Our Swedish Ancestors

These are the ancestors of the Nels Peter Rudolf Nelson and Augusta Sigfrid. We have traced the background of their families in Sweden back to the seventeenth century (1600's). Rudolf's Grandfather immigrated to the United states in 1854 and settled in Minnesota. Augusta immigrated in 1893. They were married on December 28, 1898.

The earliest known ancestor of the Nelson Line was Bengt Hakansson who lived in Ekeberga parish in the late 1600's and early 1700's. His son, Nils Bengtsson, moved to Furuby parish in 1746.

The Petersson/Israelsson Line resulted from the marriages of 4 people in Furuby in the early 1800's.

The Sigfrid Line has been traced to Mans Mansson who was born in Vederslov parish in 1674.

The Hane/Hahn family has been traced back to Jonas Hansson, born in 1634. His descendants were the organists and vestrymen in Furuby parish.

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