Petrenella Eliason

(aka) Petronella ?

(aka) Pettronilla ?

(aka) Pettronille ?

(aka) Nellie Swanson

Individual

Born: Jan 1847 in Sweden

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: ? ? (? – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Eline ? (c. 1868 – ?)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Pet Swenson (1851 – ?)

Married: Abt 1872 in ?

Child: Severin Swenson (1873 – ?)

Child: Edward Swenson (1876 – ?)

Child: John Helmer Swanson (1879 – ?)

Child: Elmira Cornelea Swanson (1883 – ?)

Child: Charles Edwin Swanson (1887 – ?)

Child: Hattie Maria "Mimmie" Swanson (1889 – 1973)

Notes:

There are several variations on Petronella's name, including Pettronille [1885 MN State Census], Pettronilla [1895, 1905 MN State Census], Petronela [1900 US Census] and Pettronella [1910 US Census]. Rather than have so many variations on what is essentially the same name, I've just chosen the most "popular" one and attributed these sources to it.

Petronella, husband Pet, sons Severin, Edward, and John, and probably daughter Eline immigrated from Sweden in 1882, and were in Minnesota by April of that year.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Petronella had a total of 8 children, though one of them had died. At the moment, only 7 children are identified. All of Pet's identified children are known to have been alive in 1900, so either Eliza or the unidentified sibling died before then.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 9 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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1885 Minnesota State Census
[applies to alias, birth]
1895 Minnesota State Census
[applies to alias, birth]
1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to alias, birth, marriage, notes]
1905 Minnesota State Census
[applies to alias, birth]
1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to alias, birth, marriage]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth]
Birth Record (Hattie Maria Swanson)
Non-certified copy. Date of filing was 12 Oct 1889. [applies to alias, birth]
Birth Register (Hattie Maria Swanson)
[applies to alias, birth]
Birth Registration (Charles Edwin Swanson)
Delayed registration of birth, certified by brother John H. Swanson on 23 Feb 1943. [applies to name]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Both of Petronella's parents were Swedish. (Her name is misspelled on the 1900 U.S. census, and is missing an 'L'. It is also misspelled on the 1885 Minnesota State census as "Pettronille" though that record does give a middle initial of 'E'.)

Daughter Hattie's birth registry entry suggests a birth date in 1848 (she is shown as 41 when Hattie was born).

Son Charles' birth certificate suggests a birth date in 1849 (she is shown as 38 when Charles was born).