Lars Thoresen Sogge was my great-great-grandfather. He was born on Sogge farm in the Surnadal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway.

He emigrated from Kristiansund, Norway in 1881 to Otter Tail county, Minnesota with his oldest son Hans Theodor. His wife Karen Hansdatter Leset followed in 1886 with their other six children, Anna Kristine, Gunerius Christian, Ludwig Ole, Julia Charlotte, Inge Marie and Hilmar Ferdinand.


You can read more about emigration from this part of Norway in 'History of emigration from Nordmøre' by Dordi Glærum Skuggevik.

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