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Fauske Family Collection – Corson (S.D.)

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 10252 B
Identifier: H2021-064

Content Description

The collection consists of reprint images and photocopies concerning the Fauske family of Corson (S.D.), Minnehaha County. The family of Engebret and Marita Fauske immigrated from Norway to the United States in 1862. They moved to Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory in 1873 and settled on a farm seven miles east of Sioux Falls along the Big Sioux River. The family moved to Corson (S.D.) in 1892 and one of the Fauske sons, Ole, built a general store which he ran for 28 years. In 1902, Ole built a house across the street from his store in Corson. The collection includes one reprint image of the family of Engebret and Marita Fauske and their children Celia, Ole, Belle, Albert, Lewis, Andrew, Martin and Ida dating to the 1880s. Also included is a reprint photo of the Ole Fauske house. The collection includes various photocopies, mainly of obituaries for the Fauske children. The Ole E. Fauske house is a two-story pyramidal Folk Victorian style dwelling with a hipped roof with cross-gables present with a front porch. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in October 2021. The National Register form is included with the collection.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1880s - 1940s
  • 2021


0.1 Cubic Feet