Title: Mrs. Hans Mollerud Papers
ID: OGLMC 758
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Mollie Mollerud was born on September 5, 1874, in Goodhue County, Minnesota. Her parents, Lars and Ingeborg Hegseth Paulsness, emigrated from Norway in 1860 and farmed in Goodhue County until Lars died in 1889. Ingeborg and her five children then moved to Grafton, North Dakota, where they homesteaded. In November 1893, Mollie, the oldest daughter, married Hans Mollerud, who was born in Sigdal, Norway, in January 1870. The Molleruds worked on Ingeborg's farm until 1903, when they homesteaded near Hanley, Saskatchewan. The Molleruds had ten children: Hilda, Inez, Leonard, Treumann, Alvin, Henry, Henrietta, Melville, and two boys who died in infancy.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Other Formats: The collection was photocopied from originals held by the Saskatchewan Archives Board
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Mrs. Hans Mollerud Papers. OGLMC 758. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in November 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Mrs. Hans Mollerud Papers consist of photocopies of a handwritten autobiographical sketch written in 1952. The sketch concerns the Mollerud and Paulsness family histories, detailing Mrs. Mollerud's recollections of farming, social and church activities, and neighbors in Goodhue County, Minnesota, Grafton, North Dakota, and Hanley, Saskatchewan. Of particular interest are her memories of the epidemic of scarlet fever which struck Grafton in the summer of 1904. The original is preserved at the Saskatchewan Archives Board.