|Hildur Matilda Forsberg (1897-1949)|
|Born in Boviken, Skellefteå dead Cook County, Illinois, USA moved to USA 1916-11-08.
Married with Leonard Anderson born in Västergötland, Sweden Sept 28, 1893. They were both believed to have come to US in 1916 but didn't meet until a later time in Illinois. They were married on January 9, 1918 and had a daughter (Leonora Anderson) in 1919. Around this time, April 1919, they moved to Battle Creek, MI. She was a nurse at the Battle Creek Sanitarium and also a waitress at the Post Tavern in Battle Creek.
They have been located on the 1920 census record and also the 1921 Battle Creek City Directory. In 1921, they started to have trouble in the home and a property settlement was drawn up. She would have been pregnant at the time for my Grandfather. They were split when he was born. Shortly after he was born, she left Battle Creek and went back to Chicago. She wrote back to a friend in Battle Creek requesting that her baby be put up for adoption. He was put into two foster homes before he was placed with his adoptive parents on July 24, 1923 in Wexford County Michigan. I have no information past the separation of Hilda and Leonard or even Leonora in 1922. I have not been able to find any of them on census records, death certificates, etc... My Grandfather will be 86 years old this year and I would like to give him as much information as I can about his relatives. He was adopted by wonderful people, Arthur and Sara Anderson, but our family would like information on his birth family. If anyone can help point me in the right direction, or has any information on these people, your help would be greatly appreciated.
Leonora (Lena) was born in Chicago on 5 April 1919.
Clarence was born in Battle Creek on 22 Nov.1920, and died on 5 Dec. 1920
Charles R b.1922-09-01 Battle Creek, Michigan d.2013-02-09 Cadillac, Michigan. Merlin Rudolph Anderson born on Sept 1, 1922 was placed with a foster family on September 18, 1922.
(Charles R was my grandfather prior to the adoption – his name was changed to Merlin R)
I have found the grave site for Clarence. I am still in search of if Leonora/Lenora/Lena is still living and the grave site for their mother, Hildur Matilda Forsberg (Hilda M Anderson). She is believed to have moved back to Evanston, IL or the Chicago area after Sept 1 1922. She may have remarried and that is why I am having a difficult time finding her. If anyone has any information
Granddaughter Angie Anderson Lane.
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