In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Friday, April 22

Friday's Faces from the Past - Hanna and Alma Emanuelsdotter

original photo from the personal collection of Ingemar Majholm

Hanna (on the left) was my grand aunt. She along with her sister Alma emigrated to the United States in 1904. It is likely this photo was taken about that time. They were friends of my grandmother Lydia and perhaps it was they who encouraged her emigration to America. Hanna and Alma had returned for a visit to their family in Sweden. They intended to return. Life interfered for Hanna. She fell in love with and married my great uncle, Grandma Lydia's brother, Gustaf. In 1909 Alma returned to America (minus Hanna) with a group of young people from the area. Among them was my grandmother Lydia. 

*click on photo to enlarge for easier viewing*

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