Maria Josefina Lind1

b. Oct 12, 1844, d. Mar 3, 1937
FatherCarl Jacob Lind1
MotherJoanna (?)1
     Maria was born in Ranea, Norrland, Sweden, on Oct 12, 1844.2,3,4,1
     Maria Josefina Lind moved in Jun, 1852 to Stockholm, Sweden, to live with her aunt and uncle, Carl Jacob Lind and Joanna (?)1
     Maria Josefina Lind graduated from the Royal Academy for the Training of Women Teachers with a diploma in history on May 31, 1864 in Stockholm, Sweden.1
     Maria Josefina Lind was employed by the Stockholm public schools from 1864 to 1873 in Stockholm, Sweden.1
     Maria Josefina Lind immigrated in 1873 to United States of America.3
     She married John Gustav Princell on Sep 18, 1876.2,5,6,3,1
     John, Josephine, Gustave, Joseph and John and family returned from Sweden on Sep 7, 1883.7
     Josephine Princell translated Mrs. Hannah Whitall Smith's Christian Secret of a Happy Life into Swedish in 1890.8
     Josephine Princell was a member of Minnesota chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1894 in MN.1
     Josephine was listed as John Gustav Princell's wife on the 1900 Census in Franconia, Chisago Co, MN.3
     Josephine Princell and John Gustav Princell lived in May, 1905 in 209 Oak Street, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.9
     Maria Josefina Lind was naturalized before 1907.4
     John, Josephine and Ben returned to the U.S. on the S. S. Caledonia, which sailed from Glasgow, Scotland on August 24, 1907, and were processed through Ellis Island on September 1, 1907. They were traveling second-cabin class.4
     Josephine Princell and John Gustav Princell lived in Aug, 1907 in 205 Oak Street, Chicago, Cook Co, IL, with Benjamin.4
     Josephine Princell was a member of Women's home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Free Church in 1908; she was elected chairman and representative to all congregations in the denomination.1
     Josephine Princell was left a widow by John Gustav Princell's death on May 1, 1915 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL.10,6
     Josephine died on Mar 3, 1937 at age 92.2,1


John Gustav Princell b. September 18, 1845, d. May 1, 1915


  1. [S1345] Edla C. Matson, "Josephine Princell: A woman of true vision."
  2. [S104] Website, SwedAmer Bibliography.
  3. [S1256] 1900 U. S. Census, Minnesota, Chisago County, Franconia, ED 5, sheet 9B, line 94, dwelling 169, family 173, Minnesota, Chisago County.
  4. [S1317] John J., Josephine, and Ben Princell, Caledonia passenger manifest, August 24, 1907, page 14.
  5. [S402] Book, Into One Body , page 93.
  6. [S1250] The Daily News, May 4, 1915, page 2, column 7.
  7. [S1849] J. G. Princell, S.S. Island Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897, September 7, 1883.
  8. [S1419] The Daily Freeman, July 1, 1890, page 3.
  9. [S1848] [database on-line] Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950, NARA M1285, roll 142, no. P-652, Provo, UT.
  10. [S90] Gunnerson Family Bible.
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