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Hulda Swanson immigrated from Sweden on Nov 29, 1893

Hulda Swanson immigrated from Sweden on Nov 29, 1893

Posted: 4 May 2012 3:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello!

My name is Kathy Henning and I am looking for my ancestors.
Apparently, my great grandmother... Hulda Swanson...)Hulda Augusta Maria) or any other variations...immigrated from Sweden. Presumably, from Smoland Sweden. She arrived at Ellis Island on nov 29, 1893.

She was 16 years old at the time she arrived.
From the ship's manifest...it appeared she came alone...sans family members. But she did come with a group of girls her age as shown on the immigration document.
All of these brave girls came to the USA to be "servants" to various families on their arrival.

Their employment had apparently been prearranged between "agents" in NY and Sweden.

Hulda arrived to the USA and headed towards a servant position in Chicago.

She eventually married a John Peterson, who immigrated to the USA, a single man...from Sweden also.

The paper trail goes cold for me there.

Hello!!! Do you know how many John Petersons emigrated in the late part of the 1800's and early 1900's? About 650 of them!

It was too many for me to figure out. Thank goodness for more unique names!

Hulda and John gave birth to 3 children.

Florence Petersen (my AWESOME grandma).
Her sister Alice Petersen.
And I believe...a son Williard. Could be wrong about that.

Florence Petersen became Florence Johnson, after she married my dear grandfather, Ellsworth Theodore Johnson.

Both were outstanding people! My grandpa Ellsworth,though he did not complete high school because of economic reasons...still became an engineer and designer at the original headquarters of John Deere Plow and Planter in Illinois. Grandpa Johnson helped design the "corn picker" machine that changed the speed and ease of American farming altogether!
Go grandpa! Yay grandpa!

If anyone has any information about these wonderful people, I sure would appreciate it!

Most sincerely,
Kathy Henning





Anyway... as Ellen Degeneres would say...
I am just hoping that someone out there has information about Hulda Swanson!

Re: Hulda Swanson immigrated from Sweden on Nov 29, 1893

Posted: 4 May 2012 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh man...

I was going boogly eyed when I posted the last post.
Florence was Florence PetersOn.
Grandpa was Ellsworth Theodore JohnsOn.

with an O and not an E.

I had been researching my Danish ancestors previously and the E is the thing with them and their last names!
The Swedish like the O. OMG.
Sorry Great Grandma!

I hope the wise ones caught this!
Any info anyone has is cool!
Thank you!

kathy

Re: Hulda Swanson immigrated from Sweden on Nov 29, 1893

Posted: 10 Aug 2012 2:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I am not related. I think you have the wrong Hulda immigration. I think I found John & Hulda in the 1900 Illinois census, with son Williar, and who may have been Hulda's mother Hannah Swanson. Both immigrated in 1884.

Also, it looks like John & Hulda married in Rock Island county, Illinois in 1898. The marriage record may not have the parents names, but maybe you could try to obtain a church marriage record, possibly in Moline.

I only looked at the 1900 & 1910 census. Hope this helps. RP
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http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp

Groom Bride Date Volume Page Lic No. County

PETERSON, JOHN SWANSON, HULDA AUGUSTA MARIA 1898-05-26 00E 0273 00018339 ROCK ISLAND
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1900 United States Federal Census, Moline Ward 5, Rock Island, Illinois

John Peterson, head, age 30, married 2 years, born Oct 1869 Sweden, parents born Sweden, immigrated 1888, naturalized

Hulda Peterson, wife, age 26, married 2 years, 1 child, 1 living, born Feb 1874 Sweden, parents born Sweden, immigrated 1884

Willard Peterson, son, age 7/12, born Nov 1900

Hannah Swanson, mother (or mother-in-law), age 64, widow, ? children, ? living, born Nov? 1832 Sweden, parents born Sweden, immigrated 1884

***I would say that Hannah was John's mother-in-law. The census is somewhat faded, and it looks like mother is written on Hannah's line, but in-law may have been written on a downward slope, going into the next person (head status) on the list.

***Also, it looks like both Hulda & Hannah immigrated in 1884.
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1910 United States Federal Census, Moline Ward 6, Rock Island, Illinois

John Peterson, head, age 41, 1st marriage, married 11 years, born about 1869 Sweden, parents born Sweden, immigrated 1888, naturalized

Hulda G Peterson, wife, age 36, 1st marriage, married 11 years, 4 children, 4 living, born about 1874 Sweden, parents born Sweden, immigrated 1884

John W Peterson, son, age 10, born about 1900 Illinois

Ester M Peterson, daughter, age 8, born about 1902 Illinois

Florence G Peterson, daughter, age 3, born about 1907 Illinois

Alice E Peterson, daughter, age 1 9/12, born about 1908 Illinois
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Re: Hulda Swanson immigrated from Sweden on Nov 29, 1893

Posted: 10 Aug 2012 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Hulda A Peterson
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Sweden
Race: White
Home in 1930: Moline, Rock Island, Illinois
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Marital Status: Widowed
Immigration Year: 1884
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Occupation:
Education:
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage: 24
Household Members: Name Age
Hulda A Peterson 55
Florence G Peterson 23
Alice E Peterson 21
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1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Hulda Peterson
Respondent: Yes
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Sweden
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Moline, Rock Island, Illinois
View Map
Street: 5 Avenue (1006)
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Moline, Rock Island, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 4B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 109
Household Members: Name Age
Hulda Peterson 73

Re: Hulda Swanson immigrated from Sweden on Nov 29, 1893

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 10:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

do you have any more clues for Hulda, such as names of parents, siblings, her date of birth, anything that might help narrow down the search?

Let me know and I'll have another look

Anna
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