Hans Mattson's journey from Sweden to America
Hans Mattson grew up on a small farm in southern Sweden. his life was good there but he yearned for adventure.
Hans Mattson had heard stories about the United States, & how huge stretches of fertile land were opening for settlers, many of them from Europe, he decided to become one of those settlers.
I think I am going to live in Minnesota!!!
Hans Mattson moves from Sweden to America in fall of 1853
for the next two years he had lived on the East coast of America working at various jobs, he finally made enough money to buy land in the West. Hans wrote letters & even newspapers which he would send to Sweden.
Hans later lead a group of fellow immigrants to Minnesota including his parents, his sister, & his brother-in-law
At age 20, Hans lead a group of swedish immigrants to Minnesota including his parents, his sister, & his brother-in-law
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