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    1. Re: [WITREMPE] HJ Hagestad in Ettrick
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: littlepinkchick Surnames: Hagestad Classification: queries Message Board URL: Message Board Post: Stephanie, Here is some info on several Hagestad's and a link to Trempealeau County History Book online. K.K. Hagestad was my great grandfather and I believe he had a brother Jens. I am sending a picture I found of him online. Susan Amann McCurdy, K.K. HAGESTAD (ULVIK, HARDANGER) K.K. Hagestad was born in Ulvik, Hardanger, Norway, June 26, 1846. He emigrated to America with is parents in 1854 and settled in Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin. In 1860 he, with his parents, moved to Beaver Creek, this county, where his father filed on a home stead which remained his home until death. His father did not live to be an old man and younger Hagestad was obliged to assume the responsibility as head of the family. June 3, 1872, he married Miss Esther Knutson who has been an exceptionally helpful and devoted wife, successfully managing the household affairs and farm during the absence of Mr. Hagestad in attending to his many official duties entrusted to him. Mr. Hagestad was prominent in politics as well as local and church affairs. For twenty years he was a member of the Synod church council, for eighteen years a member of the Board of Trustees and one year, its chairman, which is the highest office the church can bestow upon a layman, and has the distinction o! f being the only layman honored with that office. He was instrumental in the organization of the Ettrick Farmers Cooperative Creamery, also the Ettrick Scandinavian Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, which company he served as its president for over forty years, up to the time of his death. He was at one time a member of the Wisconsin Assembly, also served as Chairman of the County Board, director and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Home Bank of Blair. Was for many yeas a trustee of the Trempealeau County Asylum, for fifteen years trustee of the Gale College and for ten years, it's chairman. He was at the time of his death a member of the Board of Directors of the LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

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