Letters from Ole Rocksvold

Letters from Ole Rocksvold

by Sharon Smith Bowen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692919170
Publisher: Sharon Bowen
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Pages: 514
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Sharon Bowen is a retired teacher and school counselor and lives in Wisconsin. She is married to Max Bowen, has one son, Nathan Kalmoe, and three stepdaughters, Joy Ochs, Anna Bowen, and Sara Bowen. She enjoys traveling to visit her children and grandchildren, volunteering, singing, reading, movies, walks, and bike rides.

Table of Contents




Guide to Key People in the Book

Ole Rocksvold Timeline and Family Trees

Chapter 1 Introduction to Ole Rocksvold

Chapter 2 Ole's Early Life and Times

Chapter 3 The Civil War (includes 7 wartime letters)

Chapter 4 Vicksburg Through the End of Ole's Service (includes 7 wartime letters)

Chapter 5 Life After the Civil War

Appendix 1: Glenwood Church- Ole's Involvement

Appendix 2: Ole's Post-Civil War Letters

Appendix 3: Pertinent Letters of Relatives and Friends

Appendix 4: Other Documents

Appendix 5: Pictures- Ole, Anne, Children

Appendix 6: Pictures- Ole's Grandchildren and Beyond

Appendix 7: Trip to Norway Pictures of Author and Husband


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book for those keenly interested in family history, but I took exactly one-and-a-half minutes with it before I ordered this treasure for myself. I expected the book to be his letters translated from Norwegian to English. I found it to be all that, but much more. This book is nicely organized. Starting with a timeline and family tree to the details of where and how he lived, it is all backed with much research.This book portrays his life as an immigrant and a visit to Norway after nearly half a century. It tells of life as a Civil War soldier with first-hand accounts being the precious letters to his future wife, but the research really adds value. After the Civil War, this book gives a close look at his commitment to his family, his community in Iowa and later his life as a pioneer farmer in western North Dakota. Thank you Sharon Smith Bowen for your labor of love to make this book a reality! --Nadine Amunrud Brown