Tag Archives: South Dakota

Memories of Grandparents John and Leona Schaefers

Where the tradition began I don’t know. She was born Leona Theresa Ernster and married John H. Schaefers. They were our grandparents but we, and all the grandchildren (20 in all), knew them as Ma and Pa. It was a … 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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