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Nr 2 (20 Sept 2006)
1938 Swedish American Tercentenary

Hej!! - Ja heter Dave Emmi och min Svenska et "inte bra", so I have to use English. I am the Senior Deputy Governor of the Swedish Colonial Society ( here in Philadelphia. I recently came across some old audio and video footage of the 1938 Swedish American Tercentenary. Crown Prince Gustav, Princess Louise, Prince Bertil and other Swedish dignitaries left Gothenburg on the "Kungsholm". They retraced the voyage of the first Swedish settlers to America in 1638. They were greeted in Wilmington, Delaware by President Roosevelt. In his speech, FDR proclaims, "Swedish blood runs in my veins!". Here is the link to a short video clip I made from the source footage. I thought you might enjoy it. The link is:

Feel free to forward it this link to anyone who may enjoy it. It is a great way to use the power of the internet to promote Swedish heritage.

Hälsningar,Dave Emmi
Senior Deputy Governor
Swedish Colonial Society
916 South Swanson Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147-4332

Nr 1 (28 Aug 2006)
HAVRE DAILY NEWS, Havre, Montana, 17 Aug 2006

WESTBY — Ingeborg Ward, 99, of Westby died early Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2006, at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, where she had been resident for about four years.

A funeral service for Ingeborg will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Barbara Westhoff officiating at the service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westby. Interment will be in Our Savior’s Cemetery northwest of Westby. Ingeborg was born in Hallen, Jamtland, Sweden, on Oct. 1, 1906, to Janne and Anna Marta (Erikson) Kvarnstrom. She grew up and was educated there. Ingeborg married Nels Ward in January 1926. Two years later, they emigrated to the United States with their son, Bernt. They settled on a farm northwest of Westby, where Ingeborg was an active participant in the farming operations, especially milking and working with their cattle as well as raising their family of eight children. Her life revolved around the activities of the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church a mile from their home. Ingeborg walked to the church on Sunday mornings to start the fire. She served as organist and a Sunday school teacher for many years, served on the council, and was one of the keys in the active ladies’ aid. A wonderful cook, she always invited visitors to “stay for lunch” and the coffee pot was always on. A naturalized American citizen, Ingeborg stayed in touch with her family in the old country. When she was 80 years old, she took her daughters with her on her fourth visit back to Sweden. Nels died April 8, 1984. As her health declined, she moved from the farm into Westby, and enjoyed community activities. She participated in the Immanuel Lutheran Congregation there and traveled with her family and friends. Four years ago, she moved to the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook to be nearer her daughters. In her late 90s, she often lapsed back into her native language. The last couple of years, she enjoyed savoring the language with family visitors from Sweden.

Ingeborg was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and children, Vernice F. Mueller, John E. Ward and Darlene K. Ward. Survivors include her children, Bernt (Arline) Ward of Plentywood, Ann Marie (Giles) Gregoire and Marjorie (Larry) Sapp, both of Havre, James N. (Sharon) Ward of Columbia Falls and Linda F. Ward (Rick Neiss) of Helena; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Per Frederick Kvarnstrom and Carl Gustav Kvarnstrom of Sweden; nieces, Ann Marie Hemming and Britt Olson, of Sweden; and cousins, Art Hjelm, of Mesa, Ariz., Vernon Hjelm of Casper, Wyo., and Eunice Hjelm of Plentywood; and Eunice’s sons, Brock and Brad. Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements.

/I am not related but thought this might be of some interest to researchers in Jamtland area of Sweden. Bo Nordenfors, Lund.