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Per (Hansson) Skold (1840 - 1911)

Håll Per Skold formerly Hansson aka Sköld
Born in Hörnberga, Orsa, Dalarna, Swedenmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Apr 1863 in Orsa, Dalarna, Swedenmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Troy, Latah, Idaho, USAmap
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"Sköld", meaning "shield", was Per's "soldier name", which he continued to use, following Hansson, after discharge. He chose it as his surname when he emigrated to the USA, but it was spelled "Skold". It was very often spelled wrong, like "Shjold", "Sjold" or "Skald".


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  • Idaho, Select Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965 FHL Film Number: 1535104 Reference ID: 1535104 pg 12
  • 1900 United States Federal Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Troy, Latah, Idaho; Roll: T623_233; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 68.

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From his granddaughter Hilma Swason: Per went to the market, back in the days when one told the storekeeper what was wanted, rather than getting it oneself. He wanted some cheese, but didn't speak English, so he asked the storekeeper for "ost". The storekeeper couldn't figure out what he wanted, so Per turned to leave and said, "Kyssa mitt arsle" (pronounced "chusa mit arsleh") The storekeeper then said, "Oh, do you want some cheese?"

Hilma's family lived on the neighboring farm and she visited her grandparents often. One time she helped her grandfather sew patches on gunny sacks in the shade of a tree. She said he would sew his own underwear out of heavy material that was flannel on one side. He also worked on shoes. He worked as a wood cutter in Idaho.

Per died February 22, 1911. He went outside and fell off the porch, apparently after a heart attack.

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