With a current population of four, the tiny town of Lily, South Dakota is still generating interest. Beverly L. recently sent these two photos of former residents:
Bengt (Ben) Hanson, born 17 Dec 1866 Burlof, Malmohus Ian, Sweden; immigrated 1887; married Lena Britta Serine Eriksdatter Haugland Oakland 30 Dec. 1889 in Webster, Day County, South Dakota. Bengt died 16 November 1930 in Summerville, Silverdale, Koochiching County, Minnesota. Lena was born 23 Dec 1862 in Norway; died 6 Jan 1909 in Milaca, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Andrew L. Nygaard, born 27 July 1871 Larsnes, Norway; immigrated 1890-1891; married 20 September 1895; died 8 February 1956 in Clark County, South Dakota. Benedikta (Betty) Hanson, born 13 April 1878 in Burlof, Malmohus Ian, Sweden; immigrated 20 April 1893; died 4 February 1946 in Bradley, South Dakota.
Bengt and Benedikta were brother and sister. They were the children of Goran (Joran) Hansson and Kerstin Chastka Bengtsdotter. (For the truly curious, Goran was a brother to Andrew (Anders) Hansson, my husband’s great-grandfather.)