Mark - That is far more interesting than I'd ever imagined possible!
Ridgeway, Elk County, Pennsylvania is where this John Johnson later
married Mary Larson. The family always claimed that his first
employment was in McKean County - but it so close in location - I'm as
happy as I can be.
You've also given me a quick and concise geography lesson.
I have some verification to do in the best sources I can get hold of!
I'll check for records in the parish to try to match the parents. I've
used other Scandinavian church records - I can learn to use the Swedish
Thank you! Thank you! If every I can return the favor - I'd be happy to.
Mark D. Johnson wrote:
This record from the Emigrant CD may be of interest:
First name: JOH
Last name: JOHANNESON
Age: 28 Gender: M
Parish: TVETA County: S [code for Värmland]
Date: 1888 05 25
Fellows: NEJ [= no, that is, he traveled alone
on his ticket]
Ridgway is in Elk County, Pennsylvania, and was a destination for many
Swedes at about this time, including a couple of my relatives from
Halland. Note that there are several parishes named Tveta in Sweden,
in different areas of the country - this record refers to the one in
Hope this helps -