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I am trying to find information on my grandfather who was a housepainter
who immigrated from Stockholm, Sweden at 19, and settled in Connecticut
around 1906. He was born around 1887 I am not sure if he was born in
Stockholm, but it is likely because he had two unmarried sisters that he
wrote to in Sweden but I don't know their names.
Arvid Hjalmar Thorsen 1887-1959 approx.
Florence Heilder Marice Edstrom 1890-1942-3 approx.
John Edstrom & Mary Erickson parents to Florence.
Any help on any of these names will be greatly appreciated. In advance,
Thank you. Nan55(a)pacbell.net
Can anyone tell me if there is a farm or place named Strommer in Varmland?
My great grandfather came to the United States as Lars Carlson (born 4 Dec
1831), but took the name Strommer, as there were so many Carlson's where he
settled. I have no idea where in Varmland he was born, and thought that
this might provide a clue.
I thank you for any answers. Joy Gulden in California
If someone has the Swedish sailor immigrantion CD, I would appreciate a look
up of John (Johan or Johanas) Norman who jumped ship (or left it) with brother
Charles Norman c 1881. Perhaps from Norwegian Island of Spitzbergen -- was
Swedishin 19th Century.
Thanks in advance. If not, perhaps some advice on where to look.
Does anyone know of a Charles J. STARK b. 1839 in Stockholm Sweden, who
immigrated to So. Moline, Rock Island Co. Illinois in the 1850's with his
wife Johanna Bergman. They had children Amanda, John, Oscar, Edith and
possibly a Mary, all born in Illinois.
Any info greatly appreciated!
Leanne Cronin, Fresno California
Surnames: CRONIN, STARK(Sweden), STEELE and SNIVELY (Canada)
TARTARINI, WILSON(Norway), OLSON, LARSON and LECENT
That's a good question Ardyth......My husband's grandfather lost eight
siblings to TB, I guess coming to America, how do you find this out? I have
tried all the shipspassenger lists that keep coming up, also joined the
shipspassenger list, I'm hoping that I'll find the right ship soon, since I
know when they came....
Good Luck to you,
I would appreciate a look up for John Freeberg (Johan Freiberg?) b. abt. 1847,
Sweden, and leaving Sweden for US abt. 1868. Did he travel with anyone?
Didn't have much on this relative until I just found him (and some info) in
the 1910 census. Thanks so much. TJ from Oahu, HI
I just received my grgrandfather's social security application. I was
told his middle name was Fritschof - on the application he has spelled
it Frithiof. Is either name Swedish? Is it indicative of anything?
His last name is Östrand, which I've been told he and his father could
have taken that name because of the area they came from - Sandviken,
Välbo, Gävleborglan. But then again, there are many Östrands in the
Sandviken area - although I've yet to find one related.
One other question, Ingrid was kind enough to look him up on the
emigration CD. However, the mystery is that I was told his mother died
in Sweden before he and his father emigrated to Iowa. There is a
Catharina listed as traveling with them (if it's them) on the CD. On
his social security application he lists his mother's name as Carrie.
Is that a nickname for Catharina? If his mother did travel with them
and she died on the ship, how does one find that out. Also, how do you
find out which ship they were traveling on?
Is anyone else searching for for these names in Västernorrland?
Hans Erik Hansson born 24 Apr 1858 Ed
Hans Andersson born 24 April 1827 Resela
Anna Cajsa Olof.dr born 6 sep 1822 Skarped
At the time of Anna's birth her parent's are Olof Olofsson & Cajsa Lisa
Ols.dr, a farmer in Billsta.
Can someone please tell me if CD's are available to purchase for parish
records, etc for Vasternorrland?
Sincerely thanking you in advance, GAIL
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
I am searching for a link between Nils Erik KARLSSON who died 09 April,
1941 in Halltorp and the family THULIN, some of whom may have emigrated
to the USA before 1930. Thanks for any help or hint you might give me.
Eivor C. Sellen
Hi, I just joined this board in hopes that I can find my g grandfather. His
name is John Norman -- though Norman seems to be a common name for Swedish
immigrants. He came the US in 1881 and was naturalized in 1889. He
supposedly came with his brother Charles -- though no one knows where he went,
they think out to the Midwest somewhere. They came from the island of
Spitzbergen, and we are not sure if they worked there or were from there.
They claim they were in the Swedish navy and left it in NYC. John settled in
Blossberg, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
If any of this sounds like your family, or anyone has any advise, I would
appreciated it. I have found John, his wife Margaret Donolon, of Ireland, and
descendants in the US census, am trying to locate Swedish connection.
Thanks in advance
Ljusnedal parish has changed names and counties. The parish was called
Mässlinge before 1757. It was in Västernorrland county until 1762,
Gävleborg county 1762-1810, and Jämtland county 1810-present. According to
the SVAR catalog, the oldest extant records are from 1749.
I've found few children born out of wedlock in pre-1900 Sweden. Not nearly
as many as I've seen in other countries, Scotland, for example. Maybe the
rate was higher in cities than in the country parishes where my ancestors
lived. On the other hand, I have found many cases where a couple's first
child was born less than nine months after they married. As an extreme
example, my ggg-grandparents Thalenus Persson (age 17 1/2) and Beata
Börjesdotter (age 24) were married 3 Jul 1785 and their first child was
born 14 Jul 1785! I don't know if there is any truth to it, but someone
once told me that men didn't want to get married until the woman got
pregnant because they wanted to be sure that she was able to have children.
At 01:46 PM 10/28/98 -0800, you wrote:
>My other family is from Ljusnedal (sp.) in Jamtland, Sweden.
>There are no more films for this district to order, can someone suggest a
>next step? Was Jamtland a different district prior to 1700?
>Also, I understand from another Swedish researcher that it was not uncommon
>for children to be born out of wedlock? Can someone comment?
My other family is from Ljusnedal (sp.) in Jamtland, Sweden. The family name
is LJUNGEBERG (sometimes with an "E" in the middle and sometimes not). They
were traced back to about 1700 in the same parish. Some families that they
There are no more films for this district to order, can someone suggest a
next step? Was Jamtland a different district prior to 1700?
Also, I understand from another Swedish researcher that it was not uncommon
for children to be born out of wedlock? Can someone comment?
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