Looking for information
By Laureen Curtner
March 23, 2006
My Grandparents were both 100% Norweign. My Grandfather Casper
Harvold went to Petersburg in 1909. He owned his own vessel.
Something happned, a very bad accident - a fire. Grandpa left
Petersburg in 1912 - settled in Washington state. Met my Grandmother
Inga - words were never spoken of this. Grandfather passed away
at the age of 84, I was 10 years old. He was a remarkable craftsman
& a very profitable Berry Farmer - my Uncle still runs the
farm in Carnation Washington - Harvold's Berry farm. At any
rate when I told my Grandmother I was moving to Wrangell in 1985...she
said NO... you'll die???? This is how I came to learn of my Grandfather's
early years in America. He traveled with Sen. Jackson's father.
If anyone knows anything about
this bit of history, my Mother and I would appreciate it. We
have searched and made calls... to no avail. I am very proud
to be of this decent. We were taught at a young age - be clean
- work for what you want or need and never rely on anyone to
take care of you. We were a very close knit bunch.
Wrangell, AK - USA
About: Laureen Curtner has been a resident of Wrangell since
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