I am tracing the Swenson family roots in Sweden. Possibly Svensson was the original spelling. John and August shared a homestead, later known as Ash Creek Ranch, near Cumro. I am trying to find any information on this family, especially August. I believe these two were borthers, and they were both on record as having been on this homestead tract in 1880: Section 6, Township 13, range 19, this was recorded on Volume 101, page 204. John, who was probgably originally Johann, was born in Sweden in 1-26-1838, married Helen Marie Johnson (or Peterson) and died in Custer County Apr. 1, 1917. I am interested in finding out any more info about his brother, August. August may have been born in 1842, as the 1880 census list included him saying he was 38.
John may also have been born Jöns. here is info about his parents and siblings: My Great Grandpa, John (Jon) was born in Skåne, Sweden. His Parents, Sven Pehrson (1804-1842) and Marie Akesdotter (1802 -?) they were married March 5, 1828 in Västra Sönnarslöv, Kristianstad län, Klippans Kommun above Åstorp and had 5 children: Pehr Svensson born 1833 Bengt Svensson born 1835 John Swenson 1838-1917 Matilda Svensson born 1840 August Svensson born 1842
John and (Helen) Marie were married in 1877 in Sweden. They had Mollie, Sam, Carl, Matilda, Olga, Ed, William. Most of these folks are buried in Box Elder Cemetary, Custer County.