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The Story of Johann Magnus Anderson, Part 3

by Emma Christina Anderson Pusard

To read the story in order, follow these links: Part 1, Part 2

That fall we three parted again.  Father and brother Frans moved to Des Moines where they lived with a Swedish family by the name of John Månson.  1,175 more words

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The Story of Johann Magnus Anderson, Part 2

By Emma Christina Anderson Pusard, continued from Part I

After my mother’s death, we lived on in Lommaryd’s parsonage until spring.  Then we had to move, I don’t know why.  1,254 more words

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The Story of Johann Magnus Anderson, Part 1

By Emma Christina Anderson Pusard

Translated from Swedish by Mildred Anderson Lekberg & Sven Lekberg.  Edited for clarity by Rosalind Spitzer

My grandfather, Anders Peterson, died three months before my father was born. 930 more words

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Emma's Story

Is there something about childless women that makes them more likely to be caught up in the past?  Or is it that those of us with children are so obsessed with the future that we forget we were formed by what happened before us? 506 more words

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P.O. Tilderquist's Immigration Story

Anna’s father, Peter Olsson Tilderquist, would never speak about himself or his experiences unless pressed to do so, so his children grew up knowing very little about his background.  562 more words

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Gustava's Story

Gustava sat down with her bundle of belongings in an open door of a dilapidated barn and cried as if her heart was broken.  It was not easy for the favorite daughter of a… 879 more words

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