- Family from Rana, Helgeland, Norway
- Lars Martinus Svenson Altern, born 3 jul 1849, Alterneset, Stor-Alteren, Rana, He left for South Africa 1882. We do not know where he was married, but we still believe it was in South Africa.
Av mit livs eventyr. Her forteller Lars om sine opplevelser i livet fra småbrukersønn i Rana til landmåler i SørAfrika.
Here Lars in his own word tells about his life in South Africa, from son of a farmer in Norway to a government surveyor in Natal and Zululand. (the txt is only in Norwegian)
Nekrolog Lars Altern. Her har pastor H. J ASTRUP minneskrift etter småbrukersønnen om hans liv i SørAfrika.
Here is a memory printing after Lars and his life in South Africa. (the txt is only in Norwegian)