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!
I got an email out of the blue the other day from a young man named Martin who wondered if we shared a common ancestor. He had used Google to try and find information about a farm name, “Tångarne” in the Bergstena parish. Turns out that indeed we DO share common ancestors: Johannes Andersson and Anna Cathrine Andersdotter, who were the parents of our Gustafva Johansdotter.
If you need a refresher on “who’s who” in this branch of the family, read “Gustafva Brodd and her siblings“, which I posted back in October, 2014. Martin is descendant of Gustafva’s brother Karl (aka Carl or Kalle). Karl is one of the brothers who stayed in Sweden; Gustafva Brodd , J.W. Johnson, and Anders Peter Telander all came to America.
I thought it might be fun to have a virtual family reunion on this Thanksgiving day. The top set of photos are the Johansson siblings; the bottom set would be their children – first cousins to one another.
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
First Generation – these are siblings born in Sweden
|Maja Cajsa (no photo available)||Stayed in Sweden; many of her siblings lived with her as young adults|
|Anders Peter Telander||Moved from Vilske-Kleva to Minnesota in about 1892. Changed name to Telander.|
|Stayed in Sweden; he is Martin’s 4x-great-grandfather.Photo found in J.W. Johnson photo album preserved by Hansen family (J.W.’s wife) descendants.|
|Svante Johansson||Stayed in Sweden; no contact (yet) with descendants. Photo found in J.W. Johnson photo album preserved by Hansen family (J.W.’s wife) descendants.|
|Gustafva Johansdotter||Married Anders Gustaf Brodd; came to America in 1875. She is Karen’s 3x-great-grandmother|
|August Johansson (no photo available)||Stayed in Sweden; twin brother of J.W. Johnson. No known descendants.|
|Johan (J.W.) Johansson||Came to America in 1875; became a Wyoming State Senator.|
Second Generation – all of these people would be first cousins to one another
|Maja Cajsa’s Children:
Johanna Hallberg (no photo available)
|Came to America in 1884; maintained contact with J.W. and Gustafva. I have two of her letters.|
|Anders Peter’s Children:
Had six children:
|these photos from Dick Telander’s family tree on ancestry.com, EXCEPT Charles Telander photo which was in the J.W. Johnson photo album and Ida Charlotta photo from Karen Magnus.|
| Karl’s Children:
Anna Oliva Karlsdotter
|Photo from Martin in Sweden|
|I have many photos of these folks, but I chose wedding photos. Some of them are from the J.W. Johnson photo album.|
|August’s Children: (none)|
|J.W. Johnson’s Children:
Melvin, Elwood and Evelyn Johnson
|Tillie’s photo from Mike Wishart; bottom photo is J.W. Johnson with his three younger children and possibly a daughter-in-law|