When Nils Malmgren was born on 28 March 1845, in Katslösa, Ljunit, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Carl Olsson Malmgren, was 31 and his mother, Bengta Grönvall, was 18. He married Fredrika Petersson on 11 November 1877, in Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. In 1900, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as blacksmith in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States. He died on 22 June 1933, in Lewistown Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Britt, Erland, Sven.
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements malm ‘sand, gravel’ (a common placename element) or ‘ore’ + gren ‘branch’.