Category Archives: Hanson Family

Eggvena Parish, Älvsborg County, Sweden

  Photograph supplied by Betty Hanson Pomeroy, a descendant of John B. Johnson and Johanna Johnsdotter, who were baptized in this church at Eggvena, Sweden.  A bit of history of the church is available.  (In Swedish, but your browser will … Continue reading

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Update on the town of Lily, South Dakota

In previous posts, I’ve blogged about the very small town of Lily, South Dakota.  My mother-in-law was born and raised there, along with her eleven siblings.  Her parents and grandparents are interred at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural … Continue reading

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Hanson-Johnson Photographs

John B. (Bryngelsson) Johnson and Johanna (Larson) Johnson were the parents of Anna Mathilda Johnson (wife of Nels Hanson). Andrew Hanson and Bertha (Persdotter) Hanson were the parents of Nels Hanson.                   … Continue reading

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Descendants of Goran Hansson of Lily, South Dakota

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; … Continue reading

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St. Ansgar Parish, rural Lily, South Dakota

Blog reader Jim Westby sent this photo of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, taken mid 1930s.  The church was closed in 1932 but this appears to be a work day to clean the yard.  Grass has been mowed on the side … Continue reading

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Remembering Frances E. Lohr on Her 100th Birthday

Frances E. (Hanson) Lohr was born 16 July 1913 near Lily, South Dakota to Nels A. Hanson and Anna Mathilda Johnson.  Sadly, she passed away 17 Jan. 1998.  She was an amazing mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. See an earlier … Continue reading

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Nels A. Hanson Homestead

Photos of the homestead of Nels A. Hanson, west of Lily, South Dakota. Nels and his wife Anna Mathilda Johnson were the parents of twelve children, the youngest being my mother-in-law, Frances Hanson Lohr. Her father passed away in 1916 … Continue reading

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