Maria is said to have walked out of Sweden; the exit visa shows her leaving Vamb Parish on 20 Oct 1877. She first went to a Swedish camp in Chicago, Illinois, where immigrants could read Swedish newspapers while becoming acclimated to their new country.
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Maria Christina Bly (1848-1933)
Maria Americanized her name to "Mary". She married Arne Anderson on October 25, 1879 in Moberly, Missouri. Their children:
The first three children were born in Moberly, Missouri; the last two in Kansas City, Kansas.