The Pederson Saga is the family history of Norwegian immigrant Paul Pederson who came to America in 1912, became a citizen in1919, and eventually moved to Lakewood, Washington. He and his wife Magda raised two children and were long-time members of the First Lutheran Church, which Paul helped to build in 1921. Paul died on 10 December 1971 and Magda died on 23 May 1972.
The Olson family papers tell the story of Jonas Olson who emigrated to America in 1861 and in 1864 homesteaded in Alfsborg Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. Here he me his wife Anna Britta Hed and the family history tells the story of their life and of their descendants. The family history also includes the story of John Olson who married Josephine, daughter of Jonas and Anna Britta. The story was researched and written by Gilbert R. Olson and family begun in 1977 and ended in 1979.