Hong family


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A few days ago, I rescued an amazing family photograph from a vintage shop in Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Hong family

The photo was taken by F S Reeve, Millbank, S.D. (South Dakota). Written on back is the following information: “shortly before leaving Summit, S. Dak; Olga Hong, Aug 16 ’69“.

From initial research, I believe this is the family of Andres Olson Hong (1847-1916) and his wife Gunhild Levorson (1858-1942). Andres was born in Norway. His wife, Gunhild, was born in Minnesota.

Hong family pedigree

Info has been found on 9 of their children:

* Gusta (b 1882 Minnesota; d 7 Nov 1966 Tacoma, Washington) who firstly married Thomas T Olson and secondly married Arthur Erick Melander

* Olina ‘Lena’ (b 1885 Minnesota; d 25 Dec 1953 Tacoma, Washington) who married Richard Burton Walters

* Clara (b 1887 Minnesota)

* Emma Oscilla (b 1888 South Dakota; d 16 Apr 1957 Tacoma, Washington) who married Ole T Olson

* Minnie Kristine (b 1892 South Dakota; d 25 Sep 1975 Auburn, Washington) who married Ingvald Adolph Storvick

* Olga Ellen (b 1894 South Dakota, became a nurse; lived in Tacoma, Washington)

* Tomina Helen (b 1897 South Dakota; d 1943)

* Esther Clementine (b 1900 South Dakota; d 17 Jan 1985 Tacoma, Washington) who married George William Kuper

* Gustav Adolph (b 1903 South Dakota, became a master mariner; d Jan 1963 Washington) who married firstly Laura E Johnson and secondly married Bernadette Helen Reilly.

I’d like to return this photo to family members if possible.


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