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Re: Hords came from Sweden to Minnesota... then onto Sask, Canada
Posted by: jana thomson (ID *****0661) Date: January 11, 2008 at 10:20:09
In Reply to: Re: Hords came from Sweden to Minnesota... then onto Sask, Canada by Judy Baouab of 584

wow, Judy,

Thank you very much.

Ummm, I was writing that message late last night, so I did mess up a little on the dates. I meant late 1800's, early 1900's.

There is a sort of stigma about this Klas Hord.

Now, John Peter Hord b. May 24, 1883 in Minnesota, d. may 20, 1937 North Battleford Sask., is my great grandfather. He married Cora Belle Brown.

My grandfather is still living but his mother (Cora Brown) was very young with six kids and John passed away. She became a drunkard, and dissapeared, we don't know if she died or left because the kids were taken away in the 30's. One rumor has it that Cora took off with a brother of John's , the brother we have heard of was Klas.

We do not know where in the world they went or even if they went together. They may have gone back to Minnesota, but my grandmother thinks they (or just klas)went back to Sweden.

Also thank you for the info on the spelling of Hord, some of the relatives could not spell when they came across and so they just spoke the name and whatever the American/ canadian authorities wrote was the way it is spelled now.

John Peter Hord came from Minnesota, I will have to double check on the place (if we even know that yet). He moved to the Battleford area in Sask. He bought some land in 1913 around Mullingar, and the gave it up in 1915 (reason was too much brush and too many rocks). We then have a legal land description for him still around Mullingar, but there is NO record of him ever owning that land. He had written the land location 34-46-12-W3 (sask) for both his marriage certificate and his death certificate too.
So we do not know who owned this land (shortly after 1915) until his death in 1937.

I'm sure you have plenty of other things to do but John's father was Peter Hord, we have no other info on him other than he was born in Sweden in the mid 1800's (seeing as his son was born in 1883). Maybe if you could get some exerpts from your CD on Peter Hord, I would really appreciate it, as he came to Minnesota as well. (We don't even know if he made it as far as Sask, or if he passed away in MN).

The reason my info is so scattered is because Cora belle's children were taken away and put in an Orphanage because of her alchoholism. We just have stories from the older siblings to go oon for names and dates. the rest we ahve had to put together as much as possible.

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