tisdag, mars 12, 2013

2013 Week # 11

Genealogy Tips, Week # 11

This week Í will give you a link to:  the Andrew Peterson Society
The website is dedicated to the Swedish emigrant Anders Pettersson, who moved to America from Sweden in 1850, and changed his name to Andrew Peterson.

Andrew Peterson was born on October 20th 1818 in Vastra Ryd parish, Ydre in the county Ostergotland. His parents, Petter Jonsson and Ingrid Samuelsdotter, were farmers in Sjoarp.
Andrew worked as a farm hand on other farms in the area, but after his father's death in 1846 he moved back to Sjoarp to take over the farm.



 
Andrew Peterson in front of his first shanty, a simple log cabin, in Minnesota back in 1855.
 

 
 

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