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! ~

Saturday, August 27

Swedes in the Northwest

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Although our immigrant Swedish ancestors headed for Illinois, many of their descendants ended up out west. I've been trolling the internet again and did you know?

"by 1910 nearly 25 per cent of all residents of the State of Washington who were of foreign extraction were either Danes, Swedes or Norwegians. This amounted to more than 12 per cent of the state's population. Nearly one-fourth of them had come directly from Europe while the rest were "second stage" immigrants from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa."

An interesting read I thought would be of particular interest to you family out West.
an excerpt from the Pacific Northwest Forum

by Ray E. Osterberg

give it a click and a read, I think you will find this interesting......I did.

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