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Ranum Kuntson Hageseth Family History

A Genealogical Study of the Nels Knutson Ranum Line

Updated April 14, 2013

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Ranum Reunions . . .

. . . began in 1935 when Bennie A Ranum and Alvin G Ranum originally had the idea of holding a Ranum picnic. This first picnic was held in Wisconsin on the east slope of Blue Mounds by a spring where tables were available for a gathering. The two were at that time working together as guards at the Waupun State Prison and were given the day off so they could attend that first event they had planned for the family. It was at this first Ranum gathering that a decision was made to make the "picnic" an annual event. The minutes from this first gathering were taken by Ray D. Ranum. Herbert Goldman was elected as president, and Mrs. Ida Drinkwater was elected as Secretary. That was the start of a tradition that has carried on for decades and is being renewed by family and friends at this time. To them and the many faithful that have followed, we owe a debt of gratitude for creating a family tradition that has touched the lives of hundreds of people, both related by blood, and by the common bond of friendship.

The following is a list of the Ranum Family Reunions starting with the first "official" reunion in 1935. Each line is formatted as follows; Reunion number, Date, Location, then followed by links for Minutes, Pictures and Other Documents. If there is no link for a particular item, it is because either no information is available or that link is not yet active. You can help in a with these reunion archives. First, you can help identify people in the pictures. Second, provide memories of the event if you were there. And last, by providing pictures of the reunions that you may have. Please contact me at mranum@ranumhistory.com if you can help or if you have any questions I may be able to answer.

1††††† August 18, 1935 †††††Blue Mounds, East side by spring††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

2††††† June 28, 1936†††††††††† Blue Mounds, East side by spring †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

3††††† June 20, 1937†††††††††† City Park, Livingston, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

4††††† June 19, 1938†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

5††††† June 18, 1939†††††††††† City Park in Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

6††††† June 16, 1940†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

7††††† June 15, 1941†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

8††††† June 21, 1942†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

9††††† June 20, 1943†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

10†† June 18, 1944†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

11†† June 17, 1945†††††††††† City Park , Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

12†† June 16, 1946 †††††††††† Maurice Ranum Home, Daleyville, WI ††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

13†† June 15, 1947†††††††††† Fish Hatchery Park, Madison, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

14†† June 20, 1948†††††††††† Oschner Park, Baraboo, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

15†† June 19, 1949 †††††††††† Daffodil Bee Farm, Mt. Horeb, WI†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

16†† June 18, 1950††††††††††Weyalusing State Park, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

17†† June 17, 1951†††††††††† Weyalusing State Park, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

18†† June 15, 1952†††††††††† Stewart Park, Mt. Horeb, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

19†† June 21, 1953†††††††††† City Park, Platteville, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

20†† June 20, 1954†††††††††† Blue Mounds Park, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

21†† June 19, 1955†††††††††† Oschner Park, Baraboo, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

22†† June 17, 1956†††††††††† Veteranís Memorial Park, West Salem, WI††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

23†† June 16, 1957†††††††††† City Park, Fennimore, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

24†† June 15, 1958†††††††††† Oschner Park, Baraboo, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

25†† June 21, 1959†††††††††† Stewart Park, Mt. Horeb, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

26†† June 19, 1960†††††††††† Brigham Park, Blue Mounds, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

27†† June 18, 1961†††††††††† Ranumís Bee Farm, Mt. Horeb, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

28†† June 10, 1962†††††††††† Stewart Park, Mt. Horeb, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

29†† June 9, 1963†††††††††††† City Park, Livingston, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

30†† June 14, 1964†††††††††† Ben Ranum Sr. Farm, Arena, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

31†† June 13, 1965†††††††††† Oschner Park, Baraboo, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

32†† June 12, 1966†††††††††† Brigham Park, Blue Mounds, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

33†† June 11, 1967†††††††††† City Park, Livingston, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

34†† June 23, 1968†††††††††† Stewart Park, Mt. Horeb, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

35†† June 22, 1969†††††††††† Brigham Park, Mt. Horeb, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

36†† June 28, 1970†††††††††† Daleyville School, Daleyville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

37†† June 27, 1971†††††††††† Community Building, Arena, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

38†† June 25, 1972†††††††††† Community Building, Arena, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

39†† June 24, 1973†††††††††† City Park, Monfort, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

40†† June 23, 1974†††††††††† Kenneth Johnsrud Farm, Monfort, WI†††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

41†† June 22, 1975†††††††††† Centenial Park, Dodgeville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

42†† June 21, 1976†††††††††† Community Building, Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

43†† June 26, 1977†††††††††† Village Park, Livingston, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

44†† June 25, 1978†††††††††† Perry Lutheran Church, Daleyville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

45†† June 24, 1979†††††††††† Canyon Park, by Dodgeville & Ridgeway††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

46†† June 22, 1980†††††††††† Canyon Park, by Dodgeville & Ridgeway††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

47†† June 28, 1981†††††††††† City Hall, Monroe, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

48†† June 27, 1982†††††††††† Municipal building, Monroe, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

49†† June 26, 1983†††††††††† Municipal building, Monroe, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

50†† June 24, 1984†††††††††† Municipal building, Monroe, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

51†† June 23, 1985†††††††††† County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

52†† June 22, 1986†††††††††† Municipal Building, Monroe, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

53†† June 28, 1987†††††††††† Monroe?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

54†† June 26, 1988†††††††††† Monroe††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

55†† June 25, 1989†††††††††† Fire Station, Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

56†† June ?, 1990†††††††††††† Fire Station, Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

57†† June 21, 1991†††††††††† Fire Station, Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

58†† June 28, 1992†††††††††† Fire Station, Livingston, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

59†† August 7, 1993†††††††† Bill Ranum Farm, Ridgeway, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

60†† August 13, 1994†††††††Bill Ranum Farm, Ridgeway, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

61†† July 15, 1995†††††††††† Westfield, WI † ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

62†† July 13, 1996†††††††††† Bill Ranum Farm, Ridgeway, WI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

63†† June 13, 1998†††††††† Westfield, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

64†† 2002†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Perry Lutheran Church, Daleyville WI††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents

65†† 2009†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Otter Creek Church, Highland, WI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents†††††††

66††Sept 9, 2012†††††††††††††† Perry Lutheran Church, Daleyville, WI†††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††††† Pictures††††††††† Other Documents