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BYLUND, Olaf F. "Ole"

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BYLUND, Olaf F. "Ole"

Ole and his family

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Comment by Glenn Browne on March 17, 2009 at 9:57am
Olaf was born in Varmland Lan, Sweden in July of 1859. He emigrated to the United States with his wife and two daughters and landed in Quebec city, Canada in May of 1888. From there they traveled to Poppleton township to join his brother Gustaf who emigrated in 1881. Olaf's wife was Ann Maria (Mary) Johansdotter, born in Varmland Lan, Sweden in March of 1859.
Their daughter Clara C. was born the 18th day of Dec. 1881 in Sweden. Their daughter Alma A. was born the 22nd of June, 1885, also in Sweden. Their third child and only boy, Axel Wilhelm was born in Poppleton Township on the 25th of November 1893.
Olaf died the 24th of July 1931 at the age of 71. His wife died early, 29th of November 1907 at the age of 47.
Clara married Peter "Pete" Mattson and they had three children.
Alma married Jacob Mattson (brother to Pete) and they had five children.
Axel Married Blenda C. Christopherson and they had four childlren.
Comment by Glenn Browne on March 17, 2009 at 10:42am

Olaf is buried in Saron Cemetery, section 2, Thompson Township on the west side about two thirds of the way to the back, along side his wife's marker. She preceeded him in death by about 24 years.

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