Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Roulette Wheel – Ancestor Matilda Louise Ericksson

Our mission this week, was to:
1) The year one of my great-grandmothers was born and divide this number by 125. After rounding off to a whole number, I found my "roulette number." My husband’s great grandmother, Matilda Louise Erickson was born 1871. Dividing by 125, I got 14.968 which I rounded up to 15.
2) I found the Ahnentafel number corresponding to the “roulette number” in my RootsMagic database and that person was Matilda Louise Ericksson!
3) Tell three to five facts about that person in my ancestral name list with the "roulette number."
Mathilda Lovisa Ericksson (1871-1942)
Mathilda Lovisa Ericksson was 21 December 1871 in Tidersrum, Östergötland län, Sweden to Karl Johan Ericksson and Stina Maja Samuelsdotter.[1] She and her sister immigrated to the United States in 1888 and settled in Montgomery County, Iowa.[2]
Mathilda married Pehr Alfred Lundquist on 15 March 1892 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa.[3] Together they had three children: John Edward Lundquist, Agnes Hilma Lundquist, and David William Lundquist.[4]
Sometime around 1915, the Lundquists settled in Hilmar, Merced County, California where they farmed.[5] They raised alfalfa, grapes, beans, and nut and fruit trees.[6]
When her daughter, Agnes died in 1936, Matilda helped out by taking in some of her children for short periods of time. My mother-in-law has fond memories of staying with her grandmother and learning from her.
Pehr Alfred died 30 Jan 1932 in Hilmar, California, and Mathilda followed ten years later on 3 Feb 1942.[7] They are buried together in the South Hilmar Cemetery in Hilmar, California.[8]
PA & M Louisa Lundquist tombstone
© 2013, Lisa Suzanne Gorrell

[1] “Ostergotland Births 1871,” ( : accessed 17 Jul 2009), image 100005.41.5900, birth no. 17, 21 Dec 1871, Mathilda Lovisa.
[2] “Tidersrum, Ostergotland Moving in, Moving Out 1868-1895,” gp 73, ( : accessed 7 Jul 2009), No. 31, Matilda Lovisa Ericksson.
[3] Montgomery Co, Iowa Court, Marriage Record of Per Alfred Lundquist & Mathilda Holm, 1892.
[4] State of Iowa, County of Montgomery, district court, Certificate of Birth Registration, Book 2, pg 40, John Edward Lundquist, 1892; State of Iowa, County of Montgomery, District Court, Certificate of Birth Registration, Book 2, pg 62, Agnes Lundquist, 1894; Swedish Covenant Church, Register of Families at the Swedish Convenant Church, Hilmar, California, pg 204, #803, Swedish Covenant Church, Hilmar, California, Lundquist, David William, b. 10/3/1898, Stanton, Iowa, Bap Dec 1898, Stanton Iowa.
[5] Iowa, Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, population schedule (Digital images. : n.d.), 1915, roll IA1915_357, Montgomery Co, Scott Twp,card no. 170, P. A. Lundquist; and PL Polk-Husted, Modesto, Turlock & Stanislaus County Directory, 1915, p. 107, Lundquist, P. Alfred.
[6] Stanislaus County Ranchers Directory, September 1926, Modesto, California: Smith's Print Shop, 1926), 124, P.A. Lundquist.
[7] California Department of Health Services, Death Certificates, death certificate Merced Co bk 9, p 163 (1932), Per Alfred Lundquist; and California Department of Health Services, Death Certificates, death certificate Merced Co bk 13, p 484 (1942), Matilda Louise Lundquist.
[8] Tombstone photo taken by author, Lisa S. Gorrell.

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