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! ~

Thursday, June 29

Swedish Midsummer. What is it?


"A Swedish Midsummer is 'endless' summer with sun,fun, great food, flowers, dancing and joy ... a piece of Swedish culture to be proud of."       ---- NORDSTJERNAN June 29, 2017


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an article by Nordstjernan with links to recipes, celebrations in America etc.



Sunday, June 18

Father's Day

Old as she was she still missed her Daddy sometimes.
                                                                       - Gloria Naylor



Happy Father's Day! Miss you Dad!




Sunday, June 4

Evelyn R. Soderstrom Eckberg


Sharing a cute photo of cousin Evelyn R. Soderstrom Eckberg
Many of the records I have found show her middle initial to be "R".
Anyone know what the "R" stands for?
I am guessing Ruth, for her mother
my great aunt Ruth Abrahamson Soderstrom

Tack så mycket Evelyn
for sharing your Soderstrom memories
and photos with the extended family!