Martin Johnson Ekdahl emigrated from Sweden around 1888. He eventually settled in Polk County, Minnesota, and was married 15 February 1891 to Emma Swanson. Emma was born about 1865 in Sweden and was the foster daughter of P.E. Swanson of Northland Township, Polk County. The couple had one child, John William, born in November 1891. Emma died 15 May 1922, while John William died 5 March 1967. Martin Ekdahl appears to have died about 1894.
Source: English translation of the ledger