1. Anders Petter Johannson, [18?? - 18??]
Anders Petter Johansson is the oldest known ancestor in my Swedish line. He was married to Maria Svensdotter. In 1866, Anders and Maria rented their farm at Hafstina, a part of Fornten or Tornten. Maria was 37 years old when she gave birth to her son Frans. I could not find any other birth records for children of Anders and Maria in this parish.
Cathedral at Skara, Sweden, built in the 13th century.
2. Frank William Anderson, [1866 - 1946]
Frans Wilhelm Andersson was born 11 NOV 1866 in Sköfdelands, Skäraborg, Sweden. He came to America before 1900 and became known as Frank William Anderson. On 25 MAY 1894 Frans Andersson married Emma Christina Larsdotter.
Birth record of Frans Wilhelm Andersson.
Birth record of Emma Christian Larsdotter.
Frank and Emma Anderson had two children:
- Gustavus Adolphus Anderson - see section #3 below
- Carl Richard Anderson - b. 21 SEP 1896 d. 5 OCT 1995
Frank Anderson earned enought money to send for his family in 1905. Emma and her two children traveled from Liverpool, England aboard the White Star Lines ship The Oceanic. The Oceanic was the largest steam ship in the world until her sister ship Titanic was launched (and lost). They settled in Americus, Sumter County, GA.
3. Gustavus Adolphus Anderson, [1895-1946]
Gust Anderson was born in Sweden and immigrated to this country when he was about 9 years old. He farmed with his family while learning English, and then began attending school. After graduation, he married Gracie Miriam McMATH on 22 JUN 1918. See the McMATH Family Page for more about her family.
Gust and Gracie Anderson had six children. Because several of them are still living, I am not including information about them on this page.