Chapter 1 - Introduction.

Special thanks to all who have so generously contributed material to "The Line".

This story is limited to the husband's lines as adding the lines of the wives would have made the story too long. Therefore much material I have has not been included here.

Although the material has taken a lifetime to collect as a hobby, and my son, Carl Larson, has kept up my interest by his encouragement, the final form would not have happened without the help of my daughter, Lois Larson, and their Studio Word Processing office in their home in Camrose, Alberta, Canada

If you find mistakes in my story, make the corrections needed. Also you may wish to add your family line as it continues to develop.

We have a goodly heritage.

Elvera Larson

There are no copyrights, therefore this information may be freely copied.

Our Ancestors, The Family line, written by Elvera B. J. (Carlson) Larson, 1991.

Design, camera-ready copy and printing 1991 by Lois and David Larson of Studio WordProcessing Ltd. , Camrose, Alberta Printed in Canada

Chapter 2 - Foreward.

My great uncle, John G. (Johan Gustaf) Nelson, told me the story of our ancestors when I visited him at his farm home in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota sometime before his death in 1930. He said my Mother's line and my Father's line went back to the same ancestor in Sweden.

This family line is a sturdy one coming mostly from the farms (called gards) in Smoland, Sweden. Most farms have permanent names and includes several dwellings in the yard so it is like a small community. This made isolated homestead living in the United States hard for the immigrants. But as great uncle John G. said, "They are not violent, but a peaceful people. "

Since I had pictures of homes of relatives and alsosome pictures of relatives, I thought this was a way to share them.

This booklet is an attempt to put some flesh on the dry bones of lists of names of ancestors. I hope it will increase your interest in your "roots".

Elvera (Carlson) Larson

The outline sequence of 1) 2); a) b); and i) ii) is used to identify succeeding generations.