A 'Swenglish' journey through family photos, notes and postcards from the early 20th century.

2012-02-16

G.001-1 Fristads Missionshus 1901

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Det allra första vykortet i Gustafs vykortsalbum är från 1901 och visar Fristads Missionshus. / The very first postcard in Gustaf’s postcard album is from 1901 and shows the Mission Covenant Chapel at Fristad.

 

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‘BREFKORT’ – POSTCARD

Poststämplat1/postmarked: Odensberg 1901
Till/to: Herr Gustaf Ekman, Odensberg2
Avsändare/sender: Gustaf (?)

1Den andra poststämpeln på vykortet kan jag inte uttyda.
Portot ser ut att ha varit 5 öre.

2Odensberg ligger i Falköpings kommun.
Odensberg is a locality near Falköping, Västergötland.

 

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Den handskrivna texten på framsidan har delvis suddats ut, men kortet verkar ha sänts som julhälsning från en annan Gustaf.

The writing on the front of the card is smudged, but it seems to have been sent as a Christmas greeting, from another Gustaf.

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Missionskyrkan i Fristad idag (foto från deras hemsida 2012):
The modern Mission Covenant Church at Fristad:

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Svenska Missionskyrkan är ett svenskt nyevangeliskt, reformert trossamfund grundat 1878, fram till 2003 kallat Svenska Missionsförbundet.

The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden  was founded in 1878.  It is a Swedish Reformed free church with its origins in the Lutheran Church of Sweden. As a movement they have roots in Pietism and the spiritual awakenings of the nineteenth century.

When Swedish Covenanters emigrated to the United States and Canada in the last half of the nineteenth century they formed the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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År 1884 var Gustafs far (min farmors far) Samuel Emanuelsson, med om att bilda missionsförsamlingen i Borgstena (där familjen bodde under åren 1867-1897). I denna församling var Samuel till att börja med vice ordförande. Han var också söndagsskollärare. (Uppgiften hämtad från en artikel i Fristadsbygden 2007  skriven av Sten Emanuelsson, sonson till Samuel och Selma.)

In 1884, Gustaf’s father Samuel was involved in founding a mission covenant church in the village where he and his family then lived – Borgstena (not far from Fristad). Samuel was vice chairman in the beginning, and Sunday School teacher.

2 comments:

  1. Between Google Earth and Wikipedia it's interesting to build up a picture of the locality of the sender and the recipient. Falköping looks very much like a road and rail hub despite not being a very large place.

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    1. Had to laugh at that. Couldn't have summed Falköping up better myself!

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