Merle Winton Gregerson history, 1852-1982


Merle Winton Gregerson history, 1852-1982


Norsk Turkey River Settlement contains family stories of immigrants from Hallingdal and Numedal who settled in northeastern Iowa. Extensive genealogical charts accompany the history. Includes a translation to English of Gunder Gregerson's autobiography (1842-1919) and information about Highland Lutheran Church (pages 116-123). Relatively little community history is given.

Added: clipping from "Drammens Tidende og Buskeruds Blad" (July 28, 1976) describing Gregerson's work; and a list (dated June 18, 1988) of "Some of the first settlers, Jefferson Prairie settlement, Rock County, Wisconsin (1 page); added 2001: Gregerson's March 19, 1996 letter to Odd Lovoll describing his researches, and Lovoll's reply. Pamphlet: "1593 Norway family farm surname and names and emigrant lists for Norwegians." (26 pages) pages 5-13 list farm names and names/addresses of people researching families on those farms. Pages 15-22 are "early emigrant member records from 1845-1857" of Luther Valley Church, Orfordville, (west of Beloit) Wisconsin. 1095 names in family groups, many with place and data of birth and confirmation.
Extent: 1 folder








Gregerson, Merle Winton, 1923-, “Merle Winton Gregerson history, 1852-1982,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed June 19, 2021,