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Creator Worringer, Ingebor Grinde.
Title Eken Family history
Dates of Creation 1971
Physical Description 1 folder.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Eken Family History is comprised of a nine-page genealogical essay written in 1971 by Ingebor Grinde Worringer and a single black and white photograph of the Eken family taken around 1890. The essay provides biographical details on the backgrounds of Iver Thoralson Iverson (1836-1917) and Johanna Oldsdatter Iverson (1837-1901), who emigrated from Sogn, Norway to an area in the Town of Vienna, Dane County, Wisconsin known as Norway Grove. Upon reaching Wisconsin, Iver Iverson decided to Americanize the family name to Eken. The essay contains individual biographical sketches for all ten of the Eken children: Thorald, Ola, Ingebor (Emma), Sjur, Annie, Sarah, Iver, Jr., John, Olena, and Andrew, as well as details on their descendants, who mostly settled in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Thorald and Ola's farm near the Oscar Mayer plant on the northeast side of Madison was later platted and named Eken Park.
Archival History Presented by Glen W. Wheeler, Madison, Wisconsin, June 17, 1988. 1988.010
People Worringer, Ingebor Grinde
Subjects Family trees
Family
Emigration & immigration
Places1 Norway Grove (Wis.)
Places2 Vienna (Dane County, Wis. : Town)
Places3 Madison (Wis.)
Local Search Terms Genealogy
Norwegians
Eken Park
Object Name Manuscripts
Call Number ARM 88-04
Catalog ID Number 1988.010.0001