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Lisa Greta (Elis) Johanson (Johnson)
Born Aug 29, 1844 Tofteryd Parish, Jönköpingslan Sweden
Died Dec 31, 1920 Minneapolis MN
Emigrated Jun 2, 1871 Sweden to MN

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John Seastrand

m. Feb 24, 1872
Red Wing MN
b. Jul 14, 1842
Ljungarum Parish, Jönköpingslan Sweden
d. Mar 1, 1906
Red Wing MN
emigrated Aug 27, 1869
Herman Denslow

b. Feb 14, 1873
Red Wing MN
d. Nov 15, 1936
Madison SD
Augda Elisabeth

b. Aug 5, 1874
Red Wing MN
d. 1952
Hilma Mathilda

b. Sep 6, 1876
Red Wing MN
d. 1954
Gustaf Rudolf "Rudie"

b. Feb 15, 1879
Red Wing MN
d. Feb 15, 1944
Jehan/John Hugo

b. Dec 29, 1880
Red Wing MN
d. Dec 11, 1957
Saly Wiktaria
(Sella Victoria)
b. Jan 15, 1883
Red Wing MN
d. Nov 15, 1960
Joseph Hartvig

b. Mar 10, 1886
Red Wing MN
d. Aug 2, 1886
Red Wing MN
Born Lisa Greta Johansdotter, she emigrated on the ship Orlando to Hull England, as Elis Johanson, aged 25 (actually 26), departing from Jönköping for Red Wing, June 2, 1871, apparently alone, according to the Emigrant Register from Göteborg, Sweden.
Jönköping Sweden.
Belltower in Ljungarum Parish
Elis Seastrand as a young woman.
Elis Johanson worked as a lady's maid in a wealthy family in Stockholm.
Wedding Photo of John Seastrand and Elis Johnson, in Red Wing, on Feb 24, 1872. Photo was restored in 1998.
Husband John Seastrand was a "drang" (hired man) and a soldier in Sweden. In Minnesota, he was a stonemason (in Vasa MN), a policeman, city marshall, health commissioner (in Red Wing). From 1887-1890 he was Chief of Police, Red Wing.
Red Wing Minnesota overlooking the Mississippi River.
Swedish Mission Church in Red Wing, attended by Elis and the children.
John and Elis Seastrand family photograph
Standing: Rudi, Hilma, Herman.
Seated: Hugo, Augda, Elis and John,Sella.
Elis is listed as "Elizabeth" and son Rudie is listed as "Rudolph G." in the 1895 Minnesota State Census. John Seastrand's probate documents in 1906 list them as Elizabeth and G. Rudolph. Elis signed the probate as "Elizabeth".
Elis Seastrand with daughters Augda, Hilma and Sella.
Husband John died from an accidental fall down some stairs, while he and a Mr. Charles Johnson were searching for a man at his home.
Portrait of John Seastrand above casket.
Daughter Sella married a swedish immigrant named John Nelson, 1880-1913, who worked for railroad companies. John and Sella moved to Los Angeles CA after marriage. Their child died at childbirth and John died of consumption in 1913. Sella returned home to become a teacher and live the rest of her life in Minneapolis.
Elis is buried with John at Oakwood Cemetery , in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Sources:
Swedish:
Tofteryd Parish Records, seen on microfilm (Mormon) at Jönköping Public Library (Reel 1814); Birth records, marriages, deaths 1835-1860.
Emigrant Register, Göteborg, Sweden, microfilm reel 16/66; at Emigrantsinstitutet Växjö.
First Covenant Church, Red Wing, Church Registers, p. 25, Mormon microfilm, SAKA, Reel 1067, seen at Jönköping Public Library.
American:
Grave Monument of John and Elis Seastrand, Block K, Lot 76, Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing MN.
Minnesota State Census, Ward 3, Red Wing, Jun 1 1895.
Novak, Sylvia, "Sella and John M. Nelson", personal history.
Probate, Estate of John Seastrand, State of Minnesota, Goodhue Co., Bk 6, Pg. 179,Mar 8 1906.
Estate administration, John Seastrand, Jun 22, 1908 (estate $2,500), Goodhue Co. MN.