Fern Dell Historic Association

9 East Front Street

P O Box 254

Newark, Illinois,  60541

815-695-5240


last updated 2/3/2015

 

 

We are so excited about our latest additions to the museum. This is the John J. Hatteberg cradle (rocks end to end) and donors, G Nephew Dan Olson and GG Nephew Tom Olson.  John J. Hatteberg was born 4/29/1860 in (Hordaland Kvinnherrad) Hatteberg, Norway and came to America with parents, Jens Jensson Hatteberg & Britta Jensdotter Mel Hatteberg with the cradle on 4/23/1861. They operated the blacksmith shop in the 1880's located 3 1/2 miles East of Lisbon on the SE corner of Whitewillow Rd. and Rt 47.

1922 Big Grove twp. East half

1922 BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, WEST HALF

 

Porter Olson house. His father also lived there, Ole Olson. Other residents were Lars Peterson and Fred Nelson.