Was John A. Svedberg in the USA John Adolf Svedberg in Finland?

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Evidence in Find-a-Grave infers that John A. Svedberg was born in Finland on 21 Jul 1838.  This provides a connection to a Johan Adolf Svedberg in Finland.  I would like more evidence that these were the same person. What I do know is

  1. John A. is recorded in the 1870 US census as 31 and born in Finland.
  2. John A. is recorded in the 1880 US census as 41 and born in Russia
  3. Hedvig Lundberg, John A.'s wife, immigrated to the US in 1867
  4. John A.'s son, Alfred, was born in the District of Columbia in 1868

So did John A. and Hedvig marry in Finland and immigrate together in 1867?  Where was Johan Adolf born in Finland? I would appreciate help in securing these sources.

WikiTree profile: John Svedberg
in Genealogy Help by Norm Lindquist G2G6 Mach 5 (51.8k points)
edited by Norm Lindquist

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Johan in Finland matches the headstone, the first place on the census might be closest to where he was born. As they both say Suomi (in fact all the Svedbergs I found were living in Suomi) I would be putting Finland in the place of birth and put the other info in the bio.
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (968k points)
Thank you for drawing my attention back to his headstone. Carved into stone is 21 Jul 1838, Finland.  More evidence it might be Johan Adolf

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