I can’t walk away from the story of A.G. Brodd’s desertion from the Swedish army without a follow-up story about the great kindness this man showed to his kids and which they, in turn, showed to each other. Get your hankies ready.
I have written previously about the Brodd family coming to America and how my great-great-grandfather Anders Gustaf Brodd, abruptly quit the Swedish Army. I now have some new documentation that fills in some of the gaps on the timeline.
I wrote a few weeks ago about some cousins in Sweden on the Rudeen side of the family – today I have news of some cousins in the Brodd family!
When I first got the genealogy bug, my goal was to extend my pedigree charts as far back in time as possible. For many of my Swedish ancestors, that’s very doable and gets you to the 1700’s. At one time, I thought my genealogy was mostly “done”. Then I attended a workshop where they suggested […]
I can’t believe I’d never heard of this book before, “Giants in the Earth“. It was written in 1927 by Ole Edvard Rölvaag, a Norwegian immigrant and a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The book is a fictionalized account of original homesteaders on the South Dakota prairie, and goes into quite a […]