1. Grandfather: Anders Magnus Danielsson, b 23 Dec 1847 in Sodra Grufvan, Hallestad, Ostergotland, Sweden. Died 6 Oct 1919 in Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA.
The family got their moving letter for America on 17 Oct 1879. At that time they lived and worked at the lumber mill Boxholms Bruk in Ekeby Parish. (from Ekeby household record of 1879, page 75). Ljung, Hallestad and Ekeby are parishes in Ostergotland County. Hallestad is North of the city of Linkoping. Ekeby is South of the city of Mjolby.
Immigration: film 0216588, passenger list for ship ROLLO sailing from Gothenborg, Sweden to Hull, England on 24 Oct 1879---Contract 14241—A. M. Danielson from Boxholm, age 31, going to Ft. Dodge, IA; housewife Britta from Boxholm, age 35, going to Ft. Dodge, IA; dotter Hedda from Boxholm, age 4 ¾, going to Ft. Dodge, IA; son Ernst from Boxholm, age 2, going to Ft. Dodge, IA; son Emil from Boxholm, age 5/12 from Boxholm, going to Ft. Dodge, IA; Captain J. Odell. Incoming passenger list: film 0295785 arriving 6 November to 31 December 1879 in New York---Port of New York, James Kennedy, Master of the City of Berlin, passengers taken on board at Liverpool and Queenstown, arrived 10 November 1879---159. A. Danielson, age 31, male, laborer, from Sweden, to U.S., in steerage; 160. B. Danielson, age 35, female, wife, from Sweden, to U.S., in steerage; 161. H. Danielson, age 4, female, child, from Sweden, to U.S., in steerage; 162. E. Danielson, age 2, male, child, from Sweden, to U.S., in steerage; 163. Emil Danielson, age 1, male, child, from Sweden, to U.S., in steerage. There was a total of 618 passengers, including steerage and cabin.
Naturalization: film 1428722, page 106—in Buena Vista Co, IA, sworn to and subscribed—A. M. Danielson on 29 June 1883 by Edgar E. Mack, Clerk of District Court.
Albert City Appeal---Anders Magnus Danielson was b 22 Dec 1847 in Hollestad Socken, Ostergotland, Sweden. He was marr 1 Oct 1872 to Miss Brita Maria Peterson. Their union was blessed with 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. Two of the boys have passed away before him. Carl d at the age of 2 weeks and Enid at the age of 8 years. (should be Emil) Also in addition to his own family, he raised from children to grownups Philip Danielson and Mrs. Henning Carlson. The same being orphaned children of a near relative. He left Sweden with his family and came to America in 1879 and has lived in this community ever since that time. He has been a member of the Swedish Evangelical Free Church at Albert City since it has been organized, and has during that time been a faithful and active worker as a member of that church. After being ill for over 5 weeks, he d Oct 6th at the Swallum Hospital in Storm Lake, IA, his age being 71 years 9 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and 3 children. Funeral services were held Thurs afternoon in charge of Rev. Halleen and interment made in the cemetery just West of town. Mr. Danielson has for the past 12 years made his home on the little farm which adjoins Albert City on the East and is favorably known and much respected by all the citizens of this community. He lived an ernest God-fearing life and leaves his countless friends to mourn the loss of a good neighbor and friend. Out of town people who were present at the funeral were a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Younggren of Laurens, IA; Mrs. Dyvad of Carroll, IA; Mr. and Mrs. Holmes of Beresford, SD. The Appeal joins with many other friends to extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.
2. Grandmother: Brita Maja Persdotter, b 21 May 1843, Torget Klasback, Ljung, Ostergotland, Sweden. Died 28 Dec 1919 in Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA. OBIT: Albert City Appeal—Mrs. Brita Maria Danielson was b in Prings, Ljung Socken, Ostergotland, Sweden on 21 May 1843. She was united in marriage with Anders Magnus Danielson on 1 Oct 1872. To this union was born 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, of whom 2 sons have passed away, 1 died in infancy and 1 passed away 9 years ago. The family came to this country in the fall of 1879 and since that time have made their home in this community. Mrs. Danielson has lived a consecrated Christian life for many years. She was a member of the Swedish Free Church at Albert City since it was organized. She had been in a poor state of health since the death of her husband, A. M. Danielson, 3 months ago, and has scarcely left her bed. She bore her suffering with patience and died in the faith of her Saviour in the evening of December 28, 1919. At the time of her death she was 76 years 7 months and 7 days old. She is mourned by 3 children, Mrs. Oscar Younggren, Oscar Danielson, and Mrs. Otto Wassgren, and also her niece, Mrs. Heming Carlson, and her nephew, Philip Danielson whom she raised from childhood to maturity. She leaves also, one sister, Mrs. Monson, of this place, and also many other relatives and many friends.
a. Carl Oskar Andersson, b 1 March 1873 Skallorp, Haraldsberg, Ljung, Ostergotland, Sweden, d 16 March 1873, same place.
b. Hulda Marie Danielson, b 10 March 1874 Klasback, Haraldsberg, Ljung, Ostergotland, Sweden, d 3 Jan 1960 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co, IA.
c. Ernest Oscar Danielsson, b 20 March 1877 Ekeby Parish, Boxholm Bruk, Ostergotland, Sweden, d 6 Dec 1863 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co, IA.
d. Emiel Danielsson b 27 May 1879 Ekeby Parish, Boxholm Bruk, Ostegotland, Sweden, d 12 Dec 1910 in Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA.
e. Emma Malkin Danielsson b 27 Nov 1882 Poland Twp, Buena Vista Co, IA, d 26 Jan 1935 in Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA.
4. Grandfather: Axel Teodor Pantzar, b 30 March 1856 Odeshog, Ostergotland, Sweden, died 1 December 1928 Buena Vista Co, IA.
Albert City Centennial Genealogy Book, page 415:
Husband: Axel Theodor Pantzar, b 20 March 1856, Sweden, marr 1884, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Wife: Mathilda Olander, b 18 Jan 1855, Grenna, Sweden Children:
Anna Josefina Pantzar b 10 Aug 1884 in Ljunghead, IA
Frans Robert Pantzar b1 Nov 1885, moved to Sandstone, MN
Johanna Albertina Pantzar b 16 Sept 1888, marr August Theodor Clausen 5 April 1905
Oscar Andreas Pantzar b 27 March 1889, d 1945, bur Fairfield Cem
Mathilda Arlina Victoria Pantzar b 20 July 1891 in Ljunghed, IA, d 28 July 1905, bur Fairfield Cemetery
Alma Dorthea Pantzar b 29 Jan 1894 in Ljunghed, IA, marr Marcus Harald
Bertha Sofia Olivia Pantzar b 10 Jan 1896, marr Danielson (Ljunghed, IA is actually Albert City, IA)
Birth: Film 0153300, page 193—Axel Theodor Persson Pantzar b 20 March, christened 21 March 1856 of Sunneryd, father Skattemannen (taxman) Andreas Pantzar, mother hustru (housewife) Anna Stina Andersdotter, age 32. Witness: Skattemannen Johannes Pantzar of Sunneryd, Carol Pehrsdotter, drang Carl Larsson, pigan Carol Johansdotter.
Death: Buena Vista Co death book, page 140—Axel Theodore Ponsor, male, age 72y 8m 10d, occupation retired farmer, date of death 1 Dec 1928, widowed, born Sweden, place of death Fairfield Twp, cause of death arterio sclerosis, burial Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Twp, Albert City, IA, folio 134.
Tombstone records, Buena Vista Co, IA, page 211: Axel Ponsar, birthdate 20 March 1856, death date 1 December 1928, Fairfield Cemetery, Albert City, IA. Comment: Mathilda Olander, died 28 May 1913; Victoria died at age 13 years. Relative: husband of Mathilda Olander, father of Victoria, father of Mrs. H. B. Liljenthal, father of Frank, father of Mrs. Amy Clausen, father of Oscar, father of Mrs. Marcus Harver (Harald), father of Mrs. O. E. Danielson.
OBIT: unknown newspaper
“Aged Pioneer Settler Called To His Reward
With the passing of Mr. Axel Ponsar, we are called upon to chronicle the death of another aged pioneer settler. Mr. Axel Ponsor passed away last Saturday morning. He was a member of a family who were among the very first settlers in this community. He had seen this part of the state develop from an uninhabited wilderness to what it is today. He had gone through all the struggles and deprivations of the pioneers. He could leave with the assurance that the homesteaders had chosen wisely for themselves and their children when they had decided to locate in this district. Mr. Pansor was born in Ljung Parish, Sweden on the 20th day of March 1856. When he was a lad of 12 his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Pansor emigrated to the United States with their family. They resided in Moline, IL for about 1 year and then located in Fort Dodge, IA for a short time. In 1868 the father had filed on a homestead about 2 ½ miles West of where Albert City is now located. In the spring of 1870 the family moved to the new home. Axel Ponsor spent 58 years of his life in this community. Many of his experiences would be of interest and value to relate if space permitted. His schooling was received in one of the first schools established, namely the so-called Spragg School. His parents were charter members of the Swedish Lutheran Church, organized in 1873. Mr. Pansor was a member of the first confirmation class consisting of 3 boys. They were confirmed 7 May 1874 by Rev. M. C. Ranseen. He has, therefore, been a member of the Lutheran Church during its entire existence. In 1884 he was joined in marriage to Mathilda Olander. To this union were born 7 children, all of whom, except Victoria who died at the age of 13, are living and were present at the funeral services. Mrs. Pansor died 28 May 1913. During the last few years, Mr. Pansor has been ailing and has been bedridden for the last 23 months. He gradually weakened until he went to sleep in physical death on 1 December 1928 at the age of 72 years 8 months and 1 day. He was of a quiet and kind disposition. During his last long illness he never complained but thankfully received all tokens of friendship. He was not inclined to advertise himself or his feelings. In his humble way he bore witness of confidence in the Lord’s guidance. He was a good father, a faithful member of his church, and a loyal citizen of his community and country. We believe he went to sleep in peace and emigrated this time to a new, heavenly country. He is mourned by his 6 children, namely, Mrs. H. B. Lilienthal, Miles City, MT; Frank Pansor, Roscoe, IL; Mrs. August Clausen, Oscar Pansor, Mrs. Marcus Harald, and Mrs. O. E. Danielson, all of Albert City; 4 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 19 grandchildren, 1 sister namely Mrs. Chas. A. Anderson, as well as many other relatives and a large host of friends and neighbors. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon. After a short service at the August Clausen home, a service was held at the Lutheran Church. The choir rendered several numbers. Rev. O. E. Olman officiated and spoke in Swedish and English. The interment was at Fairfield Cemetery, where also rest the parents and a brother, and where he awaits the summons on resurrection morn. Peace be to his memory!”
1895 Iowa State Census, household 100, Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA
Axel Ponsar, age 38, marr, b Sweden, Lutheran
Tilda Ponsar, age 40, marr, b Sweden, Lutheran
Anna Ponsar, age 10, single, b Buena Vista Co, IA, Lutheran
Frank Ponsar, age 9, single, b Buena Vista Co, IA, Lutheran
Albertina Ponsar, age 7, single, b Buena Vista Co, IA, Lutheran
Oscar Ponsar, age 6, single, b Buena Vista Co, IA, Lutheran
Victoria Ponsar, age 3, single, b Buena Vista Co, IA, Lutheran
Alma Ponsar, age 0, single, b Buena Vista Co, IA, Lutheran
5. Grandmother: Mathilda Olander, b 12 January 1855 Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, died 28 May 1913 Albert City, Buena Vista Co, IA.
Film 0135495, page 135-136, birth record: Mathilda Olander, b 12 January 1855, christened 14 January 1855, drang Sven Magnus Andersson of Rafvedsmark, Lotta Pettersdotter.
“Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, 6 June 1913, under Albert City news--
This Thursday morning the news was passed that Mrs. Axel Ponsor had died Wednesday evening. It came as a great surprise to the community. She has been poorly the greater part of the winter, but was up and around until about a week ago, but a few knew she had been taken down again, thus the greater surprise at hearing of her death. The funeral services were held at the house Saturday afternoon at 1:15 and at the Swedish Lutheran Church at 2:30. The body was laid to rest in the Fairfield Cemetery.”
“Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, 13 June 1913, under Albert City news—
Mathilda Olander was born in Grenna Parish, Smaland, Sweden on 18 January 1854 and died, as stated last week, on Wednesday evening, 28 May 1913, at the age of 59 years 4 months and 10 days. She came to America in 1879 and settled at Moline, IL, coming to Fairfield Twp. in 1883. In the year 1884 she was married to Axel Ponsar, and to this union was born 7 children, namely, Victoria, who died 28 July 1905; Mrs. Henry Lilienthal of Mora, MN; Mrs. August Clausen; Frank; Oscar; Alma; and Bertha, who are left to mourn her departure, beside the father and husband. There are also 5 grandchildren left to mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Olson, pastor of the Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, on Saturday afternoon from the home and the church as previously stated. The body was laid to rest in the Fairfield Cemetery.
Buena Vista County, Book 2B, page 90:
Matilda Ponsor, b 18 Jan 1854 in Sweden, age 59y 4m 10d, father Ole Ander of Sweden, mother Joehona Ander, informant Alle Ponsor, d 28 May 1913, progressive pernicious anaemia, B. B. Bridges, M.D., Fairfield Cemetery, 31 May 1913.
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