Frederick "Frank" Petterson Tishendorf , b. 05 May 1863 in Småland, Sweden, d: 27 Nov 1929 in Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial# 144098212), was the son of Charlotte G. Person and Mr. Petterson. He was the step-son of Anders "Andrew" Lindgren. He immigrated to the US in 1869, with Anders & Charlotte. He appears in the 1880 census as Frank Lingren, and appears on land records in Saunders County, NE as Frank Petterson. He legally changed his surname when he was courting a woman who thought that Petterson was "too common". She suggested Tishendorf as an acceptable surname. He kept the name but not the woman.
His first wife was Augusta Johnson, born 24 May 1866, died 18 Apr 1899 in Saunders County, NE. (Find A Grave Memorial # 84337831) Augusta had been previously married to Mr. Scherlin, and had a son, Alphonse, from this marriage. Augusta died about 2 weeks after giving birth to twin sons, and is buried with them in the family plot in Marietta Presbyterian Cemetery, in Saunders County, NE.
The children of Frank and Augusta were:
1. Alphonse Scherlin, born 28 Apr 1894, died Oct 1977 Buried Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, Polk, IA. (Find A Grave Memorial# 84340327)
2. Elmer Jennings Tishendorf born 03 Apr 1897, died Dec 1983
3. Herman F. Tishendorf, born 05 Apr 1899, Saunders Co., NE, died 25 May 1899 Saunders Co., NE. Buried Marietta Presbyterian Cemetery, Colon, Saunders, NE. (Find A Grave Memorial # 84337655)
4. Hilmer E. Tishendorf, born 05 Apr 1899, Saunders Co., NE, died 19 June 1899, Saunders Co., NE. Buried Marietta Presbyterian Cemetery, Colon, Saunders, NE. (Find A Grave Memorial# 84337747)
After the deaths of Augusta and the twins, Frank then married Anna Nordquist about 1900 in Saunders County, Nebraska. Anna was born August 1863 in Sweden, and immigrated in 1882. She died in 1936 (Find A Grave Memorial# 144098221 ). Frank and Anna had no children of their own.
Frank was farming in Marietta township, Saunders Co., NE at the time of the 1900 Census. By 1910, the family had moved to Ware township, Boyd County NE. In 1930, Anna, now a widow, was living in the Bethphage Inner Mission Association Home, in Mirage Twp., Kearney, NE. This Association had been organized as an alternative to the County Home, for the purpose of sheltering people with disabilities due to age, mental, or physical condition. Apparently this is where both Frank and Anna spent their final years, since they are buried together in Bethphage Cemetery, Axtell, Kearney Co., NE.