Five Generations of Hedstroms

An American Branch of a Swedish Family

by Mitchell W. Hedstrom



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781532098208
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781532098192

About the Book

This book spans a period of 211 years – beginning in 1803 on a small farm in northern Sweden and ending in Sarasota, Florida in 2014. The story involves a farmer, a shoemaker, an industrialist and several businessmen who were very much involved in various civic organizations in their local communities. There are family holidays in the south of France but there are also lonely struggles of being a farmer in northern Illinois in the mid-1800s, in the days before any machinery when they used a pair of oxen to farm.

About the Author

The author and his daughter are pictured above in Old Stockholm after returning from a visit to Umea in the north of Sweden. The author worked for Citigroup for 30 years, eventually as a Vice President and Member of the Restructuring Committee. His daughter recently graduated from Stanford University and is now living and working in New York City. The author received his Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and a Life Member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants through the families of both of his parents. He and his wife live in Greenwich, CT and Warwick, Bermuda.