I came across a nice surprise this evening – a passenger list for the arrival of the S.S. European at the port of Quebec on May 23, 1869. Included on the list is my great-great-grandfather, Jöns Mårtensson along with his brother Lars.
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 […]
On this date (February 8) in 1899, Edward Cornelius Hanson and Hulda Martinson were married. Edward and Hulda were my great-grandparents. This was a second marriage for Edward. His first wife, Anna Hanson – Hulda’s sister, had died of “brain fever” not quite two years earlier. Edward and Anna had two daughters together. Hulda […]
In the last post on this topic, we looked at John Martinson’s estate inventory as prepared by his brother, Lars Martinson. In addition to the assets initially itemized by Lars, two other claims were submitted to the court. One by John’s daughter, Matilda, for a loan of money and another by John’s son-in-law Hugo Carlson […]
In our first look at John Martinson’s probate records, we saw the petition for probate that included a list of his heirs, the property that he owned, and the request made by his son Andrew that Lars Martinson, John’s brother, be appointed administrator of the estate. The petition was filed with the court on February […]