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Christian Larsen
Inga Augusta Larsen

Stirling - Its Story and People
pages 28 - 29
by Einer Ostlund
Christian Larsen and his wife, Inga Augusta, and her two sons by a previous marriage, Gustaf and Einer Ostlund, were among the first group called to settle Southern Alberta, Canada. They left Elsinore, Utah, under the leadership of Theodore Brandley of Richfield, Utah. They traveled by train and arrived at Stirling whistle stop, May 5, 1899.

Christian Larsen was a native of Denmark, born November4, 1854. His wife, lnga Augusta Himmerman Ostlund, was a native of Sweden, born August 27, 1869. He was a bricklayer and worked for Mr. Burns, a contractor from Calgary, in building the first school at Stirling. Christian also homesteaded land east of Stirling. After their arrival in Stirling, four more children were born to the Larsens.

Tragedy struck in the spring of 1917. Both died within two weeks. Christian died March 22, 1917, and Inga Augusta died April 9, 1917.

Christian Larsen and his wife, Inga Augusta, are buried in the Stirling Cemetery.

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