My paternal Grandmother
is Iona "Ione" Knutson, who grew up in the Eagle Grove, Iowa
area. Her parents
were Peter and Inga (Larsen) Knutson.
Ione attended Fort Dodge Senior High but
graduated from Eagle Grove High School.
She married Francis "Hodie"
Grandgeorge in 1940 and went on to live in Badger, Stanhope, Iowa Falls, Britt and Humboldt. Hodie and Ione retired to West Lake Okoboji. Hodie
died in 1988 and Ione in 1989.
The above picture has Peter Knutson,
Ione Grandgeorge, Hodie Grandgeorge and Inga Knutson.
The youngster is likely Jack Grandgeorge.
of the family, here are a few documents that may be of
interest. I want to give my sincere thanks to the
family members who gathered and prepared this information:
my godfather Joe Grandgeorge, cousin Diana Grandgeorge,
cousin Greg Grandgeorge and my father Monte Grandgeorge -
many thanks to you all!
Knutson Family Tree
Confirmation Document ("Peter Knudsen")
Knudsen's 1926 Family Tree (Ione's brother)
Family Wedding Stories
that contains more modern history.