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Per Mellander Naslund
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1838
Västernorrlands län, Sweden
Death: Jan. 20, 1907
Crystal Lake
McHenry County
Illinois, USA

Per Mellander Näslund (1838-1907) aka Peter Naslund. He migrated to the United States in 1865. While working as a mariner he was on a ship that sank off of Cape Horn. He survived the Great Chicago Fire. He worked as a mariner, and as a well and ditch digger (b. July 27, 1838, Näs, Högsjö socken, Västernorrland län, Sweden - d. January 20, 1907, Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois, 60014, USA)

Per was the son of Erik Näslund (1791-1873) and Margareta Steckson (1800-1856).

He had the following siblings: Israel Eriksson Näslund (1823-?); Elsa Magdalena Näslund (1825-?); Daniel Eriksson Näslund (1826-?) who married Barbro Stina Nilsdotter (1819-?); Erik Eriksson Näslund (1829-?); Olof Eriksson Näslund II (1832-1893) who married Kajsa Stina Nordkvist (1827-1914); Johan Eriksson Näslund (1835-?); and Anna Dorothea Näslund (1842-?) who married Paulus Walter (1814-1887).

Per emigrated in 1865. He was working as a mariner and came to America after his ship sank near Cape Horn in South America. He then came to the United Staes and moved to Chicago, Illinois.

He married Elizabeth Britta Bylund (1845-1915) aka Berta Bylund, in 1869 in Chicago, Illinois.

Great Chicago Fire:
He first lived in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois after the Great Chicago Fire of Sunday, October 08, 1871.

Together Elizabeth and Per had the following children: George Edward Naslund (1874-1938) who married Jennie Camm (1872-aft1920); Albert Llewell Naslund (1875-1936); Martin Naslund (1878-1955) who married Sophie Axelina Rosell (1876-1937) and had lost the little finger on his right hand; Mathilda Christina Naslund (c1880-before1900) and William Charles Naslund (1881-1948) who married Edith Elizabeth Rosell (1884-1956) and worked pressing terra cotta.

Crystal Lake, Illinois:
He appears in the 1880 US Census under the name "Peter Nelson" and "Britia Nelson" living in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. He has his two youngest children, George and Martin still living at home and he is working as a "ditcher". In the 1900 US Census he is living in Nunda, McHenry County, Illinois under the name "Peter Naslund" and "Bertha Naslund". He had 5 children with 4 living in 1900 and was working as a "hole digger".

He died in 1907.

He was buried in Union Cemetery in McHenry County.

Per Mellander Israelsson Näslund (1838-1907) was the first cousin, four times removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). He was the great-grandfather of Anthony Marvin Wells (1942- ). He was the cousin of Israel Israelsson Näslund IV (1823-1894) who also migrated to Chicago, Illinois.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting at November 29, 2003.

Family links: 
  Erik Näslund (1791 - 1873)
  George Edward Naslund (1874 - 1938)*
  Martin Naslund (1878 - 1955)*
  William Charles Naslund (1881 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Crystal Lake
McHenry County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Nov 29, 2003
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Per Mellander Naslund
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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- James Bellert
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014

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