Most immigrants from Sweden to
Texas came between 1848 and 1910. A man by the name of Swenson, who arrived in Texas
in 1838, helped bring many other Swedish families to Texas. He and his uncle
operated an informal immigration company which paid the travel expenses in return for
Although many early Swedish settlers were farmers, they eventually settled in cities.
In some areas of Texas, descendents of Swedish immigrants still speak and/or read
Swedish and still prepare traditional foods.