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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Swenson, Swen, 1836 - 1905. Papers, 1880 -- 1925.
MSU Archives Collection 1250



Swenson, Swen, 1836 - 1905. Papers, 1880 -- 1925. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1250. One folder.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items related to Swen Swenson, of New Sweden, Minnesota. Swenson was a lifelong farmer in Nicollet County and served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The collection consists of one photograph of Swenson ca. 1880s, one newspaper clipping of the obituary of Kristi Swenson (his wife), 1925, and one newspaper clipping that refers to Swen Swenson, 1905.

Biographical Note:

Swen Swenson was born about 1836 in Hol, Hallingdal, Norway. His family immigrated to Minnesota in 1857. He homesteaded in New Sweden township in Nicollet County and married Kristi Paekkestad of Aal, Hallingdal, Norway in 1860. The Swensons had twelve children. Swenson was active in local affairs, and served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives (1887 -- 1889). He started the first Holstein herd in Nicollet County and helped organize the Willow Lawn Creamery and the New Sweden Creamery. Swenson died in March 1905.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Swenson, Swen, 1836 - 1905. Papers, 1880 -- 1925. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1250, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Mrs. Eda Swenson John donated this collection in August 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 1978.
Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000.

Related Collections:

Swenson, Oscar A. 1877 -- 1951. Papers, 1913 -- 1951. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1251, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Swenson, Swen 1835 -- 1905.
Minnesota. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Nicollet County (Minn.)