John Soderholm and his wife Mary immigrated from to the Adolph/Hermantown/Proctor area, Minnesota in 1890. They were married in 1900.
John Soderholm had a sawmill in Adolph, Minnesota. He gave away slabs to neighbors. Some guy came and loaded his sleigh so full, the horse couldn't pull it. The man started beating on the horse and John tried to stop him. The man hit John in the gut, causing internal injuries and bleeding that killed him. Mary and John are buried at Union Cemetery in Hermantown, Minnesota.
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Name change to Söderholm. In the household book Varv och Styra AI:5 (1872-1877) Image 68 / page 59 (AID: v27452.b68.s59, NAD: SE/VALA/00408) we can see that after the name Johansson was written it is added Söderholm ==> the name changed between 1872-1877
1887 November1st, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA "admitted to be a citizen of the United States. 11th district Court. Having lived in the US for at least 5 years. Andrew Gulbranson and William Gulbranson were his signatory.
1896 built the first sawmill in Hermantown
1899 the Gulbransons built a combination lumber and shingle mill
15, Johan Alfred Johansson Söderholm, (18)55 22/2, Fivelstad, ,,v,pag 25, 71,,b,b,b,b,b,ab
↑ 16.016.116.216.3 Found in Varv och Styra AI:5 (1872-1877) Image 68 / page 59 (AID: v27452.b68.s59, NAD: SE/VALA/00408) and discussed in a FB group "It says that he moved from the parish on the 27th of April 1874 and that he got a certificate/permit to work in Stm (presumably Stockholm) on the 22nd of May 1875. Same thing with Undernäs and Gefle (Gävle) in 1876 and 1877."
See images: US Census 1900 (John Soderholm), 1940 (Mary Magnuson)
It was about 1896 when Mr. Soderholm built the first sawmill in Hermantown next to the railroad spur at Adolph. Here the farmers would bring their logs in the winter and they would be cut into lumber in the spring. In 1899 the Gulbransons built a combination lumber and shingle mill on their property at Adolph. Logs were brought in from neighboring townships as well as Hermantown and the mills would operate well into the summer before the piles were cleaned up. http://www.turbinecar.com/misc/Hermantown-all.pdf
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:
Johansson-2454 and Soderholm-25 appear to represent the same person because: Hi I started to look into your wikitree profile because you have a DNA match of Mia and I saw that you have some roots in Sweden with Söderholm that you dont know from where in Sweden, Söderholm.....
I did some research and checked and think I have found him in Östergötland. Please let me know if you think also its the right person and then its just to merge the profiles......
According to the 1910 US Census, John was born about 1855 In Sweden, and.John came to US in 1880. Mary was also born in Sweden about 1862, and she came to the US in 1885. They had (at least) 5 children: Roy, Carl A.R., Carl P., Mary A., and Carl. (Yep, 3 Carl's.)
A Johan Alfred Soderholme died in Saint Louis County, MN, on 9 Apr 1914. I think this is the correct person, as Mary is a widow in 1920. I can post this and other finding on the profile for you if you will grant meTrusted List Status.
answered Jan 5 by Vic Watt G2G6 Mach 6 (60,660 points) selected 1 second ago by Sally Stovall