Rune, do you think Lafäng could have been an abbreviation of läns fängelse
or landskaps fängelse? Is there such a thing? And would that have been
noted in the records? Maybe this 'city soldier' should be more correctly
translated to 'prison guard'?
From: "Rune Johansson" <Gentiana(a)pp.sbbs.se>
Subject: [Sweden] Re: [Sweden] Lafäng is it a parish in Göteborg?and city
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 19:27:29 +0100
Levsäng is situated in the parish of Fredsberg just near where I am living
now. But it is far from Göteborg. I have lived in Göteborg for many years,
but have never heard about Lafang!
Look at my home pages, too!
----- Original Message -----
From: "chris troy" <christroy75(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 8:03 AM
Subject: [Sweden] Lafäng is it a parish in Göteborg?and city soldier
I cannot find anywhere called Lafang in Goteborg or elsewhere, but there is
a place called Levsang in Toreboda kommun, Vastergotland. It is just east
of Mariestad. I cannot work out if it is in Toreboda parish or Fredsberg
parish though. Maybe this is the place you are looking for?
Sorry I cannot help you with the 'city soldier' bit. Can you try to find
out what the original Swedish was as your translation may be off. I always
find it better to give the exact Swedish text, then there is less
of spelling, translation and transposition errors.
>From: "Marcia Hurtt" <moose(a)surfnetinc.com>
>I received information the other day: (These records are found at
>Goteborg Hospital parish
>Wretlof Erik mason journeyman married to Wistrand, Ingrid Christina
> m(aid) 1803 11/7.
>and with children's birth (and here he is called also "city soldier"
>Sofia 1804 15/4
>Carl Gustaf 1806 29/8, dead 1806 22/9
>Anna Margreta 1810 9/4
>Maria 1814 16/2
>Johanna Elisabet 1816 22/2
>Erik is my 3rd greatgrandfather but I can not seem to find where
>Lafang is located nor do I understand what a "city soldier" is? Can
>anyone enlighten me? (City soldier was already translated for me, I do
>not know what it was in Swedish record)
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