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Tyra Schanche and children on her homestead
Tyra Schanche and children on her homestead
TitleTyra Schanche and children on her homestead
Date of Original191-?
DescriptionTyra Schanche with her children, together with Randi Garmann beside Tyra's homestead shack and Randi's tar paper shack in background.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Subject (LCSH)Swedish American women
Norwegian American women
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameStockman, Randi Garmann, 1881-1954
Schanche, Tyra Mattson, 1876-1941
LocationTioga (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.64
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Tyra Schanche- Front shack, Randi Garmann back shack" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"The death of Henrik Schanche left his wife and three small children without support. Tyra (left) joined her efforts with Henrich's nurse, Randi Garmann, and the two took adjoining homesteads in Williams County. Courtesy Bergliot Schanche." - Caption with image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 48.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers for Randi Garmann Stockman (Mss 292.1.73) and Tyra Schanche (Mss 292.2.107).
Schanche file includes "a translation from Swedish of a document written by Lottie Mattson from letters sent by Tyra Scheen-Schanche to her mother and sister-in-law in Sweden. Tyra was homesteading in North Dakota."
Biography/HistoryTyra Mattson was born in Sweden in 1876 and studied painting in Paris, France. She married Henrik Schanche who studied to become a doctor in Norway. They came to America in 1904 and lived at Portland, N.D. and where their three children were born. In 1910 the family moved to Minot, N.D. where Henrik died suddenly. Tyra then homesteaded with Randi Garmann, Henrik's nurse, near Tioga in Williams County, N.D. After proving up her claim she lived in Grand Forks, N.D. and her farm. She died at Grand Forks in 1941.
Randi Garmann was born at Bergen, Norway in 1881 where she was educated as a nurse. She immigrated to America in 1905 and lived at Portland, N.D. where she was a nurse to Dr. Schanche. After the doctor died in 1910 Randi and his widow, Tyra Schanche and her children homesteaded on adjoining claims near Tioga in Williams County, N.D. She married Haakon Stockman, also an immigrant from Norway, and they lived on her homestead. She died in 1954 and Haakon in 1966.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.64)
Digital IDrs010069
Original SourceSlide
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