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Helena Gustavia "Lena" Danielson Cole
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1843
Hallingeberg
Kalmar lšn, Sweden
Death: May 20, 1929
Labelle
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA

Daughter of Anders Person/Pehrsson and his second wife, Sara Caja Magnusdotter Glad of Sweden.

Helena married (1) Carl Danielsson/Danielson 19 October 1863 at Drapstad, Lofta, Kalmar, Sweden. They had six children, three of them dying young in Sweden. Her first husband died about 3 months after the birth of her last son.

She came to America aboard the sailing vessel, Nevada according to the following account: "Wed. 20. [June 1883] -- The steamship Nevada sailed from Liverpool, England, with 697 Saints, including 22 returning missionaries, under the direction of Hans O. Magleby. The company arrived in New York July 1st, and at Ogden July 7th." This information was confirmed by finding the names of the Danielson family on a passenger list of the ship Nevada.

Helena married (2) widower, John Cole 29 September 1886 at the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. They had one daughter, Esther Ellen, born 1 August 1877 at Willard, Box Elder, Utah.

The following is a biography written by a granddaughter, Leone Perry (Leone Perry Bate), daughter of her daughter, Annie Josephina Danielson:

Helena Gustava Anderson was born the 5 April 1843, at Hallingeberg, Sweden. She died the 20 May 1929 at Labelle, Jefferson Co., Idaho at the home of her son Daniel Enoch Danielson. She was buried at Willard, Box Elder, Utah. Her father, Anders Person, was born 14 May 1790 at Gamleby, Kalmar, Sweden. He died 1 March 1851. Her mother Sara Caja Magnusdotter Glad a second wife,born 17 June 1807, at Blackstad, Sweden and died 15 November 1901. She was the fourth child in a family of six girls. They were: Wilhelmina A, 15 September 1834, died 1907, Emma Maria, 2 February 1837, died March 1911, Matilda, 25 September 1840 died 4 January 1929, she married Nils Hanson Blomquist the 2 of December 1870. They came to America and lived in Nebraska. Helena Gustava 5 April 1843, died 20 May 1929, Ida Charlotte 24 February 1846, died 28 September 1921, Selma Catherine, 26 February 1849, died 23 November 1934. She married Gustaf Rienhold Lundberg September 1891. They also came to America and lived in Nebraska. The children were all born in the town of Hallingeberg, Sweden. Grandmother didn't have the opportunity of going to school. Her mother taught her to read the Bible. She used to read the Bible to the Priest, as was the custom in those days. She also learned to write. After she came to America her writing was a mixture of Swedish and English. She married Carl Danielson probably in 1863. He was born 3 September 1834. His father was Daniel Johnson born 16 August 1795, Kabskatle, Sweden. His mother was Stina Jonnson born 13 June 1800, Hultsfred, Sweden. The town where the family lived was Gamleby, Sweden and the house was Scartorp. The country, as told to me by mother and Aunt Selma, was rocky and mountains low on the west and on the east it sloped to a small river then gradually rose again to the farming land. This country was beautiful, merry wild flowers grew some of which were Lilies-of-the-valley and for-get-me-nots. There were many wild berries such as strawberries, blue berries and cranberries.
Grandmother and grandfather were baptized member of the L.D.S. Church 24 February 1867.
The following children were born to them: Carl Fredrick 3 September 1864, died 25 June 1870, Helena Sophia 12 November 1866, died 2 July 1870, Aaron Ludwig 22 December 1869, died 20 July 1875, Annie Josephine 12 April 1872, died 29 March 1917. She married Heber W. Perry, 30 November 1892 in the Logan Temple. Selma Justina 14 June 1874, died 18 November 1952, she married Robert Young
12 October 1898, in the Salt Lake Temple. Daniel Enoch 29 May 1877, he married Emma Jeffs 2 June 1910. All these children were born at Lofta, Sweden. Another daughter, Esther Ellen, was born to grandmother and John Cole, 1 August 1887 at Willard, Box Elder, Utah. Grandmother married John Cole after she came to Utah. Grandfather Danielson was a hard worker, at one time they sold everything and made arrangements to immigrate to Utah but they were not able to raise the necessary funds for the trip. So grandfather was not able to join the forces of saints in Utah, which was his great desire. We do have a copy of a poem that he wrote which was published in a Swedish newspaper. He died 16 September 1877, leaving his wife with three small children to support. Grandmother then went to work out into the fields where she worked very hard but she kept up her part of the work. The
children were often left alone while she was away working. They were certainly protected by a Divine Being. On one occasion they were following a path, very narrow with a deep lake on one side and a steep mountain on the other. In one place the path was so steep that the oldest girl [Annie] managed climb up and then reach down and help the other two up. At this time a friend a little older than mother and Aunt Selma was with them. Aunt Selma was going to school, she was to leave Uncle Enoch with grandmother, who had gone to work much earlier in the morning. When they parted he had to cross a stream to reach his mother. He stopped to reach for some cattails that grew along the bank, lost his balance and fell in. It was fortunate that he had fallen in above a foot bridge, as he went down he managed to catch hold of it. He called long and loud until a man working nearby heard his cries and came to his rescue. On another occasion grandmother was working on a hillside across the river, which was shallow at this point. Mother [Annie] being the oldest, insisted that Selma cross first, when Selma was halfway across the narrow bridge she became dizzy and fell in. She was rescued by one of the men working on the hillside and given to grandmother, who carried her across the narrow plank and took her home. In 1881 grandmother sent her daughter Annie, my mother, to Utah with a company of
saints. All were strangers to mother. She was to go to Sister Emily Hill, who lived in Wellsville, Utah.
Sister Hill and grandmother were Swedish friends. Mother was nine years old at this time. Two years later grandmother, Aunt Selma and Uncle Enoch were able to make the trip to Utah. They arrived in Ogden 8 July 1883. In Ogden she stayed with Sister Hill, who was living there, until she found work and a place to live. Besides working in the fields of Sweden, grandmother did weaving. She brought a piece of brown and white checked material that she had woven as a present for Sister Hill. In coming to America they went by boat across the North Sea to Hull, England. It was a rough trip. They went across England from Hull to Liverpool by train. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Liverpool to New York. Then to Ogden, Utah by train. While living in Ogden she did washing for two or three years to make a living. She married John Cole of Willard, Box Elder, Utah. She was his third wife. She raised his three small motherless children, John, Ed, and Alice. I have often heard Alice say that grandmother was a very good mother to her. A daughter Esther Ellen was born to them. After Brother Cole's death the grown children of his first wife made it so unpleasant for her that she left her home in Willard. Although John Cole had told her that he wanted her have the comfortable home as long as she lived. She then made her home in a one room house that was almost a part of Aunt Selma's home. When Aunt Selma married Hyrum Thorne this building was moved back of their home. Where grandmother continued to live alone as that was the way she preferred to have it. During these years she spent considerable time in doing temple work mostly in the Salt Lake temple but some in the Logan temple. She was a member of the Utah Genealogical Society, when it was necessary to pay to do research work. On fast days she bore a sincere testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and how thankful she was to be in Utah and a member of the church. She was an ardent reader of church books and loved to sing the church songs both in Swedish and English. Gum was a precious article when Aunt Selma's children were young. When they did have gum she would carefully save it for them by putting it in a glass of water until the next time. She thought all card games were of the devil and was greatly shocked when they played such games as "Old Maid", "Pit", "Rook", etc. She was very ambitious and always wanted something for someone. One day she came to my place as I was finishing the wash. She wanted to mop the floor and when I told her to rest from the long walk she said, "Leone, if you don't let me help you when I come to see you, I won't come anymore." I found some mending for her to do so she was happy. During the summer of 1909 or 1910 she visited her sister Matilda Bloomquist and Selma Catherine Lundberg in Nebraska. She was very much disappointed when they told her that they weren't the least bit interested in the gospel. She had looked forward to the trip and thought that the gospel would mean as much to them as it did to her. As Aunt Selma and her second husband Hyrum Thorne were going to spend the winter of 1928 and 1929 in California, grandmother went to live with her son Enoch and his family in Labelle, Idaho. She died at his home 20 May 1929. She had not been very ill and passed away quite unexpectedly. Several years before her death I went to her place where she sat with her temple clothes that she had bought for her burial. Tears were in her eyes as she said, "Leone, I wonder if I will ever need these." She lived her religion to the very best of her ability. While living in Sweden she sometimes walked six Swedish miles to church.
 (bio by: history4sure) 
 
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 Spouse:
  John Cole (1821 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Esther Ellen Cole (1887 - 1907)*
  Esther Ellen Cole Young (1887 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willard Precinct Cemetery
Willard
Box Elder County
Utah, USA
Plot: Ward 13 Block 4 Lot 2 Grave 7 north
 
Created by: Marc & Jackie LePage
Record added: Aug 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96276858
Helena Gustavia Lena <i>Danielson</i> Cole
Added by: history4sure
 
Helena Gustavia Lena <i>Danielson</i> Cole
Added by: Marc & Jackie LePage
 
 
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