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Both dates may be correct. I have ancestors that came to America, earned
money, bought land and then returned to Sweden to find a bride to bring
back, or other family members to bring back. You should be looking for
both names. If he was old enough Ekstrom could be his military name, or
it could be the name of the farm he lived on in Sweden. In any case his
father's name would be Johannes something. If you have his moving
papers, you will know what parish to search for his baptism records to
find his parentage. His parents will have a different last name than
If you locate him on the 1880 Minnesota census, you will see who he
lived with and where they all were born.
Joy in Wisc.
Bill and Connie Kelly wrote:
> I have been trying to find out when my g grandfather came to America and what name he used when traveling. In Sweden he was KARL JOHANNISSON but in the U.S. he became CARL(KARL) JOHANNISSON ECKSTROM.On the ships passenger lists should I be looking for JOHANNISSON or ECKSTROM? I have two pieces of information that conflict. The first one saying he received his moving letter Oct. 28, 1869 and the another that says he arrived in the U.S. in 1867.
> I am also trying to find the same information about my g grandmother AQVILINA WILHELMINA SVENSSON.This is her maiden name . She came over to this country with two her children , TILLIE and AUGUSTA.I have no idea what her married name was when she arrived . Once she arrived in Minnesota she married my g grandfather. Would she have come over using her maiden name or her married name?She arrived in America in 1868.
If you tell me how to do it (I've never done this), I'd be willing to try to
lookup the obit here in Houston. I am close the genealogy library here,
would they have it? Or do I need to go to Houston Chronicle? Let me know!
> Carolyn Roach, I am in need of someone to look up an obit for me there in
> Houston. Can you help. It is an obit for Harold James SULLIVAN who died in
> Houston, Texas on Nov 22, 1980. It may not be a full obit but may be only
> and announcement. I really would appreciate it. Thanks, Shirley in Alabama
> sandj(a)linkfast.net We lived in Houston Texas about 10 years ago and I
> worked for Dr. Sarah Esselstyn Howell and also at the Colon And rectal
> clinic and also for DR Brodsky, Kaestner and Sassed. My Husband was a nurse
> there and worked at Houston Heart Institue and also at the VA Hospital
> there. I really miss the Houston Area and long to return to it. Again
> Thanks. Shirley
Christine, on the immigration records
Another avenue is to use the LSD films. For example, if you know the year of
immigration and place of immigration, you can order that film. The records
list the passengers three different ways: 1) alphabetical by last name 2) by
first name and 3) by groups traveling together. I finally found my
gggrandmother on the lists. Her last name was Svensdotter but it had been
changed to Svenson on the immigration list. Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Elliott <kelliott(a)USWEST.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Sweden] Transportation
> Hello Christine,
> I have just returned from doing research in Sweden and found there are
> mistakes on the CD. My Grandmother's name was Beijer and she was not
> By pure luck
> as I was looking for something else I found her as Bejjer. Try different
> spellings of
> both her name and the area she came from
> Cpete2002(a)aol.com wrote:
> > Hello Everyone,
> > My question is about how a person would get from point a to point b
> > being
> > on the Emmigration cd. My grandmother left Sweden and came to new York
> > was not on the emmigration cd. Possibility that she went to Australia
> > Was
> > there another form of transportation that she could have used to get
> > If so were
> > there any records to be checked..
> > I'd appreciate any assistance you can give me.
> > Christine Peterson
I found this site while following links to see where they lead.
It has a list of words (alphabetically in Swedish) commonly seen in
genealogical sources, including numbers, months and days of the week. It also
has language characteristics and spelling rules and variations.
I have just returned from doing research in Sweden and found there are many
mistakes on the CD. My Grandmother's name was Beijer and she was not listed.
By pure luck
as I was looking for something else I found her as Bejjer. Try different
both her name and the area she came from
> Hello Everyone,
> My question is about how a person would get from point a to point b without
> on the Emmigration cd. My grandmother left Sweden and came to new York but
> was not on the emmigration cd. Possibility that she went to Australia first.
> there another form of transportation that she could have used to get there?
> If so were
> there any records to be checked..
> I'd appreciate any assistance you can give me.
> Christine Peterson
Carolyn Roach, I am in need of someone to look up an obit for me there in
Houston. Can you help. It is an obit for Harold James SULLIVAN who died in
Houston, Texas on Nov 22, 1980. It may not be a full obit but may be only
and announcement. I really would appreciate it. Thanks, Shirley in Alabama
sandj(a)linkfast.net We lived in Houston Texas about 10 years ago and I
worked for Dr. Sarah Esselstyn Howell and also at the Colon And rectal
clinic and also for DR Brodsky, Kaestner and Sassed. My Husband was a nurse
there and worked at Houston Heart Institue and also at the VA Hospital
there. I really miss the Houston Area and long to return to it. Again
I requested a CD Emigrant lookup some time ago but I have since
verified some information. So perhaps I will have better luck this time.
Edith Matilda Elisabeth Johansson b l886-06-29 in Hässleby
Left Eksjö Jönköping on or about 02-27-1904
Can anybody help me?
WILL AND BERNIE
My question is about how a person would get from point a to point b without
on the Emmigration cd. My grandmother left Sweden and came to new York but
was not on the emmigration cd. Possibility that she went to Australia first.
there another form of transportation that she could have used to get there?
If so were
there any records to be checked..
I'd appreciate any assistance you can give me.
Would appreciate anyone's help in locating 2 farm sites in Ås parish,
cottage Odlingsbert, Sunnerås
cottage Fållen, Karaby Lunnagård
It is my understanding these farms were in existence in 1882.
Thank you very much.
Here are the two best matching persons found on the Emigrant CD:
Huvudman: LUNDQVIST MAGDALENA
Ålder: 18 år Kön: M
Församling: TIDERSRUM Län: E
Utvandrdag: 1884 05 09
Destination: NEW YORK
Förnamn: CARL G
Ålder: 33 år Kön: M
Församling: LINKÖPING Län: E
Utvandrdag: 1889 07 26
As you se, no exactly matching persons.
Look at my home sites, too!
Kind regards from
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Edvalson" <sbe(a)lanset.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:48 AM
Subject: [Sweden] Just getting started
> I am just getting started on my Swedish side of the family.
> My great grandfather, Charles Gabriel Lundquist was born 22 Jun 1865 in
> Norrkoping, Ostergotland. His father was Gabriel.
> Where do I go from here?
> He immigrated to the USA in 1882 and was naturalized. However, his records
> went up in smoke with the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.
> Sacramento, CA
Sorry, I can´t find her on the Emigrant CD
Look at my home sites, too!
Kind regards from
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janice Baranowski" <jbaranow(a)flash.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 2:37 AM
Subject: [Sweden] emigration lookup-Caroline Moberg
> Could someone look up my great-grandmother Caroline (Carolina) Moberg who
> came to US in 1890 according to NYC 1900 census. She came over as a
> "servant" to care for a family's young children. She was born in Eskemo,
> Gammalstorp on Sept. 29, 1870.
No, Malmö is situated in Skåne län, earlier Malmöhus län, in the province of Skåne in the southernmost of Sweden. Look also at my home site http://home1.pp.sbbs.se/Gentiana/province.htm , where I have put together information on all parishes, counties and provinces in Sweden.
Look at my other home sites, too!
Kind regards from
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet anderson" <jaye(a)pcez.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 8:37 AM
Subject: [Sweden] Malmo
> Can someone tell me if Malmo, Sweden is in Kalmar Lan. Thanks a bunch.
A Swedish great-grandfather was listed as a "separatist" on some records in
Sweden. Does anyone know what this term implied? He emigrated to Canada,
then Maine, finally settling in Nebraska. Letters from the Nebraska period
show he had become a Quaker - don't know at what point or in which area he
became a Quaker. Margo Wilson
I have been trying to find out when my g grandfather came to America and what name he used when traveling. In Sweden he was KARL JOHANNISSON but in the U.S. he became CARL(KARL) JOHANNISSON ECKSTROM.On the ships passenger lists should I be looking for JOHANNISSON or ECKSTROM? I have two pieces of information that conflict. The first one saying he received his moving letter Oct. 28, 1869 and the another that says he arrived in the U.S. in 1867.
I am also trying to find the same information about my g grandmother AQVILINA WILHELMINA SVENSSON.This is her maiden name . She came over to this country with two her children , TILLIE and AUGUSTA.I have no idea what her married name was when she arrived . Once she arrived in Minnesota she married my g grandfather. Would she have come over using her maiden name or her married name?She arrived in America in 1868.
Did anyone else spot this?
May 29 2000 EUROPE
>Italian elite force invades Sweden by mistake
>FROM RICHARD OWEN IN ROME:
FOR most of the armies taking part, it was a
>routine exercise that involved little more than turning up at the right
>For Italy's elite mountain infantry regiment, this proved too much. The 116
>soldiers from the Alpini unit were due to arrive at Kristiansand in Norway
>on Saturday for a Nato exercise.
>Nobody had consulted a map, however. Puzzled immigration officers at the
>airport of Kristianstad in Sweden watched as the troops, in their
>distinctive Alpine caps decorated with feathers, disembarked some 300 miles
>from where they should have been.
>"It does not seem to have occurred to anyone in the unit that Sweden is not
>part of Nato," the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera commented.
>"Kristiansand and Kristianstad may sound remarkably similar, but that is no
>excuse for Italy invading Sweden in error." Kristiansand is on the southern
>Norwegian coast, facing Denmark, while Kristianstad is in southern Sweden,
>not far from Malmo.
>The incident comes at a particularly embarrassing time for the authorities,
>who are trying to counteract an "unfair and outdated" image of the Italian
>military as comically inept.
>Defence Ministry officials said that the plane had been chartered from a
>civil airline. The flight had "not followed the usual military procedures".
>A spokesman for the airline said that as there was also a Kristiansund near
>Trondheim in central Norway, it was not surprising that the pilot had lost
>General Anselmo Donnari, the Italian military attaché in Oslo, said that
>the troops had eventually reached Norway "in good order", and the exercise
>had started as planned.
I tried to look this up for you and do not really get much. In NY in 1830 in
Wayne Co. NY Township of Arcada #NYS3al6103821 list an Albert G. Samson
However in the the Military for Wisconsin and Minnesota (at one time
Wisconsin was a territory and considered part of Minnesota) I find Several
Civil War Veterans by the name of Albert Sampson. Since this Area was filled
with Swedish Immigrants do you think he might of originated out in this Area
and later migrated due to his work to NYS. I have that information is you
Do you by any chance have a middle Name? It seems that Albert was the Name
used by all the Sampson/Samson Families and Boy sure does make it tough to
determin who is who. I have Albert A., Albert T., and Albert G. Would be
glad to help you furthur if you could furnish a little more background.
Found the following in the Sweden Gazetteer:
Place Municipality County Type
Kyrkhult Olofström Blekinge Locality
Here's a map URL for Blekinge:
And for Olofström:
The URL for Olofström is :
In the Turism section it mentions Tulseboda brunn, a well known spa in
Kyrkhult. I'd say this is your Tuselborg.
They have a Genealogy research centre:
Tel: 0454-77 00 55
Fax: 0454-77 08 79
Address: Box 78,
290 60 KYRKHULT
Sorry, but couldn't find anything about Frugafranksduga or anything that
even looked like it. Write to the Olofström Tourist Bureau and they will
probably be able to help you, and send some brochures.
>From: Janice Baranowski <jbaranow(a)flash.net>
>Subject: [Sweden] Where is Leiklorta, Tuselborg, Frugafranksduga?
>Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 18:59:29 -0500
>In reviewing taped interviews with my grandmother, she refers to three
>places that she visited and lived as a young child in 1904-1908 in Sweden.
>She said that "in the same territory of Kyrkhult was a summer resort by the
>name of Leiklorta"?
>Another place she said they visited was a place where "people came all over
>to drink the health waters in Tuselborg", across the road from Kyrkhult"?
>A third place was the museum in Blekinge (I know this is a county/province
>and very large!) called Frugafranksduga?
>I'm not sure my aunt has these spelled correctly, but I can't find any of
>these on my map of Sweden or on my map of Blekinge. Any suggestions?
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From: Bill and Connie Kelly <bckelly(a)softcom.net>
To: SWEDEN-L(a)rootsweb.com <SWEDEN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Friday, June 02, 2000 7:27 AM
Subject: [Sweden] Book- Cradled in Sweden
>Just a note on the book "Cradled in Sweden" . I too was very interested in
the book , so ordered from it Amazon.com a few days ago. I just found out
tonight that they are unable to fill my order .I suggest anyone trying to
buy the book to try another vender.I plan on checking Barnes and Noble and
some of the book sellers on Cyndi's list- cyndislist.com
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