The Poorhouse Keeper's Daughter  & The Man She Married

Corine is the author of a beautiful Poorhouse Christmas Letter.
Her parents were John Mathiesen and Lena Olson who began to keep the poorhouse in 1921.
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Corine Beatrice Mathiesen
     Wahpeton High School Valedictorian 1935
     -- who failed first grade because she only spoke Norwegian!
Paul Gilbert Peterka
   sitting on fender of Buick
  1932 plates

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