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Peter Olsson
(1788-1868)
Casja Jonsdotter
(1791-1856)
Lars Petersson
(1814-1871)
Maja Jansdotter
(1811-1889)

Gustaf Larsson
(1849-1934)

 

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Anna Johanna Nilsdotter Nelson

Gustaf Larsson

  • Born: 26 Feb 1849, Ånimskog, Åmåls kommun, Västra Götaland län, Sweden
  • Christened: 26 Feb 1849, Ånimskog, Åmåls kommun, Västra Götaland län, Sweden
  • Marriage: Anna Johanna Nilsdotter Nelson on 6 Oct 1875 in Stöde, Sundsvall Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden
  • Died: 11 Mar 1934, Farmington, Dakota Co., Minnesota at age 85
  • Buried: 16 Mar 1934, Oakland Cemetery, Marine, Washington Co., Minnesota

  General Notes:

Gustaf was born on the north west shore of Lake Vänern, in south-west Sweden. At some point he left to live in the area where his wife's family was from, Stöde, near the Gulf of Bothnia coast in east central Sweden.

Gustaf left his family and unborn daughter (Amanda) in search of a better life in America. Anna was 7 months pregnant when he left. She and the rest of the family joined him the following summer.

Gustaf at one time was a patent medicine peddler in northern Washington Co., Minnesota. The story goes that he was injured while working on the Swedish railroads and was unable to work as a farmer in Minnesota (the usual occupation of Swedish immigrants). Additionally, it is told that he drank more of his "patent medicine" than he sold. He was excommunicated from the Lutheran church in 1907, and is remembered by some of his grandchildren as being a cranky old man.

Gustaf married Anna Johanna Nilsdotter Nelson, daughter of Nils Nilsson and Brita Lena Andersdotter, on 6 Oct 1875 in Stöde, Sundsvall Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden. (Anna Johanna Nilsdotter Nelson was born on 24 Jun 1859 in Stöde, Sundsvall Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden, christened on 26 Jun 1859 in Stöde, Sundsvall Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden, died on 12 Dec 1926 in Marine, Washington Co., Minnesota and was buried in 1926 in Oakland Cemetery, Marine, Washington Co., Minnesota.)



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