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Ancestor Sketch – Christine “Stena” (Eriksdotter) Mattson.

This detailed family history traces the life of Christine Ericsdotter from her birth in Sweden in 1863, through her emigration to the United States in 1880, and her subsequent marriage and family life in Minnesota. Despite numerous variations in records of her first and last name, Christine had a full life with her husband Lars Mattson and their 13 children, highlighted by the national census data from 1885-1940. She died in 1942 and was buried in the family plot in Minnesota.
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Thomas Raidt & the Wisconsin Censuses.

The Wisconsin provides some insight and some additional questions regarding the Thomas Raidt household in the 1880s. Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Lars Mattson (b. 1859)

Matson ProjectMatson/Mattson LineBy Don Taylor When Lars Mattson was born in 1859 in Järna, Dalarna, Sweden, his father, Lars, was 35 and his mother, Margareta, was 28. He married Christine Ericson on February 4, 1881. They had 13 children in … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Harriet Marilla Robinson [Welch]

Welch-Harris Project Welch-Robinson Line By Don Taylor When Harriet Marilla Robinson was born on 20 December 1861 in Limington, Maine, her father, David, was 24, and her mother, Malinda, was 23. She married Albert Wesley Welch in 1876. They had … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Marie G Hawley

Raidt ProjectRaidt–Langford-Hawley LineBy Don Taylor Marie G Hawley was born on 1 Apr 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; her father, Joseph, was 39, and her mother, Odelie, was 38. She married John Willie Langford on 20 Jul 1918 in Hennepin County, … Continue reading

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