They had one child, Andrews Peter, born in Varmland, who later moved
to Furuby in Smoland.
(So far the records traced in Sweden have not found Murot. But this ancestor
is accepted by the relatives. My cousin, Earl Nelson, was named Earl Eugene
Murot, and my brother, Ralph Carlson, was named Ralph Goodwin Murot So it
seems the Nelson family line clings to the belief that he is an ancestor.
What surprised me when in Sweden was that the Carlson side knew about Murot
also. And Sven Bolinder showed Elmer and me Murot's farm at Skruv, Herrakra
so someday more may be discovered about him. ) see
here for more on this subject
Andrews Peter married (Christina Eliasdotter of Furuby) and they had
1) The eldest, Johanas Andersson (born July 12, 1790) was a doctor who
received a medal from King Oscar I for his skill. He died quite young in
a black small pox epidemic. see
here for more on this subject Johanas lived at Batsmansgard and
Granadahl. He married in 1811 to Helena Hokansdotter. They had 3 children:
a) Johanna Helena born 1812, b) Elias born 1814, and c) Peter Elof born
2) The second son was Johan or Jan Olof Anderson (born February 20, 1797).
(Married Johanna Petersdotter after he movedto Skruv, Herrakra. ) He was
my great grandfather on my father's side. They had five children: a) Stena,
b) Elof, c) John Gustaf; d) France and e) Carl Peter. (Elof and John Gustaf
came to the United States to Swede Lake, Minnesota and later John Gustaf
came to Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. ) Carl Peter moved to Svartaback, Linneryd
and raised there a family of six children.
3) The third son was Peter Andersson (born January 10, 1800). He married
Lena Cajsa Pehrsdotter and they had one son.
4) The fourth son was Gustaf Andersson. He had no children. He died at
the good age of 90. He was the possessor of the bottle handed down from
the Frenchman which great Uncle John G. had. (This bottle was passed on
to my uncle Nels Peter Rudolph (N. P. R. ) Nelson who passed it on to his
son, my cousin Earl Nelson, who passed it on to his daughter Mae, Mrs. Wendell
Moberg of Long Prairie, Minnesota. see
here for more on this subject)
5) The fifth son, my great grandfather, was Nels Daniel Andersson (born
April 2, 1807 at Furuby, Smoland who married Martha Sarah Johansdotter.
They were my great grandparents on my Mother's side. So Andrews Peter is
the common ancestor of both my parents lines.
My great grandfather, Nels Daniel Anderson, born April 2, 1807 at Olsagard, Furuby, Smoland, Sweden, died September 15, 1869 at the farm home he called Olsagard, which is on the west shore of North Center Lake north of Lindstrom, Minnesota. He is buried in the cemetery of the Center City Swedish church. He married Martha Johnassdotter in Sweden who was born August 7, 1808 at Ostra Torsas, Engeistad Smoland, Sweden and died October 15, 1888 at Parkers Prairie, Minnesota.