On April 14, 1842, one hundred and seventy-one years ago today, Lars Magnus Nilsson Stålberg (1842-?), my 4th great grandfather, was born the son of Nils Larsson Stålberg (1810-1889) and Maria Andersdotter (1821-?) in Annetorp, Sunne Parish, Värmland Co., Värmland Province, Kingdom of Sweden.
In 1863, Lars married Kerstin Nilsdotter (1841-1870), with whom he had five children, one of which was Anna Elizabeth Stålberg (1869-1918). Anna was the mother of Wilhelm Percy Wellin (1895-1977), who married Lois Beatrice Agee (1897-1983), with whom he had four children, one of which was Alice Lucretia Wellin (1916-1985), my paternal great grandmother. Alice was first married to Theodore “Ted” Alexander Lapham (1910-1955), with whom she had three children, one of which was Margaret Ann Lapham (1936-2004), my paternal grandmother.