John Helmer Swanson

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Individual

Born: Jan 1879 in , , , Sweden

Father: Peter Swanson (1851 – ?)

Mother: Petronella "Nellie" Eliason (1847 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes name (John Swanson).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 70

Comment: Source includes name (John Swanson).

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 15, family 86

Comment: Source includes name (John H. <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, family 65

Comment: Source includes name (J. Helmer <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes name (John Swanson).

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birth

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes date (Jan/1879), age (21), and location (Sweden). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1878 to 1 June 1879, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 70

Comment: Source includes age (31) and location (Sweden). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1878 to 15 Apr 1879.

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 15, family 86

Comment: Source includes age (6) and location (Sweden). Using the official census date of 1 May 1885 gives a birth date range from 2 May 1878 to 1 May 1879.

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, family 65

Comment: Source includes age (16) and location (Sweden). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1895 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1878 to 1 Jun 1879.

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father

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies John [Swanson] as a child of Peter Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 76,80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source identifies John Swanson as a son of Peder Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies John [Swanson] as a child of Nellie Elison. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Mathilda ____ (1880 – ?)

Married: Bet 16 Apr 1906 and 15 Apr 1907

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 38,39, dwelling 70

Comment: Source identifies Mathilda Swanson as the wife of John Swanson and the number of years married (3) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1906 to 15 Apr 1907.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Immigration: 1882 at , , , United States

Naturalization (Granted): Bet 2 Jun 1900 and 15 Apr 1910

Supporting evidence for:
events

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes year of immigration to the United States (1882) and years in the U.S. (18). These are consistent and, with the date of the census (1 Jun 1900) suggest a date range of 1 Jan 1882 to 31 May 1882 for TBD_his_her arrival in the United States.

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1900) and naturalization status (Al [Alien]).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 70

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and naturalization status (Na [naturalized]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1882 at , Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 May 1885 at Audobon, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1895 at Hamden Township, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (farm laborer) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Hamden Township, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (painter) 15 Apr 1910

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 23 Feb 1943 at Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

birth-charles-swanson-1887: Delayed registration of birth for Charles Edwin Swanson (1887); Becker County, Minnesota, registration number 543; Minnesota State Department of Health, Division of Birth and Death Records and Vital Statistics, filed 23 Feb 1943; privately held

Comment: Affidavit for delayed registration notes that John H. Swanson was an older brother for Charles Swanson, and was living in the County of Becker, State of Minnesota since 1882.

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 15, family 86

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 May 1885) and location (Audubon, Becker County, Minnesota).

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, family 65

Comment: Source includes official date (1 Jun 1895) and location (Township of Hamden, Becker County, Minnesota).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (farm laborer).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Hamden Township, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 70

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and occupation (Painter).

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 70

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Fargo, County: Cass, State: North Dakota).

birth-charles-swanson-1887: Delayed registration of birth for Charles Edwin Swanson (1887); Becker County, Minnesota, registration number 543; Minnesota State Department of Health, Division of Birth and Death Records and Vital Statistics, filed 23 Feb 1943; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (23rd day of Februay [sic]) and location (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota) at the time of signing the delayed registration affidavit.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Immigration Date: This database uses 1882. The 1910 U.S. Census indicates the year was 1883. [census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a]

SPELLING

Surname: This database uses Swanson. The 1885 and 1895 Minnesota Censuses use Swenson. [census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11, census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4]

FOLLOWUP

From the Minnesota Death Index 1908-2002 on Ancestry.com, John may have been born "out of state" on 15 Jan 1879, and died 30 Dec 1960 in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Certificate ID# 1960-MN-013992.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 80, dwelling 91

census-us-1910-ps-nd-cass-46-4a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Cass County, Fargo (Ward 7), enumeration district 46, sheet 4A (form/penned) or page 273A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Cass > Fargo Ward 7 > District 0046" image 7; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1140 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375153]

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 70

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 15, family 86

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, family 65

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