I am also a descendent of Nils.
Here's what I have:
Born 1854 Sept 3 Bollnas, Sweden (County Gefleborg or Galeborg)
b. 1822 June 7 Sweden
d. 1857 Ridgeport (Swede Bend), Iowa
b. 1823 Jun 3 Sweden
m. Sarah 1850 Sweden
m. Lottie Peterson 1860 Ridgeport (Swede Bend), Iowa
d. Des Moines
Family name changed from Pearson several generations, possibly 4, earlier? Aunt Fae Parrott (a granddaughter) said she heard there was an ancient rule in Sweden forbidding men of the same name in the army. [Later generations have cast doubt on this story.] Supposedly two brothers each took a different last name: Cedergreen, Soderlund.
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