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Catalog Number WF 4615
Caption family of Peter and Anna Carlson RYDBERG
Description Peter and Anna Carlson Rydberg were among the wave of Scandinavian immigrants who came to Anacortes to work in the town's lumber and fishing industries. Peter Rydberg came to Anacortes from Seattle in 1890. Anna Carlson came to work in the Wilson Hotel in 1891. Both had immigrated from Sweden in 1889, and they married soon after Anna arrived in Anacortes. Their first child, Fritz, was born in 1893 and would serve as the cook on the W. T. PRESTON from 1912 to 1952; he died in 1969. His siblings were Alfred, Berent, Frieda, Evelyn, Emily, and Anna, all of whom were born in the family home at 909 23rd Avenue. Peter died in 1928. Anna, the mother, lived until May 17, 1948. Berent married Grace Hastie, whose 9-2000 oral history interview gives more information about the family. For more information see: "Trials and hardships of Anacortes Pioneers" in the 11-3-1927 ANACORTES AMERICAN as well as "First Views: An Early History of Skagit Country," p. 90.

In this image, taken c. the 1930s, Fritz is sitting at the rear of the table, probably next to his mother, Anna. Berent is the fourth adult from the right.
Date 1930s c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People RYDBERG, Alfred "Al"
RYDBERG, Anna (daughter)
RYDBERG, Anna CARLSON
RYDBERG, Berent C.
RYDBERG, Emily
RYDBERG, Evelyn
RYDBERG, Frieda
RYDBERG, Fritz
RYDBERG, Grace HASTIE
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms people
portrait
Object Name Negative