My great grandfather was born on a farm called Nasja Sodergard on 11/16/1850. His sister,Inga Helena was born at the same place 8/27/1853. Their parents were Anders Johannisson born on a farm named Palskog in Akers parish,3/10/1816.Maria Catharina Jonsdotter,born on a farm named Nassja Ostergard, 5/21/1824. They married in 1844. 1853, they moved to the farm Norra Galtas in Akers parish. Other kids...siblings of Sven were: Kristina and Elise, twins, born 1848. Carl August, born 1856 and died 1856. Maria Carlina, born 1858. Carl Jonas, born 1860. Klas Gustav, born 1862.
Sven Johan came to America 1870, and changed the Andersson name to Nylander.(Which I beleive means newcomer) He started a homestead, in Amor Minnesota, which is in Ottertail county. Sven married Mary Nielson. Their children: A. Olaf died at birth.
B. Elof died at age 24.
C. Tilda died at age 21.
D. Sander Albert(1st wife was Elizabeth Hatch.2nd wife was Helga Hansen)One child.
E. Jennie (married August Westburg. 3 children.)
2. Vernon,(married Helen. 5 children.)
3. Robert (wife Bessie)7 kids
F. Carl Oscar (wife A.Wicks)5 kids
1. Sylvan (wife Mildred Moe)3 kids
2. Eileen (Evan Rasmussen)4 kids
3. Wallace (Loera Cox)2 kids
a. Robin Ray
b. Terry Lee
4. Ralph (Lucille Mahoney)3 kids
5. Morris(Virginia LaVerne Conway)
a. Morris Leonard
H. Otto Leander (Hilma Linnard)
3. Glen Leander(Ethel M. McNairn-Quinn)
a. Donna Quinn
b. Bill (Virgil) Quinn
c. Daniel Quinn
f. Judith (me!!)
I. Alfred (Mabel Peterson)
1. Roy Warren (Ruth Morse)
a. David Roy (Charlene Gaylar)
b. Karen Ruth (Tom Thennes)
c. Irene (adopted)
J. Victor Theodore (Ebba Sundstrom)
1. Reinhold Fredick
K. Gustav Adolph (died at 32)
L. William (died at 23 years)
M. Anna Wick (adopted)married Carl Oscar
Well... now there is some talk abot Jonson being the original family name from Sweden. But when I researched... I came up with the Andersson name. Has anyone gone back any farther? And if any of you Nylanders fit the mold...need a copy...can fill in the blanks with more info... email me please!!! Crocodileblonde@yahoo.com
B. Donald C. Gordon