Category Archives: Swedish Ancestry

Johnson Ancestors from Eggvena, Sweden

This is a summary of Johnson ancestors from Eggvena, Sweden.  It is in narrative form and was supplied by a distant (literally!) relative in Sweden.  Thank you, Agneta. (The formatting is as the data was received.)  You can view this … 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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Swedish Genealogy

Photo of Andrew Hanson (1826-1898) and his wife Bertha Persdotter(1830-1898)  They are my husband’s great-grandparents. Andrew Hanson was known as Anders Hanson in his homeland of Sweden.  Born 24 Nov. 1826 at Lomma Parish,Malmohus Ian, Sweden he emigrated to the … Continue reading

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Superior Service

Sometimes while pursuing our ancestral research, we encounter superior service that far exceeds our expectations.  Such was the experience my husband, Jim, and I had recently on a visit to Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. It’s almost five thousand miles … Continue reading

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Looking at the Swedish Ancestors

New home purchase?  No, this is the American Swedish Institute (ASI)  in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which we recently visited with my husband’s cousin, Betty.  Built by Swan J. Turnblad in the early twentieth century and, since 1929,  home of the ASI.  … Continue reading

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