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The Swedes of Pope County



The Swedes of Pope County is a project to identify people who were born in Sweden and lived at some time in their lives in Pope County, Minnesota. The project starts with John and Anna Berg who came from Ljusnarsberg Parish, Örebro County, Sweden. The people they lived closest to and worshiped with at Bethany Lutheran Church are the next to be identified. Some of these people are also people that their family has married with and the connections continue outward from there. 

In the mid-1860s Sweden suffered a famine and many people left Sweden. In some places in Sweden, the parish paid the transportation costs for the poorest people to leave. I don't know if either of these conditions were factors in the emigration of this group of people, but it is certainly possible.

Swedes Buried in Bethany Cemetery

Alfred and Christina Anderson
Anders and Inga Anderson
John J. and Anna Berg
     Family tradition tells that in the summer of 1875 John walked from Michigan to Minnesota to find a place to homestead. He chose a quarter section 24 of Walden Township and returned to Michigan. In the spring he brought his wife and three children to Pope County.

Carl Bjork
John and Mary Bloom
Charles Branch
Karl Erick Carlson
Fred Chalenburg
Peter and Jenny Edin
Johan Edin
Frank and Beata Ekstrom
Oscar Ekstrom
Klas J. Eliason
Gustaf and Lovisa Erickson
Johanna Erickson
Carl and Johanna Felt
Carl John Felt
John and Caroline Felt
K.F. and Caroline Fredrickson
Hedda Fredrickson
Emma Fredrickson
August E. Friedman 
Carl and Lovisa Friedman
Carl and Anna Frisell
John and Augusta Frisell
John Oscar Frisell
Gustaf and Sophia Johnson
Johanna Johnson
C. Gunnar Johnson
Anders Larson
Erick and Charlotta Lindquist
Elida Marie Edin Markum
John Nilson
Hulda Nordgren
Erik and Sophia Runquist
Hilda Runquist
Jacob and Louisa Runquist

Linked toJohanna Carolina; Anna Lovisa ABRAHAMSON; Carolina ANDERSDOTTER; Alfred ANDERSON; Anders Fredrick ANDERSON; Hilda Caroline ANDERSON; Johanna Sophia ANDERSON; John J. BERG; Carl BJORK; John E. BLOOM; Charles Nicholas BRANCH; Anna Katherina CARLSDOTTER; Beata CARLSDOTTER; Augusta CARLSON; Emma Christina CARLSON; Karl Erick CARLSON; Fredrick CHALENBURG; Elida Maria EDIN; Johan Fridolf EDIN; Peter Anton EDIN; Frank EKSTROM; Oscar F. EKSTROM; Klas John ELIASON; Caroline ERICKSON; Gustaf ERICKSON; Louisa ERICKSON; Lovisa Charlotta ERICKSON; Carl FELT; Carl John FELT; John FELT; Charlotta Catrina FREDRICKSON; Hedda FREDRICKSON; Knut Fredrick FREDRICKSON; Carl John FRIEDMAN; Erik August FRIEDMAN; Carl Fredrick FRISELL; John Ludvig FRISELL; John Oscar FRISELL; Mary GRUBB; Johanna Carolina HOLMBERG; Johanna JANSDOTTER; Sara Sophia JANSDOTTER; Carl Gunnar JOHNSON; Christina JOHNSON; Gustaf JOHNSON; Anders G. LARSON; Erick LINDQUIST; John NILSON; Hulda C. NORDGREN; Lovisa Christina PERSDOTTER ['More Links']
AlbumsThe Swedes of Pope County, BERG-CARLSON

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