E: In 1886, Olaf and Christina Swanson migrated from the Province of Jamtland and the Parish of Folline with their 4 sons. Olaf was 52 and Christina 46 when they settled on their homestead in Percy Township, east of Lake Bronson.
M: Christina Unknown
Children of Olaf Swanson and Christina Unknown:
Swan Swanson (took the name of Swan Olson, adding the son to his father's first name Olaf.
M: Minnie Caroline Johnson
Children of John Swanson and Minnie Johnson:
Hjalmer "Cutsy" Swanson
Ole was the early mail carrier bringing mail from Kennedy to the Percy Post Office. He married Christine Erickson, eldest daughter of Jamt Erickson. They had 7 children.
B: Jamtland, Sweden
E: 1886, with his parents and 3 brothers, settling in Percy Township.
M: 28 Jun 1905, Minnie Benson, b. 1885 dau of John and Louis Benson d. 1946
Children of Paul Swanson and Minnie Benson:
D: In infancy
D: 25 Aug 1974
M: Walter Nelson d. car accident
Children of Walter Nelson and Melvie Swanson:
Walter Paul Nelson
Bruce William Nelson
M: Curtis Lundeen, they had family of 4
M: Loyal Oistad, they had 5 children. Jimmy d. age 2 and Dean at 17.
M: Orville "Torchy" Gast
D: 1938, age 24, car accident
D: 1953, plane crash
M: 1952, Grace Anderson, dau of Axel Anderson
Children of Ronald Swanson and Grace Anderson:
B: 17 Mar 1953