Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lost Photo Album- Olaug Kaatorp of Renville Co, MN

Last Summer I purchased a large photo archive at an auction. What a treasure trove of lost family items!



Many of these wonderful family photos are from Norway! It's difficult to figure out what family they are from though there is correspondence from Norway to Olaug Kaatorp, who lived in Renville County, Minnesota and various parts of Minneapolis/St Paul, it seems.

I can't really determine if Olaug was married or had a family- perhaps that is why her family photo collection ended up at auction??

It would be wonderful to return this lovely family album to a relative who would treasure it, along with the various loose photos & memorabilia. If there are no living relatives in the United States, maybe descendants of the Norwegian branch that sent these items over would claim this piece of family history!




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  1. What wonderful pictures they are! I hope someone sees this that might be able to identify.

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    1. I know. It is such a nice collection. I hope to find a relative who will treasure and enjoy it

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  2. There is a Find a Grave memorial for her. The photo of the headstone shows a stone right next to hers with the name Landsness on it. Perhaps a relative?

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  3. MN marriage index show that Lauritz Landsness married Marie Kotrop (perhaps Kaatorp?) in Renville County in 1923. Perhaps Marie is a sister to Olaug.

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    1. That is a very good possibility-- I'll def follow up on it!

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