South of the Border: "Agnethe Forseth: a homesteader's letters from Grandview"
September 4, 2019
Columnist's note: Writing about Grandview Cemetery, south of the Hills and north of Galata, I learned that Agnethe Forseth donated the two acres that became, for 90 years, a children's cemetery. Toni Brown Dafoe, a great granddaughter of Mrs. Forseth, recently brought me a notebook with 71 letters written by Mrs. Forseth and her two daughters. Toni's mother, Mrs. Jeannette Brown, told me the letters were translated by "a friend of Mrs. Forseth in Norway who was an English teacher."
Agnethe Forseth's husband, Kristian, was a career soldier, still in the military when he died in 1903. She qu...