wow, you really did a lot of research about the Karl Swanson mentioned by some replier to the original inquiry about Swede seeking letter, from ann Henninger back in 1999. She is no longer active on Ancestry.com. ( I tried using that Swedish arkives,,,, didn't do well with it the weekend it was free!). Someone mentioned Augustana College in rock island, that is my next stop to find data about some great Grand aunt and uncles who emigrated before Ellis Island was open. Any ideas?
I want everyone in this thread to know that I researched the Oscar Swanson grandchildren and connected one of them with the owner of the letter in Sweden, using facebook! I think by now they are in touch via e-mail. I hope at some point I get to see some of the letters!
So, anyone wanting to track any more Swedes in Mercer County is best to start a new thread.