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photos of Webster, South Dakota
Photos of the Webster,
South Dakota Area
page isn't finished yet -- I'm still working on it. These are more
photos of the Webster, South Dakota area, where my great-great-grandparents, Ole
and Birgit Svang, homesteaded a quarter-section of land back in the late
1800s. I've also included a map of their homestead and of the Bergen
Bristol was the town closest to Ole's homestead. Interestingly, it's also
the home town of NBC announcer Tom Brokaw, who was born in 1940. Tom spent
his first few years in Bristol, then he and his folks moved to Webster.
Pierpont is a small farming town where Ole Svang lived in the early 1900s after
he lost his homestead through foreclosure.
Bergen Church was where Ole's son (my great-grandfather) Nels Svang married Anna
Abrahamson in the 1890s.
posted this page primarily for relatives of Ole and Birgit who have never been
to the Webster area, to give them a better idea of what the area is like.
Webster, South Dakota
Bristol, South Dakota
Pierpont, South Dakota
and Birgit Svang's Homestead