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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