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 Swante Palm

Swante Palm

Birth
Sweden
Death 22 Jun 1899 (aged 84)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6993 · View Source
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Swedish consul and namesake of Austin Texas' first public school.

The first group of Swedes was recruited by Swen Magnus Swenson, who had come to Texas in 1838 and profited from a plantation in Ft. Bend County. Friend to Sam Houston, Swenson was convinced to help bring Swedish families to Texas. An initial group of 25 came in 1848.
Soon, Swenson's uncle, Swante Palm, had arrived, and the two became successful business partners. They operated an informal immigration company which paid travel expenses on credit or in return for indenture


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Swante Palm (31 Jan 1815–22 Jun 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6993, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .