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Per "Peter" Westberg
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1823
Arvika
Värmlands län, Sweden
Death: Mar. 6, 1908
Donaldson
Marshall County
Indiana, USA

Per was the son of Anders Persson and Elin Olsdotter. Early in his life Per worked on farms with his brother, Anders. Per also learned the trades of carpentry and blacksmithing. Later he became a miller and was in charge of the community flour mill located on the waterfall of Olman on the Estate of Trefors in Olme.

Per's first marriage was to Maria Nilsdotter (1826-1874). In addition to the 5 children listed further below, Per and Maria had the following 7 other children:

Anders Gustaf Persson (1851-1922)
Karl Persson (1852-1917)
Anna Maria Persson (1856-1858)
Per August Persson Westberg (1857-1909)
Anna Maria Persson (1859-1877)
Anna Lovisa Persson Westberg (1864-1915)
Matilda Persson Westberg Newstrom (1869-1950)

Per's 1st wife died the year after the birth of their last child. Three years later, Per married Maria Larsdotter. Per August was Per's first child to go to America. He was followed by Christina and Lovisa, then John and Mathildda, and finally Nils Frederick. Many years later, the youngest sons, William and Alfred, also came to America.

When Per was 65, his son, Per August, traveled to Sweden and brought Per and his stepmother, Maria, to Chicago where for 20 some years they lived with children both in Chicago and Indiana. Per came to be called "Peter" and Maria was also known as "Mary."

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria Nilsdotter Persson (Westberg) (1826 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  P. August Westberg (1857 - 1909)*
  Nils Frederick Westberg (1860 - 1936)*
  Christina Westberg Ehrenstrom (1862 - 1911)*
  Lovissa Westberg Johnson (1864 - 1915)*
  John Westberg (1865 - 1953)*
  William Westberg (1871 - 1942)*
  Alfred Westberg (1873 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swedish Cemetery
Donaldson
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: J Westberg
Originally Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64260657
Per Peter Westberg
Added by: Carl Bennett
 
 
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