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Biography of a McCulloch Co. Pioneer

Description: Biography of Charles Oscar Steelhammer that includes anecdotes, and stories of his travels from Sweden to the United States. This document covers his travels from Illinois to Texas and his cattle raising days there.
Date: October 2013
Creator: Steelhammer, Sue
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Photograph of a Church Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the East Sweden Presbyterian Church. Pews are visible on the left and right. The center of the image shows a podium on a small stage, along with a piano. The walls are decorated with vertical-striped wallpaper above a wooden trim.
Date: 2006
Creator: Bobby, Hurd
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

The Journey from Sweden to America

Description: Booklet discussing the history of the Blomstrom family from their time in Sweden to their arrival in America. It includes photographs and illustrations of the family, as well as the coat of arms for Laurentz Blomstom; also included are genealogy lists and family histories.
Date: 2005~
Creator: Blomstrom, Helen Spiers
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[C. J. Nelin's Declaration of Intention]

Description: Photocopy of Carl John Nelin's declaration to become a citizen of the United States, his statement of birthplace to be Nenike, Sweden, and his renunciation of allegiance to a foreign power, in particular the King of Sweden, along with the district clerk's certification and official filing information.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[C. J. Nelin's Order of Final Naturalization]

Description: Order of Final Naturalization by the District Court of San Saba County, Texas, entered on 1891-12-12, admitting Carl John Nelin to citizenship after a determination by the court that he has satisfied all residence requirements, demonstrated good moral character and a dedication to the principles of the United States, has sworn to support the Constitution of the United States, and has renounced allegiance to the King of Sweeden (sic.) and all other foreign powers.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Summary of Passenger Information for the S.S. ADRIATIC]

Description: A summary of all passenger information gleaned by Cecil R. Nelin during his search, showing that there were 549 passengers aboard the S.S. ADRIATIC, with 33 of them being lodged in saloons, or cabins, and the other 516 (including his father, Carl J. Nelin) in steerage.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

Otto

Description: Book discussing the life and times of Otto Henry Lund who came to America from Denmark. This book covers his journeys through Texas and his farming days and his marriage to Freda Young. Index begins on page 226.
Date: 1998
Creator: Dunn, Charlotte V. Lund, 1935-
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

MCCHC_E6-01

Description: Historical compilation for the Melvin Evangelical Free Church in McCulloch County, Texas. This report includes a photograph and illustration of the church followed by a short history of the church from its creation around 1910 until its reopening in 1993.
Date: 1993-11?
Creator: Malmstrom, Virginia
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Letter from Rosa C. Branning to Lenore, September 7, 1992]

Description: Letter from Rosa Commander Branning to Lenore (last name missing), reminiscing about Rosa's childhood in the West Sweden area during the 1920s and 1930s, especially the occasions she was at her Grandma Helge's home on Bear Creek, which Rosa describes with great detail, and both the good and the bad times she shared with her extensive family.
Date: September 7, 1992
Creator: Branning, Rosa C.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Historical Marker Dedication Program for the East Sweden Presbyterian Church, Texas]

Description: Historical Marker Dedication Program for ceremonies held 1990-03-24 that recites the history of the church, including the fact that most of the East Sweden settlers in the 1880s were Lutherans but, because they could not find a Lutheran minister, they responded to a traveling Presbyterian minister, became Presbyterians, and then built the original East Sweden Presbyterian Church in 1891.
Date: March 24, 1990
Creator: Hurd, Bobbye
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Nilsson/Nelsin Family Biographical Notes, May 11, 1989]

Description: A biographical account of the Nilsson/Nelin family that includes information about the family after sister Klara and brothers Carl John Eric arrived in America, as well as information copied from tombstones in the Vargy Chapel Cemetery during a visit by Cecil R. Nelin.
Date: May 11, 1989
Creator: Nelin, Cecil R.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Request for Information about C. J. Nelin's Arrival in America]

Description: Cecil R. Nelin's notes regarding information he needs concerning Carl J. Nelin's arrival from Sweden into the United States, stapled to an Order for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records, mailed 1989-06-12 by Cecil Ray Nelin to the National Archives Trust Fund to confirm Carl J. Nelin's arrival in New York, N. Y., on 1881-05-28.
Date: 1989~
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Article from the Brady Standard]

Description: Two clippings from The Brady Standard newspaper; an article giving details about the historical marker dedication ceremonies and identifying the individuals who attended.
Date: September 30, 1988
Creator: The Brady Standard
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Article from The Brady Herald]

Description: A clipping from The Brady Herald which reports that the Evangelical Free Church of Melvin will "be the first church in McCulloch County to receive an historical marker" in upcoming historical marker dedication ceremonies with excerpts from greetings sent to the church from the superintendent of the South Central District of the Evangelical Free Church of America in which he expresses the hope that "the day will be both a day of remembrance and a day of rejoicing in what this church has meant and continues to mean..."
Date: September 20, 1988
Creator: The Brady Herald
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

History of the Charles Conrad Johanson Family

Description: Photocopy of a handwritten document. "The History of the Charles Conrad Johanson Family," by Drusilla Johanson Miller traces the Johanson family's history back to Sweden in 1842 and the Andrew Johann Johnson family's Swedish history back to 1861 and then follows the journeys of both men as they emigrate from Sweden into Texas, eventually settling in the East Sweden, Fairview, and Brady Communities of McCulloch County, where their families merged with the 1906 marriage in Brady of their children Henry Charles Johanson and Annie Johnson, who were the parents of several children about whom biographical information is also given through 1976.
Date: 1976~
Creator: Miller, Drusilla Johanson
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission