|Birth: ||May, 1841, Sweden|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1892|
Lena Johnson Schlichtemeier, History of Swan Johnson Family of Nance County, Nebraska" (January 1936), 6.
When the Johnson family left Sweden for America, Thilda was thirteen, Peter ten, John seven, Nels five, Ida two, and Eric three months. Chicago was their first new home. Kjerstin's sister Kana, or Karen - as we now call it - who came with her family here has a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Long, of Kimball, Nebraska, and a son, John Ahlm. John Ahlm lives in Nebraska, and another daughter, Karine, lives in California. She did live in Ong, Nebraska. Another daughter, Anna, (single) died.
Swan Johnson sent tickets for all of them to come to the United States, but Nels Ahlm was a fancy dresser and spent the money on fine clothes instead of buying his passage tickets, so the next time grandfather sent the tickets to Nels and his son John, and they later arrived in America, going on to Genoa, Nebraska.
Later, grandfather sent tickets to Kana, a sister of Kjerstin, and the three girls to come to Genoa. This Aunt Kana was a tiny little woman, less than one hundred pounds in weight, four feet eight inches tall.
Kana Ahlm had three daughters and one son, John, who later married Dora Magnuson, of Genoa. Ellen married Wesley Long, of Genoa, and they also had three lovely daughters and a son, Amos. They moved to Kimball County, Nebraska.
The son, John, also moved his family to Kimball County. One daughter, Karen, married an older man at Ong, Nebraska, and later moved to Los Angeles.
Peter, Kjerstin's brother, learned the tailor's trade and went to England to live, married an English lady and once came home to Sweden to visit. He had four children. Peter died in England.
Kana, Kjerstin's sister, or Karine as we called her, married Nels Ahlm. They immigrated to America. She was a very small, thin person. They had three daughters and one son. They settled in Genoa, and Nels Ahlm did carpenter work with Swan Johnson. Kjerstin's two brothers went off to the University at Stockho1m. They were gone a couple of years and when they returned they stopped to see Kjerstin and inquire the way. She didn't recognize them until they told her who they were.
Nels L Ahlm (1841 - 1919)
51 years 3 months
Valley View Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Don
Record added: Jun 21, 2006
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