Thanks AGAIN, Eva. I know Anders Berqvist was one of my ancestors from your earlier help. Also, I have visited the Ellestad's website and it helped me get as far as Per Muskot and Cherstin Ersdotter, but then I hit another wall. I hoped that if I could get his birth name I could move forward as well as getting Cherstin's family history. I realized I have almost gone back as far as records are kept on some family lines, but for instance my English ancestors from my maternal line (mother's mother) and my English past from my father's mother's side) go back all the way to Charlemagne and some other historical figures though I don't know if I truly trust that far back to be accurate. I did email the Ellestad website and identified myself as a possible relative, and I have discovered that Augusta's older step-sister married a man from Sweden in Minnesota before she moved to Montana, which gives me a bridge in the story of Augusta running away to be with her brother, meaning her brother in law. I deeply regret not asking more questions about my great grandmother when my grandfather was alive to get the story straight. I am pleased to learn about my ancestor's service as soldiers, my father, my husband and my son have all served in various branches of the military, in fact my son is still serving in the United States Navy. I have relatives in the Revolutionary Army of the American Revolution and also in the American Civil War as well as both World Wars so it is good to know that military service is a family tradition. You are so helpful. I can't begin to thank you enough for all you have done to further my research. I am doing this for my grandchildren so that they can know their history and where they came from. I have always been proud of my Swedish heritage since both of my parents were half Swedish and you have helped me so much in my quest to discover Swedish roots and perhaps Swedish relatives. I may never get to Sweden, although it is still a dream, travel is difficult for me, but I hope one of my grandchildren, if not my son will go there someday.