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Another Branch and Some Leaves of the Borg Family Tree

 

Jane Stanfel

Karsten Borg's Ranch, Oil on Crosscut Saw

Before readers forget the very numerous Borg family, we want to get a little more instructive mileage from them and then do some comparing.

In the last article we devoted considerable space to Sylvia Borg Kjos, whose father was Leif. One of Leif's brothers was Karsten, born in Norway in 1905 and brought to America with the family in 1911. With so many children to support on a single homestead, it is no surprise that he was farmed out, literally, for four years. He was shipped to Spicer, Minnesota, where he lived and worked – we can bet on that – with his father's brother. He missed his...



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