S: Sisson-Melgard Family
FC: Sisson-Melgard Family
1: Sisson's, DeLong's, Holt's and friends Gathered for Mae Sisson and Burton Holt Wedding
2: Sisson-Melgard Family Tree has its roots in England, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. Like most Americans we are fairly recent immigrants. . These are some family photographs of the last eight generations. Celebrating who we are and remembering those that came before us, this book is for my cousins and our children and our children's children with love from Allison Louise Cummings Ryder Stocking Ruiz January 2011 "Don't forget who you are." | England | Sweden | Norway | France
3: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | Melgaad | Sisson | Delong | Alice & Miles
4: Sweden & Norway .. one of.our earliest family photos... your great, great, great grandparents Peder Erlanderson Melgaard of Throndheim, Norway Married November 11, 1874 Elsa Lisa Johnsson Dassel Minnesota | Elsa's Wedding Photo | Peder Melgaard came to Dassel as a young man and met and married Elsa Lisa Johnssn who had come with her family from Sweden. Peder msde furniture for the growing communite of Dassel and surroung Villages, thus proving well for his four living childern. Edward, Emma, Anna, & Alice.
5: Alice's Sisters Emma Bernadina Annie Sophia | Brother Edward | Alice
6: Alice was the youngest of the Melgaard children. She attended both public school and Swede School. She could play most sting instruments and the piano by ear as could her brother Ed. They often played a barn dances and special occassions. Events she remember with fondness in later years. Ed.s death from a tree falling accident was a great blow to her , especially after loosing her mother to appendesis when Alice was about 14. She brought $2,000 and her own team of horses and carriage to her marriage to Miles Sisson. She had wanted to be a nurse, but was told she was to delicate when she appiled. She was only 5'2" and had a 19 inch waist when she married. ( She encouraged me to me a nurse and eventually I did follow her recommendation.) ) | Alice's First Communion (3rd Row -Last) | Last Year of School 1900 (Top Girls Right) | Melgaard Home 1900
7: Miles Madison Sisson Married Alice M Melgaard Collinwood, Minnesota October 2,1907 | Alice with Harry, Estella, and baby Evelyn shopping with her own team of matched greys 1912 | Wedding Photo | Alice was denicated to her children and family. ,,Alice raised chickens and sold eggs and fryers, bakes pies and bread, cakes and cookies dailycooked 3 hot meals and 2 lunches daily during havest season, while raising 6 childern, chopping fire wood to do the cooking and heat water for the laundry the done by hand on a wash board. To heat the iron on the cook stove to iron the dry clothes and spend her quiet eveing time meading clothes making or remodelling clothes and reading to her children
8: The Delong Family Madison "Matt" Delong Married Elizabeth Lunsford March 5,1857 | Madison was born June 1, 1825. He was educated in the public schools and lived with his father until he reached the age of maturity when he secured employment in a smelting furnace where he remained until 1860. He then answered the call of the west and located at Carver, Minnesota, and one year later moved to Scott County, Minnesota where he engaged in various lines of employment. In 1868 he filed a homestead claim in Section 34, Dassel town,which included the present site of the village of Dassel. He remained on his claim during the winter and in the spring returned to Scott County for the purpose of moving his family to their new home. Upon returning with some of his livestock, he found his claim had been jumped by Parker Simons, a railroad employee. A law suit ensued which was ultimately decided in favor of Simons who then entered into a compromise agreement with Delong whereby Delong was given the ownership of the south but less valuable portion of the claim.
9: It was a bitter and cruel blow to Mr. Delong but he did not weaken in his effort to established home for his family. He sold his holdings in Section 34 and purchased 80 acres in Section 4, Collinwood town, where he continued to reside until his death on January 1, 1917. Mr. Delong endured all the hardships of pioneer life with no9 weakness of spirit or energy and carved out of the wilderness a delightful home and a competence for he and his family. He was an honored citizen of the town and served as town supervisor and assessor and was county commissioner for several years. Mrs. Madison Delong died December 26, 1932. Madison was married March 5, 1857 to Elizabeth Lunsford, daughter of Reuben and Nancy Lundsford, born in Augusta County, Virgina, February 24, 1832. | The following children were born to his union. Marthe: March 10, 1858 - Married Alexander S Gordon, on March 21, 1877 - died: August 16, 1948 Nancy: August 7, 1859 - Married William Compton on July 23, 1887 - /died: October 18, 1938 Rachel: July 17, 1861 - Married Lemuel L. Sisson on December 25, 1878 - Died: April 16, 1947. Edmund: May 13, 1863 - Married Anna Koester (Custer) on November 1, 1911 - Died: March 5, 1953. Lewis: March 19, 1966 - Married R0xanna Williams on May 5, 1895 - Died: October 20, 1928 Napoleon: August 16, 1869 - Married Roxelina Fuller on December 25, 1895 - Died: June 16, 1964.. It is interesting to note that he was the first white child born within the Dassel Village Corporation. Frances: April 10, 1873 - Married Jay N. Colberg on September 17, 1956 - Died: January 29, 1961 William: April 23, 1875 Died: February 5, 1951.
10: Madison and Elizabeths Delong's Home | Madiison "Matt" Delong | Elizabeth Lunsford Delong
12: Elizabeth Lunsford
13: The Delong Family and The Sisson Family Join | Lemuel Lumen Sisson Married Racheal Delong
14: LuSidneySisson, Mae Sisson and brother Miles Madison Sisson | Baby Lu Sidney
15: Lu Sidney | Miles "Matt"Madison
16: Elizabeth Mae Sisson (right) with sister : Lu Sidney Sisson | Sisson-Holt Wedding | Burton Holt-Mse Sisson (center)
17: Burton Holt & Elizabeth "Mae" Sisson
20: Great Grandfather | Great Grandmother | Great Grandmother
21: Great Grandfather | Great Grandmother | Family