So, for the longest time I thought that my Grandmother Signe Margareta (Rehnfeldt) Bleher came to America entirely on he own in the late 20s. I have recently discovered not only that she had two uncles living in California where she moved to, but her grandfather had emigrated as well.
I hadn't looked at the uncles at all and with her grandfather, I ignored the records of someone with his name in Maryland in 1898 because I also had a record of him dying in his home town in 1926.
This all came out while exchanging email with Swedish cousins who told me he'd immigrated.
Now that I've dug in, I can't fine anything other than his naturalization in 1898 and then he disappears from the record until his death back in Sweden in 1926 (one year before my grandmother immigrated, interestingly).
Any idea how I can determine when he returned to Sweden? I'm trying to figure out the narrative of his two sons moving to San Francisco in 1902 and 1913. his younger son was only four when he became a US citizen in Maryland. I don't find any record of him in California at all which is where both his sons went.