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AA-1.I-2.II-1.III-11. Anna Chatarina Qvarnstrom  was born 27 Sep. 1814.  She went to the United States of America with her husband Jonas Malmgren.  Jonas Malmgren was from Bollnas, Halsingland, Sweden.  They married in 14 July 1838.  Anna gave birth to the first child in Bishop Hill, Illinois, USA on 27 Dec. 1846.  

From a letter to my Aunt June from the Bishop Hill Heritage Association dated 25 Sep. 1971:

In answer to your letter I quote from a book, SWEDISH PASSENGER ARRIVALS IN NEW YORK 1820 - 1850, by Nils William Olsson, published by The Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, Chicago, 1967:

page 103, "Jonas Malmgren, miller from Hamre in Bollnas Parish, born in Voxna Parish Aug. 1, 1814 (Gavleborg lan, Sweden) . . He was married to Anna Catharina Quarnstrom, born in Orsa Parish, Kopparberg lan Sept. 27, 1814, daughter of Ambrosius Quarnstrom, blacksmith, and Anna Christina Uggla.  They had 3 children, all born in Bollnas - Christina Ulrica, born April 20, 1839; Johanna Catharina, born July 11, 1841; and Johan Abraham, born July 16, 1843."

This Malmgren family arrived in New York Sept. 21, 1846, on the ship Wilhelmina, from Gavle, Sweden.  Mary Malmgren Olson's obituary in the Galva News, July 28, 1938, says that her half-sister, "Ajania", died during the ocean voyage.  That must mean Johanna, because the newspaper refers to her as the Malmgrens' youngest daughter.  Johan Abraham probably died young too.  There is confusion about him because Jonas Malmgren had a son by his second wife who was called Abraham.  The oldest girl, Christina Ulrica, was called "Ulla" here in Bishop Hill.  She married an Olof Nordstrom and moved to Alabama where she died about 1913.

The Malmgrens arrived in Bishop Hill on Oct. 8 1846: and lived in one of the dug-outs.  There, on Dec. 27, Anna Quarnstrom Malmgren gave birth to a daughter, Mary, the first child born in the Bishop Hill Colony.  In 1849, when Mary was almost 3 years old, Anna died of cholera.  Her descendants who live here now are called Olson.  The letter goes on to talk about the Olson descendants.  

We believe that Jonas and Anna Catharina belonged to a separatist movement started by Erik Jansson, born 19 Dec. 1808. 

Anna and Jonas children were: 


AA-1.I-2.II-1.III-11.IV-1. Christina Ulrica Malmgren born 20 Apr. 1839 in Bollnas, Sweden
AA-1.I-2.II-1.III-11.IV-2. Johanna Catharina Malmgren born 11 July 1841 in Bollnas, Sweden
AA-1.I-2.II-1.III-11.IV-3. Johan Abraham Malmgren born 16 July 1843 in Bollnas, Sweden
AA-1.I-2.II-1.III-11.IV-4. Mary Malmgren born 27 Dec. 1846 in Bishop Hill, Illinois, USA