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Christina Peterson

Christina Peterson
b. 29 April 1833, Orserum, near Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Peter and Anna Brita (Jonson) Peterson
d. 20 January 1907, Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 26 April 1856, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Charles “Carl” J. Anderson
b. 23 October 1833, Grenna, Smaland, Sweden
d. 10 September 1921, Independence Lake, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children with Charles J. Anderson:
• Alfred John (1857-1935) married Nellie Elizabeth Englund
• Theodore Emanuel (1858-1926) married Louisa Matilda Anderson
• Fred William (1861-1927)
• Oscar Amel married Anna Christina Johnson
• David Clarence (1866-1941)
• Anna Lydia (1868-1937) married Oliver Thompson
• Nancy Amelia (1871-1892)
• Medora Christine (1873-1953) married Erland Klas Lind
• Emma Charlotte (1875-1951) married Alton J. Stenseth
• Mary Josephine (1879-1916) married Bryant O. Benjamin

Christina’s family came to Indiana about 1852 via New York. She left the state between August 1856 and February 1857 for Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Her son, Oscar Amel, changed his surname to Allen.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI

Margaret Ellen McCauley

Margaret Ellen McCauley
b. 8 August 1846, Orange County, Indiana
d. 3 August 1916, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m. 7 October 1866
A. J. Abel

Children with A. J. Abel:
• J. K.
• F. W.
• C. C.
• [–?–] married W. A. Hunting
• [–?–] married E. N. Jenkins
• [–?–] married P. E. Feltner
• [–?–] married L. S. Peterson

Margaret only lived in Orange County while in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Anna Brita Jonson

Anna Brita Jonson
b. 10 March 1806, Grenna, Sweden
d. 5 January 1869, Vasa, Goodhue County, Minnesota

m. 1829, Sweden
Peter/Pehr Peterson/Pehrson
b. 24 July 1807, Grenna, Sweden, to Par/Peter and Maria (Jaensdotter) Parsson, Sr.
d. 27 October 1854, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Children with Peter/Pehr Peterson/Pehrson:
• Johan Peter (1832-1853)
• Christina (1833-1907) married Carl “Charles” J. Anderson
• Jonas (1835-1844)
• Inga Lotta (1838-1924) married Eric Norelius
• August (b. 1840)
• Charlie Carl (1843-1894)
• Jonas (1846-1896)

In 1852, the parents and six living children immigrated to the United States on the ship, Tanners. They settled in West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where Peter Peterson became the spiritual father to his fellow Swedes living in the area. He and his oldest son, Johan Peter, died in the cholera epidemic of 1853-54. After living in West Point for four years, the family moved to Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI

William Madison Harrell

William Madison Harrell
b. 30 December 1844, White River Township, Johnson County, Indiana, to Mosses and Margaret (Street) Harrell
d. 19 March 1934, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

m. 3 August 1865, Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Mary Catherine Hoover
b. 28 August 1840, Miami County, Indiana, to Eli and Sarah (Beaver) Hoover
d. 24 January 1910, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Mary Catherine Hoover:
• Louisa Jane (1867-1910) married William Peterson
• Alta Viola (1870-1932) married Thomas Truman Winchester
• John Sherman (1873-1919) married Letha Alma Long

William was the sixth of eleven children. He outlived all of his siblings and three of his own children, dying at the age of 89.

He farmed for a while in Howard County, Indiana, and was part owner of the old Stonebraker Mill on Wildcat Creek. In the early 1880’s, with wife and three children, he left Indiana for Nebraska, where he homesteaded 160 acres about five miles north of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska.

A few years later, he settled on 160 acres about seven miles northwest of Anselmo. Several of his cousins of the Greenbury Rush Street family also lived in the area—there were so many families from Indiana they called it “Hoosier Valley.” There was even a post office named Hoosier at William’s farm for about five years at the turn of the century.

Submitted by:
Ray Duncan Harrell
Centennial CO
E-mail: rayharrell@comcast.net

Elizabeth Beckner

ELIZABETH BECKNER
b. 20 January 1843, Flora, Carroll or Miami County,
Indiana
d. 14 November 1920, Mount View, Skagit County,
Washington

m. 16 March 1864
Nathaniel Y. Buck
b. 28 January 1912, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

Children with Nathaniel Y. Buck:

  • Elma married [–?–] Peterson
  • Melvin

Elizabeth left Indiana around 1881.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Charles J. “Carl” Anderson

CHARLES J. “CARL” ANDERSON
b. 23 October 1833, Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Anders and Brita Lisa (Lindberg) Josephson
d. 10 September 1921, Independence Lake, Hannepin County, Minnesota

m. 26 April 1856, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Christina Peterson
b. 29 April 1833, Orserum, near Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Peter and Anna Brita (Jonson) Peterson
d. 20 January 1907, Maple Plain, Hennepin County,
Minnesota

Children with Christina Peterson:

  • Alfred John (1857-1935) married Nellie Elizabeth Englund
  • Theodore Emanuel (1858-1926) married Louisa Matilda Anderson
  • Fred William (1861-1927)
  • Oscar Amel (who changed his surname to Allen) married Anna Christina Johnson
  • David Clarence (1866-1941)
  • Anna Lydia (1868-1937) married Oliver Thompson
  • Nancy Amelia (1871-1892)
  • Medora Christine (1873-1953) married Erland Klas Lind
  • Emma Charlotte (1875-1951) married Alton J. Stenseth
  • Mary Josephine (1879-1916) married Bryant O. Benjamin

Charles moved to Indiana after August 1852 and left the state between August 1856 and February 1857 for Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. The sixth of eleven children, he had emigrated to America alone from Gottenburg, Sweden, arriving in New York City on 29 August 1852. While living in Minnesota, the family moved from Red Wing to Cannon Falls to Maple Plain to Lake Independence, all in Goodhue and Hennepin counties.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI

 

John A.J. Abel

John A.J. Abel
b. 5 December 1838, Orange County, Indiana
d. 30 June 1918, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m. 7 October 1866
Margaret Ellen McCauley
d. 3 August 1916

Children with Margaret Ellen McCauley:

  • James A. of Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana
  • J. K. of Hoisington, Kansas
  • Frank W. of Pomona, Kansas
  • Courtland C. of Wichita, Kansas
  • [–?–] married E. N. Jenkins of Red Oak, Iowa
  • [–?–] married W. A. Hunting of Caldwell, Kansas
  • [–?–] married F. S. Peterson of Anthony, Kansas
  • [–?–] married P.E. Feltner of Lyndon, Kansas

While John was born in Indiana and may have married there, he emigrated in 1899 to Kansas.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL