World War 2

California Swedes Part 2 - A Finn and a Flight Engineer

Logo of 652nd Bomb Squadron-hornet with telescope on a rain cloud

Anna Viktoria left Gothenburg in 3 April 1902, traveling unmarried and alone.  She met a Finn named Claus Frederick Westerholm, born 23 June 1888, working as a “stacker man” in a door factory  in California sometime after 1910.  By 1917, they married and had a son Claus Henry (23 Apr 1914) and a daughter Irene Lillian (4 Jan 1917). Young Claus Henry passed away the age of 8 on 15 September 1922. Earl H., another son, was born a little less than a year later.