On Monday, February 28, 2005 3:01 AM [GMT+1 or +2],
Kristine Whitbey <kristinesgraphics(a)gmail.com> wrote:
First off, Jon Married a Widow, Stina Oldsdoter (born in
Brunskog) and had their first child in Norway.
-- probably Jon/John/Johan/etc. Andersson/Andreasson born July
1831 and Stina/Kristina/Crestina/etc. Olsdotter/Olofsdotter.
Is Brunkskog in Sweden or Norway?
-- Brunskog is a parish in Värmland (Sweden)
They then moved to Gunarksgog(?) Sweden. (spelled right?)
-- Gunnarskog is another parish in Värmland
Then they moved again where they stayed alot longer.
To a farm in the district of Grasmark in an area called
Vastra Kymen, and the exact farmstead called Hollostompta.
-- Gräsmark is another parish in Värmland. Kymmen is a village
in Gräsmark parish between the lakes Kymmen and Mången. Near the
village Kymmen is a creek called Hallestomtbäcken (Hallestomt
creek), so there might well have been a farm there called
Hallestomten (or Hallestomta in dialect).
All the kids went to a country school just a few miles away
from Lake Mangen. Is this lake near Hollostompta? Is that
-- Hallestomtbäcken runs into lake Mången, and it is less than
one mile from Kymmen village to lake Mången.
[...] the Elison's home is on the shore of Lake Kymen
--- Probably Eliasson
What is Vaslo O and Stor O? Are they towns? Is Lake Kyman
close to Lake Mangen?
-- Probably islands. There is a Storö (or Storön) in lake
Kymmen, and there might be an island named Va??ö, even if it is
not on the map at http://www2.lantmateriet.se/ksos/index.html
Lake Mången is one to two miles SW of lake Kymmen.
Jon Anderson left for America first..unsure on his
dates...but think it was around 1869.
Stina and her 9 (yes 9) kids left Sweden August 4, 1870.
-- I don't see them in the "Emigranten" CD, but they have very
common names making it difficult to search, and they might have
emigrated via Norway. And "Jon Anderson" might have left too
early to be in the CD anyway, most of the records on it start in
1869 or later.
// Bo Johansson