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1 Finding Our Paths to Common Ground
One Family’s Journey

2 The People Who Have Gone Before You

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5 Evelyn Turns 80! Evelyn, age 5 with brother

6 MINNESOTA LAND OF 10,000 LAKES
HOMESTEAD JESSIE LAKE

7 The Homestead – Jessie Lake, MN

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9 The Wicklund Family

10 Deer River High School Dorms
Evelyn Wicklund Age 16

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12 Big Fork Hospital – 1940’s

13 Journal Entry - Meeting “Red”

14 Evelyn Wicklund & Marvin “Red” Daniels
Jessie Lake, Minnesota Marriage - October 1952

15 Minnesota Migration to Urban areas
Move to Minnetonka , Minnesota to find jobs Manufacturing Industry at its highest 1n 1950’s in Minnesota

16 J.R. Clark Company LOOK Magazine 1954

17 As Time Goes By DANIELS FAMILY - 1963 Five children
Red becomes full-time Police Officer Evelyn is full-time mother and works cleaning houses/schools

18 DANIELS STREET At 39 diagnosed with brain tumor Street named after him Life changes as we know it

19 Cambridge Minnesota A Jessie Lake B Orono C Cambridge

20 50th Wedding Anniversary October 18, 1952
Marvin “Red” Daniels November 1933 May 2003

21 Exploring Our Heritage

22 AGDA KRISTINA BERGSTROM
IMMIGRATES FROM FRANSTA, SWEDEN ARRIVES ELLIS ISLAND AUGUST 11, 1918 Ellis Island Records

23 World News – August 11, 1918 Chronicling America

24 Grandmother Interview (1976)
“Because of World War I , our ship had to take a northern route rather than a direct path across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. “ “We traveled around the borders of Greenland and Iceland and to Halifax, Nova Scotia . From Halifax we traveled straight to New York” “Some nights we had to stay awake with life jackets on in case of a bombing”

25 “During the trip we were searched many times for anything that we might smuggle in”

26 “The most common disease was the flu which turned into pneumonia
“The most common disease was the flu which turned into pneumonia. Four people died and were buried at sea. “ Steerage (1905) LOC Primary Source Set

27 “We stood like a bunch of dummies as we passed the Statue of Liberty”

28 Ship Manifest – Passenger list

29 Ship Manifest – Final Destination

30 20 Year Old Nanny Agda Kristina Bergstrom - Marries Her Boss!
Met in Isanti Johann (John) Axel Wicklund – 1924 Move to Homestead in Jessie Lake

31 Linden Barn - Isanti County MN

32 National Register of Historic Places
LINDEN BARN National Register of Historic Places Built 1914

33 ISANTI COUNTY 8 Miles Apart A- Linden Barn B- Evelyn’s home

34 Genealogy and Students

35 What Is Your Story? Share your stories – Who are you?
Allow students to find their past and tell their stories Create opportunities for connections to historical events Experience the Common Ground

36 Resources Library of Congress Chronicling America
Primary Source Sets Immigration EllisIsland.org Personal Reflections of Evelyn Daniels and memories from her daughter YouTube Videos – New York Life Ad Genealogy For Teens

37 Who am I? Christine Schein (Evelyn and Red’s daughter)


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