Daughters of Norway lodge members prior to 1915. Two rows of women dressed in long fancy dresses with long sleeves and ruffles. Front row: Gea Flyum ( Mrs. Chris Dalager), Ragna Thesen (Mrs. Will Moede), Lena Flyum, Bertha Wieger (Mrs. Stahl), Unknown. Second row: Thea Wiger (Mrs. Westgard and the second Mrs. Nels Nelson), Clara Jacobson (the first Mrs. Nels Nelson), Mrs. Olaf Ronning, Nannie Christopherson (Mrs. Fisher), Unknown.
Studio portrait of the John and Margaret Cooley family. John Cooley (1837-1908) came to the United States as a 15 year old stow-away on a windjammer sailing from Hampshire, England in 1852. He married Margaret Taylor (1839-1927) of Rochester, New York in 1858. They arrived in Pope County in 1868 after several years in Wabasha County.
Expansion of Monastery (1880-1909). Mother Cecilia (Mary) Kapsner born in Prussia in 1859, came to America at age 15 with her family who settled in Pierz. Two years later, Mary entered St. Benedict's Convent and professed vows in 1878. In 1901 she was elected to serve as prioress, a position she held for three consecutive terms. Mother Cecilia was the first prioress whose background was similar to the majority of the members of St. Benedict's Convent as well as the people in the St. Joseph area. With keen perception and ready judgment she led the community through considerable building expansion. Especially noteworthy is the construction of the Sacred Heart Chapel and the Teresa Hall addition to the college, both having been in the planning stages as early as 1909 (Saint Benedict's Monastery Archives).
Formal portrait of Parelius Rognlie with his wife Marie's family. Pictured left top: Hans, Olaf, Mina, Julia, and Grandpa Gullerud. Bottom row from the left: Melvin, Clara, Parelius, Marie, and Grandma Karen.
Portrait of Axel Englund (September 5, 1860, to June 26, 1939). Pioneer businessman of Starbuck, MN organizing a number of early businesses including a hardware store, grain elevator, newspaper, creamery and Du Glada Theater. He also served as the mayor of Starbuck for 18 years.
Portrait of Axel Englund (Sept 5 1860, to June 26, 1939). Pioneer businessman of Starbuck, MN organizing a number of early businesses including a hardware store, grain elevator, newspaper, creamery and Du Glada Theater. He also served as mayor of Starbuck for 18 years.
Group portrait of four men sitting on porch, Bill Hart, Corsets Bracegirle, Bob Dilloway and Eddie Cronin. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
This is a photograph of Dr. Asa W. Daniels from St. Peter. Daniels served as a surgeon at Fort Ridgely in Nicollet County and as a medical officer at the Lower Sioux Agency before he moved to St. Peter to practice medicine. He tended the wounded in 1862 during the attack on New Ulm by the Dakota.
Portrait of Frank Dierhuger (sp?) standing in front of a house porch, which faces (what is likely) Main Street. Storefronts are visible in background. Porch has latticework on east side. Frank is wearing a specialized outfit and helmet, which is perhaps football padding.