Posted by Lori Duttry (user name) in Genforum, Sweden Forum, 2005, title “Hitting a Brick Wall.” Lori may be the author of the Ancestry tree I’ve been citing. ..? She may have updated/corrected/added information in the meantime.
“I am trying to find any information on Andrew(y) Franklin Kalgren & Johanna Marie Petersson/Peterson. Andrey b. 12-18-1841 in Sweden - Parent's names are unknown Johanna b. 9-15-1850 in Sweden Father; John Peterson & Mother; Greta (last name unknown). Both immigrated to the U.S. approx. 1868 and I believe they settled in the Dakota Territory upon arriving in the states. I sent for cert. of death for both hoping parents' names would be listed along with place of birth other than just Sweden (was hoping parish would be listed). This is where I am stuck, I can find no further info on them other than what census reports show.
I found Andrew in the 1870 census in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota with an estimated birth year of 1844.
I have not been able to find Hannah in any census report before she married Andrew.
Their children are as follows:
Anne Kalgren b. 6-29-1870 Hilma Kalgren b. 2-5-1872 Delia Kalgren b. 10-6-1873 Felix Kalgren b. 5-26-1875 Albertina Kalgren b. 2-5-1877 Anton Kalgren b. 11-16-1878 Julia Agnes Kalgren b. 12-16-1880 Selma Kalgren b. 7-27-1883 Arnie Kalgren Axel Kalgren b. 5-20-1885 Albin (Alvin) Theodore Kalgren b. 9-16-1887 Henry (Pete) Kalgren b. 10-16-1889
I do know that Axel & Albin were born in South Dakota and Henry was born in Minnesota. A cousin remembers a story that Anton was possibly a fugitive and quite possibly went back to Sweden. I have found no record of Arnie, quite possible he died at birth.
I forgot to mention that the birth dates - the source of them - they coincide with the dates that family members has given us compared to the dates on their death certificates.”