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Re: Reed, Roos, Neander, Ogren, Olson, Johnson
Posted by: Karen Kitson (ID *****0285) Date: July 11, 2011 at 18:23:48
In Reply to: Reed, Roos, Neander, Ogren, Olson, Johnson by Carolyn Davies of 308

Hi Carolyn --

I'm answering an old post, but couldn't resist --
Ogren Lake and Ogren Trail are named for my great-great grandfather, Andrew Ogren --or as he was first registered in the Swedish Lth Church in Center City, Anders Swenson Ogren --He farmed on what became Ogren Lake, had two sons Herman and Frank -- served in the Civil War from 1862-1865, lost his leg in 1865. Herman stayed on that farm, I believe; Frank moved to a farm just north, between Shafer and Almelund. Frank John Ogren is my great grandfather. He and Hilda had eight children: Arthur, Agnes,Frank P., Arvid, Phillip, Edith, Alphonse and Ruth. Arvid, my grandfather, stayed on Frank's farm, married Ada Anderson, had Richard, Earl(Bud), Roland and Jan; the land is still in our family. I would love to hear from the Herman descendants! One son of Frank's, Alphonse, spent his life in the merchant marines and called himself Albert Ogren; no offspring.(?)Andrew was often called Agren, a misinterpretation of cursive writing. Even the Civil war records list him as Agren. He supposedly came to America with 2 brothers; they moved on to North Dakota and Washington state, the story goes, all under the name Ogren. Does anyone know of this? Thanks,

Karen Ogren Kitson

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