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 born
Western Jutland, Sweden, March 9, 1841. He acquired his education in
the public schools of his
native country, and was then apprenticed to learn the carpenter's trade
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 correct.
Jutland is the peninsula of Europe that contains the country of
Denmark. In 1848 (but not 1841) Sweden did send a small contingent of
troops to Jutland (around 250 men) to help the Danes in a conflict with
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.