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Christina Pettersdotter

In the year 1825, the farmer Petter Jonsson and his wife Britta Magnusdotter were living at the farm Sjöstad in Alsters parish, Värmlands county. On September 7 the same year, their first child was born, a daughter.

The following day, September 8, she was baptised and named Christina. Present at the baptism were the following wittnesses:
Sjöstad, F. Olof Olsson and his wife Anna Hindriksdotter”.

Her mother, had lived on the farm Sjöstad all her life and the father had two years earlier, in 1822, came to Sjöstad to work as a farmhand. They had the year before, in June 1824, got married.

Christina lived her first years at the farm in Sjöstad. At an age of three, in December 1828, her sister Anna was born. The family lived in Sjöstad until 1832, then they moved to the farm Ås in the same parish.

In Ås she came to live for the following 13 years. During this time she had one more sister, named Johanna, who was born in February 1837. Three years later, in 1840 and at an age of 15, she took the confirmation.

During the year 1841 a big tragedy happened within the family. Her sister Anna died on October 6, only 12 years old.

In 1845, Christina was now 20 years old, and had fallen in love with the farmers and jurrymans son Anders Fredrik Magnusson from Bjurerud in the same parish. We know that from a note in the churchbooks where a small heart is written beside her name and also noted that she later got married to Anders Fredrik.

During the fall of 1840 they had the banns of marriage published three times in Alsters church. It was published on the following Sundays, September 7, 14 and 21. The wedding were held in Alsters church on October 10 by Ardennergren. This year Anders was 24 years old and Christina 20. They were the 11th couple that were married in Alsters parish this year. After the wedding Christina moved to Anders Fredrik at Bjurerud, where Anders Fredriks father, Magnus Andersson, was the farmer.

On the 20 of March the following year, 1846, their first child was born, named Nils Gustaf. He only lived a short time and died on June 2 the same year

Four of their eight children were born at Bjurerud. Two years after the birth of Nils Gustaf, their second child was born, their daughter Johanna Mathilda, on March 2 1848. Five years later their third child was born, Beda Lovisa, on November 21 1853.

Four years later, the year 1857, was a very hard year for the family. On May 12 their second son was born, named Magnus Alfred. He only lived four months and died in fever on October 5. Three days later also the nine years old daughter Johanna Mathilda died. They were buried on the same time, on October 8.

For some years Anders Fredrik had been building on their new home at Hösserudkullen. The house was ready under the year 1859. Exactly when the family moved to Hösserudkullen is not known. On December 3 their next child was born, their daughter Anna Cajsa. At the time of her birth the family were living at Hösserudkullen.

The same year Anders Fredrik was one of the founders of Alsters Missionary Society. Anders Fredrik became their first president. His brother Nils Magnusson from Bjurerud was their first vice president.

We know from the churchbooks from 1866 that the farm was ”1/4 mantal kronoskatte” big. This means that the farm payed taxes to the royal family. The farm had the same area from 1866 to 1895. After 1895 they stoped writing about this in the churchbooks.

Christina had three more children. The daughter Christina, born August 10 1861. She died only eight monts old, on April 25 1862. The son Carl Magnus born on October 26 1863. Carl Magnus later took over the farm from his father.

Christina had their last child at an age of 41. Their daughter Maria Elisabeth, who was born on February 10 1867. Maria Elisabeth lived for three years and died from fever on December 24 1870.

In the year 1871 the family were five persons big. Christina and Anders Fredrik and the three children Beda Lovisa, 18 years old, Anna Cajsa, 12 years old and Carl Magnus, 8 years old. From notes in the churchbooks we know that they all were vaccinated for smallpox.

To be able to handle the big farm Hösserudkullen they had to have help from farmhands and maids. A large number of farmhands and maids served at Hösserudkullen throught the years. In the beginning of 1871 one maid and two farmhands were working at the farm. During the following five years a total number of ten different farmhands and four different maids had been workning for Christina and Anders Fredrik.

In the year 1875 the oldest daughter Beda Lovisa, now 22 years old, left the family to serv as a maid on the farm Svednäs in Alsters parish. She stayed at Svednäs until November 18 the following year, 1876, when she moved back to her parents at Hösserudkullen. Two years later, on October 10 1878, their daughter Anna Cajsa moved to Hammarö, an island just outside the city of Karlstad. Also Anna Cajsa returned home after one year, on november 13 1879.

Three years later Anna Cajsa left home for good. On September 15 1882 the banns of marriage was published in Alsters church for her and the farmer Gustaf Ericsson from the farm Måserud in Nedre Ulleruds parish, Värmlands county. They were married on November 10 and one week later, on November 17, she moved to her husband at Måserud.

During 1884 their son Carl Magnus did his military service, as privat number 218. Where this was done is not known. A second meeting was held during 1885.

In September 1888 Christina celebrated her 63rd birthday. Later that fall she got sick and she died on November 18. She had been married to Anders Fredrik for 43 years and lived with him at Hösserudkullen for 29 years. She was buried in Alsters church by K Rolander.


Children:
  • Nils Gustaf, * 20 March 1846, Alster. † 2 June 1846, Alster.
  • Johanna Mathilda, * 2 March 1848, Alster. † 8 October 1857, Alster.
  • Beda Lovisa, * 21 November 1853, Alster.
  • Magnus Alfred, * 12 May 1857, Alster. † 5 October 1857, Alster.
  • Anna Cajsa, * 3 December 1859, Alster.
  • Christina, * 10 August 1861, Alster. † 25 April 1862, Alster.
  • Carl Magnus, * 26 October 1863, Alster.
  • Maria Elisabeth, * 10 February 1867, Alster. † 24 December 1870, Alster.


    Descendants to Anders Fredrik Magnusson and Christina Pettersdotter.

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