Younggren, Swen or Sven (4)
B: 17 Sep 1833, Stoby Parish, Kristianstad's Iad, Skane, Sweden
E: 1854 Emigrated to America with his Father, Christian, and brother and sister Axel and Bengta settling on a farm in Washington County, Minnesota where they lived for several years.
D: 27 Sep 1901, 68 years and 10 days. Another source says 27 Sep 1899
M: 05 Nov 1868, married his cousin, Hannah Nelson
of Red Wing, MN. Hannah was a recent immigrant from Sweden. Hannah's brother, Nels Nelson, later changed the family name from Nelson to Holmquist. Hannah B: 12 Jul 1846 D: 05 Feb 1908

FN: Christian Andersson Ljunggren
MN: Pernilla Persdotter

Lineage: Ljunggren, Christian Andersson (3); Wollermarsson, Anders (2); Hansson, Wollemar (1)

Children of Swen or Sven Younggren and Hannah Nelson:

1. Nelson Amos Younggren (5)
B: 1870
D: 1935
M: 16 Jun 1897 Nancy Weberg b. 20 Dec 1870 d. 1967

2. Alfred Henning Younggren (5)
B: 29 Jun 1872
D: 29 Jul 1968
M: 25 Oct 1902 Hilma Segerstrom b. 10 Oct 1878 d. 28 Oct 1963

3. Bengta Delia (Bess) Younggren (5)
B: 29 Jul 1874
D: 1952
M: 1905 Albert Johnson b. 1876 d. 1933

4. Sylma Younggren (5)
B: 09 Mar 1878
D: 18 Dec 1889 died in the diptheria epidemic of 1889.

5. Axel Oliver Younggren (5)
B: 19 Jan 1886
D: 20 Nov 1889 died in the diptheria epidemic of 1889.

 

Swen Younggren had acquired three farms during his thirty-five years of farming and these were left to his three children. Nels and Bengta each received farms in St. Croix County and Alfred stayed on the "home place", after paying each of the others a sum of money to make up for the difference in land values.

Swen gave a acre of his land to be used as a cemetery to serve the people of the Swedish Lutheran Church and this is where he was buried.