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||Hannah Pettersson |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||Yes, date unknown
||20 Sep 2001 |
- was my grandmother's aunt,
has a real exciting life. A little part of it is presented here.
Hanna was born in the town Nora in Sweden at the end of the 19th century. Her father was
a mining industry worker. She had 3 sisters Lydia, Anna and Berta, and one brother; Emil.
At the end of the 19th century when times were hard in Sweden, Hanna and her sisters
decided to emigrate to America, where an aunt to Hanna and her sisters already had settled.
Lydia never came to see the new country since she died in Liverpool on the crossing to
In America, Berta married to a Doctor and Anna lived by herself. Hanna got a work at the
Kellogg Corn Flakes Company and worked at the plant in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1901
Hanna and John L.Kellogg, (1883-1948) the son of the founder of Kellogg Corn Flakes
Company Will Keith Kellogg (died 6th Oct 1951), started a relationship and later got
married. John was the leader of the Kellogg Corn Flakes Company in the years 1908-1925.
During John's and Hanna's marriage two sons were born; John L Kellogg JR (1911-1938)
and Will Keith Kellogg II who was born in 1907. John JR married Mary Muench in 1937, in
1938 John unfortunately committed suicide. Will Keith Kellogg II, who was my grandma's
other cousin, had a son called Will Keith Kellogg III and he is my mother's 2nd cousin.
Hanna and John divorced in 1924 but Hanna stayed in the Van Buren Residence with her
sons. John died in 1948.
Hanna often thought of her relatives in Sweden and sent cards, photos and presents such as
ribbons, cloth etc. My mother has, what we call in Sweden, an American rocking-chair. That
chair is a present which Hanna sent to her mother and which my mother later inherited.
If You have any further information to add, please do contact:
Mrs Nillan R Kardéus, Sörgården 12 Gunnarstorp, S-547 92 GULLSPÅNG
Phone/fax int. + 46-551-22467
This is Hanna and her son Will Keith II.
This picture was sent to my Grandmother.