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Laura Josephine Swanson Bihn
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1862
Stockholm
Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Death: Mar. 9, 1942
Muskogee
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA

"My grandmother was very straight-laced, hardly ever smiled. Life was hard for her; she never saw anything funny." --Agnes Bihn Terry

Laura Josephine Swanson was born on 2 October 1862 in Stockholm, Sweden, to farmer Henrich "Henry" Swanson and his wife, Christina Sofia Teberg.

In 1876, she and her older brother immigrated to the United States with their grandparents. Laura was fourteen years old; her brother, Richard, was sixteen. They worked on their grandfather's farm in Blue Valley Township, Kansas, for two years until their parents arrived.

Laura was working as a hotel chambermaid when she met Peter David "Pete" Bihn. They were married in Kansas City, Missouri, 18 February 1889, by Probate Judge George Monahan. Pete and Laura's only child was Eugene Erastus Bihn.

The family lived in several towns around the United States where Pete managed hotels before finally making their home at Calder Avenue and Center Street in Beaumont, Texas. Pete was the manager of the Crosby House Hotel. The Bihns appeared on the US Census of 1910 at Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, with three people in the family.

After Pete died in 1919, Laura moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, to live with her unmarried younger brothers, Ernest and Edward.

Laura Swanson Bihn died in Muskogee, 9 March 1942, aged 79, and was buried with her husband in the Bihn family plot at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henrich Swanson (1829 - 1896)
  Christina Sofia Teberg Swanson (1839 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Peter David Bihn (1860 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Eugene Erastus Bihn (1892 - 1976)*
 
 Sibling:
  Laura Josephine Swanson Bihn (1862 - 1942)
  Anna E Swanson Doggett (1867 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MOTHER
LAURA J. BIHN
OCT. 2, 1862
MAR. 9, 1942

 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Beaumont
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Bihn
 
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34073829
Laura Josephine <i>Swanson</i> Bihn
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Laura Josephine <i>Swanson</i> Bihn
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Laura Josephine <i>Swanson</i> Bihn
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014
Numbers 6:24-26 24 The Lord bless you, and keep you:25 The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you:26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Life wasn't funny back then, it was about surviving.
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 Added: Mar. 25, 2014

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 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
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