I am looking for relatives of anyof those individuals mentioned below or
any additional information.
I am searching for the ancestors of my paternal great grandparents who
came to Quebec Apr. 1871 from Oslo on the Nymhen. The ship record said
Gustaff came from Killa S. The family eventually homesteaded in
Wisconsin. My only lead to Norway and Sweden was a bible I have of my
great grandmothers, Helene Regine Sorensdatter. With that information
we have been able to find some of her family and now trying to trace her
steps so we can find information about her husband, Gustaff and find him
and his family in Sweden.
My great grandfather was Gustaff Olofsson, b. Sept. 4, 1832 in Skiverud,
Gillberga parish, Sweden.
His siblings were Johannes Olofsson born 1/14/1827 in Ramserud,
Gillberga parish(emigrated to Norway 1/14/1856). Anders Olofsson, born
8/3/1829 in Skiverud, Gillberga parish (emigrated to Norway 1/14/1856).
Olof Olofsson born 1/21/1835 in Skiverud, Gillberga parish. Elsa
Olofsdotter, born 7/20/ 1839 in Skiverud, Gillberga parish, died the
Gustaffs father was Olof Olsson Viding and was the son of Olof Olsson
b. 1755 and Kerstin Jonasdotter, b. 1762. The family lived in
Vasbytorp, Gillberga. Gustaffs mother was Maria Nilsdotter, born
9/14/1795 in Vasby? In Gilberga parish. Died 1/18/1859 in Lakviken,
Strom in Kila parish. The parents of Maria Nilsdotter nwere Nils
Nilsson, b. 1762 and Kerstin Nilsdotter, b. 1766. They lived in
Gardsvik, Gillberga. The parents of Nils Nilsson were Nils Olofsson, b.
1722 and Malin Andersdotter, b. 1725. They lived in Gardsvik also.
Gustaff Olofsson married January 26, 1868 (Gronland Menighet, Oslo,
to Helene Regine Sorensdatter, b. Aug. 8, 1840 in Hurum
Norway. Helene was the widow of unknown Christiansen. Sometime before
Gustaff changed his name to Gustaff O. Almquist
They had one son, Axel born in Norway Nov. 11, 1868. Helene may have
married prior to Gustaff. Children born in the USA to this union were
Rebecca b. Oct. 27, 1872, Henry William b. July 1876 (my grandfather)
and George Carl b. Dec. 11, 1878.
Helene Regine Sorensdatters confirmation was 9/16/1855, Helle Regine
Sorensdatter with parents Soren Jensen and Marte Hansdatter, born 8/8
and baptized 9/27. She was vaccinated 1/10, probably 1855.
Helenes mother, Marte Hansdatter, born 1797 in Lier-Rasta, Vinger
Parish. Extra marital union to Torsten. Children with Torsten: Olena
Torstensdatter, born 1822. Married 1835 in Hurum to Helenes father,
Soren Jensen. Crofter in Kaasa under Tronstad, Hurum. In the 1865
census Marte was a widow in Hurum, without any children, taking up
quarters with another family. She was very poor.
Marte Hansdatter and Soren Jensen children:
1. Marte Sorensdatter, b. 7-31-1834 in Hurum, to Christiana 1857.
Marte Wennenberg in Wisc.??
2. Anne Helene Sorensdatter, b. 6-2-1836 in Hurum
3. Elin Karin Sorensdatter, b. 5-29-1838
4. Helle (Helene) Regine Sorensdatter, b. 8/8/1840 (great grandmother)
In Kassa on the farm Tronstad, Hurum Parish, d. 9-27-1906 in
Wisconsin, USA. Moved to Dramen approx. 1856 when she was 16 years old.
5. Kristiane Jensen, b. 8-19-1842 in Hurum, m. Per Jonsson in probably
Oslo. Per born 6-11-1834 in Kjo:la parish in Varmland, Sweden, son
of Jon Olofsson & Maria Lisa Asplind in Halle, Kjola parish, Sweden.
5. Hans Jacob Sorensen, b. 3-20-1845 in Hurum