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Updated December 5, 2017

Introduction

These pages are written in English, which hopefully makes it easier for unknown "relatives" to to identify their ancestors. We do of course hope to come in contact with new members to a growing "family".

--- Leif & Barbro

Why leave Sweden ...

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Who left

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"Our" emigrants

In our list of emigrants we have "close" relatives and "not so close" relatives.

On our genealogy pages you can find Leif's and Barbro's ancestors starting with our grand-parents and moving backwards in time. For each family we try to follow all children and grand-children (i.e. two generations). You can also find two works which basically uses a person from the past (an ancestor of Barbro in both cases), and then moving forward in time, i.e. tracing all ancestors of that person to basically today
(which means 1000+ ancestors)!

This web page is structured as follows. First you find two tables ("close" and "not so close" realatives). In the tables you will find all emigrants we so far know about. Please note that the "Emigration date" we first enter is the date when the person left his or her's home parish. The entry date into the new country will be a completely different date obviously.

You can, as a step 2, find more details about the emigrants by following the link provided by clicking the person's name. Please note the we use "F" for father and "M" for mother.
FF=Father's father, or, grand-father.
MMM=Mother's mother's mother, or, great grand-mother.

"Close" relatives

Name Birth date Birth place Profession Emigration date Destination

ANDERSSON, Jonas Alfrid
(on his own)

20-jan-1849 Horn parish,
Östergötland
??? x-feb-1876 North America

CARLSSON, Albertina Matilda
(with brother)

6-dec-1872 Bjärtrå parish,
Ångermanland
Maid 16-jul-1891 North America

CARLSSON, August
(on his own)

7-dec-1874 Bjärtrå parish,
Ångermanland
Laborer 5-jun-1893 North America

CARLSSON, Axel
(with sister)

31-jan-1871 Bjärtrå parish,
Ångermanland
Laborer 16-jul-1891 North America

GUSTAFSSON, Johan Gustaf Ejnar
(with sister)
(aka Inar J. Gustafson)

5-dec-1893 Odenvi parish,
Småland
Laborer 8-aug-1910 North America

GUSTAFSSON, Märta Maria Elisabet
(with brother)
( aka Martha Boleen)

28-feb-1890 Odenvi parish,
Småland
Maid 8-aug-1910 North America

JONSDOTTER, Augusta Josefina
(with parents and siblings)

31-dec-1869 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
Daughter 9-may-1888 North America

JONSSON, Axel Fredrik
(on his own)

16-jun-1871 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
??? 7-aug-1886 North America

JONSSON, Ernst Melker
(on his own)

2-apr-1867 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
??? 12-oct-1886 North America

JONSSON, Gustaf Elof Valentin
(on his own)

29-jun-1864 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
??? 1884 North America

JONSSON, GUSTAF Fredrik Reinhold
(with wife and 4 children)

16-nov-1835 Odensvi parish,
Småland
Builder 9-may-1888 North America

JONSDOTTER, Hilma Alfrida
(with parents and siblings)

23-jun-1876 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
Daughter 9-may-1888 North America

JONSSON, Karl Konrad
(with parents and siblings)

11-jan-1879 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
Son 9-may-1888 North America

JONSSON, Josef Verner
(with parents and siblings)

2-apr-1885 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
Son 9-may-1888 North America

NILSDOTTER ROS, Josefina
(with husband and 4 children)

29-jul-1841 Hycklinge parish,
Östergötland
Wife 9-may-1888 North America

"Not so close" relatives

Name Birth date Birth place Profession Emigration date Destination

SCHLYTERN, Anna Helena
(daughter to Charles Schlytern below)

2-apr-1823 Östra Husby parish,
Östergötland
Daughter 15-jul-1872 North America

SCHLYTERN, Carl (Charles) Otto
(with wife and 3 children)

2-apr-1823 Östra Husby parish,
Östergötland
Mill owner 15-jul-1872 North America

SJÖDING, Anna Sofia
(with husband and 3 children)

24-apr-1823 Arnäs parish,
Ångermanland
Wife 15-jul-1872 North America

Jonas Alfrid Andersson
Nephew to Leif's FMMM

Jonas Alfrid ANDERSSON

Born January 20, 1849 in Horn parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Son of Anders Peter Jonsson and his wife Anna Andersdotter.
Emigrates on his own to North America in 1876. Certificate #3 on February x.

Hir whereabouts in North America unknown!

Albertina Matilda Carlsson
Cousin to Leif's FF (grand-father)

ALBERTINA MATILDA CARLSSON

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Born December 6, 1872 in Nyvik, Bjärtrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden.
Daughter of August Karlsson and his wife Brita Stina Nilsdotter.
Died July 13, 1958 in Oak Bay, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.
Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.

Emigrates together with her brother Axel to North America in July 1891.
I don't know the route.

I have found one Albertina Carlsson arriving in New York November 21st 1892. Destination is said to be just New York. In the same passenger list I also find an Axel Carlsson. Destination is said to be Florida. The ages mentioned are correct. BUT, what confuses me is that the Swedish church books clearly states that they emigrated 1891 ...
Still to be understood!

Married November 11, 1897 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with

ROBERT ALLAN ANDERSON

Born Augusti 30, 1864 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Died Januari 22, 1952 in Esquimalt, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.
Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.
Parents unknown.

CHILDREN

#1 - Daughter 1
Ida May Anderson

Born in 1898. Died in 1975.
Married with Harry Norman Major (1896-1975).
3 children known.

#2 - Son 1
Robert August Anderson

Born in 1900. Died in 1913.

#3 - Daughter 2
Emily Victoria Anderson - aka Em Kirk

Born in 1902. Date and place of death unknown.
Married with Alfred MacDonald Kirk.
Visited together with her mother Albertina Matilda Sweden around 1947(ish).
The pictures below are from Dynäs where they met Albertina Matilda's sister Kristina and her son, my grand-father Eskil, and Eskil's wife Vera and their son Rolf (my father).

Click the pictures below to enlarge!

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#4 - Daughter 3
Hazel M Anderson

Born in 1904. Date and place of death unknown.
Fate unknown.

August Carlsson
Cousin to Leif's FF (grand-father)

AUGUST CARLSSON

VC

Born December 7, 1874 in Nyvik, Bjärtrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden. Died August 22, 1960 in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
Son of August Karlsson and his wife Brita Stina Nilsdotter.
Emigrates on his own to North America in 1893.
I don't know the route.

He ended up in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
He never married.

Axel Carlsson
Cousin to Leif's FF (grand-father)

AXEL CARLSSON

Born December 7, 1874 in Nyvik, Bjärtrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden. Died August 22, 1960 in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
Son of August Karlsson and his wife Brita Stina Nilsdotter.
Emigrates with his sister Albertina Matilda to North America in July 1891.
I don't know the route.

The same comment is valid for Axel as for his sister Albertina Matilda:

I have found one Axel Carlsson arriving in New York November 21st 1892. Destination is said to be Florida. In the same passenger list I also find an Albertina Carlsson. Destination is said to be New York. The ages mentioned are correct. BUT, what confuses me is that the Swedish church books clearly states that they emigrated 1891 ...
Still to be understood!

Apparently the relatives loose contact with Axel. On February 18, 1948, he is declared dead by a court order in Sweden with the death date set to December 31, 1927.

Johan Gustaf Ejnar Gustafsson
Cousin to Leif's FF (grand-father)

Johan Gustaf EJNAR GUSTAFSSON - aka Inar J. Gustafson

Born December 5, 1893 in Odensvi parish, Småland, Sweden. Died February 3, 1958 in Moline, Illinois, United States.
Son of Fredrik Gustafsson and his wife Ida Johansdotter.
Emigrates together with his sister Märta to North America in 1910.
The trip goes via Gothenburg and Liverpool to New York.
From Liverpool (departed August 20) to New York (arrived August 25) on the ship SS Mauretania.

Ejnar/Inar came with his sister Märta to Orion, Illinois. Later moved to Moline.
He was a welder by profession.
He never married.

Ejnar/Inar's Orbituary.

Märta Maria Elisabet Gustafsson
Cousin to Leif's FF (grand-father)

MÄRTA Maria Elisabet GUSTAFSSON - aka Martha Boleen

Born February 28, 1890 in Odensvi parish, Småland, Sweden. Died November 29, 1979 in Orion, Illinois, United States.
Daughter of Fredrik Gustafsson and his wife Ida Johansdotter.
Emigrates together with her brother Ejnar to North America in 1910.
The trip goes via Gothenburg and Liverpool to New York.
From Liverpool (departed August 20) to New York (arrived August 25) on the ship SS Mauretania.

Märtha came with her brother Ejnar to Orion, Illinois.
She married John Boleen, but they never had any children.

Märtas/Martha's Orbituary.

Gustaf Jonsson
Brother to Leif's FMMF

GUSTAF Fredrik Reinhold JONSSON

Born November 16, 1835 in Uppsala, Odensvi parish, Småland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Son of Jonas Johansson and his wife Anna Maria Persdotter.
Emigrates to North America in 1888. Certificate #28 on May 9.

Since three of his sons emigrated before him (1884, 1886 and 1886) he might have emigrated based on their "recommendation".
At least two of the sons were heading for Osceola, Nebraska.

Married November 9, 1861 in Hycklinge parish, Östergötland, Sweden, with

JOSEFINA NILSDOTTER ROS

Born July 29, 1841 in Hycklinge parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Daughter of Corporal Nils Magnus Ros and his wife Maja Stina Jonsdotter.

Children

#1 - Son 1
Gustaf Elof Valentin JONSSON

Born June 29, 1864 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Said to have "ran away" to North America in 1884. Maybe to escape from military service or ...
Fate unknown.

#2 - Son 2
Ernst Melker JONSSON

Born April 2, 1867 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Emigrates on his own to North America in October 1886.
I have seen one record stating we was bound for Osceola, Nebraska (as his brother Axel Fredrik).
Fate unknown.

#3 - Daughter 1
Augusta Josefina JONSDOTTER

Born December 31, 1869 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Emigrates with her parents and 3 siblings to North America in May 1888.
Fate unknown.

#4 - Son 3
Axel Fredrik JONSSON

Born June 16, 1871 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Emigrates on his own to North America in August 1886.
I have seen one record stating we was bound for Osceola, Nebraska (as his brother Ernst Melker).
Fate unknown.

#5 - Son 4
Otto Emil JONSSON

Born November 3, 1873 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Did not emigrate to our knowledge. Maybe dead already?
Fate unknown.

#6 - Daughter 2
Hilma Alfrida JONSDOTTER

Born April 2, 1885 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Emigrates with her parents and 3 siblings to North America in May 1888.
Fate unknown.

#7 - Son 5
Karl Konrad JONSSON

Born January 11, 1879 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Emigrates with his parents and 3 siblings to North America in May 1888.
Fate unknown.

#8 - Daughter 3
Selma Karolina JONSDOTTER

Born October 9, 1882 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Died young November 14, 1887 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden.

#9 - Son 6
Josef Verner JONSSON

Born April 2, 1885 in Oppeby parish, Östergötland, Sweden. Date and place of death unknown.
Emigrates with his parents and 3 siblings to North America in May 1888.
Fate unknown.