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Nettie Ove with Mary (Conlin) Sullivan and Agnes (Conlin) Gregoire (about 1922-23) This picture of Aunt Nettie with Mary and Nana (Agnes) was taken while the family was living in Poplar, Montana. My favorite part is the mischievous expression on Nana’s face in the corner of the frame....

Agnes (Conlin) Gregoire: The Storyteller

Photo of Agnes Gregoire “Nana” with me as a child “Did I ever tell you the story about…” At some point in every conversation with my grandmother, Agnes Gregoire, she would pose this rhetorical question. I have many happy memories of sitting on a barstool in “Nana’s” kitchen and listening to tales about her childhood in Montana. Her stories never bored me, but one day out of curiosity I answered her question by saying that I had indeed heard the...

Mary (Haselhaugen/Larson) Ove: A Compendium of Cookery

Food and family heritage One of the most precious objects I inherited from my mom’s side of the family is a well-worn recipe book from 1890, “The Compendium of Cookery and Reliable Recipes” which originally belonged to my second great-grandmother, Mary (Haselhaugen/Larson) Ove. Anyone who has visited my house knows how much I love to cook for family and friends, so this cookbook is truly a treasure to me. Mary was the daughter of Lars, “The Husmann”, who I recently wrote...

Lars Gulbrandson Haselhaugen: The Husmann

“Come let’s go to America”. The way she said it sounded like America was just behind the barn. With two of his daughters married and already living in America it split up his family. Your children should all live around you so you wouldn’t be alone in your old age but the way it looks now, he was sadly thinking, they would all leave some day. To be with them, would he have to leave Norway where his roots were...

George James Conlin: “Gorgeous George”

Great-grandpa Conlin always had a twinkle in his eye and a handful of candy or fig newtons. Once, I asked Great-grandma Conlin why she kept a giant bowl of butterscotch candies on the table and she responded: “I need the candies to keep Grandpa sweet.” George James Conlin, who the family playfully referred to as “Gorgeous George”, was born, on April 24, 1892,in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. When his parents sold the family farm in Todd County, Minnesota in September of l912,...

Gregoire-Conlin Wedding 1938

Agnes Conlin, M. Gregoire to be married I was excited to discover the wedding announcement for Marvin and Agnes (Conlin) Gregoire. They were married in Poplar, Montana on September 5, 1938. Marvin and Agnes went on to have four children and were happily married until Agnes’ death in 2004. After the wedding, the couple settled into the Leland Apartments in Great Falls, Montana. You can still rent a place in the Leland Apartments today!   Click on the Ancestry links...

The Ove Family Tintypes

These Tintype photos were passed down from our Ove relatives. Initially, we only recognized Jacob Ove (in the furry hat above), but using DNA relatives on the Ancestry.com site I connected with a cousin who helped us identify Anna and Peter. If anyone has ideas about the people in other photos, I would appreciate your assistance in identifying them. Jacob Ove moved to the US from Norway as a small boy and married Marn (Mary) Larson Haselhaugen in 1888. For more information...