In the early 1880's four brothers and one sister came from Seglora, Sweden to Scranton Kansas; Peter, Martin, Klaus, John and Josephine. The brothers worked in the local coal mines in Scranton for some time. Peter decided to farm so he farmed in the Jersey Creek area until 1906, then sold out and moved to Texas to rice farm.
Klaus, John and Martin bought farms northwest of Scranton. They farmed in the summer and mined coal in the winter. They sold coal to local residents in Scranton. It was hauled in by team and wagon, then later by truck. Farmers for miles around would come in early fall withteams and wagons to get their supply of coal for the winter. Due to lack of help the mine was closed . The mine went by the name of Segelquist Brothers. The Segelquist helped organize the Scranton Covenant Church which they were all members.
Author note. At the time this information was written it was stated that some of the children and some relatives were still living on the home farm. That was true, but many years has passed and all of the original family has passed all but one a sister Anne Marie who is in her upper 80's and is now living in Scranton. As for me I'm the son of John Andrew ''Andy'' Segelquist, one of the original eight children.