Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo Number 764

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
CdV Pink DL Antiques
This CdV has a pink backing.  In 1885 it was very popular to button just the top button of your suit coat.
CdV Pink Back DL antiques
A. Hanson was in Lanesboro during the years 1880 to 1887.  A. Hanson ran the first photo studio in Lanesboro and sold it in 1887 and moved to Tacoma Washington.
CdV Pink Back DL antiques
Clbr.?? ( edited to Mr.) L.O. Ottestad
C an Carlino street
246a? or 246th?
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Everyone has been busy this morning!  Thanks Abra, Anonymous and Iggy:
Mr. Louis O Ottestad was born the 15th of May 1854 in Oslo, Norway and died the 25 Feb 1926 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington. He married Anna Thilise Stokke in July, 1883,in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was born the 13th of October 1858 in Trondhjem, Norway and died 19 Jun 1935 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA . They had the following children: Eunice Dorothea Ottestad, Harold F Ottestad (born Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA), Louis Edward Ottestad (born Sioux Falls), Lucy Amanda Ottestad (15 Nov 1885 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota), Justin Walter Ottestad (28 Jan 1888 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota), and Clarence Norman Ottestad (4 Nov 1893 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA).


From what I read..his parents were O. B. and Anna Ottestad. In 1867 they moved to Minnesota. Then moved to South Dakota in 1879.  It is unclear if he moved to South Dakota with his parents at that time or moved there after he was married in 1883.    In 1889 he moved to what is now Bellingham Washington and was in the hotel business. 


He could have had his photo taken in Minnesota on a trip back to woo his gal from Minnesota..so we will date this photo  1883. 


Update from Relatives on March 02 2012
Louis O. Ottestad was my grandfather. Photo #764 is not of him; it is of my great uncle Thomas Johnson Stokke, brother of my grandmother Anna Telise Johnson Stokke Ottestad. I have that same photo hanging on my wall.


Doug Ottestad
Update from Doug March 13, 2012


I have one story about Thomas and Anna: In 1858, their grandfather Johan and uncle Knut drowned in Beistad Fjord, Norway, when their fishing boat capsized in a storm. Their grandmother Ane gathered up the rest of the family and sailed across the stormy Atlantic Ocean to the U.S. in the Spring of 1858 - the trip took 11 weeks in their other fishing boat (a sailing vessel). Anna was a babe in arms during the trip. I'm not sure if Thomas made the trip; if so, he would have been a toddler; or he may have been born in Minnesota, where the family ended up. Those old Norskies must have been tough to be able to travel like that!!

----Doug 

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  1. A possible candidate: Louis O. Ottestad, born 1854, dead 1926.

    According to this biography he came to Minnesota with his parents at age 13, but relocated to South Dakota in 1879, and later to Washington in 1891.

    Perhaps he had the photo taken at a visit at his parents?

    (The "O" is perhaps short for Oleson (Olsen), since his father's name was Ole.)

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  2. Yes, I agree with anonymous. Here is a bit more info: Mr. Louis O Ottestad was born the 15th of May 1854 in Oslo, Norway and died the 25 Feb 1926 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington. He married Anna Thilise Stokke in July, 1883,in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was born the 13th of October 1858 in Trondhjem, Norway and died 19 Jun 1935 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA . They had the following children: Eunice Dorothea Ottestad, Harold F Ottestad (born Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA), Louis Edward Ottestad (born Sioux Falls), Lucy Amanda Ottestad (15 Nov 1885 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota), Justin Walter Ottestad (28 Jan 1888 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota), and Clarence Norman Ottestad (4 Nov 1893 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA). I will try to get back to this later, unless someone else can fill in the rest. ~Abra

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  3. "OTTESTAD, Clarence N., age 68, of 2414 C St. passed away in a local hospital Friday, May 11, (1962). Mr. Ottestad had been a life resident of this community; was a retired cannery foreman for P.A.F.; was a veteran of World War I and a member of Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7, American Legion. Surviving relatives are his widow, Gertrude J. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Loomis of Bellingham; one son, Lloyd Pearson of Sequim; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy A. Larson of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Ernest L. Marchand of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Justin D. Ottestad of Bellingham and Harold F. Ottestad of Odessa, Washington.

    http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/wgsobits/deathsos_oz.htm

    7/8th the way down this page is Louis' biography:

    http://genealogytrails.com/wash/whatcom/Bios/bios_on.html

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  5. That first word is Mr. Just a bit more flowy handwriting.

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  6. Interesting as always! Especially "the mystery unraveled"! Is it that certain people from certain countries gravitated to certain climates and regions similar to their homelands when they came to the U.S.? I know my family was Irish and moved to Northern, Illinois where the rolling hills and green etc, reminded them of the Ireland they left. I guess I would do the same...anything to remind you of home.
    Also, once Molly said it was Mr. with a flourish I could see it but before it definitely looked like Clbr. It was a real optical illusion!

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  7. I found Louis and (presumably) a brother, Andrew, living in Rochester Minnesota in the 1875 MN state/territorial census. They are part of a large group of people in one location, so probably a boarding house or hotel. The territorial census of 1875 only gives names, ages, and birthplace of person and their parents'birthplace, so do we do not know what he is doing there, but he is an adult and not with his parents.

    The only hit that came close in the 1880 census was Ole Ottestod living in Albert Lea Mn, working as a stone mason, and boarding at the residence of William Mitchell, landlord. I am not sure if this is him, or it could be a brother, etc., but he may be listed by his middle name/nickname as was a frequent practice. Although it states his age as 28, that age is in parentheses, so I am thinking it might indicate the landlord (or another person) reporting who his tenants are and is estimating the age—this was common practice in earlier censuses.

    Since Louis is shown as living apart from his parents as early as 1875, it may indicate that he didn't necessarily move with them immediately, especially if this is him in the 1880 census. This, of course, is just my speculation. :-) ~Abra

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    1. Ole Ottestad was probably Louis (Lars) O. Ottestad, my grandfather. He was born in May of 1854, so would have been 26 in 1880. His father (my great grandfather) was Ole Benhart Ottestad. Louis' did indeed have a brother Andrew (Anders) Ottestad; they all moved West to Bellingham, WA in the late 1800's.

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  8. Those pale blue eyes ...

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  9. Louis O. Ottestad was my grandfather. Photo #764 is not of him; it is of my great uncle Thomas Johnson Stokke, brother of my grandmother Anna Telise Johnson Stokke Ottestad. I have that same photo hanging on my wall.

    Doug Ottestad
    turbofotch@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Doug I have added the info to the photo..thank you for clearing it all up:) Connie

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  10. Louis O. Ottestad is my grandfather. But photo #764 is not of him; it is of my great uncle Thomas Johnson Stokke, brother of my grandmother Anna Telise Stokke. I have the same photo hanging on my living room wall. Clarence N. Ottestad is my uncle, brother of my dad, Harold F. Ottestad.

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