First, please forgive me for not using Swedish letters.
I have been trying to figure this date mystery out for years. I decided to ask
the experts for help.
My great grandparents left Sweden in 1872 to come to Ottawa, Franklin Co.,
The "police records" in Gothenburg said that they left Gothenburg on the ship
Orlando, on 7 June, 1872.
They were going first to Hull. I found them arriving in New York on the ship,
City of New York, on 2 June, 1872.
Can someone tell me how that can be possible? My great grandfather's older
brother made a trip from there to Quebec, Canada in 1869 & it took him about 20
Did I somehow read the dates wrong about 100 times?
I welcome all suggestions!
Don L. Fox
One of my presumed ancestors, named Göran, whose father was Jon
Jonasson, was called Göran Jonsson in the Virestad, Kronoberg HFLs after
he had left home. In his the record of his marriage to Ulrica Eklund in
Lilla Mellösa, Södermanland (GID 2119.4.47100) he appears to be listed
as Göran Jonsson Nyberg, but when the couple settled in Floda (HFL GID
195.38.24600) and thereafter, he became just Göran Nyberg. In the cited
Floda HFL, there are some words struck out in front of his name, and
something is scribbled above the strike-out. There is also something
written in the remarks column. Can anyone make out what is written in
I noticed that there was a locality named Nyberga in Lilla Mellösa, but
I didn't see any evidence that either the bride or the groom had lived
there. In fact, if the Floda HFL implies that the groom moved directly
from Virestad ("Viresta") to Floda.
For a non-solder, is this sort of name changing unusual?