Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:24
The first ever Nystrom family reunion was held Saturday, June 29, at Willow Creek Park in Kimball. Descendants of Nils and Carrie Nystrom were invited to share photos and stories and family heritage. Nils and his brother Olof were some of the original settlers in the French Lake area emigrating to this country from Sweden in 1879 and 1870 respectively. Carrie arrived in Cokato from Sweden in 1881 and married Nils in 1882, leaving a long family legacy in this area. A good time was had by all and another family reunion is being planned for 2015.The Nystrom family (at right) is gathered for their first reunion June 29 at Willow Creek Park in Kimball. They are descendants of Nils and Carrie Nystrom who were married in 1882. The group enjoyed sharing photos and stories of family. The photo at left features Nils and Carrie Nystrom in back, both Nils and Carrie emigrated from Sweden before their marriage. Submitted photos.