Above is a 1930's photograph of the farm built by Aanen & Gertrude Stangeland. They immigrated from Norway in the early 1850's and together built a log cabin and later this farm on the banks of Nutting Creek in the Yommerdahl Valley near Ossian, Iowa. They were the first of the Stangeland family to settle in America and are the great great great grandparents of Lauren, Brady and Anders Miller, the sixth generation of Stangelands in America.
The purpose of this webpage is to present a pictorial history of the ancestors of Lauren Elizabeth, Brady Michael and Anders Stangeland Miller and all the grandchildren of the related families. Over time we hope to have as complete a portfolio as practical of the Stangeland/Kloster-Hudson/Rogers, Hartley/Cheney-Draghi/Evans, Miller/Crawford-Larson/Bills, and Acurso/Shuey-Gee/Berry families, the bloodlines that are Lauren and Brady's direct ancestors.
You can view the full Lauren, Brady and Anders Miller ancestor tree in
PDF format. The best way to view it is to download it to your computer. Also visit the Stangeland/Miller Family Tree we have put together on the FamilyTree.com website for more details of Lauren, Brady and Anders' ancestors.
Here is a link to a great video taken by Shelley Stangeland-Miller of Grandpa Mike Stangeland playing rock-n-roll for 18 month old (at the time) grand daughter Lauren. It's about 6 minutes long.
The Lauren Elizabeth
and Brady Michael Miller Family Photographic Archive:
To view the photos of an individual, select their picture in the family tree below. Aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins will be grouped with the appropriate family.
Kim and I would like to thank Elmer and Shirley Stangeland, Phyllis Stangeland-Euler, Joy Hartley-Campbell,
Gail Hartley-Stangeland, Richard Hartley, Lillian and Jim Pleasant, Lois and Bryant
Lay, Hulon and Margueritte Hudson, Ellen and Bill Miller and Bill and Alta
Miller, Tim and Sarah Miller, and Tracey and Raymond Duchek for their invaluable assistance in creating this archive.
Special thanks to Ida Mae Hinote-Hudson and David Hudson for their lifetime of work compiling the
Hudson and Rogers genealogy. The Hudson-Rogers segment of this Family
History website is dedicated to
We also want to dedicate the Stangeland portion of
this web site to Anna Marie Jacobsen-Sherwin who spent 25 years researching
the Stangeland genealogy which she published in her book "Jacobsen
Stangeland Sherwin's Norwegian American Family Tree -- Biographical
Sketches" in 1974. Without her work we would have known very little of
the Stangeland family history before the first settlers in America.
She traced the Stangeland lineage back to 1240.
We also wish to recognize Fern Elaine Crawford and Judy Crawford for their many years of research and data gathering on the Crawford side of this family history web site. Most of all we wish to thank Shelley Stangeland-Miller for her tireless work assembling all the data and gathering all the photographs that make up the Miller-Bills, Acurso-Gee, portion of the family history.
Click on a photograph below to go the photo collection for that individual or family