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My family has Swedish and German roots with about 9 or 10 surnames. My wife's family has German, Irish, Canadian, with many surnames.
Many of the surnames were changed or spelled differently when the people immigrated to the US.
I do know that my g-grandmother on my mom's side came over from Germany on a cattle boat and was quarantined after arriving here because some of the cattle had anthrax.
Several of my Lindstrom ancestors drowned at sea in the 1700s and 1800s.
None of my side was here before the Civil War. My wife's g-g-grandfather served in the Union Navy during the Civil War in the Mississippi River on the USS INDIANOLA
and was taken prisoner by the south after his ship was run aground during a gun battle near Natchez, MS. He spent time in Libby Prison and was swapped out on a POW exchange, after which he served on the USS CLARA DOLSON
, a Navy receiving ship, in Cairo, IL. I have a photo of him and a copy of the transcript of his Navy service that I can post when I look into how to do it here.