“Norwegian Immigration to LaSalle County and beyond”.  

by Dave Johnson


Cost: $10 plus shipping

Author Dave Johnson has been involved with the Norsk Museum for ten years and as board president for the past six years.  Three of Dave’s grandparents were 100% Norwegian, immigrating from 1847 to 1892, all settling in Norway, Illinois area.  In 1967, Dave’s grandmother took a trip back to Norway, partly for genealogy reasons, tracing one line back to 1490’s.  This is when Dave was hooked on genealogy, almost 50 years ago.  His goal to see the Norsk Museum [former Hauge Lutheran Church] recognized for its historic value was finally realized in October 2015, by the Illinois Register of Historic Places.  The goal to be recognized on the National Register is the next step, because of this building’s connection to Cleng Peerson, the Sloopers, Rev. Elling Eielsen and Norway, Illinois [the first permanent Norwegian Settlement in America].   Dave receives calls and emails from throughout the country and Norway regarding questions about tracing their roots, our Norwegian forefathers and about visiting our museum.  Norwegian history is his passion as well as sharing the story.

Also available at the Norway Store

The Sloopers: Their Ancestry & Posterity (Collector's Edition) 

Imitation Leather – 2014

by J. Hart Rosdail (Author), Pres. of the Norwegian Sloopers Society of America Pat Ainsley Hayes (Foreword)

Cost  $ 78.00

Imitation Leather: 668 pages
Publisher: Ivitek Publishing (2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0990607003
ISBN-13: 978-0990607007
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 2.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 5 pounds

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