The Pladsons of Newburgh Township

The Pladsons of Newburgh Township

Peek inside the book:
Their Churches
The Raaen Family
The Index

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The Pladsons of Newburgh Township is not just about Knudt, Halvor, and Osten Pladson and their families. It is a comprehensive collection of stories, photos, and family trees for all of the families connected to the Pladsons by marriage.

This beautiful 544-page, full-color book includes over 950 photographs, maps, and other graphics from family and private collections to tell the generational stories of these courageous Norwegian immigrants; learn about their families, homes, farms, schools, churches, and early pioneer life on the plains of the Dakota Territory.

Osten Pladson was a very unique person. He was a farmer, carpenter, and builder of exquisite church altars; two of his altars are in major Norwegian-American museums. Osten Pladson is the great-grandfather of the authors.

What people are saying about the book

“The Pladsons of Newburgh Township is more than a family history; it is a rich collection of stories of immigrant families, rural life, and growing prairie communities. Remarkable photographs bring these stories to life.”


Laurann Gilbertson
Chief Curator
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Table of Contents

  • Early History of the Dakota Territory
  • Their Churches
  • Their Schools
  • Farming in Newburgh Township
  • Hatton, North Dakota
  • The Norwegian Pioneers
  • The Lillegard Family
  • The Pladson Family
  • The Hagali Family
  • The Morgan Family
  • The Bakken Family
  • The Heskin Family
  • The Berg Families
  • The Raaen Family
  • The Rodningen Family
  • The Sondreaal Family
  • The Haugo Family
  • The Midboe Family
  • The Aaland Family
  • The Thompson
  • The Mork Family
  • The Teie Family
  • Index

Category: Reference/History/Norwegian Pioneers/North Dakota
Specifications: Flexbinding 11×8.5 inches; 544 pages; full-color
Graphics: Over 950 pictures, family trees, maps, and graphics
Publication Date: April 2014
ISBN: 978-931301-29-9