Gustaf Anderson’s family
Anna and G.A. Anderson with their first child, Angelika, in1890
G.A. and Anna’s first home in 1518 G St, Tacoma, with Gustaf’s sisters Emma and Ida
The Andersons in about 1876 after they were reunited in America::Ida, Gustaf, Emma, Johann, and Josef. Unknown young child.
Ida and Emma in Tacoma around 1888
Ida and Emma around 1927. I don’t know who’s in the middle.
Ida with Josef and his wife Ellen
Samuel and Anna Stina Ericson (Gustaf’s maternal grandparents) around 1832.
- Anna Stina is as young as she looks here–14 or 15–and he’s about 25. Their wedding photo?
Peter Olsson Tilderquist and his family
Peter Olsson Tilderquist as a young man
Peter Tilderquist and his brother Lars Olsson from Australia in 1884
Peter died in 1901 at age 66
Gustava, Lawrence, Peter, Sigfred, Ida, and Hanna Tilderquist in 1884
The other half of the family: David, Alice, Eva (standing) and Hulda, Willie, and Anna (seated)
P.O. Tilderquist built this log house in 1860 in Vasa, Minnesota
Here’s the house from the other side
Peter built this chest of drawers for his culminating project for his carpentry apprenticeship.
It contains a drop-down desk. The chest/desk still exists at the home of Karl Erik Olsson in Vἄstra Hἄglinge in Sweden.
Gustava’s Wedding Dress
Gustava’s Unworn Wedding Dress
It became a family tradition for those women who could fit into it to have their photographs taken in Gustava’s wedding dress.
The only one to wear the dress for her wedding was Gustava’s granddaughter, Iva Tilderquist, when she married Robert Kvam in Vasa, Minnesota, on June 7, 1947.
Eva Tilderquist wore the dress more than anyone else
No one knows what happened to the dress after Eva died.