Saturday, February 20, 2016

Remember

My mother's oldest sister, Mildred Hovick Monge (1907-2003), whom we called Aunt Mimi, was the family historian.

What began in 1928 as an assignment while a student at St. Olaf College became a life-long obsession. Here is the original family tree that she began that year, now discolored and fragile with age:

To celebrate her 40th wedding anniversary with my Uncle Harold Monge, she created Remember, a collection of family histories of both the Hovick and Monge families.

Here it is, available online.

Remember
by Mildred Hovick Monge
Published 1974

Cover, Dedication, Table of Contents, Preface

PART ONE

Chapter One: From the Mountains to the Prairies (Monge)
Chapter Two: An Evening Visiting Around the Oil Heater (Monge)
Chapter Three: Papa Charley's Centennial 1873-1973 (Hovick)
Chapter Four: Recollections with Pauline (Hovick)

PART TWO

Chapter One: The Helmer and Ida Burthus Monge Family (Monge)
Chapter Two: The Charles and Pauline Brotten Hovick Family (Hovick)
Chapter Three: The Harold and Mildred Hovick Monge Family
Chapter Four: Autobiographies of the Sons of Harold and Mildred

PART THREE

Chapter One: Memories of the Madison, Minnesota Farm (Hovick)
Chapter Two: Treasures from the Old Family Trunk - The Baptism Dress (Hovick)
Chapter Three: Family Trees



Her later memoir, Niblets and Bits

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