|Per Mellander Näslund|
|Birth:|| July 27, 1838|
|Death:|| January 20, 1907|
Crystal Lake, Illinois
|Burial:|| Union Cemetery|
McHenry County, Illinois
|Father:||Erik Israelsson Näslund (1791-1873)|
|Mother:||Margareta Steckson (1800-1856)|
|Spouse/Partner:||Elizabeth Britta Bylund (1845-1915)|
|Children:|| George Edward Naslund (1874-1938)|
Albert Llewell Naslund (1875-1936)
Martin Naslund (1878-1955)
Mathilda Christina Naslund (1880-?)
William Charles Naslund (1881-1948)
Per Mellander Näslund (1838-1907) aka Peter Naslund; Immigrant to USA in 1865; Ship Sank off Cape Horn; Survived the Great Chicago Fire; Mariner, Well and Ditch Digger (b. July 27, 1838, Näs, Högsjö socken, Västernorrland län, Sweden - d. January 20, 1907, Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois, 60014, USA)
He had the following siblings: Israel Eriksson Näslund (1823-?); Elsa Magdalena Näslund (1825-?); Daniel Eriksson Näslund (1826-?) who married Barbro Stina Nilsdotter (1819-?); Erik Eriksson Näslund (1829-?); Olof Eriksson Näslund II (1832-1893) who married Kajsa Stina Nordkvist (1827-1914); Johan Eriksson Näslund (1835-?); and Anna Dorothea Näslund (1842-?) who married Paulus Walter (1814-1887).
Per emigrated in 1865. He came to America after his ship sank near Cape Horn in South America. He them came to the US and moved to Chicago, Illinois.
He married Elizabeth Britta Bylund (1845-1915) aka Berta Bylund, in 1869 in Chicago, Illinois.
Great Chicago fireEdit
He first lived in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois after the Great Chicago Fire of Sunday, October 08, 1871.
- George Edward Naslund (1874-1938) who married Jennie Camm (1872-aft1920)
- Albert Llewell Naslund (1875-1936)
- Martin Naslund (1878-1955) who married Sophie Axelina Rosell (1876-1937) and had lost the little finger on his right hand
- Mathilda Christina Naslund (c1880-before1900)
- William Charles Naslund (1881-1948) who married Edith Elizabeth Rosell (1884-1956) and worked pressing terracotta.
Crystal Lake, IllinoisEdit
He appears in the 1880 US Census under the name "Peter Nelson" and "Britia Nelson" living in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. He has his two youngest children, George and Martin still living at home and he is working as a "ditcher". In the 1900 US Census he is living in Nunda, McHenry County, Illinois under the name "Peter Naslund" and "Bertha Naslund". He had 5 children with 4 living in 1900 and was working as a "hole digger".
He died in 1907.
He was buried in Union Cemetery in McHenry County.