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Anna Sophia Hegglund

Anna Sophia Hegglund

Female 1833 - 1890  (56 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 42 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Anna Sophia Hegglund 
    Birth 9 Oct 1833  Ryssby, Kronoberg, Småland, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 13 Oct 1833  Ryssby, Kronoberg, Småland, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 7 Jun 1862  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWJ4-LLL 
    Death 8 Jul 1890  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Meadow Cemetery, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I5559  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Jonas Gustaf Anderson Hegglund,   b. 17 Aug 1803, Ryssby, Kronoberg, Småland, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Aug 1876, Högsrum, Kalmar, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Anna Sophia Jonasdotter,   b. 27 Apr 1801, Hultsby, Ryssby, Kalmar, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Nov 1885, Högsrum, Kalmar, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage 1828  Högsrum, Kalmar, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elias August Beckstrand,   b. 20 Oct 1832, Villstad, Jönköping, Konungariket Sverige Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1910, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 24 Jan 1862  Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anna Judith Beckstrand,   b. 21 Nov 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Nov 1939, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
    +2. John August Beckstrand,   b. 19 Mar 1865, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1951, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
    +3. Albertina Sofia Beckstrand,   b. 4 Mar 1867, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Oct 1959, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years)
    +4. Joseph Conrad Beckstrand,   b. 10 Mar 1870, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Jan 1935, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
     5. Ida Christine Beckstrand,   b. 3 Apr 1872, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 May 1875, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 3 years)
     6. Mary Elisabeth Beckstrand,   b. 12 Aug 1874, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 May 1875, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F3421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 9 Oct 1833 - Ryssby, Kronoberg, Småland, Konungariket Sverige Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 13 Oct 1833 - Ryssby, Kronoberg, Småland, Konungariket Sverige Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 24 Jan 1862 - Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 7 Jun 1862 - EHOUS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 8 Jul 1890 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Meadow Cemetery, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hegglund, Anna Sophia
    Anna Sophia Hegglund
    Beckstrand, Elias August Family
    Beckstrand, Elias August Family
    Anna Sofia (Hegglund) - Anna Judith - Joseph Conrad - Elias August - John August Beckstrand

    Headstones
    Beckstrand, Elias A b1851 - Hegglund, Anna S b1833 - Ahlquist, Henriette b1851
    Beckstrand, Elias A b1851 - Hegglund, Anna S b1833 - Ahlquist, Henriette b1851

  • Notes 
    • Pioneer
      Samuel A. Woolley Company (1861) Age at departure: 27
      338 individuals and 61 wagons were in the company when it began its jour n ey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).

      Annie Sophia Haglund Beckstrand
      Arrived in Utah 1861
      Written by Alta B. Fisher
      Hillcrest Camp DUP
      ANNA SOPHIA HAGLUND BECKSTRAND
      My grandmother was born on the ninth of October in 1833, in Stora Brask e t Bgsaby Lamer, Sweden. She was the daughter of Jonas GustafHaglund an d A nna Sofia Aberg. She was the second child of a family of five.

      When she was about two years old the family moved from Kalmer to the Isl a nd of Oland, a small island not far from Kalmer, where they rented a sm al l house and a few acres of land. Here they raised garden stuff, grain , an d feed, and had a cow, a pig, and some chickens. Later on, the landl ord t ook part of the land at different times until there was nothing lef t. Thi s left the family without any way of making a living except by dai ly labo r on the landlord's farm. A famine broke out at this time which e xtende d over most of Sweden. It became so bad that they gathered roots t o mix w ith flour. This made the bread very bitter. Her father left for h is wor k without any breakfast, and the children were left crying for bre ad. Th e landlord found how things were and from that time on they fare d better.

      As soon as grandmother was old enough, she left home and went to the ci t y of Kalmer to work. I don't know how many people she worked for, bu t I h ave never forgotten two families I have heard about. One for thei r kindne ss, and the other for their cruelties. There were many like th e latter. A fter the girls did the washing they would have to take it t o the sea shor e and rinse it. Platforms were built over the water and gr eat troughs wer e made to rinse the clothes in. They had to do this in su mmer as well a s in winter.

      One day the queen rode by and when she saw it she commanded her coachm a n to stop. She said that this must cease, and commanded that houses sho ul d be built, that they should at least be under shelter.

      When she was twenty-one years old she became engaged to a young man, a s a ilor by trade. His trips lasted sometimes three and six months. He want e d to be married, but for some reason grandmother couldn't make up her m in d. Finally, after they had been engaged four years she told him when h e r eturned from his trip they would be married. He left his money with h er t o get the things they would need, but she didn't spend it. While h e was o n this trip, two Mormon missionaries came. When she heard their m essage s he was converted and was baptized. The people she worked for wer e so bitt erly opposed to this that she had to leave. In her next place , she foun d kind people to work for.

      She was very much surprised when her sweetheart returned to find tha t h e hated this new religion so much that she must choose between it an d him . Her religion meant more to her than anything on earth, but he sti ll ha d hopes that she would change her mind. So this went on for about t hree y ears. When he realized she could not do this, he told her that h e wishe d he could see her drowned rather than see her do as she was doin g. Thi s was their final separation.

      She was planning to go with the saints to Utah, so she went home to se e h er people. She felt sure that they would see the truth as she saw it , bu t when she reached home and realized how they felt, she was almost h ear t broken. Her oldest sister would have nothing to do with her. She ac cuse d her of bringing disgrace on them all, and her father hoped he woul d nev er see her again. This was the last time she ever saw any of her pe ople . Her father must have changed some, for before she sailed for Ameri ca sh e received a letter from him saying. "My girl, if you are sure you r relig ion is true, stay with it."

      Grandmother's younger sister, Mary, was the only one of the family who w r ote to her, so it was through her she learned of the death of her fath e r and mother. The older sister never changed in her belief, and alway s th ought mother had disgraced the family. Later, she came to New York a nd ma rried.

      Just before grandmother sailed, she and grandfather met. He had joined t h e Church a few years previous, and so being on the same ship they beca m e very dear friends. They were not in the same company crossing the pla in s, but the two campanies were so close, that many times the young folk s w ould get together for evening sports.

      They arrived in Salt Lake in the latter part of September 1861. Grandmot h er went to work for Joseph Horne's family, and grandfather went to wor k f or a Mr. Crisman. On January 24, 1862, they were married, and in Jun e o f the same year they were sealed in the Old Endowment house. They bou gh t a lot and built a log room on west North Temple.

      Grandmother was a faithful worker in the Church all of her life. For ma n y years she was a Relief Society teacher, and also acted as treasure r i n that organization. She had many friends. Father has told that he ne ve r knew her to have enemies. She was very careful not to use any slang . Sh e died as she had lived, a true Latter Day Saint, on July 8, 1890, a t th e age of 57.