Thank you for that reply. I had emailed Neil earlier about my farfar morfar
who was a soldier and took the army name of Hjort. His name at birth was
Anders Jonsson or Jönsson and he was to the best of my knowledge born
1800-12-12 at Hökhult, Hinneryd, Kronoberg län and died in 1844, I have no
date or place.
He had a son Johannes Andersson born 1831-05-05 who immigrated to Cadillac,
Michigan and I am told used the father's last name Hjort. I cannot find him
emigrating but I know he did as he had at least 2 children named Ida and
Charles (or Karl - Carl). Johannes's wife's name was Ingrid or Ingerd.
Could you tell me where I could track all of these 208 emigrants or at least
the 9 who were soldiers? I don't know if Johannes Andersson was ever in the
Army or not but it is possible. He died in Michigan in 1904. I know his
wife was still living with her son in law Otto Hagstrom in Cadillac,
Michigan in the 1920 census with his 2 sons. Her daughter Ida had died in
childbirth when daughter Eda was born and Eda was raised by Jennie
Gran-Hagstrom who was married to Otto's brother Carl Hagstrom.
Thank you for any help you can give me on this Hjort family tracing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr Fredrik Haeffner (Genealogy)" <genealogy(a)rixtele.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Sweden] Army names?
Those names might be soldier names (they are short)
Of the 208 emigrants named Hjort I know of only 9 were soldiers. Another few
were children of soldiers
So most of them are not soldiers
The name Bjur is an old word for the animal beaver, in modern Swedish it is
Of the 44 emigrants named Bjur none of them is a soldier or specifically
Happy hunting and good luck,
Dr Fredrik Haeffner
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