Thursday, July 12, 2012

Photo Number 932

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Postcard Agnes Sigrid and Simon Fagstad DL Antiques
Three children..teenagers most likely.  Have you ever seen a chair like the one on the left? It looks like it has a very high headrest.  The photo was most likely taken in the early years of 1900..1905 to 1915. The Cyko postcards were in use from 1904 to 1920.
Postcard Agnes Sigrid and Simon Fagstad DL Antiques back
Agnes, Sigrid and Simon Fagstad or maybe Fogstad?
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Update from Iggy:
Agnes Fagstad (b. abt 1893-1894 in North Dakota), Sigred Fagstad (b. 1894 in North Dakota d. 1991), and Simon Fagstad (b. 23 Dec 1896 in North Dakota d. 29 Sep 1991 in Minnesota), all living in Grand Forks county, North Dakota in the 1920 US census, were the children of Ole (b. abt. 1855 in Norway) and Martha Fagstad (b. abt 1862 in Norway).

I don't know what became of Agnes.

Sigrid married George Bang and remained in Grand Forks county, ND. She had a son named George Bang, Jr.

Simon married Lillian V. Jenson whose Find-a-grave record has some interesting details such as "They farmed in Agnes Township, Grand Forks County, near Niagara, N.D. ... They lived on the farm Simon's father homesteaded, until moving to Larimore, in 1956." and a list of offspring.

Update From Rex who is a relative.
Well I've not forgoten who Simon, Sigrid and Agnes were. They are my grandfather's cousins. He lived with them after his mother died when he was about 18 months old. This photo was probably taken at their farm home near Niagara, ND. I have photos of them at an older age. Simon had three daughters and I beleive they live in Illinois.


Their parents were Ole and Martha Fagstad and the farm is still family owned and continues operation to this day. They came to this country from Norway. Ole and Martha are buried in the Elk Valley Lutheran Church cemetery along with other of their children.


Update : August 6, 2012  This photo is Full Circle 56.

7 comments:

  1. Agnes Fagstad (b. abt 1893-1894 in North Dakota), Sigred Fagstad (b. 1894 in North Dakota d. 1991), and Simon Fagstad (b. 23 Dec 1896 in North Dakota d. 29 Sep 1991 in Minnesota), all living in Grand Forks county, North Dakota in the 1920 US census, were the children of Ole (b. abt. 1855 in Norway) and Martha Fagstad (b. abt 1862 in Norway).

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    I don't know what became of Agnes.

    Sigrid married George Bang and remained in Grand Forks county, ND. She had a son named George Bang, Jr.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17820951

    Simon married Lillian V. Jenson whose Find-a-grave record has some interesting details such as "They farmed in Agnes Township, Grand Forks County, near Niagara, N.D. ... They lived on the farm Simon's father homesteaded, until moving to Larimore, in 1956." and a list of offspring.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24188853

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  2. Fine old photo. Taken in their home with real furniture, not fake studio props. I have seen some narrow high back chairs but none quite like this one.

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  3. Incredibly job as usual, Iggy! :)

    I have seen some chairs like that, by the way, although only in museum settings.

    What's interesting to me are the photos in the background of this picture. Now, who they were would be an interesting story...

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  4. One of my favorite pics so far, Connie. Interesting info, too.

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  5. Well I've not forgoten who Simon, Sigrid and Agnes were. They are my grandfather's cousins. He lived with them after his mother died when he was about 18 months old. This photo was probably taken at their farm home near Niagara, ND. I have photos of them at an older age. Simon had three daughters and I beleive they live in Illinois.


    Their parents were Ole and Martha Fagstad and the farm is still family owned and continues operation to this day. They came to this country from Norway. Ole and Martha are buried in the Elk Valley Lutheran Church cemetery along with other of their children.

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  6. I mailed this photo today to Rex in Texas a relative who will appreciate the photo:)

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  7. I received this email from Marian :
    Thanks so much for your response. I read the blogs but I dont blog and tried to send but it would not go through. I was dismayed that it was thought that we dont care about old photos. In fact I have had duplicated an old 50th celebration on a farm that is 3 miles from the Fagstad farm. Among others I have copied. The picture of my Dad and two aunts is one like I have . Thank goodness. If you get to the Cities try and go to the Norway House. Very simple compared to the Swedish Institute. On the wall is a very short story of all of my Norwegian grandparents. Speaking of Rexes relatives, my Dad never told us of the relationship. He did say that George Hanson was a second cousin but not the details. I know a few thiangs about him that Rex may be interested in but I have never talked to him. In fact I imagine that George may be on the anniversary picture . It was taken in 1938 . Thanks so much for your kind response. You do a valuable task. Best wishes, Marian

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