Bibliography

FINDING AIDS, References for Further Research

Wesley M. Westerberg. Kermit B. Westerberg, and Kristine B. Westerberg (editors)

1983

Guide to Swedish-American Archival and Manuscript Sources in the United States. Chicago, Ill: Swedish-American Historical Society.

This guide surveyed unpublished materials that relate to emigration from Sweden and to the history of Swedes in the United States, and that are located both within and outside repositories throughout the country.  No substantial information about sources for our region.

O. Fritiof Ander

1956

The cultural heritage of the Swedish immigrant selected references. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana College Library.  [Bibliography of various themes of Swedish immigration]

Digital edition: http://www.archive.org/details/culturalheritage00ande

2016

Historical Swedish language newspapers online.  Collaboration between Royal Swedish Library, Minnesota Historical Society, American Swedish Institute and the Swenson Center.

Digital edition: https://newspapers3.mnhs.org/jsp/browse.jsp

O.L. Holley (ed)

1845

The New-York State Register, for 1845.  New York: J. Disturnell.  Digital edition: http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkstateregi00hollrich

Gösta Lext

1977

Studier rörande svensk emigration till Nordamerika 1850-1880 : registrering, propaganda, agenter, transporter och resvägar.  Göteborg: Landsarkivet.

I have not had the chance to read through this reference.

Esther Elisabeth Larson

1963

Swedish Commentators On America, 1638-1865: an Annotated List of Selected Manuscripts And Printed Materials. New York: New York Public Library.

Digital edition: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015012971365

Swedish Immigrants to Chautauqua and Warren Counties

Anonymous

“Svenskarne i Sugar Grove (Pennsylvanien), Jamestown (N.Y.) och å kringliggande platser.” Hemlandet, 28 Mar 1877, page 2.  http://www.mnhs.org/newspapers/lccn/sn86063886/1877-03-28/ed-1/seq-2

O.W. Anderson

1898

Jamestown, N.Y., Och Svenskarne Der., Valkyrian : illustrerad månadsskrift, Volume 2. (January 1898) p 561-566.

General history of Jamestown

Anonymous

1902

Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church, 50th Anniversary, Jamestown Evening Journal, 1 Nov 1902, p 7.

C [anonymous]

Letters compiled by George M. Stephenson

1859

HEMLANDET Letters, Year-book of the Swedish Historical Society of America. Chicago, Illinois: Swedish Historical Society of America, 1922/1923, p. 96-97. [This letter describes the Swedish community in Jamestown]  

Digital edition:  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:892988?n=954;

http://libris.kb.se/bib/19655838 

Rev. J.A.B. Carlstrom

1915

A Brief History of the Early Swedish Settlement in Northwestern Pennsylvania near Jamestown By Its Pastor The Rev. J. A. Carlstrom, The American- Scandinavian Review, Vol 3, Number 1 (January), p 44-46.

Rosa Neil Crandall

1908

The Neil family, Sweden-America, 1718-1908. Albion, N.Y.: A.M. Eddy Press. [A particularly good family history that illustrates life for early Swedes]

Digital edition:  http://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t06w9dn4f

Maria Erling

2005

The Connections Correspondence Made, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, vol 56, No 2-3 (April-July), p 173-182. [Refers to Germund Johnson and communication between communities]

Digial Edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahq,4829

Richard H. Hulan

n.d.

Swedes in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission website. Accessed October 2013.

Eric Johnson & C.F. Peterson

1880

Svenskarne i Illinois, Historiska Anteckningar.  Chicago: W. Williamson Brothers, Publisher.

Digital edition:  http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiuo.ark:/13960/t0xp6wn51

A. J. Lannes

1914

Civic and industrial progress of the Swedish people in Jamestown, 1848-1914. Jamestown, New York:  

Note this has a very precise history of the settlement of Chandlers Valley, but its accuracy has not yet be corroborated.

Rev. Evald B. Lawson

1942

The Coming of the Swedes to Chandler's Valley, Jamestown Journal, 1942. Three parts [mostly a rundown on how great Swensson was...]

Rev. Evald B. Lawson

1957

Two Primary Sources for a Study of the Life of Jonas Swensson, Augustana Historical Society Publications, Vol 17, Rock Island, Illinois.

Rev. Evald B. Lawson

1941

Chandler Valley pioneers.  American Swedish Monthly, 35 (July), p 28-30.

Rev. Evald B. Lawson

1935

Det var på den tiden Korsbanaret, Vol 56, p 91-104.

Rev. Evald B. Lawson

1941

The old church in the valley (Chandlers Valley). Augustana Quarterly, Vol 20 (October), p 321-327.

Rev. Evald B. Lawson

1941

Some footnotes to the study of our own history.  Augustana Quarterly, Vol 20 (April), p 109-123.

John Lawson

1870

The Swedish Settlement in Chandlers Valley, Jamestown Daily Journal, February 4, 1870, p 4. [This is a short description, it does not provide details about the origins of the community]

Rev. Julius Lincoln

1907

Minnes-Album i Ord och bild, utgifvet af Första Svenska Evangelisk- Lutherska Församlingen i Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. med anledning af dess Femtio-Års Jubileum, den 1-5 Augusti 1907. 1856-1907. Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Book Concerns Tryckeri.

Rev. Julius Lincoln

1908

Forsta lutherska forsamlingen i Jamestown, New York, Korsbaneret, Vol. 29, p 111-130.   Digital version: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.319510013020676?urlappend=%3Bseq=118

Rev. Julius Lincoln

1931

Seventy-five years of history, 1856-1931 : published in connection with The Diamond Jubilee of the First Lutheran Church, Jamestown, New York.  Jamestown, New York: 1931.

M. Lorimer Moe

1983

Saga from the hills: a history of the Swedes of Jamestown, New York. Jamestown, N.Y.: Fenton Historical Society.

Rev. Eric Norelius

1890

De svenska luterska församlingarnas och Svenskarnas historia i Amerika. Ett bidrag af E. Norelius. Rock Island, Illinois: Lutheran Augustana Book Concern

Digital version: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.319510023538932

Rev. Eric Norelius

1916

De svenska luterska församlingarnas och Svenskarnas historia i Amerika, Volume 2, Rock Island, Illinois: Lutheran Augustana Book Concern.  Digital version: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89071616148

Rev. Eric Norelius translation by Conrad Bergendoff

1984

The Pioneer Swedish Settlements and Swedish Lutheran Churches in America, 1845-1860. Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Historical Society. This is an abbreviated translation of the 1890  history (Volume 1) by Norelius.

Olof A. Olson

1894

The Swedes in Obed Edson and Georgia D. Merrill, History of Chautauqua County, New York. Boston: W.A. Fergusson, p 742-749.  Digital version: https://archive.org/stream/historyofchautau00edso#page/n793/mode/2up

Nils William Olsson

1967

Swedish Passenger Arrivals in New York, 1820-1850. Swedish Pioneer Historical Society.

Nils William Olsson

1979

Swedish passenger arrivals in U.S. ports 1820-1850 (except New York): with additions and corrections to Swedish passenger arrivals in New York 1820-1850. St Paul, Minn: North Central Pub. Co.

Nils William Olsson

1991

Early Swedish Families in Vasa, Goodhue Co, MN, Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 11, No. 4 (December), p 225-249.

Nils William Olsson & Eric Wikén

1995

Swedish passenger arrivals in the United States, 1820-1850. Stockholm: Schmidts Boktryckeri AB.

E.E. Ryden

1920

Jamestown and the Story of its Scandinavians. The Lutheran Companion, June 19, 1920, p 393-4.   [A generalized story about the pioneering Swedes in Buffalo, Chandlers Valley and Jamestown.]

Anon

2007

Swedesburg settlement and history, 1846-1858, Stepping Stones, Warren County Historical Society, Vol. 51, Number 2, (May).

Janet Vanstrom

2009

Sweden's Faithful in Jamestown, New York, Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 29, No. 4 (December), p 14-17.  Digital edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/aug_sag/id/8778/rec/1

Jennie Vimmerstedt

1931

The Swedish People in Jamestown, New York, Swedish-American Biographical Society, 1931, p. 449-

Rev. Henry C. Whyman

1992

The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship saga: Methodist influence on Swedish religious life. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. [Very little information about his visits to Jamestown but a very good history of this essential figure in the history of Swedish immigration.]

Richard H. Hulan

1994

The Swedes in Pennsylvania, The Peoples of Pennsylvania, Pamphlet No. 5, Harrisburg:

        

Personal Accounts, Immigrant Letters and Autobiographies

Fremling

[BGP.Bergenlund]

1871

Den faderlöse främlingen.  Göteborg: A. Lindgrens tryckeri.  Självbiografi  Digital edition (partial): weburn.kb.se/eod/8910/NLS16A038910.pdf

Erica Dakin Voolich

2013

A Ring and a Bundle of Letters: An Immigrant's Story and the Family's Stories Back Home : with Genealogical Information on Eric Helsten's Family. Somerville, MA : Lulu.com., 2013, p 113-114, et al.  Digital sample: https://books.google.com/books?id=5wANBgAAQBAJ

Helsten came to America in 1846.  He had been an apprentice tanner to Otto W. Stenberg [1847.001], a Janssonist who  separated from the cult in the US.  This account includes several letters from Stenberg to Helsten.

Also indicates the central role of Hedstrom and the Bethel ship in immigrant communications.

Gustaf Unonius Nils William Olsson (ed) and Jonas Oscar Backlund (trans)

18611950

A Pioneer in Northwest America, 1841-1858: the Memoirs of Gustaf Unonius.  Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press .  

Volume 1,

Digital Edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,1004

Volume 2,

Digital Edition:http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,374

Rev. Henry C. Whyman

1992

The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship saga: Methodist influence on Swedish religious life. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Oscar N. Olson

1955

Swärd-Johnston: Biographical Sketches of Augustana Leaders. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society.  This is a biography of Rev. Lawrence A. Johnston, son of Frederick J. Johnson and contains some historical information about the settling of Chandlers Valley. Digital Edition: https://archive.org/stream/swrdjohnstonbi00olso#page/n57/mode/2up

O. Fritiof Ander

1931

T.N. Hasselquist : the career and influence of a Swedish-American clergyman, journalist, and educator. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society.  Digital edition: https://archive.org/stream/tnhasselquistcar00ande#page/n7/mode/2up

Charles J. Hoflund & H. Arnold Barton (ed)

1989

Getting ahead: a Swedish immigrant's reminiscences, 1834-1887. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1989.  Hoflund arrived aboard the VIRGINIA in 1850, includes description, drawing of companion ship and description of journey west.   Not yet read.

Biographies

Emmet E. Eklund

1988

His Name was Jonas: A Biography of Jonas Swensson. Rock Island, Illinois.  (Not yet consulted)

Gustaf Unonius

1861

Minnen fran en sjuttonarig vistelse i nordvestra Amerika, Vol 1. Upsala: W. Schultz, 1861.   Digital edition:

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433081805271

Minnen fran en sjuttonarig vistelse i nordvestra Amerika, Vol 2. Upsala: W. Schultz, 1862.   Digital edition: https://books.google.com/books?id=Hs6yruZPnGYC&pg=PP5#v

Gustaf Unonius Nils William Olsson (ed) and Jonas Oscar Backlund (trans)

18611950

A Pioneer in Northwest America, 1841-1858: the Memoirs of Gustaf Unonius.  Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press .  

Volume 1,

Digital Edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,1004

Volume 2,

Digital Edition:http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,374

Rev. Henry C. Whyman

1992

The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship saga: Methodist influence on Swedish religious life. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Oscar N. Olson

1955

Swärd-Johnston: Biographical Sketches of Augustana Leaders. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society.  This is a biography of Rev. Lawrence A. Johnston, son of Frederick J. Johnson and contains some historical information about the settling of Chandlers Valley. Digital Edition: https://archive.org/stream/swrdjohnstonbi00olso#page/n57/mode/2up

O. Fritiof Ander

1931

T.N. Hasselquist : the career and influence of a Swedish-American clergyman, journalist, and educator. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society.  Digital edition: https://archive.org/stream/tnhasselquistcar00ande#page/n7/mode/2up

Area Specific Histories

Chautauqua County

Gilbert W. Hazeltine

1887

The Early History of the Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Jamestown, N.Y.: Journal Printing Co.  See page 424 for three paragraphs about Swedish immigrants in Jamestown.  

Digial Edition: https://archive.org/details/earlyhistoryofto00hazeltin

Olof A. Olson. Obed Edson and G. Drew Merrill (eds)

1894

History of Chautauqua County, New York. Boston: W.A. Fergusson.

Vernelle A. Hatch

1900

Illustrated History of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.: Containing Sketches and Illustrations of the Village in the Early Days of Its Existence, Together with Photographs and Biographies of the Present Time. C.E. Burk, Jamestown (N.Y.), p 27-28.  Note: the reference to the Furgesson’s [sic] history is a reference to the chapter The Swedes by Olof A. Olson in Edson and Merrill, History of Chautauqua County, New York. Boston: W.A. Fergusson, 1894.

William R. Cutler

1912

Genealogical and Family History of Western New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume 1. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co.

Charles A. Okerlind. John Phillips Downs (ed)

1921

“The Swedish People in Chautauqua County” in History of Chautauqua County, New York, And Its People. Boston: American historical society, inc., 1921, p 403-406.  Digital Edition: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t4jm2dt9w?urlappend=%3Bseq=536 or https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89067471078?urlappend=%3Bseq=543

Warren County

George Washington Brown

1911

Old Times in Oildom: Being a Series of Chapters in which are Related the Writer's Many Personal Experiences, During Fifty Years of Life in the Oil Regions. Oil City, PA: Derrick Publishing Company (self-published).  Includes Chapter 32 God Bless The Swedes about the importance of Swedish farms in the area.

John W. Jordan (ed)

1913

Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, Volume 2

J. S. Schenck &

W. S. Rann. (ed)

1887

History of Warren County, Pennsylvania; with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason.

Digital Edition: https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028854937

William James McKnight

1905

Pioneer history outline of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Small description of Falconer and the Lumberman's Bank.  Important role of Irwin in controlling/dominating lumber trade down the Allegheny.  

Jodi L. Brandon

2002

Warren. Charleston, SC: Arcadia.

Other Swedish Communities

Kendric Charles Babcock

1914

The Scandinavian Element in the United States. University of Illinois Studies in Social Sciences, Vol 3, No. 3 (September), p. 237-453. Urbana: University of Illinois, Urbana.  Digital edition:

https://archive.org/details/scandinavianelem33babc

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044083364562

F.A. Danborn

1913

Swede Point, or Madrid, Iowa, Year-book of the Swedish-American Historical Society, Volume 4 1913.  Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89077223915?urlappend=%3Bseq=37

George T. Flom        

1905

Early Swedish Immigration to Iowa, The Iowa Journal of History and Politics, Vol 3, No. 4 (October), p 583-615.  Digital edition:

https://archive.org/stream/iowajournalofhis03stat#page/n1189

George T. Flom        

1906

Chapters on Scandinavian immigration to Iowa.  Reprint of articles.  Iowa City:   The State Historical Society of Iowa.  Digital edition:

https://archive.org/stream/chaptersonscandi00flom#page/n5/mode/2up

Merton Dunlop

1884

A History of Ford County, Illinois in Historical Atlas of Ford County, Illinois, Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co.

Alden Publishing Co. (ed)

1888

Album of history and biography of Meeker County, Minnesota, containing sketches of the cities, villages, and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; biographies of old settlers and representative men, together with a full history of Meeker County's experience during the famous Indian massacre of 1862. History of Minnesota, embracing an account of early explorations, organization, a review of the political history, and a concise history of the Indian outbreak. Chicago: Alden, Ogle & Co. 

G.N. Swan

Staten Iowas Första Svenskar, Year-book of the Swedish Historical Society of America, Volume 9 (1923-1924), p 35-44.

Digital edition: https://books.google.com/books?id=RmzXAAAAMAAJ

Early discussion of Peter Cassel, includes note about Norman family based on paper presented at the Svenska klubben, Sioux City, Iowa on 5 november 1924.

Ernst W Olson & Martin J. Endberg editors

1908

History of the Swedes in Illinois, Part II, Chicago: Endberg-Holmberg Publ.

Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951001538039l

H Arnold Barton editor

1995

Peter Cassel & Iowa's New Sweden. Chicago, Illinois: Swedish-American Historical Society.

Digital edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,3037

Digital edition:  http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,3111

Birgitta Blomqvist & Jerry Lundgren

2009

Swede Bend, Iowa, 1849 to 1885: the early years. Stratford, Iowa: Swedish Foundation of Iowa's "Swede Bend" Settlement.

Website http://www.swedebendiowa.com;

Blomqvist updated website http://swedebendse.weebly.com/

Erland Carlsson

1854

Några råd och underrättelser för utwandrare till Amerikas Förenta Stater. Vaxjö : H.S. Cederschiöld.  A guide for emigrants.    Digital edition: https://books.google.com/books?id=nV0_AQAAMAAJ

Sarah Freeman Clarke

edited by

Nils William Olsson

18931944

Documents: A Visit to Wisconsin in 1843, Wisconsin Magazine of History. Volume 31, number 4, (June). [Letter recounting visit of Margaret Fuller, Sarah Freeman Clarke and Mrs. Rebecca Clarke to the house of the von Schneidaus near Pine Lake] p 452-460.   Digital edition: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/wmh/id/16951

C.J.A. Ericson

1907

Memories of a Swedish Immigrant of 1852, Annals of Iowa, Vol VIII, No. 1, p 1-12 [Recollection of Iowa State Senator Ericson, b. 1840 in Södra Vi, includes description of voyage aboard the Virginia and arrival in NYC]

Digital edition: http://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa/vol8/iss1/2  

Hans Mattson

1890

Minnen. Lund: C. W. K. Gleerup. Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/fk1hh6c73b

Hans Mattson

1891

The Story of An Immigrant. St, Paul: D.D. Merrill Co.

Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t8pc3cn06

Hans Mattson

1872

Den nya svenska kolonien i Minnesota. Nord-Amerika : Goda land för Emigranter. på de billigaste vilkor vid Lake Superior jernbanan.  Kristianstad: K.J.M. Möllersvård

Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015008981600

Rev. Eric Norelius

1905

Vasa illustrata en borgerlig och kyrklig kulturbild/framställd, Vasa, Minnesota: Svenska Ev. Luth. Församlingen.  Digital edition: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89065711368

A.E. Strand (ed)

1910

A History of the Swedish-Americans of Minnesota, Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company.    

Vol.1 (p 1-366), Digital Edition: https://archive.org/stream/historyofswedish01stra#page/n9

Vol. 2 (367-764), Digital Edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433081801874

Vol 3 (p 765-1147), Digital Edition: https://archive.org/stream/ahistoryswedish00compgoog#page/n6

Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge (ed)

1909

History of Goodhue county, Minnesota.  Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr. and Co.    Digital Edition:

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951d00525786r

Kevin Proescholdt

1996

America Letters and Iowa’s First Swedish Settlements, Swedish- American Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, Number 3, p 169-180.

Digital edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahq,4558

Roberta Anderson Smith

1979

The Dalander Colony at Swede Point, Iowa, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Vol 30, No. 3 (July), p 162-171 . Digital edition:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/ref/collection/npu_sahq/id/3768

George M. Stephenson

1929

Documents relating to Peter Cassel and the Settlement of Iowa, reprinted in Peter Cassel & Iowa's New Sweden. Chicago, Illinois: Swedish- American Historical Society.

Digital edition:  http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,3111

George M. Stephenson

1922

Some Footnotes to the History of Swedish Immigration from about 1855 to about 1865.  Swedish Historical Society of America Yearbook VII p. 33-52.

Interesting items and views gleaned from news stories and letters published in Hemlandet, Swedish newspaper in Illinois.

Gustaf Unonius

translated by Jonas Oscar Backlund edited by

Nils William Olsson

1861/1862

1950

A pioneer in Northwest America, 1841-1858; the Memoirs of Gustaf Unonius. Vol 1/2. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press/ Swedish Pioneer Historical Society. [Leader of settlement in Pine Lake, Wisconsin]

Digital edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahbc,1002

Curt von Wachenfeldt

1981

Background to Peter Cassel’s Emigration, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 2, p 96-105.

Digital edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/npu_sahq,4032

Vilhelm Berger

1918

Svenskarne i New York; historiker och biografier.  New York: W.J. Adams & Co.  [Swedish community in New York City]  Digital Edition: https://archive.org/details/svenskarneinewyo00berg

Pearson T. Granville and Arvid Bjerking

1937

En skånsk banbrytare i Amerika : Trued Granville Pearsons självbiografi. Oskarshamn,Sweden: Melchiors bokhandel i distr.

This is well known in Sweden according to Olsson and relates the life of a Swedish immigrant farmer in VASA, MINNESOTA.  No references to Germund and Catherine Johnson., scant information about Matsson and Norelius.

Lutheran Church

Eric Norelius (ed.)

1899

Tidskrift för Svensk Ev. Luth. Kyrkohistoria i N. Amerika och för Teologiska och Kyrkliga Frågor, Volume 1. Lutheran Augustana Book Concern.

Digital edition: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112074973014

Oscar Nils Olson

1950

The Augustana Lutheran Church In America: Pioneer Period, 1846-1860 ... Rock Island, Ill.: Augustana Book Concern.

Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.$b193615

There is a detailed history in the chapter  Hessel Valley and Jamestown.

Lawrence A. Johnston

1910

The Augustana Synod, A Brief Review of its History, 1860 - 1910. Rock Island, Ill.: Augustana Book Concern.

Digital edition: http://archive.org/stream/augustanasynodbr00augu

Evald B. Lawson

1954

The New York Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church. Its Place of Founding.  The Swedish Pioneer , Vol 5, No. 2 (April), p. 35-

Digital editions: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/ref/collection/npu_sahq/id/2614

Ira O. Nothstein (ed.)

1946

Selected Documents Dealing with the Organization of the First Congregations and the First Conferences of the Augustana Synod and Their Growth Until 1860. Vol. II.  Rock Island, IL: Augustana Historical Society, Print.            

 "Hessel Valley, Wrightsville, Ashville, PA., and Jamestown, N.Y."  p 90-102.

Fremling

[BGP.Bergenlund]

1871

Den faderlöse främlingen.  Göteborg: A. Lindgrens tryckeri.  Självbiografi  Digital edition (partial):

Axel Fredenholm

1954

“Den faderlöse främlingen, Om ett märkligt emigrantöcle berätter,” Allsvensk Samling, (July), p 10.  This is a short article reviewing B.G.Bergenlund’s autobiography.  Collection of Church Archives, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Emil Adalberth

1961

Bengt Gustaf Bergenlund, dräng, lärare, emigrant och prästman. Hässleholm: Norra Skånes Civiltryckeri, Reprint of a series of articles from the newspaper Norra Skåne (Hässleholm). This a 20 page biography of Bergenlund.  Collection of Church Archives, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Emil Adalberth

1960

Och Några Nybyggarepräster I Svenska Evengelisk-Lutherska Församlingarna I Amerika: Några Erinringar Med Anledning Av Augustanasynodens 100-Årsjubileum 1960. Önnestad: E. Adalberth (self published), 40 pages.   Only a brief mention of Bergenlund.

Mats Pettersson

2012

“Bondsöner från Bjärnum som präster bland nybyggare i USA En var begåvad men blev ”från sina sinnen” och en var obotlig bråkmakare”

Västra Göinge Hembygdsförenings skriftserie, 2012: 1-22.  Print.

Nils Forsander

1913

Life Pictures from Swedish Church History. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Book Concern.  Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89097230932 Biographies of influential Swedish theologians for background on Läsare movement.

Emmet E. Eklund

1988

His Name was Jonas, a Biography of Jonas Swensson.  Rock Island, IL: Augustana Historical Society.

Methodist  History

Arlow W.  Andersen

1962

The Salt of the Earth: A History of Norwegian-Danish Methodism in America. Nashville: Parthenon Press.

Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b3472006

Anonymous

1902

Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church, 50th Anniversary, Jamestown Evening Journal, 1 Nov 1902, p 7.

Helena M. Stonehouse

1954

One Hundred and Forty Years of Methodism in the Jamestown, N.Y. Area. Place of publication not identified.

Chauncey Hobart

1887

History of Methodism in Minnesota. Red Wing, MN.: Red Wing Printing Co.   Very limited note about Swedish missions.

Digital edition: https://archive.org/details/cu31924010250870 

Victor Witting

1902

Minnen Från Mitt Lif: Som Sjöman, Immigrant Och Predikant, Samt En Historisk Afhandling Af Metodismens Uppkomst, Utveckling, Utbredning Bland Svenskarne I Amerika Och I Sverige Från Dess Början, 1845, Till Dess Organiserande I Konferenser, 1876 i Sverige Och 1877 i Amerika. Worcester, MA: Burbank & co:s tryckeri.

Digital edition:http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433045340522

N. M. Liljegren, N O. Westergreen, and C J. Wallenius

1895

Svenska Metodismen I Amerika. Chicago, Ill: Svenska M.E. Bokhandels-Föreningens Förlag.  Digital edition: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433000936496

Carl H. Linden

1983

Guds Lilla Skara: The Story of Swedish Methodism in Minnesota (Millville, MN: Anvil Press, 1983).  Page 134 refers to Swedish Methodists from Sugar Grove.  Not yet consulted

Carol M. Noren,

1995

“Origins of Wesleyan Holiness Theology in Nineteenth Century Sweden” Methodist History Volume XXXIII (January 1995) Number 2: pp. 112-122.

Digital edition:         http://hdl.handle.net/10516/6048

Includes a description of the preaching of S.B. Newman which would be relevant to Jamestown.

American Bible Society

1850

Det Nya Testamentet of Wår Haare och Fralsare Jesus Christus.  FIrst edition in 1850.  Digital Edition (1865):  https://archive.org/stream/detnyatestamente00newy#page/2/mode/2up

 Other Religious sects

Michael A. Mikkelsen

1892

The Bishop Hill colony, a religious communistic settlement in Henry County, Illinois. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, 1892.  Digital Edition: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t9m334t3w

William Mulder

19572002

Homeward to Zion: The Mormon Migration from Scandinavia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Swedish Emigration

Gunnar Westin

1963

The Background of Swedish Immigration, 1840-1850 in James Iverne Dowie & Ernest M. Espelie (eds) The Swedish immigrant community in transition: essays in honor of Dr. Conrad Bergendoff. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society.   [Good overview essay]

Digital edition: http://www.archive.org/details/swedishimmigrant00augu

C Emanuel Carlson

1963

The Best Americanizers in James Iverne Dowie & Ernest M. Espelie (eds) The Swedish immigrant community in transition: essays in honor of Dr. Conrad Bergendoff. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Historical Society.   [Explanation of limited access to education in the 1850s in Sweden, universal education begun in 1870s]

Digital edition: http://www.archive.org/details/swedishimmigrant00augu

F. Edith Janson

1931

The background of Swedish immigration, 1840-1930. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. [Her detailing of historic pattern of land ownership is particularly relevant to Jamestown Swedes although her common generalities recommend skeptical reading, see Chapters IV to VI ]

Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b4885413

Lars Ljungmark

revised translation by Kermit B. Westerberg

1965

1979

Den Stora utvandringen. Svensk emigration till USA 1840-1925, (En radiokurs).  Stockholm: Sveriges Radio.

Swedish Exodus. Carbondale: Published for Swedish Pioneer Historical Society by Southern Illinois University Press.

[See Chapter 2 Group Emigration and Stage Migration]

Ernst Skarstedt

1917

Svensk-amerikanska folket i helg ock söcken, Stockholm: Björck & Börjeson. [There is a paragraph referring to the Swedish immigrants who settled in Chautauqua and Warren, no new research.  Janson refers to this passage in her book on Swedish immigration].  Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b4016431?urlappend=%3Bseq=51

John S. Lindberg

1930

The Background of Swedish Emigration to the United States: An Economic and Sociological Study in the Dynamics of Migration.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.  Reprint 1971.

Elsa Lagevik & Vicky Oliver

1996

The People of the Red Barns: Emigrants from Västmanlands, Kopparbergs, Gävleborgs, Västernorrlands, Jämtlands, Västerbottens, and Norrbottens Län, 1851-1863. Ockelbo, Sweden: E. Lagevik, 1996. Print.  A continuation of Nils William Olsson’s work.

Donald H. Akenson

2014

Ireland, Sweden, and the Great European Migration, 1815-1914. Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014. Print.  Interesting review of the religious/cultural basis for emigration and their historical assessment.

Digital edition: https://books.google.se/books?id=1mQbxAM1qsMC

Swedish History and Economics

Elisabeth Thorsell

2003

The Poor You Always Have With You, Swedish American Genealogist, Vol XXIII, No. 2 (June), p 124-126.  Digital edition: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/aug_sag&CISOPTR=961&REC=3

Scandinavian Sailors

Knut Gjerset

1928

Norwegian sailors on the Great Lakes; a study in the history of American inland transportation. Northfield, Minn: Norwegian-American Historical Association.  Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015005580769

Nils William Olsson

1983

Swedish Seamen who Deserted in U.S. Ports, 1841-1858, Swedish American Genealogist,  No. 3 , 141-157.

1981

Naturalized Scandinavian Seamen in Boston, 1815—1840, Swedish American Genealogist,  No. 3 , 125-133.

Holland Land Company Sales

Nina M. Tiffany and Francis Tiffany

1904

Harm Jan Huidekoper. Cambridge: The Riverside Press.  Digital edition: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t3rv0h18k

Harm Jan Huidekoper

1776-1854

Harm Jan Huidekoper Papers.  Pennsylvania Historical Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Robert D. Ilisevich

1981

Early Land Barons in French Creek Valley in Pennsylvania History, vol. 48, no. 4, (October), p 291-310.

Harm Jan Huidekoper

1776-1854

Harm Jan Huidekoper Papers.  Crawford County Historical Society. Meadville, Pennsylvania.

William Seward

New York Immigrant Issues

Virginia W. Barden, Lois Barris & Norwood J. Barris

1992

Chautauqua County Alms House and Asylum, Book 1 (1833-1867) and Book 2 (1867-1918). Fredonia, N.Y.: Chautauqua County Genealogical Society.

Norwood J.Barris & Lois Barris

1991

Emigrants aided in Chautauqua County New York 1853-1876. Fredonia, NY: Chautauqua County Genealogical Society.

Friedrich Kapp

1870

Immigration and the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York. New York: The Nation Press.  [Kapp was a commissioner and writes in detail about the conditions for immigrants including the fraud schemes detailed to the Committee]

Digital edition: www.archive.org/details/commemigrant00kapprich

Robert Ernst

1994

Immigrant Life in New York City, 1825-1863. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press.

Not Yet Consulted

L.G. Abrahamson        I Mästarens Tjänst, St. Paul, Minnesota, August 1918. [Available at Augustana. Appears to detail first church in Chandlers Valley.]

Hjertberg, Johan, and Olle Hjertberg. 1988. Utvandrare från Vimmerby 1850-1914. Stockholm: J & O Hjertberg.

Hildebrand, Karl E. H, and Axel Fredenholm. Svenskarna I Amerika: Populär Historisk Skildring I Ord Och Bild Av Svenskarnas Liv Och Underbara Öden I Förenta Staterna Och Canada. Stockholm: A-b. Historiska förlaget, 1924. Print.

Nils William Olsson & Mikael Grut

1998

Olof Wijk's North American Diary of 1829, Winter Park, Florida: Swedish American Genealogy Publications.

Digital edition: n/a

George M. Stephenson

1921

"Typical America Letters," in Year Book of the Swedish Historical Society of America 7 (1921-1922), 52-98.

H . Arnold Barton, ed.

1975

Letters from the Promised Land : Swedes in America, 1840-1914 Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

H . Arnold Barton, ed.

1993

"As They Tell It Themselves: The Testimony of Immigrant Letters," in Nordics in America : The Future of Their Past, ed. Od d S. Lovell

(Northfield, Minn., 1993);

David A . Gerber

1997

'The Immigrant Letter between Positivism and Populism: The Uses of Immigrant Personal Correspondence in Twentieth-Century American Scholarship," Journal of American Ethnic History 16 (Summer

1997).

Adolph B. Benson & Naboth Hedin

1950

Americans from Sweden. Philadelphia, 93-94.

reference for Sugar Grove settlement cited for Iowa immigration article

Pearson T. Granville and Arvid Bjerking

1937

En skånsk banbrytare i Amerika : Trued Granville Pearsons självbiografi. Oskarshamn,Sweden: Melchiors bokhandel i distr.

This is well known in Sweden and relates the life of a Swedish immigrant farmer in VASA, MINNESOTA.  

Historic Maps

Samuel A. Rea & A.V. Trimble, surveyors

1854

Map of Chautauque County, New York : from actual surveys. Collins G. Keeney Publishers, Philadelphia.  Collection of the Library of Congress, call number G3803.C4 1854 .R4, Digital ID g3803c la000480 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3803c.la000480

D. McCarthy

1856

Map of Jamestown, Chautauque County, New York.  D. McCarthy Publishers, Philadelphia.  Collection of the  Library of Congress, call number G3804.J3 1856 .M3, Digital ID g3804j la002060.

Digital version:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804j.la002060

James McGuigan

1865

Map of Warren Co., Pa.  Beers, Ellis & Soule, Publishers, New York. Collection of the  Library of Congress, call number G3823.W2G46 1865 .B4

Digital version:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3823w.la000809

J.A. Howden & A. Odbert

1878

Sugar Grove, Howden & Odbert's Atlas Of Warren County, Pennsylvania (Washington, Pennsylvania: J.A. Howden & A. Odbert), 43.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Image No. 4753028  .  Digital version: http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/7wnf25                 

Seymour Dunbar

1937

Dunbar, Seymour. A History of Travel in America: Being an Outline of the Development in Modes of Travel from Archaic Vehicles of Colonial Times to the Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. New York: Tudor, 1937. Digital version:


Travel and Transport

Seymour Dunbar

1937

Dunbar, Seymour. A History of Travel in America: Being an Outline of the Development in Modes of Travel from Archaic Vehicles of Colonial Times to the Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. New York: 1915

Vol1-4. Digital version: https://archive.org/details/historyoftraveliv1dunb

Includes discussion of fraud against immigrants, p 1110.

Isaac W. Warner

1848

The Immigrant's Guide and Citizen's Manual: A Work for Immigrants of All Classes to the United States of North America; with Directions and Valuable Information for Travellers. New York: C.M. Saxton, 1848.

Digital version: not available

[referenced by Dunbar]

Historical Demographics

George C. Alter, Myron P. Gutmann, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Emily R. Merchant

2012

Introduction: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical-Demographic Data, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 42, Number 4, Spring 2012, p 503-517.      

Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig

Digital History, A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web.  http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/copyright/3.php