I stumbled across some new information about Benjamin Black’s father, Samuel Black. Samuel was my 4x-great-grandfather. Up until now, the only documentation I had on him (besides family lore) was a record of his marriage to Elinor Howard in 1812.
That was the subject line of an email I got this morning from FamilySearch, the website and genealogy organization operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (otherwise known as LDS or Mormons).
Andrew Hallner was a significant person in the lives of my ancestors, in the history of Sunders County and the State of Nebraska, and in the formation of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has a fascinating life story as well.
Last time, we traced Christian Pearson’s brother John (Johannes) from Riseberga, Sweden to Sauk Center, Minnesota. Can we do the same for another brother Andrew (Anders)?
Family lore tells us that my great-great-grandfather Christian Pearson had two brothers that emigrated from Sweden to Minnesota. Fact or fiction?