Hi Carolyn, Lars Gustaf Nilsson( Nelson) was born 06 Sept 1848 in Viken, Animskog,Sweden. he died 13 Nov 1906 in Michigan. His parents were Nils Hansson b 1802 in Viken, Animskog,Sweden, died 1853 in Viken, Animskog, Sweden.
His mother was Britta Andersdotter b 1807 Skallerud (P)SE. died in 1860 in Viken, Animskog, SE.
Lars belonged to a Swedish Fraternity in Calumet SF of A (or something like that?)it was lodge #13 in Calumet.His sons Charlie (aka Karl Enander) and Victor Larson were given a memorial ribbon.I have seen a picture of the ribbon.I am sure it was a fraternity that perhaps helped with burial expenses.
Lars aka as Gust.We have little else to go on as far as where he died. Lars death date was given to us by a family member who had written it in the family Bible!
So we have the ribbon from the fraternity in Calumet, we knew from his last letter home he lived in Calumet, and from the family Bible his death date 13 Nov 1906. We also know at the time his sons lived in Nagaunee MI. Lars states at his last letter to Sweden that he was still in CAlumet and of ill health.
Could you help me on any information, Death, Fraternity, Obituary,or any info?I know Lars also had early on after his immigration stayed in Ishpeming for a short time.
With Great Appreciation for your efforts, Regards, Sqandy