I have a Brita Enlund, b. 10 Aug 1777 in Bergsjo, Sweden. She was married to Pehr
Andersson, a charcoal worker. He was b. 1 Feb 1778 in Bergsjo and died 1850 in Hassela.
He was a charcoal worker in Fönebo. I would like to find out about life in
Fönebo....about the charcoal industry....was it individuals who did this or did they work
for large companies which smelted ores? Was there a smelting place in Fönebo? I want to
compare his life to my ancestors in America...in the late 1700s and early 1800s...some, in
America, were out in NY state and PA...there were forges out there...the ones in upstate
NY were ripping bark from hemlocks, for tanneries....I find comparison fascinating....they
had similar life occupations in Sweden and America...at least this line on my dad's
Brita Enlund and Per had a son, Jonas Perrson Söderlund who m. Brita Stina
Bolin..married 1835....they had my greatgrandfather Per Erick Söderlund Glans, who came to
Meriden, Ct. in 1886. He had worked in sawmills in Sweden, (MAtfors) and had been a
soldier andI'msure he found life in Meriden, Ct. familiar...with factory work.....
Any Enlunds out there in Ct today?
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