Historical Augustana Student Biographies

 

Early Augustana with the First Building, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois


What can we find out about Augustana students from the 1800s? What were their careers? Where did the come from? Who were their ancestors? Who were their descendants?

Students in FYI 102 Practical Genealogy, taught by Thomas Bengtson, worked in small teams to research the family history and genealogy of selected Augustana students from the 1800s. Each team took as the subject of their research one Augustana alum. Present-day students started with some information about their alum of years past by gleaning information from the college catalogs of over a century ago. These modern students then consulted a variety of resources, including some locally available in Augustana Library Special Collections and in the Swenson Center for Swedish Immigration Research. The result are the papers presented here. Each paper is about one Augustana alum and includes a short biography, an ancestors report, a descendants report, and questions for further research.

The work here is just a beginning. Interested readers are encouraged to check on the results and pick up the trail to extend the work..

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Introduction

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884 : Introduction, Dr. Thomas E. Bengtson

Student Biographies

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Olof Wilhelm Ferm, Autumn Anderson, Chelsea Meyer, and Samantha Buther

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884 : Anders Carlsson, Danielle Carroll and Alexis Karon

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: George E. Youngdahl, Abigail Casey and Summer Starcevich

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: James Moody, Madi Glatz, Brooke Harmon, and Ryan Johnson

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Lars Herman Beck, Patricia Grod

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Johan Wilhelm Nyvall, Brittany Hatlestad and Alivia Lowery

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Frtiz Jacobson, Cora Jacobsen, Anna Fank, and Donovan Ferguson

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Philip Dowell, Mikaila Levigne and Taylor Covert

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Augustus G. Olsson, Max McComb and Marielena Castillo

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Anders Edward Ericsson, Samantha McCreight and Alyson Meeks

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Martin Peter Osterholm, John McDonaugh, Sara Clark, and Dylan Hart

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Erik Peter Olsson, Rylie Milliken and Madison Caldwell

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884 : Johan Sven Carlson, Amber Mraz, Colleen Jennings, and Valeria Gonzalez

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: Carl August Blomgren, Cindy Osagie and Rachel Antuna

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884 : August William Kjellstrand, Ami Patel and Damien Pilotto

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Augustana Seniors Fall 1884: William Mering Reck, Tom Simon and Trenton Jackson