John Gustaf Swanson
Home Up Caroline Anderson Swanson

 

John Gustaf Swanson

1809 Generation Father Side

Loftaholm F. Braten (GID: 822.5.28300) Click HERE to see GID image.
Jons Svensson was born July 6, 1809 in Dorarp Kronoberg lan.
He married Brita Stow (?) Petersdotter born May 7, 1809 in Tannd(?).
They had four children all born in Dorarp:

d

Ingred Catorina

1834

15/6

s

Sven Gustof

1840

24/1

d

Maja Lena

1844

29/8

d

Charlotta

1853

4/9

His first wife passed away. He then married Christina (?) born Sept 7, 1788 in Kemgerd.

They had another child:

daughter Britta Maria May 27 (?), 1860 in Dorarp.

1808 Generation Mother Side

Jaen Jonass born December 16, 1808 in Tanno
married
Brita A. Johannesa born Dec 5, 1816 in Tanno.
(GID: 822.5.36300) Click HERE to see GID image.

They had seven children:

s

Johannes

1840

3/12

d

Sara Lena

1843

10/4

d

Christina

1847

14/2

s

Johnan Gustaf

1849

7/10

d

Johanna Maria

1852

14/8

d

Ingrid Sophia

1857

17/7

d

Emeli Maria

1859

1/4

 

1840 Generation Parents

F. Braten
Sven Gustav Jonsson born January 24, 1840 in Braten Dorarp.
He married Sara Lena Jeansdotter born April 10, 1843 in Dorarp.
(GID: 822.14.1600) Click HERE to see image of GID record.

They had four children:

s

Johan Gustaf

1868

30/5

d

Anna Krectina (Svensdotter)

1874

11/2

d

Ida Marie

1876

14/7

s

Frans Robat (Jonsson)

1877

7/6

 

1868 Generation USA

Johan Gustaf Svensson (Svensson) b. May 31, l868 - d. July 4, 1923 (55 years 1 month 4 days)

John married Caroline Lena Anderson b. November 3, l871 d. November 21, l948 (77 years 18 days)

They had five children: All lived to adulthood.

Edith Caroline Swanson b. October 3, l897 d. June 11, l977
Francis John Robert Swanson b. November 11, 1899 d. October 1, l961
Evelyn Christine Swanson Butler b. January 22, l902 d. July 21, l972
Elsa Marie Swanson Vanderhoff b. April 6, l905 d.
Eleanor Eva Swanson McCarthy b. December 24, l909 d.

John worked for the railroad: The Elgin, Joliet and Eastern  EJ&E line which was operated by US Steel at that time. He was a crane operator. His work was to clear wrecks and set cars back on the tracks after derailment. He worked there his entire work life.

John had a sister who also came to the USA. Ida Svensson born July 14th, 1876 on the farm Braten, parish Dorarp, district Jonkoping (F) county. According to the parish book, Ida supposedly emigrated to Minnesota, USA, in 1899. She had three children, Hildur, Harold, and Arthur Swanson in Chicago, Illinois. (These details provided by Allan Bengtsson)

Click HERE to see family tree for the Swedish side of my family.

Here is information about the sister to Johan Gustaf Svensson:

Ida Marie Svensson is found. Here are her details: Died May 21, 1954 in Chicago.

In the 1930 USA census she and her family are living at the 5414 S.Wells Street address. They have her as IVA.

She married Sigfred S. Swanson. (He died in Chicago 1947-01-07)

They lived at 5414 S. Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois for many years.

She had three children.

Arthur K. born 1917. Never married. No children.

In 1955 Arthur was still living at 5414 S.Wells Street.

 

Hildur Virginia born 1919. Married William J. Herold.

They had four children. Howard, William A, Virginia, Barbara

They had 11 grand children.

They had 19 great grand children.

Hildur Virginia Herold died June 7, 2002 in Chicago.

 

Harold O. born 1921. He married Louise. They had three children. Judy, Johanna, Frank.

Four grand children. He died 1962-09-10

 

All the family members including Ida seem to be buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palos Park, Illinois when deceased.

 


Any information available about the ancestry of John would be appreciated. Contact the Larson Family History Project secretary for dependency information. Much of this data is also needed. David Ullian Larson dularson@bellsouth.net 

 
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