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U. S. Senator & Presidential Candidate John F. Kennedy
Visits Eleva-Strum Central High School in 1960
- Dan Bergerson

Strum, As I Remember It - by Ron Bergerson 
written in January 2008, from the viewpoint of a young boy who grew up in Strum
and has the recall to describe his home town from about 1948-54.

The Spirit of Dan Brock by Arup N. Garson 
from the viewpoint of a local banker (Arup) in the early 1930s,
the entertaining story of a not so successful (and not real) farmer caught up in financing and refinancing

Hurdal & Garsjøen Farm Mini-Tour
Pictures by Atle Rønning of Oslo, Norway, formerly of Hurdal

Norseville School and Area Picture Series
Pictures and accounts by former and present Norseville area residents.

Search for Maren Paulsen Evensen Completed! from Eidsvold, Norway . She may have been at one time in the Strum-Osseo-Fairchild  area. Born in Eidsvold, Norway, daughter of Paul Olsen & Anne Margrethe Johansdatter.
(Paul has Østre Toten ancestors on Skramstad, Balke Parish Farms: Hørland, Hermanrud, Askim, Askjum).
After much research in the USA and Norway, Maren and her husband, Anders Evensen, were found to have died in Oslo, Norway. Maren's father, Paul, died in Osseo in 1901. Maren's mother, Anne Margrethe, may have died in the Osseo and Trempealeau County, Wisconsin area between 1886-1900, or, in Minnesota until about 1910. Lina Paulsen & husband, Andrew (Anders) Anderson, farmed in the Town of Unity along U. S. Highway 10 to Osseo, just east of the present day Adams (Bolling) Farm. They were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strum. Lina Paulsen is Maren Paulsen's sister. For Email addresses to 4 family researchers and more research detail, go

Booklet -
100th Anniversary, (1906 - 2006) Skudesness Lutheran Church, Bawlf, Alberta, Canada  
Scan of the Original 30-page Book. The Home Church of Johan Olsen Aker (A Madsen (Matson) Ancestor)
Booklet -
50th Anniversary, St. Paul's Norwegian Lutheran Church, Strum, 1927
Scan of the Original 20-Page Booklet, written in Norwegian!
60th Anniversary Congregation Photo, Strum St. Paul's Lutheran Church 1937
September 18-19, 1937 (Wide angle photo in 4 parts)
Booklet -
75th Anniversary, St. Strum St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1952
Scan of the Original 31-Page Booklet. Lots of Pictures.
NEW 100th Anniversary Book, Story of a Lutheran People, 1872-1972, Strum, Wisconsin
Scan of the Original 70-page 1972 book, presented on this WEB Site

"A History of Strum and the Town of Unity
" by Roy H. Matson of Strum
An on line text and picture version of the original 75-page book now out of print.

Helfred Matson & Mary Garson
"Our Story"
The Story of their Family and Ancestors (Revisions in Progress
Helfred Matson & Mary Garson Ancestor Trees

Matson-Garson Ancestors by Generation

Frodahl (Frodal) Family Connection

Matson-Garson Research in Progress Articl
Toten Bygdelag Bulletin article, November 200
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