Name: Sven Peter "Swan" PETERSON
Birth: 21 JUL 1821 in Kisa Parish, Östergötland, Sweden 1
Death: 26 DEC 1894 in Welch Twp., Goodhue Co., MN
Burial: Prairie Island Cemetery, Vasa, Goodhue Twp., MN
- He was baptized on 22 July 1821 at Kisa parish church. His baptismal sponsors were Osac (?) and Magnus Martinsson in Korpklef; (drang. = farm hand) Anders Olsson in Korpklef; (hustru = his wife) Stina Nilsdotter in Sundet; hustru Lena Jonsdotter in Korpklef and (pige = "unmarried girl") Sara Lena Blomqvist in Korpklef. The names of his parents, Peter Christopherson and Maja Lotta Svensdotter. He also had a sister-- Her name was Stina Lisa and she was also born at Nybygget under Korpeklef on 29 March 1825.
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Change Date: 20 MAY 2013 at 11:46:44
In 1828, Peter Christopherson, his wife, Maja Lotta and their two children, Sven Peter and Stina Lisa, left Nybygget (under or at Korpeklef) and moved to Sjöstugan at Mitterfall in Kisa parish. I'm not sure how long they were there or where they went next.
Korpeklef / Korpklef was a large estate farm on which resided many families in small..not so good, houses arranged here and there throughout the estate. Sven's father, Peter was apparently a farm laborer on the large estate farm and in exchange for his labor, he was provided with a small house and maybe an equally small piece of land to farm. This would've been extremely small! The house wouldn't have been much either...maybe two rooms or so. These tenant farmers, then moved from estate farm to estate farm wherever they could find work and housing. So, that's why this family moved to Mitterfall. There, they lived in a little house, possibly with other people, on the estate. Where they lived at Mitterfall was called Sjöstugan or "lake hut." So, their little house was probably near a lake.
Kisa is the municipality / town and religious parish, in the county of Östergötland in the province of Götaland in southern Sweden. Linköping is a city and the administrative center of Östergötland county. Linköping is sort of an American "county seat" for the area that governs Kisa. In the "old days" there were large estate farms owned by the wealthy. These land owners needed farm laborers to run the large estate farms and for their service the farm laborers or "hired hand" was given a very small farm house, maybe a two room house with a sod roof. Or, sometimes they were tenant farmers and for part of their rent they had to provide the land owner with labor and / or some crops. Nybygget was more of an address like 4 Hampshire Court.
So...Sven was born at Nybygget "under" Korpeklef. Meaning, he and his family lived in an area named Nybygget on the estate farm named Korpeklef. Korpeklef was located in the parish of Kisa, in Östergötland county. I think if you were to write his birth correctly it would be...
Sven Peter Petersson, (date of birth), Nybygget, Korpeklef, Kisa parish, Östergötland, Sweden. I wouldn't include the name Linköping because that's like saying he was born in Vasa township, Red Wing, Goodhue county, Minnesota....Red Wing being the county seat. That way if anyone wanted to look at the digital Swedish parish records, they would look first for Östergötland, then Kisa, then Korpeklef, then Nybygget. The name Nybygget also appears in the records under different estate farm names, so to include Korpeklef in Kisa, etc., narrows it down to the correct Nybygget, which was a name given to the exact farm house where he and his family lived. (From Mary Swanson, researcher)
- He and his wife, listed as "Peter" and"Eliza", are found on the 1850 Census for Sugar Grove Twp., Warren Co., PA (dwelling #57). Also living in the household were her parents(?) and sister, Louisa. They are found living near the Weld household - where they were married ( according to family history).
Also listed in the Sugar Grove Census are:
- John Peterson (age 33yr), his wife, Christiana (age 33 yr), and children Sarah (age 10 yr), Catharine (age 5 yr) and Caroline (age 2 yr) - all born in Sweden.
- Charles J. Peterson (age 35 yr), his wife, Anna L. (age 34 yr), and children, Matilda (age 8 yr), Peter A. (age 5 yr) and Christina (age 3 yr) - all born in Sweden.
- Was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a Pvt., Company D, 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry (per tombstone). Was honorably discharged at St. Paul, MN on 14 Jul 1865. He contracted dysentery during the war and was disabled from it.
- From Aug 6, 1948 article on Andrew & Louise Peterson Fredrickson?s wedding anniversary, Hastings Gazette: it states: ?Mrs Fredrickson?s father, Swen Peterson, A Civil War veteran, was a farmer near Vasa where she was born. Finding farming too strenuous after being wounded in the war, Mr. Peterson with his family moved to Minneapolis where they had a small store in the Cedar- Washington area which at that time was the heart of the city. Later on they moved to Prairie Island where Mr Peterson bought land and built a house in which Mrs. Swanson (his granddaughter) is now living. He donated to the Swedish Lutheran church on Prairie Island and young Andrew Fredrickson, his son in law, was one of the men who cut and carried on the site where the present church stands. Mr. & Mrs. Peterson are both buried in the church yard. ?
Father: Peter CHRISTOFFERSSON b: 1786 in Kisa Parish, Östergötland, Sweden
Mother: Maja Lotta SVENSDOTTER b: 1787 in Kisa Parish, Östergötland, Sweden
"Eliza" Brita Lisa ABRAMSDOTTER b: 28 FEB 1823 in Oppeby Parish, Ostergotland, Sweden
25 DEC 1849
in Chandler Valley, Sugar Grove, Warren Co., Pa 3
- Note: - Married at the home of the Weld family - for whom they were working - having recently come from Sweden.
- Reinold "Reynold" PETERSON b: 17 NOV 1852 in Sugar Grove, Warren Co., PA
- Josephine PETERSON b: in Sugar Grove, Warren Co., PA
- Joshua PETERSON b: ABT 1854 in Sugar Grove Twp., Warren Co., PA
- Matilda PETERSON b: 28 FEB 1856 in Sugar Grove, Warren Co., PA
- Louisa Christine PETERSON b: 26 JUL 1858 in Vasa, Goodhue Co., MN
- Alfrieda Charlotte PETERSON b: 30 APR 1860 in Vasa, Goodhue Co., MN
- Charles Carl "Cully" PETERSON b: 7 JAN 1862 in Vasa, Goodhue Co., MN
- Title: 1850 Federal Census
Abbrev: 1850 Federal Census
- Title: Records of Ted J. Sielaff
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Abbrev: Records of Ted J. Sielaff
- Title: David Miller's Records and Recollections
Abbrev: David Miller's Records and Recollections
- Title: "Holmquist/Woolcott Family Tree"
Author: Dawn Renee (Holmquist) Woolcott (email@example.com)
Abbrev: "Holmquist/Woolcott Family Tree"