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Photograph of: Lydia Christine Hanson (a/k/a - Christine Hansdotter), and unknown.

Date: Before 1900

Location: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Photograph Number: 0424

Photograph provided by: Ginny (Sharp) Sommarstrom, (a/k/a - Virginia Sharp)

Additional information provided by Ginny (Sharp) Sommarstrom, (a/k/a - Virginia Sharp)

It's suspected the unknown woman in this photograph is named Sara "Sarah" K. Olssen, a cousin of Lydia Christine Hanson (a/k/a - Christine Hansdotter). On Oct. 21, 1892, they left Göteborg (Sweden) together and traveled to Minnesota. It's not known when or where they arrived in America.

Lydia Christine Hanson first worked in Harris, Minnesota (just east of Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota). Her mother (Martha Cajsa Hansdotter) arrived the following year and apparently went straight to Cambridge. On May 18, 1894, her mother married August H. Johnson, and they lived near Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota.

Sometime before 1899, Lydia Christine Hanson moved to Minneapolis, for it's the first year she's listed in the city directory.

On June 6th, 1902, Lydia Christine Hanson married Louis Peter Grund in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Furthermore, Lydia's mother, Martha Cajsa Hansdotter - Johnson, had 3 children in Sweden before emigrating to America and marrying August Johnson. It doesn't appear Martha Cajsa Hansdotter was married before her marriage to Johnson.

(Left to Right) - Unknown, and Lydia Christine Hanson

Note: The unknown woman could possibly be Sara "Sarah" K. Olssen.


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