still need to find out where in Sweden Axel Otto Johansson 11 March 1867 was born

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Still looking for more detail about Axel Otto Johansson born not sure if 27 August 1883 or  11 March 1867 and passed away in South Africa 1940/1941
in Genealogy Help by Louise Mulligan G2G Crew (480 points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
Why do you have two so widely different birth dates for him?
Hi Louise,

You need to do your groundwork first. Do you have a death notice? Start there, then you will get an age.(hopefully)
If he immigrated to South Africa, there will be an immigration record. Did you consult that? Unfortunately most of those immigration records are not available online.
That is the info  I got but cannot find anything here
Is your info sourced?
thats what I got from the family
Do you have any idea in which province he died?
Well I did do ground work otherwise I would not come with this request
In South Africa Western Cape this is what I could get out of family

Maybe this will help/

Document 1 of 3

DEPOT     KAB                                                                   
SOURCE    CO                                                                    
TYPE      LEER                                                                  
VOLUME_NO 8623                                                                  
SYSTEM    01                                                                    
REFERENCE 22                                                                    
PART      1                                                                     
STARTING  1903                                                                  
ENDING    1903             
is this for SA citizenship that he applied
Did he have daughters , Anna and Vera?
If I have it correct he had a daughter Ethel  who was my grandmother and a son if I have it correct Oscar Evald
Maybe you would consider starting the tree here on WikitTee. Mark deceased ancestors as such so that the profiles can be open. That way the G2G discussions can be linked to the relevant profiles. Add whatever sources and family info you have and lets see what happens

2 Answers

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I plugged both dates, with the given name of 'Axel Otto' in the arkivdigital and indexed birth records on databases and did not find any 'Axel Otto' born on either of the dates you mention...
by David Anderson G2G Crew (320 points)
Not sure the surname might be spelled wrong
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I am trying a couple of searches at the indexed censuses at Riksarkivet, SVAR, Folkräkningar. They only have birth years, so that is what I have used. If he was the guy that was naturalized in 1903, he should have been in Sweden in 1890.

Axel Johansson, born 1867, census 1890 - 40 hits, all over Sweden, none of them an Axel Otto. 

For the alternative that he was born in 1883, he would still be a child in 1890. Then he would be in their database only by first name. So Axel Otto born 1883, census 1890, gives only 6 hits, that's more manageable.

by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (386k points)
Riksarkivet SVAR is a paysite, I think you can see the lists, but you woul't be able to explore the content.
  1. Axel Otto, son of Daniel Andersson
  2. Axel Otto Alfred, son of Carl August Bergman
  3. Axel Otto Emanuel, son of Nils Johan Jonsson
  4. Axel Otto Fredrik, son of Truls Svensson Hellgren
  5. Axel Otto Laurentius, son of Lars Johan Söder
  6. Otto Axel Teodor, son of Johan Petter Karlström

#1, #2 and #4 no good matches. The other three might be something, although a bit farfetched.

Well, none of those three sons of fathers named Johan have the exact birth dat 27 August 1883.
That is not impossible to be honest the family does not know nothing of each other and I came late into the family as I was adopted and want to get everything or rather the puzzle together really not nice you know your family comes from a place but where :)

I have looked a bit more in SVAR and Arkiv Digital. The reason for not following up #1, #2 and #4 is that none of them had any good reason to be Johansson or anything remotely like it when they left home.

The other three all have fathers with Johan as one of the names, and so could have used the patronymic Johansson as a surname. Axel Emanuel could also have used his father's last name Jonsson, which is almost Johansson.

Now it turns out that Axel Otto Laurentius used his father's surname, Söder. Otto Axel Teodor used his father's surname, Kalström. Axel Otto Emanuel happened to choose to be Axel Otto Emanuel Nilsson, from his father's first name, not Johansson from his "middle name". So the chances for an Axel Otto Johansson born in 1883 aren't good.

Also, the only one of these three who left Sweden before 1910 was Otto Axel Teodor Kalström, who went to America in 1906.

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