The first Norwegian immigrants are recalled.

He Arrived in 1840. Lars D. Reque, of Deerfield, Oldest Living Norse Pioneer in State.


Lars D. Reque was among the first group of Norwegian immigrants to come to Wisconsin. Interviewed by a journalist in 1905, he recalls here the trials of coming to the New World, encountering New York and Chicago, and making a home in the wilderness of Dane County in the 1840's. He also worked as a lead miner and on lumber crews before settling down on a farm near Koshkonong.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
Creator: Anonymous
Pub Data: Milwaukee "Wisconsin" (newspaper), Sept. 28, 1905
Citation: "He Arrived in 1840. Lars D. Reque, of Deerfield, Oldest Living Norse Pioneer in State." Milwaukee "Wisconsin" (newspaper), Sept. 28, 1905. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=802; Visited on: 7/28/2014
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