Saturday, December 16, 2017

Photo Number 2805

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
H Hofhope DL ant
A barn, and men with several teams of horses and some cattle.  In the left hand corner is a imprint of the initals O J S.
We have some information on the back.
H Hofhope DL ant back
H Hoftupe wrote something in a foreign language to Mr I O Homme ?
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Update from Phryxe:
Writing probably in danish ...

"Her ser de
meste delen
af voris kretur
og hester
alle friske
her
Helsning
H. Hofl..."

Her you see most part of our cattle and horses. All in good health here. Greeting, H. Hofl...



A possibility: Halvor Hoftuft Nov 28 1868- March 18 1950 Buried in Bethany Cemetery, Gully, Polk County MN

4 comments:

  1. Writing probably in danish ...

    "Her ser de
    meste delen
    af voris kretur
    og hester
    alle friske
    her
    Helsning
    H. Hofl..."

    Her you see most part of our cattle and horses. All in good health here. Greeting, H. Hofl...

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  2. Couldn't make any headway with the name.

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  3. I believe the text is (old "new") Norwegian, the word "helsning" points to western/mountain parts of Norway.

    There have been several names from the Setesdal, a mouintain valley in south of Norway, on the blog. Homme is place/farm in Setesdal (close to Valle), where google searches reveal that people has emmigrated from, to Minnesota/Dakota.

    One mile south of Homme in Setesdal, one can find the farm Hoftuft. Might this be the last name of the author?

    There was a Halvor Hoftuft:
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58007064/halvor-h-hoftuft

    There was even a Homme married to a Hoftuft:
    https://www.myheritage.se/names/halvor_homme

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  4. Halvor Hoftuft Nov 28 1868- March 18 1950 Buried in Bethany Cemetery, Gully, Polk County MN

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