Looking for five swedish siblings emigrants: Anna Josefina Andersdotter

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I am searching for information about 5 siblings:

Anna Josefina Andersdotter, born: 22 aug 1865 in Villstad (Västra Aplagård). Migration to America 4 apr 1888

Goda Charlotta Andersdotter, born: 9 mar 1871 in Villstad (Västra Aplagård). Migration to America 23 sep 1886


Hanna Mathilda Andersdotter, born: 24 june 1868 in Villstad (Västra Aplagård). Migration to America 23 september 1886

Maria Adelina Andersdotter, born: 27 april 1862 in Villstad (Västra Aplagård). Migration to America 17 dec 1881

Johan August Andersson, born: 30 may 1874 in Villstad (Västra Aplagård). Migration to America 26 mar 1892

Thanks in advance! // Peter

WikiTree profile: Maria Adelina Andersdotter
in Genealogy Help by Peter Larsen G2G Rookie (260 points)

2 Answers

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If you will do a search in FamilySearch.org, you'll find all kinds of information on the Andersdotter family:



You can also put in their names individually and you'll probably be surprised with all the information that comes up.
by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (81.1k points)
Thank you Debby! I have tried what you suggested but without luck, the surname Andersdotter is quite common, the meaning is like: 'A doughter of Anders'.


Unfortunately Anders is one of the most common male names in Sweden. I will try find out where in the US they went so my question can be more specific.
This one is very challenging since we don't have access to an 1890 census and by 1900 the daughters were probably all married. I also checked Heritage Quest census records, but didn't find them. Perhaps someone with an Ancestry account might be able to locate them.

A location would be very helpful. I didn't realize how common a surname Andersdotter was. FamilySearch.org even has some of their first and middle names, but you're right, the dates don't match so it's not them.

There were a number of of Anderssons on Heritage Quest, but no Johans. There were also a number of Johan Andersons, but none with the right birth date.

I also tried http://genforum.genealogy.com/andersdotter/
No luck.

No luck on a search of the first page.

No luck on a search of the first page.

There were a number of Johan August Anderssons, but not the right date. I didn't try the daughters on the previous two links, so there's still a possibility you might find something about them.

Sorry. I tried.
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I hope you have your answers since this inquiry was dated 2012.
I believe on of the persons that you are looking for.  Maria Adelina was my grandmothers mother.  She married Arthur H Anderson in Crystal Falls, Michigan.  Does this sound like your family?
by Cheryl Guzman G2G1 (1.4k points)
My five cents of a comment: a search in the indexed census 1880 (folkräkningar 1880) for "maria adelina" born between 1855 and 1864 gets 28 hits. Just to say it was not a very common name combination.

Also in my experience with emigrants it is very unlikely that the sisters would have been Andersdotter in the USA. They would in all likelihood have swapped to Andersson. Or adopted a different family name.

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