Alma Nygren Janisch
- Traces of a Swedish Immigrant’s Life in Portland, OR.
By Ingeborg Dean, A First Generation Swede and former SRIO member
Alma (Ingeborgs's aunt) and Frank Janisch with their children, Victor and Mildred, circa 1930
Cherry Grove, Oregon, A Swedish Community
By Jerry C. Olson, A Second and Third Generation Swede
Mr. Rolf Erlandson and the Sweden he left
Edited by Ingeborg Dean
Rötter i Vindeln möts 2009 i Palm Springs, Kalifornien
By Catarina (Nygren) Martin
The Pillars of Swedish Heritage in Oregon
The following stories were written and/or edited by our board member Leif Rosqvist, except for the Granat Family Story, which is by Virginia Mapes
- The Churches
- Linnea Society
- The Singing Societies
- The A Life Story - The Granat Family History
- A Life Story - A Swedish immigrant soldier's life
- A life story - A Mystery of a Gravestone revised
- A life story - by Hans Gösta Andersson
- A Life Story about Per Johan Anderson
- Per Wilhelm Wicklund - A loggers journey through life
These immigration stories illustrate the shared tenacity and will that Swedish immigrants possessed in their search for a better life in the promised land of America.
When the immigrants came to America, whether Oregon or not, they searched for support from what could be called “Pillars of Heritage”. This support system made their adjustment to their new life in America easier.
In Oregon and Portland some of the most important such “pillars” were The Swedish Society of Linnea together with the Churches and other Social Clubs, providing the immigrants with support so they could build a purposeful life in their new country.
These immigration stories illustrate the shared tenacity and will
that Swedish immigrants possessed in their search for a better life
in the promised land of America.
The stories are trying to recreate the route the immigrant followed when immigrating in to America, as well as trying to communicate the social and physical challenges they had to face during their journey to America.
Per (John) Richard Carlson was born May 24, 1882 in Hova, Sweden. [Richard’s last name was changed from Carlson to Granat when he was in the Swedish Military Service in 1905. This is the story of his emigration and his family generations to come