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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

The First 51 Settlers

Mrs. Sara Bodin, Woodland, ca. 1880
Mrs. Sara Bodin, Woodland, ca. 1880

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New Sweden Historical Society

The First Settlers consisted of 22 men, 11 women, and 18 children, totalling 51 settlers. They settled lots in New Sweden and Woodland.

Jonas Bodin, Sr. - Lot C, Woodland
Wife: Sara
Children: Per Otto, Israel, Maria, Edla, Johanna

Captain Clase and family portrait, ca. 1870
Captain Clase and family portrait, ca. 1870

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New Sweden Historical Society

Jonas Bodin, Jr - Lot D, Woodland

Nicholas P. Clase - Lot 135, New Sweden
Wife: Anna
Children: Karl, Agnes, Hilma

Karl Harleman - Lot 118, New Sweden

Jocob Johannsson - Lot F, Woodland

Anders Johansson - Lot 131, New Sweden

Johan Petter Johansson - Lot 136, New Sweden

Nils E. Olson
Nils E. Olson

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Solomon Johansson - Lot B, Woodland

Janne L. Laurell - Lot 121-1/2, New Sweden

Oskar Lindberg - Lot 114-1/2, New Sweden

Olof Morell - Lot 135-1/2, New Sweden

Nils Olsson - Lot 115, New Sweden
Wife: Elna
Children: Vilhelm, Alfred, Judith, Karoline, Anna

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890
Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

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Olof Olsson - Lot 138-1/2, New Sweden

Jons Person - Lot 116, New Sweden
Wife: Anna
Mother: Elsa
Sister: Hanna

Truls Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1880
Truls Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1880

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New Sweden Historical Society

Nils Persson - Lot 134, New Sweden
Wife: Karna
Children: Sigrid, Elna

Elna Persson
Elna Persson

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New Sweden Historical Society

Truls Persson - Lot 133, New Sweden
Wife: Elna
Children: Hermon

Per Pettersson - Lot A, Woodland

Gottleib Piltz, Lot 114, New Sweden

Frans R. W. Plank - Lot E, Woodland

Sven and Carolina Svenson, New Sweden, ca. 1880
Sven and Carolina Svenson, New Sweden, ca. 1880

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New Sweden Historical Society

Anders Svensson - Lot 138, New Sweden
Son: Sven Adolph, age 17

Sven Svensson - Lot 117, New Sweden
Wife: Karoline
Children: Johan Theodor, Sven Robert, Selma Davida

Karl Voss - Lot 111-1/2, New Sweden