Haakon & Ida Stadsvold, confirmed at Oak Hill Lutheran Church, west of Brayton, Iowa, ca. 1924


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Haakon & Ida Stadsvold, confirmed at Oak Hill Lutheran Church, west of Brayton, Iowa, ca. 1924.


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Confirmation: Coming of Age in Denmark and the US

Haakon was born in Denmark in 1909, the year his grocer father, Jens Stadsvold, left for the US. He was joined by his wife Kristine (Vad) and their three sons the following year. Ida, born in Iowa in 1911, was the first of the couple's two children born in America.


  • Haakon & Ida Stadsvold, ca. 1924 (photo courtesy of Haakon's daughter, Dorthy E. Stadsvold Feisel, St. Michael's MD).


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