1880 Approximate
Swedish Immigrant Trunk. Material: wood and metal. Size: 18" W. x 31" L. x 21" H. Description: pine box stained reddish brown on outside, natural on inside, metal hinges, two front hasps (one missing), lock, side handles - two metal reinforcing bands encircle trunk - handwritten in black paint across front: "C. Larson" - black stenciled "G. S. 92" on one side. Immigration.
Johan Larsson (Larson), b. 12/1/1863, Kyisbro, Orebro, Sweden; parents: Lars Larsson and Maria Lisa Nilsdotter; residence: Bjurtjarn, Sweden. Johan Larsson left Goteborg, Sweden 4/14/1882 with brother Anders on the ship Orlando with agent Denovan, American Line; destination: Hull, England; contract #5663M; signed out of country 11/1881; sailed: 4/1882. Upon arrival in New York City, the brothers went to the Blooming Grove Township farm of their uncle, Anders Nilsson, born in Bjurtjarn; Johan met Lina Maria, daughter of Edvart and Karen (Thorsen) Olsen; Johan and Lina were married May 31, 1888 at the North Waseca Lutheran Church; their children were: Mable Clementine (Roseland), Earl Leon Larson, Vera Jeanette (Brown) and Esther Irene (Fratzke). The family resided in Waseca where Johan (John) worked as an engineer for the Chicago North Western Railroad. Immigration.