Ake Swenson

Ake Swenson

Birth
Hjarsas, Östra Göinge kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Death 31 Jul 1902 (aged 66)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 162574292 View Source
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Ake retired as a Carpenter and First Class Cabinet Maker for the firm of McFee & McGinty in Denver, Co.
Ake was from originally from Kristianstad, Sweden, and family history holds that he was the second son of a Baron or Peer from the Northern provinces of Sweden. This would have left him without any Land inheritance or Title in Sweden, so he left in his early 20's (Sweden had legalized emigration during the 1830’s). (In Emibas) Ake registered to emigrate to America from Bonnarp #1 (farm or village) in Ostra Broby parish in Kristianstad Län on 30 Dec. 1866 and headed to the United States, where he joined the Swedish settlement in Chicago, Illinois. The little community or neighborhood known as “Chicago Swede Town” (present-day River North) was contained within a few square blocks, and despite being in a large city, the community itself would have been a lot like living back in the small towns of Sweden. Ake and his wife Bengta Pehrson (also originally from Kristianstad) were married on 02 November 1868 at the St. Ansgarius Protestant Episcopal church, then located on the corner of Illinois and Franklin Streets in Chicago, IL. Ida, Jennie and Alfred were all born in Cook County, but following the great Chicago fire in 1871, the family left and headed west to Denver, Colorado.


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  • Originally Created by: Shane
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/162574292/ake-swenson : accessed ), memorial page for Ake Swenson (10 Mar 1836–31 Jul 1902), Find a Grave Memorial ID 162574292, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Jim (contributor 48657428) .