This is the information from the 1875 census:
D. Lindstrom, age 49
Betsy Lindstrom, age 43
Betsy Lindstrom, age 18
Olof Lindstrom, age 13
Christine Lindstrom, age 10
Gust Lindstrom, age 7
Frank Lindstrom, age 1
All were born in Sweden except Gust and Frank, who were born in Minnesota. It is thus likely the family emigrated about 1865-1868. The family is shown as household No. 27 in Nessel township.
In the 1895 census, this is apparently the same family:
Dan Lindstrom, 69, a farmer
Brita [Brita and Betsy are interchangeable] Lindstrom, 62
Ole Lindstrom, 32
Frank D. Lindstrom, 21
The 1895 census say they emigrated about 1867. They still lived in Nessel township, and had for 27 years and 8 months.
According to Earl Leaf's book on Chsago Swedes, a Daniel Lindstrom who was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church at Rush Point, was born Dec. 24 or 25, 1828 to Olof and Kajsa. He died Jan. 8, 1904. There is an obituary for him in the Jan. 17 1904 Rush City Post.
The question I have is whether his real name was DONALD or DANIEL? The latter would have been more likely for a Swede of this period. It is always possible that the census takes wrote "DAN" when it should have been "DON"
I hope this information is helpful to you.
Jay Liedman in MN
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