Reading this story, I was interested to see what became of my grandmother's cousin.
My grandmother Jennie nee Lind Abernethy (1909-2005) related that her mother Maria "Mary" Hanna Lind (nee Agelin) (1863 - 1945) had sisters and brothers who remained in Sweden. One of her brothers died and the wife remarried, but the new husband would only take in the second and third sons. The eldest son, Karl Agelin Lind, went to join Jennie and her parents in Nebraska.
After the death of Samuel "Sven" Olafsson Lind, Jennie's mother could no longer support their nephew and he went into foster care. Another child was also being cared for the family at this time, and that child also went into foster care.
Jennie and her mother struggled to get along until Jennie graduated and got a job to take care of her mother.
Lind was not really their family name - Sven Olafsson just adopted the name from his stepfather in the late 1800's to be more American. We're pretty sure that Karl took the name too, when he joined the family.
Karl would have been a minor (under 18) when his uncle died in 1913, so his birthdate would have been around the turn of the century, give or take a few years. Born in Sweden, came to Nebraska. Are there any of his descendants on this list?
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