Born in Sweden on May 27, 1858, Kerstina came to America at the
age of eighteen, traveling by wagon train to Salt Lake City.
· Called with her husband by LDS President Wilford Woodruff
to help settle the Afton area (1890).
· Called and set apart by Apostle Joseph F. Smith to be a
midwife and to attend to the sick (1890).
· Served as Relief Society president for twelve years.
· Mother of thirteen children, three of whom died at birth.