Laura Ingalls Wilder

Born: 7 Feb 1867, Pepin, WI
Died: 10 Feb 1957, Mansfield, MO

American Author

Common Ancestor:
Nathaniel C Ladd
6th Gr Grandfather of Merle G Ladd 4th Gr Grandfather of Laura Ingalls
Henry Ladd Timothy Ladd
Lemuel Ladd Anna Ladd
Corrin Ladd Margaret Delano
Ira Ladd Laura Louise Colby
Douglas C Ladd Caroline Lake Quiner
Irving L Ladd Laura Ingalls
Allen D Ladd  
Merle G Ladd  
Relationship to Merle G Ladd:
5th Cousin, 2 Times Removed
When LAURA INGALLS WILDER started writing her classic "Little House" book series in 1932, she had no idea of creating fame for herself or the places where she had lived. She wrote simply to preserve tales of a lost era in American history, the pioneer period she vividly recalled from her growing-up years on the Midwestern frontier in the 1870's and 1880's. When Laura completed her eight-volume series in 1943, she had achieved a lasting and substantial literary picture of pioneer life as she had experienced it in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

"The Wilder Trail" begins at Pepin, Wisconsin (Little House in the Big Woods), treks south to Independence, Kansas (Little House on the Prairie) , heads north to Walnut Grove, Minnesota (On the Banks of Plum Creek) and further west to De Smet, South Dakota (Little Town on the Prairie). Other restored sites include the Masters Hotel at Burr Oak, Iowa, where the Ingalls lived in 1876 and the Almanzo Wilder Home (Farmer Boy).