I am like you just starting out and this
family has been a blocker for me. My grandfather
William Dahlstrom was born in Beltrami Polk County, MN
on March 2. 1893. He married my grandmother
Elizabeth Lee in June 1916 in Hankinson, Richland County, ND.
William was adopted by Carl Dahlstrom sometime in
the late 1890's. I do not know the story behind this adoption and that
is what I am trying to find out and more about Carl Dahlstrom.
From Carl's immigration records I have that he was born in Sweden
in 1855 and immigrated to the Port of Detroit in 1879. He signed the papers
on May 10, 1881. He received his second papers on July 13, 1898.
This maybe very near the adoption date of William.
Carl gave William his name. My uncle told me that the birth
certificate for William originally said "Baby" on it.
I have a feeling that Carl and William were not related to start with. As
William had been adopted once before Carl adopted him.
I don't know if any of this makes sense to you, but it is about all I have.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for replying.