Yes, there are other clans of Lilligrens in this world in addition to those who live Sandstone. Several have e-mail addresses. As we receive permission, we will post them here for you. Here's a few to get you started:
Chuck Lilligren, Sr. - Ham Lake, Minnesota (Dave's dad)
Chuck Lilligren, III - Blaine, Minnesota (Dave's nephew)
Marj Lilligren - Chicago, Illinois (Dave's first cousin)
Kirk Lilligren - Eden Prairie, Minnesota (Dave's second cousin)
Kris Lilligren - Maple Grove, Minnesota (Dave's second cousin and Kirk's brother)
Sandra Page Lilligren (Sandy) - Pullman, Washington
James P. Lilligren - Fresno, California
Ted Lilligren (James' grand-nephew) - Turlock, California
Kenneth Liljengren - Smaland, Sweden (may not be a relative, but his name is of the same origin).
There are at least two different lines of folks who spelled their name "Lilligren" in this country, and who do not appear to be related by anything other than their last name (and their Swedish heritage). Strange, I know, since it is not really that common of a name! (For info about the English meaning of this and a few other Swedish names, click here.)
When Dave's great-grandfather left Sweden, his name was Nels Peter Bengtson. He chose the name Liljengren when he came over to America. Some of his children changed their last name to Lilligren (and some to Liljegren) because it was more phonetic, I guess. The "j" was never meant to be pronounced anyway (at least that's what I've heard). Two of Nels' sons, Art and Rudolph, retained the Liljengren spelling. Leslie, Cele, and Emmert did change theirs to Lilligren. Leslie Theodore (who went by "Ted") was my grandfather. Click here to see a photo taken of the Nels Peter's family in the 1920s.
The other line of Lilligrens are descended from Peter Lilligren, who immigrated from Sweden to Stillwater, Minnesota, around 1875. James, from Fresno, is his oldest living descendant. You can contact him if you have any questions about Peter descendants.
There is another line of Liljengrens who hail from the Marback Parish in Smaland, Sweden. Click here to find out more.
Most search engines on the Internet usually reveal one reference to a Mimi Lilligren, mentioned in an MGM memo, as a candidate to play the part of Scarlet O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. A correspondent from Spain has finally solved the mystery of her identity!
If you happen to be a Lilligren who has stumbled upon this page, welcome! If you would like to have your e-mail address posted here, along with a little information, or if you would like to have a personal page attached to this one (or linked to it), please drop us a line. Also, if you have any more information of historical value, don't hesitate to let us know!
Come back when there's more!