Anderson Family History

Edberg Family History

Edberg Family of East Union, MN

Formerly of Vaster Bitterna, Skaraborg, Sweden

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1st Generation

Home     PATRIARCH  Johannes (John) Andersson ‘Edberg
BIRTH DATE 24 FEB 1829 in Talanda Asmund Ingelsgarden, Vastra Bitterna, Skaraborg, Sweden
DEATH DATE 25 JUN 1917 in E.Union,San Francisco twp, CarverCounty, MN

Residences:
Up to 14 Oct. 1852 to Talanda – Lars Andersgarden or Andoragarden
Then, lives 14 Oct. 1852 – 19 April 1862 in Vastergarden, Edum Rote, Larv Parish, Skaraborg
Emigrates to USA living from July 1862 until death in East Union, San Francisco twp., Carver Co., MN

Notes:
Signature appears in Luthers Lefnads Reglor (Stockholm, 1864)
Has the Central Marker in E. Union Cemetery ” Johannes Edberg 3 February 1829-21 December 1871.”
Tombstone and Obituary says born 3 Feb. 1829
Death Certificate says dies at age of 88 yr, 4 mo & 23 days (born 2 Feb. 1829) A grandaughter, Evelyn Edberg Olson states he died 6/26/1917
Swedish Birth Records show he was born 4 Feb. 1829
Naturalization papers: Declaration of Intention 4 Nov. 1867: Came to US 14 July 1862 Final paper 28 Dec. 1896

MATRIARCH
Maja (Mary) Stina Pehrsdotter ‘Edberg’
BIRTH DATE 30 JUN 1832 in Vastergarden, Edum Rote, Larv Parish, Skaraborg, Sweden
DEATH DATE 7 JUN 1920 in Carver, MN

Residences:
Vastergarden, Edum Rote, Larv, Skaraborg, Sweden
From 1862 at E. Union, San Francisco twp., Carver co., MN also known as Majastina Edberg & Mary Edberg
Came to San Francisco twp. ca. July 1862 (32y 11m in 1895) to 1895 census
Set sail to America 5 July 1862 per letter with tombstone abstracts
Left Vastergarden 19 April 1862 per Clerical Survey #419034, A1:6:48 (1849-1855)
Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: “Majastine Edberg 30 June 1832- 7 June 1920.”

2nd Generation

Children of Johannes Andersson “Edberg” (2/29/1829-6/25/1917) & Maja Stina Pehrsdotter 6/30/1832-1/1/1853)

August Johannesson Edberg, b: 5/27/1853 on one of a collection of farms known locally as Vastergarden (meaning Gardens of the West), Edum Rote, Larv Parish, Skaraborg lan (county) in the Southern part of Sweden. He died 11/12/1924 in Belle Plaines, MN a nearby town to the village of East Union, MN. He is buried at the East Union Lutheran Church cemetery; the marker reads “August Edberg, 27 July, 1852- 12 November, 1924.” The following e-mail was received from a relative: ” My grandmother was Emma Helen Edberg Johnson; her mother & father were Helen Johnson Edberg and August Edberg. I remember being in their home in East Union, near Carver,MN when I was just a few years old in the late 1930’s. August Edberg was killed by a falling tree in the 1920’s. Helen Edberg died at my grandmothers house in 1937 or 1939 of diabetes; they are both buried in the church cemetery in East Union. I remember Emma and Elmer Edberg (twins), Ardie Edberg, Walter Edberg, and an older sister who died in childbirth and whose name I do no know.”

Lotta (Lottie) Johanssesdotter Edberg
BIRTH DATE 19 DEC 1855 PLACE Vastergarden Edum Rote, Larv Parish, Skaraborg lan, Sweden
DEATH DATE 15 MAR 1929 PLACE Ramsey Township, McCook County, SD.

Lottie came to America as a young girl with her parents and older brother August Johannesson Edberg. They came to East Union, Dahlgren twp., Carver County, MN, T115N-R24W Sec 35. There was also a West Union in Hancock twp, Carver county, MN T114N – R25W, section 1, 1881-1884. (located at the southern part of Lake Maria, near the towns of Gotha. Both East & West Union settlements are founded in 1858. Per the Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, MN [1915] by R.I. Holcombe & Wm. H. Bingham: “West Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, in the NE part of the township, was organized by Rev. P.Carlson; a frame church was built before the Civil War.” In the Carver County Historical publication In the Tracks of the Swedish Settlers in Carver County by Susanna Thilquist, in 1988, “The West Union congregation was organized in December 1858, about six months after East Union. The Union Settlement had expanded rapidly, especially to the west and south. The people in the west wished to have a closer church. The 2 churches were thus named East & West Union.” (Union meant the intersection of 2 adjoining townships.)

Lottie Edberg of East Union met & married J.J. Wicklund of West Union at East Union Lutheran Church. They move to Dakota Territory to homestead Sec 8 of Ramsey twp. in McCook County living there 1884-death in 1929. Never seeing Edberg’s again or MN she cried. Their Application for Homestead of 5/31/1884 reads: “John settled Oct. 1884;broke 5acre 1889; 8a. 1885; 6a. 1886; 39 acres total; 35 a. fenced & 3a trees. Improvements:14×20 frame house, 8×12 addition, barn of lumber+sod, outhouses, granery (sic) & 2 mills. Value $800.00. They helped start Center Lutheran Church in 1888 per Church History: “Center Church was built in 1891; J. Wicklund, a stone mason, builds foundation.” (still in good condition, 2001). “Board of Admin.minutes 1st meeting, Jan. 1883, Deacon: J. J.Wiklund, Ostra Roten (eastern zone). Subscriptions, Oct. 1890: Jan (John) Wiklund ped (paid) $500.”
Lottie (Lotta Johanssesdotter Edberg is  maternal grandmother (MM = Mother’s Mother)

She came to America a girl of 5 years of age in July 1862; she became a citizen as part of Edberg family Naturalization process when her father took the name ‘Edberg’ (rock-solid allegiance) to avoid confusion with many of the same name as his, Andersson.

3.Alfred Johannesson Edberg
BIRTH DATE 23 APR 1860 PLACE Vastergarden Edum, Larv, Skaraborg, Sweden
DEATH DATE 14 DEC 1871 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN.

Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: “Alfred Edberg, 23 April 1861-14 December 1871” (7 days before sister).

4. Mathilda Edberg
BIRTH DATE 30 DEC 1863 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN.
DEATH DATE 21 DEC 1871 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN

Marker in E. Union Cemetery “Mathilda Edberg 30 December 1863 – -21 December 1871”. (7 days after brother)

5. Anna Maria Edberg
BIRTH DATE 9 OCT 1865 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN
DEATH DATE 29 JUL 1892 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN

Anna died of cholera as a young woman 26 years 9 months 20 days
Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads “Anna M Edberg 9 October 1865 – 29 July 1892.”

6. Johan (John) Edberg
BIRTH DATE 19 DEC 1867 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN
DEATH DATE 19 DEC 1923 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN

Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: “John Edberg 1867-1923.”

7. Andreas (Andrew) Edberg
BIRTH DATE 20 DEC 1867 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN
DEATH DATE 9 MAR 1946 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN

Farmer. Mother’s name given as Mary Pehrson (Maja Stina Pehrsdotter) as seen on 1870 census and 1905 census.
Died age 75 years 1 mo 3 days
Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: “Andrew Edberg 1869-1946.”
His wife was Ellen Rydeen Edberg, born 11 AUG 1870 in Vasa, MN; died 23 SEP 1956 E.Union, MN
On ’85 , ’95, ’05 Census.
Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: ” Ellen Edberg 1870 – 1956.” Their son, Everett Arthur Edberg was born 28 MAY 1903 in E.Union; died, 1981 in E.Union.
Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: “Everett A Edberg 1903-1981.”

8. Mathilda Josefina Edberg
BIRTH DATE 16 MAR 1873 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN
DEATH DATE 19 MAY 1874 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN

Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads: “Mathilda J. Edberg 16 March 1873 – 19 May 1874.”

9. Edit (Edith) Laurina Edberg
BIRTH DATE 19 FEB 1875 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN
DEATH DATE 1 OCT 1880 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN

Marker in E. Union Cemetery reads “Edith L Edberg 19 February 1875-1 October 1880.”

10. Ellen Josephina Edberg ( ” Aunt ” Ella was a business partner to Aunt Edythe)
BIRTH DATE 27 APR 1877 PLACE E.Union,San Francisco twp, Carver County, MN
DEATH DATE 1961 PLACE Center, SD alongside husband John Swanson

3rd Generation

Lottie Edberg Wicklund & John J. Wicklund had five children:
i Blanche Ellen Wicklund, who married Arvid Anderson and had 4 children, Vincent, Verda and two others.
Blanche Ellen Wicklund, was born Sept. 25, 1888 in Dakota Territory before it became a State. She was baptized as “Blance (sic) . She died of cancer on 10/5/1949 in Santa Clara, CA.   Arvid “H.” Anderson, was born October 14, 1889 the only son of 13 children born to his parents.  He died February 26, 1953 in Menlo Park, CA.

ii Arnold Oliver Wicklund who married Laura Dietz and had a daughter, Darlene Wicklund Dahl b. 12/26/31
iii Edythe Mildred Wicklund who married George Lind
iv Hildur Elvira Wicklund who married Carl John Anderson and had an adopted son, John Milton Anderson
v John Everett Wicklund

4th Generation

John Milton, a trucker in Sioux Falls SD; his wife, Leslie.

Allan,  born  on a  family farm in Ramsey Township north of Montrose, SD  later occupied by Carsruds’, 24468 Valley Rd, Montrose SD 57048, was baptized in joint ceremonies with Merland D Howe at Center on February 23 as witnessed by Clara Wicklund Tidbloom & Gottner Johansson from Sweden.

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