Unfortunately, I don't have very much information on this side of my family. I am truly hoping that someone finds this page and is able to relate to some of the people on it.
Tekla Matilda Jonsson was born on September 23, 1878 in Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden.
In 1886, she departed from Sköldinge, Sweden with her parents, Anders Petter and Anna Matilda Jonsson bound for America. On the immigration papers it says that they were going to Pierce City, Missouri. I do not know why they were headed for Missouri, but there is a large community of Swedes in Swedeborg, Missouri which is in Pulaski Co.
I know that Tekla met Alfred Peterson and they were married in Pulaski, Co., Missouri. Tekla had a short life and died on April 4, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is buried. She and Alfred had the following children:
Elmer Peterson born September 8, 1897
Olga Linnea Peterson born November 27, 1899
Carl Peterson born 1907
Ethel Peterson born 1910
Tekla's parents settled in Kit Carson, Colorado and lived long past their daughter.
Anyone with any information on my Great grandmother, Tekla..please email Heidi
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