On September 26, 1841, one hundred and seventy-one years ago today, Kerstin Nilsdotter (1841-1870), my 4th great grandmother, was born in Svineberg Otternäset, Sunne Parish, Värmland Co., Värmland Province, Sweden. Kerstin was the second of six children born to Nils Nilsson (1815-?) and Ingeborg Persdotter (1814-?). Her father was a farmer in Svineberg Otternäset, where she grew up.
Kerstin married Lars Magnus Nilsson Stålberg (1842-?) in 1863, with whom she had five children, one of which was Anna Elizabeth Stålberg (1869-1918). Anna was the mother of Wilhelm Percy Wellin (1895-1977), the father of my paternal great grandmother, Alice Lucretia Wellin (1916-1985), who married Theodore Alexander Lapham (1910-1955).