|Birth: ||Nov. 31, 1847|
|Death: ||May 28, 1894|
Also known as Västmanland, T15-R4, or "Academy"
As the New Sweden Colony filled upwith immigrants from 1870 on, there was a need for more land, so a strip of T15-R4 on the western boundary of New Sweden was opened to settlement. The State of Maine had deeded the east half of T15-R4 to Fryeburg Academy in 1850, except for 500 acres reserved for public uses ("school land"). Fryeburg Academy in turn sold their land to various land owners, who then sold to the new Swedish immigrants.
In 1879 the first group of immigrants to settle in T15-R4 included Carl Gustaf Persson/Petterson/Peterson with wife Carolina and seven children: Carl August, Gustaf Emil, Theodore, Hilma Maria, Johanna Axelina (all of whom took the surname Carlsson/Carlson according to the old Swedish naming pattern), Hilda (with husband Emil Jansson/Johnson and son Oscar) and Augusta (with husband Adolph Anderson and children Linus and Elin.) Arriving at the same time were Carl Frederick Petterson/Peterson with wife Ida and son Emil, who stayed a short while on the Lebanon Road in New Sweden (with Carl's sister Augusta and her husband Frederick Anderson), before clearing their land and settling in what at first was called "Academy". They were reunited with Carl G.'s daughter Annie who came with her aunt Augusta in 1871.
Linus Anderson (1879 - 1903)*
Created by: Lory Wilcox
Record added: Aug 03, 2012
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