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Elna Larsdotter Sandelin
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1845
Ostra Klagstorp
Skåne län, Sweden
Death: May 6, 1922
Donaldson
Kittson County
Minnesota, USA

Birth year on the tombstone is wrong - source flyttningsbevis and Swedish church records

Emigration 25 April 1889 from Malmo, Sweden, to Liverpool, England; 3 May 1889 from Liverpool via Londonderry, Ireland, to Quebec, arriving 11 May 1889; Quebec to Emerson, Manitoba; Emerson to Kennedy, Minnesota. The trip to Manitoba was usually on special immigrant trains. Scandinavians chose the Canadian route because the fare was cheaper. Her husband had come before and she did this trip alone with four children, ages 1 to 11.

Ship from Liverpool to Quebec was the Polynesian, known as "Roly Poly" because it was notoriously unstable.

Ship link:
http://www.norwayheritage.com/gallery/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&imageid=381&text=&categoryid=5&box=&shownew=
Her husband, Gustaf Johansson Sandelin, was murdered on 26 August, 1892, leaving her alone with five children, the youngest 2 years old. She went on to become a citizen and prove her homestead, getting the land in her own name, a rare feat for a woman alone.

Family tree is on Ancestry.com: "Sandelin - Kittson Co, MN, Michels, Sifrit" 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Gustaf Johansson Sandelin (1848 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Christian Gustaf Sandelin (1869 - 1953)*
  Julia Gustafsdotter Sandelin Garrison (1876 - 1961)*
  John Edward Sandelin (1879 - 1962)*
  Nels Gustaf Sandelin (1887 - 1958)*
  Eric Reinhold Sandelin (1890 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Donaldson
Kittson County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: litak
Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
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Elna <i>Larsdotter</i> Sandelin
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Elna <i>Larsdotter</i> Sandelin
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Elna <i>Larsdotter</i> Sandelin
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For my great grandmother, a Swedish daisy. You were an amazing woman!
- litak
 Added: Aug. 20, 2011

- litak
 Added: Jul. 18, 2011
 
 
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