Children of Soren Severin Nielsen & Mary Ann Swensen. This photo was taken about 1909, most likely near Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah. My great-grandmother, Mary Erma Nielsen (born 1905) is the little girl on the front row holding the bouquet of flowers. Her siblings: Back row, left to right – Anna Lula Nielsen, Addie Viola Nielsen, Artie Johanna Nielsen, Ephraim Wells Nielsen; front row, left to right – Minnie Irene Nielsen, Elmer Franklin Nielsen, Mary Erma Nielsen. #genealogy#nielsen #sanpete #utah #greatgrandma
Loppington is a village and parish in Shropshire, England. The village has a rich history and many historical buildings, including the Church of St. Michael, dating back to the 14th century and having traces of a Norman building with characteristic Norman architecture.
The Church was the marriage place of my 4th great-grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Kynaston. Their son, John Kynaston was born 30 June 1829 (according to his obituary) and christened at St. Michael on 19 July 1929. Richard and Elizabeth had six known children, all of them born in the Loppington area. Richard died in April 1843 and was buried at St. Michael on 12 April 1843. Elizabeth lived another 40 years as a widow until she died in early 1883 in Loppington.
Ole Soren (front-left holding the drum sticks) was my 3rd-great grandfather. He was born 5 October 1842 in Oppland, Norway. He immigrated to the United States prior to the Civil War. During the Civil War he was a drummer boy. He later migrated to Utah where he died on 19 February 1902 in Salem, Utah County, Utah.
Ole was very musical throughout his life and later played in the Salem Silver Band. This band owned a dance hall where the old Salem Fort was once located and played for dances there a number of years around 1890. This photo was likely taken in the 1890s. Photo credit: George Edward Anderson (1860-1928)
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