I asked the below question in the Facebook group Swedish-American genealogy a few days ago, and I've incorporated the information from that exercise here. It was inconclusive, so hoping that the WikiTree hive
I'm helping a distant relative find out the fate of his great aunt in the US. I lose track of her as soon as she arrives in the US. Here's what I've got - anything further on her life in the States would be most appreciated.
Ida (Maria) Eriksdotter, b. 14 August 1863 in Ödenäs, co. Älvsborg, Sweden, daughter of Erik Svensson and Anna Cajsa Eriksdotter. See
* Ödenäs (P) AI:8 (1877-1898) Bild 155 / sid 148 (AID: v44944.b155.s148, NAD: SE/GLA/13667)
* Ödenäs (P) B:1 (1861-1894) Bild 27 / sid 24 (AID: v44945.b27.s24, NAD: SE/GLA/13667).
She leaves Sweden, according to the database Emigranten Populär 2006, on the 21st August 1885, with a destination of "Lucas". She arrives, I believe at Boston on the 6th or 7th of September 1885 on the Cephalonia. See:
* "Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YCF5-9… : 1 September 2016), 098 - Aug 1-Sep 30, 1885 > image 326 of 595; citing NARA microfilm publication M277 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
* "Massachusetts, Index to Boston Passenger Lists, 1848-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9KC-B924-C… : 25 October 2016), 007620069 > image 736 of 3962; citing NARA microfilm publication M265 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration 1969).
But what happens next?
The generous people of Facebook worked out that she left Gothenburg, Sweden, on the Orlando (Göteborgs poliskammare före 1900, Inkomna uppgifter om utvandrade personer, SE/GLA/12703/E IX/27 (1885)) from which it became clear that the destination was Lucas, Iowa.
Another reference, which I've been unable to access or find gives the destination as "New Tacoma", which may or may not exist: See: The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1820-1891; Record Group Title: Records of the U.S. Customs Service; Record Group Number: 36; Series Number: M277; NARA Roll Number: 101
Trying to understand if this young lady has any descendants over in the U.S. so any further clues would, on behalf of my relative, be appreciated.