Swan LINN

Male 1830 - 1892  (61 years)


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  • Name Swan LINN  [1
    Born 4 Dec 1830  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID C12CB50ACDA04F28B2FF1A60598AE026A4F3 
    Died 10 Apr 1892  [1
    Buried Greenwood Cemete, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16272  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 

    Father Peter JOHNSON,   b. 19 Aug 1798, Sondrum, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna ERICSDOTTER,   b. 26 May 1804, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F6434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Benedicta MATTESDOTTER,   b. 1 Dec 1847,   d. 22 Feb 1901  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1872  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Christopher LINN,   b. 17 Feb 1870, Sondrum, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1911, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Martin F. LINN,   b. 8 May 1873, Galesburg, Knox Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1948, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Marie LINN,   b. 1 Jul 1875,   d. 4 Dec 1877  (Age 2 years)
     4. Bernard Peter LINN,   b. 1 Aug 1877, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 68 years)
     5. Alma LINN,   b. 11 Mar 1880, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1961, Graham Hospital, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Albert LINN,   b. 18 Sep 1883, Orion Twp, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1969, Graham Hospital, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. John LINN,   b. 10 Aug 1885,   d. 27 Nov 1957  (Age 72 years)
     8. Andrew F. LINN,   b. 17 Jun 1888,   d. 16 Sep 1961  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F5916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Johanna Christina MATTESDOTTER,   b. 24 May 1831, Sondrum, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sondrum, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Sep 1855  Sondrum, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Johannes Peter JOHNSON,   b. 1855,   d. 1876  (Age 21 years)
     2. William LINN,   b. 1858,   d. 1938  (Age 80 years)
     3. Nettie LINN,   b. 1859, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935  (Age 76 years)
     4. Emma LINN,   b. 1861, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anton JOHNSON,   b. 1863,   d. 1877  (Age 14 years)
     6. Johan Magnus JOHNSON,   b. 1865,   d. 1865  (Age 0 years)
     7. Johanna Maria JOHNSON,   b. 1866,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F6435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemete, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !BIRTH: Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton Co, IL

      !DEATH: Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton Co, IL

      BAPM:
      DATE 10 Dec 1830
      PLAC Sondrum, Halland, Sweden
      SOUR Opal Maple's Information

      LVG: 160 acre farm 7 miles east of Canton, Fulton Co, IL

      OCCU: blacksmith at P&O (Parlin & Orendorff) Plow Works, Canton, Fulton Co, IL

      !BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton Co, IL (photo of tombstone)

      EMIG:
      DATE ABT. 1870
      PLAC from Sweden
      SOUR "The Descendants of Isaac Leroy Cadwalader," by LeRoy S. Linn, 1980

      RELI: helped to build the Swedish Lutheran Church in Canton, Fulton Co, IL

      According to Opal Maple, Swan Linn's name was listed as Johannes Peterson in Swedish Clerical Survey Records.

      According to Thelma Linn Barron, Swan Linn married first wife and had 3 kids: Nettie Olsen (lived in Canton), Emma Fox (lived in Pasadena, CA and had a son Ralph Fox), and William (lived in Galesburg). William was a railroad engineer. They were all born in Sweden. His first wife died, and he married Bendata, her younger sister. He was considered a wealthy man, had signed notes for his employees and ended up paying all these notes, and lost a lot of money. He then came to Fulton Co, worked for P&O (Parlin & Orndorf Plow Works). In order to get a job there, his test was to make the "perfect" horseshoe blindfolded. He was hired. Bendata came later with the four kids, and moved in with Swan at his 160 acre farm in Orion Twp.

      According to Deanna Barron Smith, Swan Linn was a wealthy man in the Swedish shipping business.

      !MARRIAGE: Opal Maple's Information

      !MARRIAGE: Opal Maple's Information [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Daniel Clark Smith Gedcom, Daniel Clark Smith (Reliability: 2).