Mathilda's Family Photo

Written by lindahubalek on . Posted in Blog

Yesterday I mentioned that my great-great grandparents Samuel and Charlotta Johnson would have visited the Jaderborg house since her sister lived there.

The Johnsons left Sweden with two young children in 1868 and first settled in Illinois. Mathilda and a friend traveled to America the next spring and met up with Charlotta.

Mathilda stayed and worked in Chicago while my ancestors moved on with a group of Swedes to Kansas to claim land under the Homestead Act.

Eventually Mathilda moved to Kansas and married Lars Jaderborg. I thought you’d enjoy seeing a photo of their family.

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