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Kvam, Ingerid M. / The Skalet family : ancestors and descendants of Sever and Malla Skalet
(1996)

[Skalet farm ownership history],   p. 6 PDF (319.9 KB)


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"OLD VERMONT"
(sung to the tune of "Old Cape Cod")
If you're fond of woodlands where you can dream,
spending some time along a cool trout stream,
You're sure to fall in love with Old Vermont.
If you like the sound of a whippoorwill
Singing its song from high on Robert's hill,
You're sure to fall in love with Old Vermont.
Winding roads that seem to beckon you,
Miles of green beneath a sky of blue,
Church bells chiming on a Sunday Morn,
Remind you of the town where you were born.
If you spend an evening you'll want to stay,
Watching the moon along Sandridge way,
You're sure to fall in love with Old Vermont.
This song I think is a good example of how the Skalets must have felt when they came to the
land known as Vermont Township. It was a beautiful area that reminded them of their
homeland, Norway. Indeed they fell in love with Vermont and made it their home. The
Skalet Farm has now been in the family for 129 years, beckoning each generation to continue
there way in Old Vermont.
The ownership of land which now makes up the Skalet farm was entered at the United States
Land Office by James Kersey on April 4, 1854. According to description, it is part of the
work land on the hill.
September 6, 1855, it was sold to Geo. Landhardy plus other land.
December 6, 1855, Geo. Lanhardy to Levi Strouss.
October 18, 1856, Levi Strouss and wife, Sarah, to David Flesh.
October 18, 1856, David Flesh to Sarah Strouss (different parcel).
December 1, 1856 Sarah Strouss and husband, Levi, to Morris and Edward Fishel.
Sale of 1856, State of Wisconsin sold by Tax Deed to Mary Sutherland (one parcel)
July 27, 1861, Mary Sutherland to Morris and Edward Fishel.
July 11, 1866, Morris Fishel and wife and Edward Fishel and wife to Peter and
Gilbert Olson Scarlet. Here is where the Skalet ownership began, making additional
purchases of land. (Skalet a/k/a Scarlet and Skarlet.)
1867, Ole E. Barsness to Gilbert Olson Scarlet and Peter Olson Scarlet.
1877, Sever Skalet sold to Gilbert Olson Skalet his ownership in the land.
1892, Ole A. Bjelde and wife to Gilbert 0. Skarlet.
1916, Sever Skalet purchased farm from Gilbert 0. Skalet Estate.
1949, Philip Skalet from Sever Skalet.
1958, Jorgen Skalet from Philip Skalet and is still the present owner.
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