An early find in the Grace Lutheran church books is a notation for Nils Olsson, the father of Johanna (Nilsdotter) Pearson. He is my 3x-great-grandfather. I knew he came to Nebraska, but didn’t know for sure whether he ended up near his two daughters, Johanna and Bengta.
ArkivDigital announced yesterday that many of the church books that they photographed this past summer in the Midwest are now available through their subscription service.
After watching “The Great War” on PBS this week, I realized the significance of some notes in one of Great-Grandmother Lola’s ledger books, involving both the Frasier and the Pearson families.
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’m back on the trail of the Olson family of the “Mystery Postcard” fame. I’m curious whatever happened to Eulie’s parents, his step-father Hakan and his mother Bengta. Bengta was the sister of my great-great-grandmother Johanna Pearson.