Ole Wettlesen with Horse on his Farm | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Ole Wettlesen with Horse on his Farm

Ole Wettlesen with Horse on his Farm | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
In 1845, Ole Wettlesen and his wife Thorbjor and family left Laardal, Telemark, Norway, for America, eventually settling in Dane County. There, Ole established a farm in Section 31 of the Town of Christiana, at that time the heart of the growing Koshkonong Norwegian-American community. He became known as a skilled farrier--a veterinary who specialized in treating horses. His son Wettle, known as William, was nine when they arrived and later joined in his father's business.  This view shows Ole, on the right and William, left, in front of the barn on their property doctoring a horse. A child swings from a tree behind them.
DESCRIPTION
In 1845, Ole Wettlesen and his wife Thorbjor and family left Laardal, Telemark, Norway, for America, eventually settling in Dane County. There, Ole established a farm in Section 31 of the Town of Christiana, at that time the heart of the growing Koshkonong Norwegian-American community. He became known as a skilled farrier--a veterinary who specialized in treating horses. His son Wettle, known as William, was nine when they arrived and later joined in his father's business. This view shows Ole, on the right and William, left, in front of the barn on their property doctoring a horse. A child swings from a tree behind them.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26296
Creation Date:circa 1874
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City:Christiana, Town of
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D31)179
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Original negative 236. Reproduced and described in David Mandel's Settlers of Dane County: The Photographs of Andreas Larsen Dahl. (Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, 1985.) p. 30-31.
SUBJECTS
Horses
Barns
Clothing and dress
Hats
Farmhouses
Fences
Family
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Swings
Trees
Farms
Farm buildings
Veterinarian
Men
Children

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