This Full Circle began with a comment left on the blog by Chris.
Hi Folks - I stumbled across this page by accident during a web search and am glad I did! I am related to the Aanund Flaat pictured here. MJM and LarsI are correct about his identity and emigration from Evje in Norway to Bygland, MN. I am not sure about the connection with the Knutsons - I am not aware of a family connection but maybe there was a business connection or they were just friends.
I am in contact with a descendant of Aanund Flaat who may be interested in the physical photograph.
Ben Knutson and Aamund Flaat and a unknown Photo Number 2469
Chris put me in touch with his relative Nate and the photo was mailed off.
I looked and I do not actually have that particular photo. If you could send it to me that would be great!
Thanks for stopping by. If a relative of Bens comes by I can email them a copy.