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Johanna Nilsson (Nelson) Holmquist

Johanna Nilsson (Nelson) Holmquist

Johanna "Hanna" was born in Blekinge, Sweden on July 12, 1871 to Peter Johan "John" Nilsson and Ingrid Maria Svenson. She came to the United States around 1890 and her family settled in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. She married Peter Holmquist sometime before 1894. Sometime after 1903 Peter and Hanna moved to Tustin, Osceola County, Michigan where they raised their nine children: Randolph, Elmer, Ruth, Lawrence, Esther, Hartley, Olga, Arnold, and Ingrid. Elmer was my grandfather. Hanna passed away on Christmas Day in 1957 at the age of 86.

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