Friday, July 3, 2009
Finding Original Owner of our Victorian House - John Olson Wrolstad
John Olson Wrolstad built our Queen Ann Victorian in 1893. He was born in Norway in 1839, and came to the U.S. with his parents during the 1850s. He and his father Ole Olson Wrolstad prospered in the lumber business. Here is a photo of the crew at their Northland business.
I'd been searching a long time, but yesterday I found the gravesites of John, his wife Mathea, and his parents Ole and Maren at the North New Hope Cemetery, northwest of Nelsonville, WI. I spent some time at the cemetery photographing the gravestones, paying my respects and giving thanks to them.