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Does anyone of you have ancestors or have any else connection with the
parishes of Valtorp and S Kyrketorp or in the surrounding parishes in
In that case you have reason to take a look at the website
http://www.valtorp.se/eng/eng.htm. There you find info about the two
parishes and also some genealogy. The genealogy you find at the link Folks.
If you have any questions or have any info, please feel free to email on
If you are planning a trip to Sweden next year it would be a good idea to
plan to make it when the homecoming Day will be in August.
I wonder if someone with the Arkion census database subscription could
check on the following lady in 1880 in or around Skorped, Västernorrland?
Marta Nyberg born abt. 1858-9 emigrated 1885 from Skorped (Y) to Mandan
North Dakota with a son Jacob age 1 (per cd Emigranten).
I am also interested in her birthdate if it is in the census entry. This
could be my 2G grandma.
Olof Eriksson (c1480-1594) was a ship's master and ship builder in
Stockholm. There are several articles and references to him on the internet.
The problem is with his two wives. All articles agree that there were two
He married (1) Malin, daughter of Gustaf von Emden,
He married (2) Anna Gerlachsdotter von Emden.
They would appear to be cousins. However, F. U. Wrangel, in his
Stockholmiana I-IV, 'Gamla Gatnamn', page 74, says the wife of Olof Ericsson
was Anna, daughter of Gustaf von Emden.
Is this a mistake or were Gerlach and Gustaf interchangeable?
Thanks for any help here.
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Would someone look up Maria Erickson (Ericksdotter) on the Emigranten-CD.
She immigrated in 1868 and was born Jan 30, 1848.
Father was S. Erickson and the Mother Mary.
That's all I know. She was married in America to Peter Paulson Frisk b. 1825
Dave from California
Dear Rhonda and List,
Sorry I did not sign my name to the following post. Could you please check the 1869 Emigrant CD for Håkan William Johnson, Alfred Johnson and Anders Peter Anderson, his wife Carolina Johanson? Some of my records say they came in 1869, so just maybe they will be there.
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:57:40 +0000
Subject: Hakan W. Johanson CD look-up request
Could someone please look on the Emigrant CD for Hakan William Johnson, born 01
May 1848, someplace in Östergotland, he immigrated to America in 1868, settled
in Bashaw Township, Minnesota according to his obituary. He had a brother Alfred
Johnson, born 30 July 1849 in Ekeby, Östergotland. And he had a sister,
Carolina, born 11 November, 1842 who married Andrew Peter Anderson in Sweden.
They may have emigrated together.
I have found several of my relatives lived in Hof, Östergotland prior to
emigration; they all settled in Bashaw Township, Brown County, Minnesota. They
were inter-marrying in Sweden and continued to do so after they got here.
I am trying to sort Andersons and Johnsons which gets confusing.
I would very much appreciate an emigration CD look-up for:
Carl Nelson Håkansson Svärd. He was born in November 1872 and I believe his
immigration date would have been in the year 1893.
Thanks so much.
Could someone please look on the Emigrant CD for Hakan William Johnson, born 01 May 1848, someplace in Östergotland, he immigrated to America in 1868, settled in Bashaw Township, Minnesota according to his obituary. He had a brother Alfred Johnson, born 30 July 1849 in Ekeby, Östergotland. And he had a sister, Carolina, born 11 November, 1842 who married Andrew Peter Anderson in Sweden. They may have emigrated together.
I have found several of my relatives lived in Hof, Östergotland prior to emigration; they all settled in Bashaw Township, Brown County, Minnesota. They were inter-marrying in Sweden and continued to do so after they got here.
I am trying to sort Andersons and Johnsons which gets confusing.
My scrapbook is finally done, I added 6 more pages. I have had SO much
fun doing this and I recommend to anyone who is contemplating doing it--
just do it! It will be nice to show my family in Sweden, but precious
to show my future grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments about the book. 19 days to
Sweden, and still counting!
Rhonda in PA
Swedish Genealogy, Recipes, Links, and More: http://swansonfamily.homestead.com
Thanks much Rhonda. It is amazing how easy it is to read when you know what
it says. I am sure you are right. I have looked the translation up.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Sweden] Help with GID: 1910.4.56900
> Joanne, it could be Härads domare before his name. It looks like 1759 is
> crossed out and 1757 is writen over it. Not sure just a guess.
I would appreciate it if someone would look at this GID and help with the name in front of Erik Olafsson. Is it another person on the same line? There are 2 birthdates and 2 different parishes. Thanks, Joanne
Perhaps there is a database covering 1915. For 1895-1900 try here:
The Swenson Center has this url, scroll down to NY and find the names of
Swedish Newspapers in Brooklyn, NY. which existed at the end of the 19th
If you look up the Brooklyn NY Main Library in google, you could inquire
giving the info. that you have.
The city of Brooklyn NY has 2 1/2 million people and it has an extensive
modern library system.
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Thanks Keri for the help. Joanne
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [Sweden] Help with GID: 1910.2.32200
> Before his name is written "Skräd" which is short for "Skräddare" =
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It is from a link on Cyndislist that I believe that John Johnson
passed away in 1897, but I am sure that it was between 1895 and 1900.
I found his wife as a widow in the 1900 Census in Brooklyn, NY. I am
hoping to find someone with access to the Swedish Newspaper of
Brooklyn where someone found the Obituary of another ancestor of mine
for 1915. I do not know if there is a searchable version of this or
not, but I am assuming that there is due to the quick response.
Thanks for the response.
On 8/26/05, gladys johnson <gladysjohnson(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps you can research here for info. on deaths records and New Yok State
> that is, " how to find " :
> In google try to find the email address for the Brooklyn, N.Y. Main Publc
> Good luck,
I am searching for an obituary for John Johnson (Johan Johansson) b:
1842 Undenas, Sweden d: between 1895 - 1900 Brooklyn, NY. I also know
that he worked as a Carpenter and came to Brooklyn in 1868. He
married Anna Sofia Johansdotter in 1870 in NY. The most likely year
that John Johnson passed away is 1897, but I have not been able to
verify this yet.
On the Kronobergs Genealogy Society database I found the birth record for Gustaf Nilsson on Jan. 24, 1853. His parents were Nils Peter Jonsson and mother, Sara Petersdotter. They lived at SKÄGGALÖSA, Skatelöv. There were six other children beside Gustaf born between 1852 and 1867.
Nils Peter Jonsson and Sara Petersdotter were married on May 5, 1850 at Skäggalösa. Nils Peter died Oct. 11, 1896, but I did not see a death record for Sara
Ingrid Maria's parents were Johannes Ekman and Signild Sjöström. Ingrid was born at ODENSJÖ STOREG Skatelöv
Gustaf and Ingrid Maria were married on Dec. 12, 1881 in Skatelöv. He was from Skäggalösa Persgård, and she was from Skäggalösa Lillegård at the time of the marriage.
That Gustaf A Lidberg who died in Hennepin County ,MN 1940
was bon in 1857 or 1877 ,and it`s the wrong one
Anyone who can tell when Gust Lidberg died??
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 21:36:03 -0400
"Kris" <MkttResearcher(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am not sure what else other people have found for you.
> I hope this doesn't duplicate things.
> I found Gust, his wife Linnea and their 3 year and 1
>month old son, Vincent, in the 1930 US Census. They were
>living on Laramie Avenue in Chicago.
> Gust - age 38; married at age 32. He and both parents
>were born in Sweden. Immigrated in 1928 and was not yet
>naturalized (was an alien). Was able to speak English
>and was a blacksmith.
> His wife, Linnea, was age 34 and married at age 28. She
>and both parents were born in Sweden and was not yet
>naturalized. She immigrated in 1923.
> In Chicago in 1930, I also found the following Lidbergs:
> Ernest (and wife Alfreda)
> Holger (Helen)
> Gustave (Maria)
> Tiodolf (Myrtle)
> Alfred (Olea)
> Oscar (Daisy)
> Oscar (Jennie)
> I found a GUSTAF A. LIDBERG who died 11/17/1940 in
>Hennepin County, Minnesota (no birth date given). If
>you think it could be your family, I should expect an
>obituary could be found in the Minneapolis newspaper from
>that era (Minneapolis Star of Minneapolis Tribune).
> By the way, I love how you spell your name; my son is
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <mc436609(a)c2i.net>
> To: <SWEDEN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 2:20 PM
> Subject: [Sweden] Lidberg ,Stockholm
>> THANKS so much for all the help I have got with my
>>Lidberg family. I
>> really wonder if some Lidbergs may have stayed in
>>Stockholm. Johannes and
>> Anna Lidberg`s daughter Ingeborg Lidberg was living at
>> Stockholm 1919 ,when her father and sister emigrated to
>>USA. Is it anyone
>> who could tell me about Ingeborg ,or when Gus Lidberg
>>,b. abt 1892 living
>> in Chicago died?? (this Gust was married to Linnea ,and
>>is the closest I
>> have come locating Ingeborg Lidberg`s brother.)
>> Erik in Norway
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I hope I am not intruding, but I thought some of you might be interested in
the above subject. This program will be aired on KPBS on Saturdays at 12:30
P. M. Pacific Time starting September 10th.
"The 31-year old culinary professional brings her mobile kitchen to Sweden's
seaports, cities and countrysides to transform traditional Scandinavian
ingredients into modern dishes. And all around her are the dramatic vistas of the
But New Scandinavian Cooking with Tina Nordstrom serves up more than
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Throughout the series, Nordstrom uncovers her native
country's character - and Viking past. She travels by canoe, horseback and
paraglider, tries her hand at fire-eating; and goes hunting, reindeer-racing and
First I want to thank Judy Baouab for responding to my last query on this list. I appreciate all of her hard work in helping me with names, places and the census information. Thank you very much, Judy!
It is my desire to find family in Sweden and some of the following family stayed in Sweden while some of them came to Iowa in the United States.
I am looking for information on the family of Gustof NILSSON, 24 Jan 1858 (Skatelöf, Jordtorpare)- 18 Apr 1950 (Gunnarstorp, Husaby/Huseby (Köpingslikt område), Skatelöv or Skatelöf, Kronoberg lan, Småland) and his wife, Ingred Maria "Mary" MAGNUSDOTTER, born 5 Sep 1859 (Skatelöf) and their children who stayed in Sweden and used NILSSON (NELSON) AND GUSTAFSSON as surnames in Sweden or the United States:
Carl Mandus GUSTAFSSON 1882-1924 (Skatelöf, Kronobergs, Småland)
Erland Fritiof/Fritjof GUSTAFSSON 1883 (Skatelöf, Tjushult Strömsnäs bruk Pappersfabrik, Kronobergs, Traheryds)
Arthur Vigor GUSTAFSSON 1898-1966 (Småland)
Gunner Egil GUSTAFSSON 1900-1969 (Småland)
I have listed all the locations and information found on the 1890 Swedish Census.
I would like to make contact with family who descend from any one of these families.
I am also interested in contacting the MAGNUSSON OR MAGNUSDOTTER family who were the family of the NILSSON mother, Ingred Maria "Mary" MAGNUSDOTTER, who was born . Her parents were Magnus OLSON and Bertha BENSON.
Will appreciate any help you can give to me. Thank You!
Dicksie KNIGHT MAY
SWEDISH SURNAMES: NILSSON (NELSON), GUSTAFSSON, OLSON (OLSSON, OLESON, OHLSON) , MAGNUSDOTTER, MAGNUSSON, BENSON
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