Today, in ArkivDigital we have Swedish American church records for the following states:
- Colorado – 7 congregations
- Illinois – 3 congregations
- Iowa – 88 congregations
- Kansas – 100 congregations
- Minnesota – 125 congregations
- Missouri – 9 congregations
- Nebraska – 120 congregations
- Oklahoma – 1 congregation
- South Dakota 1 congregation
- Wisconsin – 12 congregations
In many of these archives along with church records such as membership, birth, marriage, death, reception, and dismissal records, you will often find anniversary booklets and historical notes that present a history of the congregation, ministers, and early settlers. In browsing these books, one will find many items of historical and also genealogical interest. In the archives for the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church in Burnett County, Wisconsin, you will find 3 volumes of newspaper clippings of obituaries for people who may have lived in the Trade Lake area at one time.
You can find these newspaper clippings by:
- Access app.arkividigital.se
- Select archive search
- Select country United States
- Select state Wisconsin
- Select archive for Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church, Wisconsin, USA
- Select one of the following 3 volumes
- Vol 8 – Dödsrunor (Part 2 A-J)
- Vol 9 – Dödsrunor (Part 2 K-Z)
- Vol 10 (Dödsrunor) (Diverse obituaries)
Below is an image of one page with three obituaries. The middle one is for John Lundquist who died on July 11, 1936.
The following text is from the obituary:
Mr. Lundquist was born in Ostraby, Skone, Sweden, on December 27, 1839 and immigrated to American in March 1892. He returned to Sweden in 1898 and a year later brought his family here and settled in Watson, Minn., also living at Milaca, Minn., before moving to Minneapolis in 1913. Since the death of his wife in 1923 he has made his home with his children.
These obituaries provide much detail about the deceased’s life. In this one, we get information about where he came from in Sweden, movements within North America, and the names of surviving children. But it is also important to remember that an obituary is a secondary source and the details may not always be correct. In this case, Mr. Lundquist was born on December 27, 1839, in the parish of Östra Karrstorp in Skåne, Sweden. He later lived in Östraby.