April 9, 2021 – The Lost Persson Brothers

Date:Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:30 a.m. MT 
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO

A Zoom option is also available.
Program:“Finding the Lost Persson Brothers”


Karen Rademacher

Karen’s great-great-grandfather, Christian Pearson of Saunders County, Nebraska, was said to have had two brothers who came from Sweden and settled in Minnesota. Karen shared her method of research to find these brothers using church records, land records, newspaper articles, the ArkivDigital Family Tree tool, and even some DNA evidence. 

Karen has been interested in genealogy since the late 1970’s, when an aunt on her mom’s side of the family self-published a book about her Swedish and Scottish/English ancestry. Karen took this as a challenge to research her dad’s side of the family (which is all Swedish) and add more content to her mother’s side too. In 2013, she traveled with her husband and parents to Sweden and visited all of their ancestral villages and churches. Karen joined SGSC in 2014 and is currently the SGSC webmaster. Karen grew up in Arvada and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Karen and her husband Dale are both retired and live in rural Weld County.

Videos and handouts available here.

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