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Above is a 1930's photograph of the farm built by Aanen & Gertrude Stangeland. They immigrated from Norway in the early 1850's and together built a log cabin and later this farm on the banks of Nutting Creek in the Yommerdahl Valley near Ossian, Iowa. They were the first of the Stangeland family to settle in America and are the great great great grandparents of Lauren, Brady and Anders Miller, the sixth generation of Stangelands in America.

The purpose of this webpage is to present a pictorial history of the ancestors of Shelley Stangeland Miller, her children and Shawn Stangeland.  Over time we will continue to add as many pictures as possible of the Stangeland/Kloster-Hudson/Rogers and Hartley/Cheney-Draghi/Evans families.
 

To view the photos of an individual, select their picture in the family tree below.  Aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins will be grouped with the appropriate family.

We wish to thank Elmer and Shirley Stangeland, Phyllis Stangeland-Euler, Joy Hartley-Campbell, Gail Hartley-Stangeland, Richard Hartley, Lillian and Jim Pleasant, Lois and Bryant Lay, Hulon and Margueritte Hudson for their invaluable assistance in creating this archive.

  Special thanks to Ida Mae Hinote-Hudson and David Hudson for their lifetime of work compiling the Hudson and Rogers genealogy.  The Hudson-Rogers segment of this Family History website is dedicated to their memory.     The entire family wishes to thank Kim Davis for her tireless and altruistic work assembling and maintaining this web page.     Our thanks also goes to daughter Shelley Stangeland Miller for years of research that added copious amounts of valuable data and photographs to the extended family, you really brought many people back to life for us and generations to come with your years and years of dedicated research.

We also want to dedicate the Stangeland portion of this web site to Anna Marie Jacobsen-Sherwin who spent 25 years researching the Stangeland genealogy which she published in her book "Jacobsen Stangeland Sherwin's Norwegian American Family Tree -- Biographical Sketches" in 1974.  Without her work we would have known very little of the Stangeland family history before the first settlers in America.  She traced the Stangeland lineage back to 1240.

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