This CdV has a pink backing. In 1885 it was very popular to button just the top button of your suit coat.
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.
Clbr.?? ( edited to Mr.) L.O. Ottestad
C an Carlino street
246a? or 246th?
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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.
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!!