Joseph Smith Braan

On the 1864 manifest of the ship Monarch of the Sea the surname is spelled Braan. Carl Johan Sundback, in his journal (p. 36), says: "August 24, 1864 ... We crossed Pole Creek (Lodgeple Cr.) and went north. A sister Bran [Joseph's mother] from Skane died in the morning and was buried where we rested at noon.... Sister Bran had three children, one of whom was only six montha old. She had been ill for 14 days before she died. Her husband was left behind in Sweden because he was in the armed services. He was to join the family the next year."

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