Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Gloria Nystrom Mon, April 04, 2011 15:41:05
The circa 1944 picture is left to right: Violet, her husband Mac McGinnis, daughter Sharon, Emerentia (Emma) Nystrom, son Dan McGinnis, Don's sister Elaine, and his mother Ione. In the front is son Pat McGinnis.
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Sat, February 12, 2011 22:17:54
Patrick and Kathy Jones and their children Sara and Connor
I have got e-mail from Kathy Jones a grandchildren to Ruth McGee. They are two sisters Kathy and Phyllis Ellen, daughters of Phillip Lloyd Mc Gee. Read here what Kathy wrote in this e-mail to me (Rolf):
"My father Phillip McGee passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 9th, 2008 of complications related to what is known here as COPG. Basically he had smoked much of his life and it compromised his lungs. He was a talented person who wrote poetry and music, and loved literature. He worked in security for his profession.
Regarding my grandmother, Ruth Elsie (Anderson) McGee. She married my grandfather Phillip Henry McGee, against his families wishes. The story I always heard was that they met, fell in love and my grandfather, who was Catholic, asked his priest if he could marry my grandmother, the preist said he would go to hell if he did so. My grandfather told me that he moved to Chicago, Illinois for a time, figured he was living in hell anyway and came back and married Ruth. His family disowned and disinherited him after that. The only time I ever met any of his family was at funerals. During their marriage, out of respect for my Grandfather, my grandmother was not active in the church. After his passing, she became very active, teaching, playing piano and visiting older people who could not get out of their apartments. She had a deep faith in Jesus Christ, which greatly influenced me personally. Ruth was not afraid to voice her opinions on religion or politics or social issue of the day. She was one of only a few woman to obtain a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota. She went on to teach mathmatics.
In 1985 she was diagnosed with kidney cancer, which had spread through out her body. On August 20th, I went to visit her. Suddenly she started looking around the room intently, as if she were watching and listening to something. I asked her what she was doing. She said "There is an angel over there and one over by the door". She listened for another moment and said "Oh, they have come to take me home." I honestly wasn't sure what to think of this at the time. I though perhaps she was on too many drugs. The next day, I returned and she asked to get out of bed and sit. My aunt Phyllis (McGee) Heath was with me. We got her into a chair. I was kneeling in front of her and my aunt was behind her. Suddenly she looked up and I knew she was no longer there. She had left. I guess the angels really did come to get her. It was an awsome experience.
Please let me know if I can provide any other information or stories. I have numerous photos and music and poetry by the family.
Phyllis Ellen McGee (Hernandez) and her husband Nick
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Sun, February 21, 2010 13:37:03
Dear Rolf: I am attaching a pdf file regarding Landerholm relatives. Some of this information was obtained from you and other swedish sources as well as relatives in the states. I hope you find it informative. I will be sending you some picturesthis weekend of Landerholm relatives. I want to put names to faces for you.
Do you have any documentation regarding the marriage of Carl Frederik to Juliana or Karolina Wilhelmina? You provided me with the marriage year of Juliana. Do you have any swedish documentation supporting the 2 marriages.
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Wed, October 21, 2009 12:38:38
In USA and Sweden. I want to hear from you. Welcome to this blog! If you write to my e-mailaddress email@example.com
or my other address Rolf Ericson Granitvägen 16 B 59153 Motala, Sweden, I will give you your own login to this site.
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Wed, October 21, 2009 12:33:03
Undertecknat av Lärarinnan Ebba Pettersson som var Pappas kusin. (född Ringdahl)
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Wed, August 05, 2009 21:42:32
My grandfather August Ericson walking over a bridge in Norrköping 1936. He was 70 years old. He has written: "1936 in the summer walking over Saltängsbron, "You are filmed." I don´t remember how I felt inside, but outside of my clothes it was stormy as you can see."
He sent this photo to her sisters in California
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Wed, July 22, 2009 20:50:25
Invited to attend the funeral ceremony after my tenderly loved husband and our father
Carl Fredrik Landerholm
The meeting is going on in Regna Church
at Friday 28th of May 1926
Invited to attend our loved mothers
Karolina Wilhelmina Landerholm
at Thursday 25 of February 1932
The meeting is going on in Regna church
Invited after the funeral ceremony at coffe in Brattebergs gästgivaregård
Genealogy and FamilyhistoryPosted by Rolf Ericson Sat, July 18, 2009 21:41:38
This is the story about some of our relatives in USA, who emigrated to USA. A sister to my great grandmother Mathilda Sundin, her name was Juliana Charlotta Sundin. She was married to Carl Fredrik Landerholm and before they emigrated to USA they lived in Regna, Östergötland, Sweden. I have got some information about this relatives frpm Paul Riedl and earlier from Eric Landerholm. Paul has sent following information and photos:
Dear Rolf: My name is Paul Riedl and I came across your family tree. I am so excited. Hannah Landerholm, daughter of Karolina Wilhelmina Karlsson, was my grandmother. She had a sister by the name of Edla Landerholm who married an Antonson. If this makes sense, and we are somehow related, please email me back. I have more info on the Landerholm and Antonson families and would like to share the info with you.
I look forward to your response.
Hi Rolf: Thank you for responding to me email. As I mentioned, my grandmother was Hannah Landerholm. She was born on December 28, 1894 in Regna, Sweden. She married by grandfather Victor Sylvan on March 16, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. She died on October 6, 1918 in Philadelphia. She died just a couple of weeksafter my mother was born. I can send you pictures of her. Edla Landerholmmarried Carl Fritz Antonson. I am in contact with the Antonson family and can provide additional information, I am sending you some pictures. One picture is of Carl Fredrik Landerholm and his wife Karolina Wilhelmina Karlsson. I noticed that you have her last name as Karlsdotter. Please clarify. I also have attached the death notices of Carl Fredrik and Karolina indicating death dates. Another picture I have attached is of the Karlsson Family. The top row, left to right: Christina, Manda (Amanda), Pere August, Charlotte and Johanna. The front row, left to right: Karolina Wilhelmina, Karoline and Tina. Now I have a question for you. After Hannah died, my mother was rasied by a man by the name of Karl Johan Gustafsson. He came over to the United States with Edla Landerholm. They both listed P.A. Carlson as the person they were going to visit in Chicago. They both listed P.A. (Pere August) as their uncle. On the immigration records, Karl (Carl) showed his mother as being Christina Karlsson. Therefore, we believe that Karolina Wilhelmina and Christina Karlsson were sisters. Christina is standing behind Karolina Wilhelmina in the picture. Now for the question. How did Karl Johan Gustafson get his last name. Did Christina Karlsson marry a Gustafsson? Karl was born on I believe on March 1, 1881 in Asker, Sweden. Any help on this matter would be appreciated since it was Carl and his wife that raised my mother.
I look forward to exchanging further information in the future.
Regards: Paul Riedl