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Re: Wydeen

Russell Wydeen (View posts)
Posted: 28 Apr 2005 10:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sandra,
My great grandfather was Andrew Wydeen. He was born in 1857 and was raised in Sweden. He immigrated to the US in the late 1800's (I want to say around 1890, but I am unsure). He was a shoemaker, as seems to be the case with most Wydeen's who lived in Sweden. He settled in Brooklyn or Manhattan and set up shop as a shoemaker. He died in New York City in 1915. Little is know at this time about his wife, other than she, also, was from Sweden.
My grandfather was August Wydeen, born circa 1895. He married Lilias Halliday and they were the parents of my father, Russell. They were married in New York. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota with my father, who was just a child. The Wydeen family that I have known all my life have all been from Minnesota. All other non-Minnesota Wydeen's I have never know.
August and Lilias had 5 children. One of them, a navy pilot, was killed during WWII. The others survived to adulthood and had children.
Thanks for being out there. Keep in touch. As you mentioned, it is most likely that all Wydeen's are related.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
lsandrsn 3 Sep 2000 9:36AM GMT 
nancy wydeen cerretani 15 Dec 2000 8:08AM GMT 
nancy wydeen cerretani 15 Dec 2000 8:52AM GMT 
lsandrsn 15 Dec 2000 9:39AM GMT 
June Hurlock 11 Dec 2002 4:05AM GMT 
P13 28 Jan 2001 2:10PM GMT 
Russell Wydeen 28 Apr 2005 4:41PM GMT 
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