Dahlgren Family Genealogy Forum
Perhaps we are related. My grandfather shared your grandfather's middle name and lived all of his life in Minnesota. His name was Theodore “Ted” Albin Dahlgren, and he lived with his rather large family in Freedham, MN (near Little Falls) until he married Anna Olson, my grandmother. There are several generations of Dahlgren's buried in a tiny graveyard in Freedham, including my great-grandparents, a great uncle who never married, and an aunt who died as an infant. I can't recall at the moment the names of my great grandparents or my grandfather's brothers and sisters. I did write down much of this during a visit with my dad, but those notes are at home and I am on the road. I was told that “Freedham” in Swedish meant “good home.” My great grandparent's house in Freedham still stands, but my grandparent's home (Ted and Anna) has long since been removed. Ted and Anna worked a section of my great grandparent's farm in Freedham until Ted and Anna moved to Jordan, MN circa 1924. They later moved to Shakopee, MN, where Ted was elected the Registrar of Deeds for Scott County and held that office for a number of years.
Ted and Anna had 10 children, which included two sets of twins. They lost the first Norma, one of the twins, at a very early age, and she is the aunt who is buried in Freedham, MN. The named a later child Norma as well.
My dad, Charles Emmett Dahlgren, was born on May 20, 1918 in Freedham, and passed away 2/22/1999 in Minneapolis. He lived for a time in St. Peter, MN and Grand Forks, ND before moving to Minneapolis.
If this sounds like a possible connection, let me know and I'll dig up more details (names and dates).