Introduction

This web site is for the use of  the descendants of Johannes Swanson, Ellise Christine Sjogren, Charley Johnson and/or Anna Maria Andersdotter who had family in America with the last name of Carlson because her step-fathers name was Carl Persson.

All the family came from Sweden after the civil war and lived in Saline, McPherson, Marion and Morris counties of Kansas.  Most of their descendants lived in these counties until the 1940’s and today the descendants are located across the country.

Much of the research on the history of the family was done by Dorothy Swanson Favors who published her research in 1985.  The purpose of this web site is to keep the history of the family up to date and to preserve the historical documents and pictures of the family.