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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 Unworn Wedding Dress

In Chapter 1 of Anna’s Home, the character Eva tells the story of her mother’s beautiful, but unworn, wedding dress.  This is a real story is narrated by Eva Tilderquist in the family history, P.O. Tilderquist Family, which she published in 1952.  Eva implies…