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  • David Larsson
    Feb 22, 2002
      When I read this original inquiry, I knew that if I called my father,
      he'd likely know something about the people involved. My father is John
      A. Larsson, born 1920 in New Sweden (grandson of L.P. Larsson, founder
      of the Jemtland store, referenced a couple of times on the Colony's
      webpage at http://www.geocities.com/mscguide/nshist.html
      <http://www.geocities.com/mscguide/nshist.html> ).

      Sure enough, my father remembers Peter Nelson quite well. In fact, he
      informs me that Peter Nelson gave him his first haircut! My father
      reports that there is at least one Nelson relative now living in the New
      Sweden area: Mrs. Frances Nelson, who was in my father's class at
      Jemtland grammar school. Mrs. Nelson married Ralph Nelson, who was a
      nephew of Peter. Yahoo shows a Frances Nelson with an addresss on
      Station Rd, New Sweden, ME 04762-0000.

      My father believes that Frida Arndt came to New Sweden from the midwest:
      Chicago, he would guess, but he isn't sure.

      Frida and Peter adopted a daughter, Virginia (called "Virgie"), who
      married Clarence Malm and lived in the New Sweden area for several
      years. After WWII, they moved to the "Little Maine" area of upstate New
      York, west of the Finger Lakes.

      Feel free to contact my father. He now lives at The Arbors, 403 West
      Center St., Apt 230, Manchester, CT 06040.

      David J. Larsson
      Marvin, Larsson, Henkin & Scheuritzel
      Centre Square West
      Suite 3510
      1500 Market Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19102
      office email: <mailto:dlarsson@...>
      office phone: 215.656 4221
      office fax: 215.656.4202

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carolyn Hildebrand [mailto:hilde@...]
      Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:59 AM
      To: maineswedishcolony@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [maineswedishcolony] Arndt

      Roy, my name is Carolyn Hildebrand. I am currently president of the New
      Sweden Historical Society. I will try to find out any info I can for
      I checked the list of Declarations of Intention and Naturalizations in
      Sweden, ME 1873-1900. I found 3 Peter Nelson's-
      Peter H. Nelson WP, No. 7-249, born 1855, arrived 1871, naturalized
      March 4, 1880 (appears to have been unmarried at this time)
      Peter Nelson, WP, No. 10-78, arrived 1884, naturalized December 13,
      1894. Peter Nelson declared his intent in the Supreme Judiciary of
      Piscataquis County, Dover, ME Dec 27, 1891, at which time he stated his
      was 30.
      Per W. Nelson, No. 10-130, born 1838, arrived 1883, naturalized Dec.
      1899. Per Nelson born Jan 11, 1838, died June 12, 1903 is buried in the
      Westmanland Cemetery-Tombstone inscription in New Sweden.
      I obtained this info from the "Swedish American Genealogist"
      There is a book printed in 1970 by Richard Hede called Maine's Swedish
      Colony. This is a thick blue book, not indexed, containing collections
      info on the early settlers. I will try to go through this over the next
      days to see if anything of interest to you might be in it. Did you
      the town marriage records for Frida's parents names?
      I will get back to you...Carolyn
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Roy Arndt" <rarndt@...>
      To: <maineswedishcolony@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 5:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [maineswedishcolony] Arndt

      > Rita/Andy Olson, I thank you for the reply, is there a listing of
      Swedish Settlers in the area? I believe some of the settlers
      > originated from Sweden in the same area as my ancestors, thanks for
      info, Roy Arndt.
      > Rita/Andy Olson wrote:
      > > I have forwarded your message to someone, I hope, can give you some
      > > information.
      > > if they can't I'm sure they will forward it to someone also.......
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "sjoberca" <rarndt@...>
      > > To: <maineswedishcolony@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 10:56 PM
      > > Subject: [maineswedishcolony] Arndt
      > >
      > > > I am interested in locating relatives of Frida Arndt, New Sweden,
      > > > Maine, who married Peter N. Nelson, Westmanland, Maine on May 15,
      > > > 1912. I would appreciate any info, Thnks, Roy Arndt, Falcon Lake,
      > > > Manitoba, Canada.
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