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which, with the abundant supply of timber, will give the settlers every facility in the way of building material at a low price.

We have not been able to determine the exact date that Mr. Hemmingson took up residence in New Sweden, but do know he came some time after the spring of 1886. Mr. James Hemmingson moved with his wife and small son into the immigration house, and took over the position as overseer of the sawmill. Mr. Hemmingson was to playa large role in the settlement of this area. Living in the immigrant house for many years, he and his wife played host and hostess to many of the settlers that were soon to arrive from the old countries.


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