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  6. This post is typical of how posting a photo can bring such a lot of interactive response. It really is wonderful.

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  7. What a thrill when I received an email with the link to this picture of my Great Aunt Ida!! I really appreciate this wonderful service you are doing in locating family members. I also really enjoyed the link to the story about my Great Grandfather Jens Norley. If anyone wants more history of the Norley family, I'd be happy to fill in what I know. Karen Norley (daughter of Arthur Norley) toadiecats@yahoo.com

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  8. I now have Karens address and I put the photo of Ida in the mail today:)

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  9. @ Anonymous Yes, Jens Nordlie is this woman's father. I run the Trysil Historielag website. Thank you for making the connection.

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Connie