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Jonas and Martha Edler

Seven Persons - Once Hundred Sixty Acres and a Dream
As the Story was Told

The Edlers came from Sweden. They were the parents of seven children, Nels, Carl, Alma, (Mrs. Ivor Eskestrand), Eric, Julia and Freda (Mrs. Keith York). Carl immigrated first in 1906, going to the United States and then coming to this region. He took a homestead in the Bullshead Butte district. He served in the World War I for four years. Then he returned to farm south of Seven Persons until 1927 when he moved north to a small place known as Yeoford. <

Nils and Alma came to join him in 1911. Nils took a holding of land and Alma worked for Mrs. Reynalds until her marriage to Ivor Eskestrand. They lived northeast of town.

Eric, Julia and Freda came out to Canada a few years later. My aunt said she called on Alma and met Mrs. Edler, Julia and Freda there. Mrs. Edler was crying because her two girls had gotten lice in their hair while on the ship and she didn't know what to do to rid them of these. The advice then was to put coaloil on the hair and then wash it with strong soap. Eric served overseas during the war and then returned to farm the former John Berry holding. He married Anne Tonberg and they had three youngsters, one daughter and two sons.

Conrad worked for a number of farmers before joining the section crew where he continued to be employed until his retirement. He married Mary Klaiber and had a family of three, two daughters and one son.

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