Trunk, Immigrant
Immigrant Trunk of Martin Seljeskog. Material: wood, metal. Size: 12 1/2" x 21 1/2" x 10 1/2" H. Description: dark stained and varnished pine chest with a hinged and slightly domed lid; trunk and lid are reinforced with heavy studded metal strapping across the top and sides as well as on corners; a heavy iron handle is attached to the lid top; lid is attached with heavy hinges and can be closed and secured on the front with its heavy hasp and loop; in gold script across the front: "Martin L. Seleskau. 1883".
Martin Seljeskog from Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County. Martin immigrated from Norway in 1888. Family names: Martin and Malena Seljeskog (immigrated in 1889); their son Sigurd and his wife Helen Kritzer Seljeskog; Sigurd and Helen's daughter Janette Seljeskog Byrne. Brother Lars Seljeskog.