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Anders Moldstad Family

Anders Moldstad Family | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A family seated around a table that has a fringed cloth. The children sit in small chairs and a woman holds a baby. The frame house behind a picket fence has a "ten commandments" type window in its front door, small windows on an addition and its front door has shutters along its side. Possibly the Anders Moldstad family.
DESCRIPTION
A family seated around a table that has a fringed cloth. The children sit in small chairs and a woman holds a baby. The frame house behind a picket fence has a "ten commandments" type window in its front door, small windows on an addition and its front door has shutters along its side. Possibly the Anders Moldstad family.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26791
Creation Date: 1880
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City:De Forest
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)356
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Right side stereo view. Compare with Image IDs 26678, 26681, 27016. Also spelled Molstad. According to his obituary in the DeForest Times on 27 Jan 1899, Anders Moldstad was born 24 Aug 1843 in Vestre Toten, Norway. He emigrated in 1868, working in Decorah IA for several months before working in Lodi WI for 4 years. In 1872 he returned to Norway to marry Johanne Karine Berg; they returned to WI and settled in August 1873 in DeForest, where he was a successful merchant. He died there on 24 Jan 1899. According to Donald Moldstad in an email 01/31/11: "This photo is of the Anders Moldstad family. I have a copy of it. He was my great-grandfather. Anders owned a general store in DeForrest,WI. This was the family's first home. A newer home was built next door, and was much larger. The first Norwegian Lutheran Church met in the upstairs of his store until they constructed the sanctuary."
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Household furnishings
Children and adults
Scandinavians

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