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Hammond and resides in Toronto. (refer to Stanley Nystrom).

Letty married Henry Newton, resides in Brandon and they have 2 daughters. (refer to Henry Newton).

Ada married Glen Shellhorn. (refer to Glen Shellhorn).


by Stanley Nystrom

Stanley Victor, only son of Victor and Ellen Nystrom was born August 31, 1923 at home in Erickson with Dr. Rutledge attending. He received his primary education at Erickson and when his father's sight failed him, Stanley operated the farm with the help of his friend Victor Rushton. He later worked as a mechanic for Chris Skovmose.

In 1940, Stanley joined the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War and served as a Flight Engineer. While in the services, he met and married Dorothy Hammond of Toronto, who was also in the services.

He later owned and operated a Garage business until his retirement in 1983. He now keeps himself busy as a carpenter.

Stanley and Dorothy have a son Gary and they reside at Bobcaygeon, Ontario.


by Roy

Albert Nystrom and Ruth Jansson were married in 1912. They continued to farm the S.W. 20-17-17W all their farming days.

The quarter was covered with heavy white poplar.

Cord wood was cut and sold. The land was cleared by hand, a stump puller was used to remove the big stumps. All farming was done with horses.

A few cows were kept and milked by hand. The cream was churned into butter and taken to the Village of Clanwilliam to be traded for supplies at the "P.J. Me­ Dermott" store. In later years, as land was cleared, more grain was grown, mostly oats and barley. The grain was hauled to Clan william by team and sleighbox.

They were members of the Scandinavia Lutheran Church and Ruth also belonged to the Ladies Aid. Albert died in 1949, at the age of 66. Ruth at the age of 93, is in the Sandy Lake Nursing Home.

The family of Albert and Ruth Nystrom are:

Margaret, born 1913, trained as a nurse at Brandon and did most of her nursing in the Toronto area, married to Alfred Jones and at present retired and living at Orillia, Ontario.

Milton born 1914, left for Northern Ontario about 1936 and worked at Timmins, Ontario, in a gold mine until his retirement. At present he is living near Oshawa, Ontario.

Einer born 1916, worked at Sioux Lookout in the sawmills for a few years, at present farming the home place.

Nancy born 1918, married W.O. Wickdahl at present


Ruth and Albert Nystrom.

living on their farm in the Otter Lake district.

Rayborn 1922, at present farming the home farm.

Rose born 1926, trained as a nurse at Brandon, at present nursing in Toronto, Ontario. Some highlights to remember are the Christmas Eve get together of the sons and daughters with their children at the home of their grandparents. The dinner consisted of Scandinavian dishes, rice pudding, lute fish and much more.

Then the children's Sunday School concert following Christmas day. The trip was made with team and sleighbox.

The pioneer's worked hard to improve the district in which they lived. We of the third generation now reap the benefit for which we say a humble' 'thank you" .


by Olga Fry

My mother, Amanda Oberg, was born Amanda Kristian Nyquist in Bracke, Sweden, June 25, 1882. She sailed from Sweden April 3, 1903, arriving in Winnipeg, then taking the train to Minnedosa where Pete Nyquist met her. Amanda's mother, Mrs. Ingeborg Nyquist, a widow, was born August 6, 1851 in Varmland, Sweden. She sailed from Sweden July, 1905, coming to Hilltop to live with her son Axel Nyquist. Amanda travelled to Minnedosa to work at the Tremont Hotel and later worked in Winnipeg in private homes as a domestic. This was a good way of learning the English language as she could not speak English when she came to Canada.

My father, Carl Erik Oberg was born December 6, 1885, in Sundsvall, Sweden. He came to Winnipeg in 1905. While mother was working in Winnipeg, she met Carl Erik Oberg. Carl Erik Oberg and Amanda Kristian Nyquist were married in Winnipeg in 1911 in the Swedish Baptist Church. They lived in Winnipeg until 1915. My father was a painter, having taken his training in Win­ nipeg. My grandmother had also come to Winnipeg to live with my parents. Due to unemployment, strikes and ill health, doctors advised my father not to paint for awhile. The family moved to Hilltop in 1915 and rented a farm one mile west of Pete Nyquists on the Victor Wallstrom homestead S. W. 24-17 -18W. Alexander Erik (Alex) was born in Winnipeg in 1912. Olga Ingeborg in