Jody Canavan

AncientFaces Member since Aug 03, 2015

Researching: Anderson, Knutson, Merril, Skoland, Suhadja

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The baby in the family picture (taken in Troy) is Johan Edward, b. 1889 in New York. Harry, the fifth child, was born in Minnesota. So this family picture would be from the summer of 1889. William is 29, Anna is 28, Anna the younger is 6 or 7 (in the 1900 census she is shown as born in Dec of 1881), Esther is 4, William Gustav is not quite, or else is just, 2. May be Johan's baptism.
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Born 13 Dec 1859, Skaraborgs län, Sweden Raglanda, Amneharad Gender Male Died Feb 1900 Pike Creek Twp, Morrison County, Minnesota Notes Lived next door to the Erik Petersons in the 1895 state census. “Killed at the brickyard crossing” in Little Falls, Minnesota, in the winter of 1899-1900. He was hit by a train while hauling cut trees. He may have immigrated in 1880 but we know that Anna Charlotta came to the U.S. in 1882. For some reason they returned to Sweden and came back again in 1886. Their daughter, Astrid (Esther), was born in Sweden and celebrated her first birthday on the boat on the return to NY in July of 1886. They lived in Troy NY until 1891 or so and then moved to Little Falls, Minnesota. Alfred died in 1900 and left Anna with 8 kids; the oldest being 18. The youngest child was born after Alfred died, in June of 1900. She died when she was about 3. Her name was Olive.
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