Posted By:Stephen Robinson
Subject:Mons Peterson, Edla Hyelm, Menard county, Illinois
Post Date:April 10, 2003 at 11:32:08
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I am seeking information on Mons Peterson or Edla Hyelm origionally from sweden that settled and died in the menard county, illinois area.

The 1910 menard county census lists his family in greenveiw, Il. in the following manner:

Greenview Village
99/99 Peterson, Mons head male age 47 married once married 10 yrs b. Sweden father b Sweden mother b Sweden coalminer
Edla (Last name is Hyelm) wife female age 28 married once married 10 yrs

4 children 4 children living b Sweden father b. Sweden
mother b. Sweden
Carl son male age 8 b. Il. father b. Sweden mother b.
Julia M. dau female age 5 b.IL " "
Edwin R. son male age3 b.Il. " "
Rose dau female age 6/12 b.Il. " "

In the 1920 census My GGM Edla is not listed so i assume she died between 1910 and 1920.

I have heard through my mother that carl and mons were both coal miners. Carl was licensed at the age of 16 as a "short Fuser" or something like that. He used to drill holes in the mines and set explosives. My mother also informed me that Mons had a sister they called aunt molly who supposedly lived and died in greenview. She had a husband named Albert. There was also mention of a brother of Mons) that went to Alaska as a gold miner.

The family lived in Athens and Greenview Village, These are the only areas that i am aware of. I know that my grandfather carl moved to michigan, i believe his brother edwin moved to the chigago area if not the city proper.

Any information that you have would be greatly apprecieated.

Stephen Robinson