Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wednesday's Child: Augusta Matilda Martinsdotter

Augusta Matilda Martinsdotter was born on March 21, 1888 in Angered Stom, Angered församling, Älvsborg län, Sweden to 3x-Great-Grandparents Martin Andreasson and Augusta Andersdotter. She was their eighth child and fifth daughter. Augusta Matilda was baptized on March 24 in Angered Stom, with her father's sister-in-law, Anna Sofia Zachrisdotter, and her first cousin, Anna Maria Andersson, standing up as godparents.

During her short life, Augusta Matilda lived on the family farm in Angered Stom with her parents and older siblings Carl Johan, Anna Maria, Emma Gustava, August Robert, Aron, and Ottolina. 

Augusta Matilda tragically died on May 2, 1888 and was buried eight days later. Augusta gave birth to her ninth and final child on December 13, 1891. The child was a girl and named Augusta Matilda after her deceased sister. 

Copyright © 2015, David J. McRae

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