Louisa Anna GRAVEN-LARSON Volker was born in Tylldalen,(Tynset) Norway and her birth name was Anna Louisa GRAVEN. After her arrival in the United States in 1880, she changed her surname from GRAVEN to LARSON (her father was Lars SOGARD-GRAVEN) - and she used the name Louise Volker after she married Hermann Joseph Volker in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Louisa and Hermann married at Minehaha Falls, MN, and a few years later moved to the District of Columbia, WA, where they lived and raised their family of three children.
Hermann Joseph Volker
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