Thanks Bo, I am happy to know that I was close. I got sickly,
feeble-minded, but couldn't figure out the word of melancholy. Idid not
believe there would have been a divorce because it was against the law in
this country at that time. In the latter part of the 19th century a very
wealthy man managed to get the Florida legislature to change the law, he
divorced the insange wife and the legislature promptly changed the law not
allowing insanity as grounds. I also thought that there would have been
some kind if note in the records. I found no death in either parish but
will look for her back in Rännelanda after 186.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bo Johansson" <bo.h.johan56(a)telia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [SWEDEN] Help interpreting info
Lois Casson wrote:
I have some questions about info in two HFLs and marriage record.
GID 738.64.30000, HFL Högsäter, Älvsborg, Sweden, 1861-1865, AI:25,
image 229 of 261, pg 241...there is a note for Martha Andersdotter
, wife of Hans Olofsson. It appears to me that she may have been
mentally. That's the closest I can come, and that she was sent
--- Märtha Andersdotter's remark says she is "sjuklig" (sickly),
"sinnessvag" (feeble-minded) and "mjeltsjuk" (mjältsjuk =
"är i Christiania" (is in Cristiania[Oslo])
GID 738.56.12800, HFL Högsäter, Älvsborg, Sweden, 1866-1870, AI:27,
image 128 of 164, pg 294...it appears that Martha has moved to
Rennalanda 3 Aug 1869. She is marked out and Hans is remarried.
I cannot read the note for this entry and found not death record
in either Högsäter or Rennelanda prior to the marriage in Sep. 1870.
--- The remark says "Sinnessvag sedan sommaren 1863" (feeble-minded
since summer 1863), and she moves to "Rennelanda" 3 Aug 1869.
Olof Hansson remarried 13 Sep 1870, so he is either divorced, or Märtha
died (in Rännelanda?).
GID 100015.102.22000 scb Älvsborg 1870, Marriage record of Högsäter,
AI:27, image 220 of 655, line #15...there is a term that looks like
Gemmans by Hans and Gem. by Anna. Could this relate to Gemål????
--- Their titles are "Hemmansegare" (farm owner) and "Hem.egar
(farm owner's daughter).
It appears to me that Martha was (mentally?) ill and went off
somewhere. Divorce doesn't seem likely so I don't know whether or
not to assume she died...somewhere. And that Hans and Anna were
living together before the marriage.
--- Anna Cajsa Jonsdotter arrived 1870 from page 234, the same year as
her marriage to Olof Hansson. And the marriage record has her address as
Solsäter(?), which is on page 234 (GID 738.56.9300).
On page 284 there are no marks for examination and communion on line 2
for 1867-1869, then the marks start again from 1870, probably afer Anna
Cajsa had arrived.
Divorces did happen, so why not in this case? I imagine insanity would
have been a valid cause.
// Bo Johansson
P.S. Notice the first person in the second group on page 284 in the
1866-1875 HFL, that seems to be Olof Hansson's widowed mother Caisa
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