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 Per “Peter” Westberg

Per “Peter” Westberg

Birth
Arvika, Arvika kommun, Värmlands län, Sweden
Death 6 Mar 1908 (aged 84)
Donaldson, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Burial Donaldson, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 64260657 · View Source
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Per was the son of Anders Persson and Elin Olsdotter. Early in his life Per worked on farms with his brother, Anders. Per also learned the trades of carpentry and blacksmithing. Later he became a miller and was in charge of the community flour mill located on the waterfall of Olman on the Estate of Trefors in Olme.

Per's first marriage was to Maria Nilsdotter (1826-1874). In addition to the 5 children listed further below, Per and Maria had the following 7 other children:

Anders Gustaf Persson (1851-1922)
Karl Persson (1852-1917)
Anna Maria Persson (1856-1858)
Per August Persson Westberg (1857-1909)
Anna Maria Persson (1859-1877)
Anna Lovisa Persson Westberg (1864-1915)
Matilda Persson Westberg Newstrom (1869-1950)

Per's 1st wife died the year after the birth of their last child. Three years later, Per married Maria Larsdotter. Per August was Per's first child to go to America. He was followed by Christina and Lovisa, then John and Mathildda, and finally Nils Frederick. Many years later, the youngest sons, William and Alfred, also came to America.

When Per was 65, his son, Per August, traveled to Sweden and brought Per and his stepmother, Maria, to Chicago where for 20 some years they lived with children both in Chicago and Indiana. Per came to be called "Peter" and Maria was also known as "Mary."


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  • Maintained by: J Westberg
  • Originally Created by: Carl Bennett
  • Added: 16 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64260657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Per “Peter” Westberg (2 Apr 1823–6 Mar 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64260657, citing Swedish Cemetery, Donaldson, Marshall County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by J Westberg (contributor 47801450) .