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While still in high school, I became interested in researching our family history. Since then I have accumulated a collection of official documents, church records, photographs and other artifacts. By creating this site I hope to pass this interest on to future generations and to preserve many of the photos and other documents created and collected by myself and others of this and previous generations.

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Hans Petersen, inventor of the Linograph

Linograph Model 12
Linograph Model 12

Similar in design and operation to the Linotype, the Linograph is credited with being invented by Hans Pedersen who was born in Denmark in 1872, but emigrated to America at the age of 10 years with his parents. They settled in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and immediately Hans Peterson (he changed the spelling of his name later) got a job at the local Norwegian newspaper, learning to set type by hand, eventually leaving school at age 12 to become a compositor. Read more

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Photos

Henry McCormick Family, 1870
Henry McCormick Family, 1870
studio portrait

standing: Alexander George McCormick
seated l. to r.: Henry McCormick, Letitia Ann McCormick, Eliza Jane (Best) McCormick 
Asle Knudsen
Asle Knudsen
Undated studio portrait 
S/S <i>Hammonia</i>
S/S Hammonia
Built in 1855 for the Hamburg-America Line, she was their first steamship. In 1864 she was sold to the Allen Line, re-christened the S/S Belgian and put into service on the Liverpool-Quebec route. 

Individuals

Melville, Adam H.
   b. 29 Nov 1859, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario
McCormick, Hugh
   b. 23 Nov 1841, Osgoode Township, Carleton County, Ontario
Gilboe, Julia Ann
   b. 28 Feb 1843, Gosfield Township, Essex County, Ontario
Helgeson, Halvor
   b. 20 May 1846, Bæra, Ål, Hallingdal, Norway
McCormick, Letitia Ann
   b. 20 Mar 1850, Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario
Little, John James
   b. 18 Jun 1850, Enniskillen, Lambton County, Ontario
McCormick, Alexander George
   b. 24 Apr 1848, Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario
Patton, Jessie Stuart
   b. 6 Feb 1860, Montreal, Quebec
Knudsen, Asle
   b. 19 Jan 1844, Hol, Hallingdal, Norway
McDowell, James Nelson
   b. 14 Aug 1870, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri

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