Sunday, 5 July 2009

Swedish-American Tedens

Thanks to some recent correspondence with Laura Sage in the USA via email about the 'Swedish-American' Teden family, I was able to build on the information supplied by Jeffrey Teden about his ancestors.

The first known Teden on this line is Frederick Wilhelm TEDEN, born 10 March 1857 in Kristinepamn, Varmland, Sweden. He left Sweden in 1887 and travelled via Liverpool, England, to Boston, Massachussetts, USA. He married in 1880 to Ottonie Okerlund, an 18-year-old Swedish compatriot and they had at least 5 children together - Florence Constance Frederika, Houns (sp?), Rose Marie Wilhamina, Frederick William and Herbert Eugene. Sadly Ottonie died in 1906 at the fairly young age of 44 and Frederick re-married in 1925 to Magnhild (Viola) Anderson. She outlived her husband, as he died in 1931 and she did not pass away until 1951.

At least two of Frederick and Ottonie's daughters had children, but it was Herbert who continued the TEDEN family name in the USA. Herbert married Alice Raymond, a native of Brooklyn, NY, and they had one son, Herbert Eugene Jr, who also had children to continue the family name.

There are a number of references to TEDEN in the USA whom I have not yet connected to this family, such as:
- David Teden (birth/death dates unknown) married 12 Aug 1814 First Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland to Ann Orr
- John Teden (birth/death dates unknown) married 24 Jun 1886 in Rhode Island to Frances Hill (could this be Ralph's parents? see below)
- Ralph Teden (b 4 Oct 1886, d 10 Nov 1930 Palo Alto county, Iowa) and his wife Mayme (nee Laughead)
- marriage in 20th century of Henry Chester Teden to LeFlore Medders (dates withheld as possibly still living) - who were Henry's parents?

I would love to connect these references to one of my existing TEDEN families

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