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Reminiscences

The Story of an Emigrant

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Author: Hans Mattson
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,573 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 473
Added to site: 2010.05.18
mnybks.net#: 27787
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography

Hans Mattson began life as the son of an independent freeholder and successful farmer of the parish of Onnestad, near the city of Kristianstad, in Sweden. As a young man he decided to try his luck "in a country where inherited names and titles were not the necessary conditions of success." From the time of his arrival at Boston until his final settling in Minnesota, his career is but typical of that of the many sturdy and enterprising pioneers of Scandinavian origin who have contributed so much to the building of the Northwest.

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ted in the common branches, and in a short time passed through the whole course of studies. I also received instruction from Rev. T. N. Hasselquist, who has played such a prominent part in the Swedish Lutheran Church of America, and took private lessons in arithmetic and writing of Mr. S. J. Willard, a bright young teacher, who afterwards married my only sister, and finally became my companion during our pioneer life in Minnesota.

Our last home offered many conveniences; the house was well furnished, and so large that the second story could be rented most of the time, and it was occupied alternately by a clergyman with his family, and a captain of the army. These people, and our numerous city friends, exerted a refining and elevating influence on the farm surroundings, and our home was widely noted for its hospitality. My father was a kind-hearted, noble-minded man, and was liked by all who knew him. My mother was a woman of strong character, and wielded a great influence over her surroundings. She man

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