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Research for Almanzo Wilder's Birthdate

When I was thinking about today being the anniversary of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder, I wanted to write a new blog post to celebrate.

Recently I've had a few conversations about the birthdate of Almanzo Wilder, so I thought I would revisit it. A few years ago here at Wilder Companion, I wrote a blog post addressing Almanzo Wilder's date of birth.
So I wrote a blog post about it. I wrote it at my author blog since other writers might benefit from reading it. 

I titled the post "When Research Resources Don't Agree" because when I was researching for my book, The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide, every published book I read stated Almanzo Wilder was born in 1857. My research convinced me otherwise. 

I never tire of looking at the Wilder wedding photo.
Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder married on August 25, 1885. 

If you ever have the chance to visit Malone, New York, be sure to visit the museum of Almanzo's boyhood home! You can read about my visit here

Happy Trails! ~ Annette 
 Annette Whipple is a nonfiction children's author. Learn more about her books and presentations at

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