Nov 19 2007

Genealogy

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I have been working on family history for my ancestors and also my wife’s family. I thought that if I would toss out a few names I might make contact with some distant relative who may share mutual interests.

Let me start off with just a few names to see how this format works. At present I am looking for any information for the following people:

Carl Larson  1877-1922

John Lingensjo   1852-1936

Robert McAfee   ca.1836-1911

Robert Paul Fraser   1838-1920

Robert Fraser and Nancy McCloud – husband and wife – parents of Robert Paul Fraser.

I will refine this statement and add particulars from time to time.

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Robert P. Fraser was born May 22, 1838 in Nova Scotia, Canada to Robert and Nancy (McCloud) Fraser. At the age of seventeen years he went to Boston, Massachusetts to learn harness and saddle making as an apprentice. He then went to Providence, Rhode Island and worked in that trade. When he was twenty years old (1858) Robert went to California and did ranch work in the Sacramento valley for a while then turned to prospecting for gold on Trinity river until 1863. He then did prospecting in Nevada for two years. In 1865 he went to Silver City, Idaho where he became involved in the lumber business. In 1867 Robert returned to California and married Miss Anna M. Estee (Estey) and soon after brought his new bride to Silver City. Anna was the daughter of George Estey and Sarah Inskeep Estey. (Excerpted from: “History of Idaho” Vol. II by French).

I would appreciate information regarding Robert Paul Fraser’s town of birth, what school he attended and his siblings. I understand (family lore) he had a half-brother (Robert McAfee) so there must have been a merger of two families.

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John (Johan) Petter Lingensjo is my grandfather. He was born in Sweden 1852 and died in Walla walla, WA 1936. I have quite a bit of information on him. Just recently I found him on a passenger list when he came to America on the ship Elbe. He settled in Little River precinct, Oconto county, Wisconson. He built a house, raised a family and farmed at this location. John was living here in 1910.  His brother Leonard lived on an adjacent farm. John moved to Menominee, Michigan where he worked as a carpenter building his own house and others. He built a cabin by the bay and lived there until he moved to Walla Walla, Washington in 1933. Here he died in 1936 and was buried next to my mother in the Mountain View cemetery in Walla Walla.

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Genealogy”

  1. Bill Gressickon 11 Aug 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Hello Mr. Larson,
    You visited our home in menominee some years ago,where you used to live.
    Things are well here at the old house and I hope all is well with you.
    We are trying to find some history of the lingensjo family.
    My wifes aunt (hildegard) was married to Joel Lingensjo.
    Hildegard was a Nelson.
    Any info is welcomed.
    Let us know how you’re doing.
    Thank you,
    Debbie Nelson Gressick
    Bill Gressick

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  3. Al larsonon 22 Dec 2016 at 10:47 AM

    My name is al larson and I said my name and your website popped up. Likely not related. Am from redwood falls, MN

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