Books, even hard bound ones, do have typos in them. Perhaps the correct
date should have been 1878 not 1871. Military families sometimes went
along with the troops and mom could have delivered while visiting in
On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:48:36 -0500 John Peterson
This note about my farmorfar appears in Genealogical and Personal
History of Beaver County Pennsylvania, Volume I. New York: Lewis
Historical Publishing Company, 1914, pages 349--350.
John Peter Young, son of Anders and Eingard (Nelson) Johnson, was
Western Jutland, Sweden, March 9, 1841. He acquired his education
the public schools of his
native country, and was then apprenticed to learn the carpenter's
which he followed
successfully for a number of years.
In April 1871, he emigrated to America....
I have two questions:
1. The fact that he was born in Western Jutland does not seem
Jutland is the peninsula of Europe that contains the country of
Denmark. In 1848 (but not 1841) Sweden did send a small contingent
troops to Jutland (around 250 men) to help the Danes in a conflict
Prussia. What is wrong with my history or thinking?
2. His last name when he arrived in the United States was Ljungberg
and not Andersson. Does this mean that he was in the military?
(Family tradition has it that he changed his name to Young because
there were so many other Ljungbergs where they first settled in New
Thanks for you help.
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