Karl Oskar Nilsson - He is twenty-seven when he leaves Sweden for America, accompanied by his wife and their children. He is a hard-working man who wants desperately to build a new life for himself and his family.
Kristina Nilsson - She is the mother of three children at the time she leaves Sweden with her family. She is also pregnant with her fifth child, one having died as a youngster.
Johan Oskar Nilsson - He is a curious four-year-old boy who is sometimes quite demanding.
Robert Nilsson - He is capable of hard work but is also a dreamer and is anxious to make a life for himself. He makes some money by creating almanacs for the Swedish people who find themselves in America without one.
Ulrika of Vastergohl - Often called the Glad One, she is known for being a prostitute of sorts in the...
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