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John (Johannes) Henderson
Posted by: randy stenson (ID *****4888) Date: December 19, 2012 at 16:36:24
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I`ve been trying to research my Swedish Great Grandparents to try and find out more about how they came to the United States and from where in Sweden (the GGrandmother came from Dalsland). If anyone can help me discover more specifically where they were from in Sweden, how and where they first arrived in the US, I would be so grateful.

My Great Grandfather was John (or Johannes) Henderson. He lived most of his adult life in Minneapolis at 3325 Cedar Ave. The 1900 US Census puts him at 42 years old born February 1858 in Sweden. His immigration Year was1882. He is married to Mathilda (maiden name Peterson) Henderson born in Sweden and married in 1892. His death certificate. His Death Certificate has the following information:
John (Johannes) Henderson
Born: Feb. 17, 1857 in Sweden (another source says 1858)
Died: Jan. 1, 1927 8:35PM in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota
Occupation: Machinist
        Mpls. Steel & Machine Co.

His father`s name was also Johannes Henderson his mother`s name was Annie Peterson.

My Great Grandmother, Mathilda Peterson, was born June 2, 1861(though her death certificate says 1860) in Dalsland, Sweden. The death certificate says her father was Pete Peterson but the mother was unknown. She died Sept. 19, 1922.

No one from this side of the family knows much about them. A cousin sent me a photo album from the 1880s in which most of the photos were from sited in Norway. At the time Norway was part of Sweden.

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