possible wife of Andrew isberg?

+3 votes
Can anyone connect this Emma Anderson to the Emma Anderson that married Andrew  isberg  in Chicago Cook County October 12th 1895. The marriage record is available on ancestry.com.
WikiTree profile: Emma Anderson
in Genealogy Help by Sharrie Miller G2G Crew (590 points)

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Yes, it looks possible. A couple of us have added some sources to the family from their Swedish time. Unfortunately both the large repositories for Swedish records - SVAR and Arkiv Digital - are subscription sites.
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (403k points)

What speaks against Emma-from-Grevie being the wife of Andrew Isberg is that she is given as one year older than him in the census.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWB4-RYB : accessed 20 October 2016), Andrew Isberg, Ward 18, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-1191, sheet 15A, family 298, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 957.

The same birth year for her given already in 1896, when their first child is born. This does not look like a match, after all.

"Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQY5-2HK : 18 May 2016), Emma Anderson Isberg in entry for Arthur Emanuel Isberg, 22 Apr 1896; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 7601, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,287,992.

In the census for 1930 her immigration year is given as 1888 - while Emma-from-Grevie emigrated with her mother in 1892.

"United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSLY-V8S : 8 December 2015), Emma Isberg in entry for Andrew Isberg, 1930.

Besides, since Emma-from-grevie was definitely born in 1879, she would have been a bit young to marry in 1896. Emma Andersson was not an uncommon name.
Thank you
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Hi Sharrie,

I've researched the family in Sweden and added a lot of information to the profiles, and can't see anything in the Swedish records about her husband being Andrew. Perhaps you can find some more info about Andrew in the American records that could confirm it's the same Emma, they obviously married after they emigrated.

Good luck and happy hunting!

by Antonia Reuvers G2G6 Mach 1 (17.4k points)
Thank you!

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