Almanzo James Wilder
Charles and Caroline had a hard time making ends meet in Iowa. Laura and Almanzo's first nine years of marriage were marred by economic hardship and personal loss. Both had So too did new questions about Laura. He was the fifth child of James and Angeline Wilder. Here, Almanzo and Laura met. In , Laura and Almanzo finally settled in Mansfield, Missouri. Almanzo James Wilder was the husband of Laura Ingalls and the father of Rose. Laura first met him, whom she quickly took an attraction to; as did Nellie.
As a child, Wilder survived a cloud of 3. The Rocky Mountain locust was the culprit: It went extinct around for reasons that have never been explained. Wilder lived most of her life in the American South. From her youth, Laura was a veteran of covered wagon journeys and has always been strongly associated with western settlement thanks to her stories about Kansas, Minnesota, and the Dakota Territory.
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But she never traveled on the great overland trails to California or Oregon, and in her 20s, she moved to the Ozarks of southern Missouri and lived there for the rest of her life.
Her long exile from her beloved family and the prairies of her youth may have inspired the nostalgia of the Little House books.
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A plague of grasshoppers destroyed their wheat crop, sending the family east to Burr Oak, Iowa. Charles and Caroline had a hard time making ends meet in Iowa.
Their attempt to manage a hotel failed, and Charles found work at a mill. They returned to Minnesota and lived in the small town of Walnut Grove for about a year.
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Charles filed a homestead claim inand helped found the town of De Smet. Laura came of age in Dakota Territory. She received her teaching certificate, taught schools near De Smet, and was courted by a young homesteader, Almanzo Wilder.
They married on August 25,when Laura was eighteen. Their daughter Rose was born on December 5, She however substituted the ingredients and used Cajun pepper instead of cinnamon.
This cut the dinner drastically short. After misleading Laura on an upcoming test, she and Nellie engaged in a wrestling match in the mud.
Almanzo broke up the fight and took Laura back to get her cleaned up. Later, after being told a twisted version of her whereabouts Charles and Jonathan went to Almanzo's house, and after seeing her in his robe Charles assumed the worse and punched him; before getting any worse, she explained the situation. Almanzo courted a few other women unsuccessfully while Laura watched jealously.
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Though her crush on him was unrequited for a while, he finally began to see her as more than a "little friend" right before her sixteenth birthday, when she got her teaching license and he volunteered to drive her back and forth from the small town where she was teaching.
On her sixteenth birthday they shared their first kiss and he gave her a scarf, a traditional courting gift at the time. Although Charles initially resented Almanzo courting Laura due to their age differences, their relationship blossomed quickly. He asked Charles for her hand in marriage, but the answer was no.