Tag: Minnesota

P.O. Tilderquist’s Immigration Story

Anna’s father, Peter Olsson Tilderquist, would never speak about himself or his experiences unless pressed to do so, so his children grew up knowing very little about his background.  The most they learned about him was when his brother Lars, who had immigrated to…

Gustava’s Story

Gustava sat down with her bundle of belongings in an open door of a dilapidated barn and cried as if her heart was broken.  It was not easy for the favorite daughter of a nämndemannen (juryman) of Kärda, Sweden, endowed with an independent spirit,…