Emigrants from Sweden that will become imigrants somwhere.

+12 votes

All the time during my genealogy work I find people who emigrates, mostly to North America, United States or Canada but also some other countries like Germany, Denmark, France, Australia and Norway and others. As I think there are no or bad tools for that on Wikitree I will here, during time announce all the people I found that's leaving Sweden.

I will put every new person/family in a new answer and only make one link to familys, mostly the fathers.

This is made because I will not for now put a lot of energy in searching in other countries than Sweden.

Others who wants are invited to try to carry on where I leave them. Maybe somebody looking for their ancestors in the "old" country will find something useful here.

If somebody else will "dump" their emigrants from Sweden here they are welcome to do that also.

in The Tree House by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
retagged by Maggie Andersson

The h in Thure is just a mute decoration in Swedish.
And census records are very often off by a year - you know that.

Ahlsen when thought of as "son of Ahl" does sound Danish because of the -sen, but could very well be the Swedish Ahlsén with emphasis on the second syllable (35 hits in the 1880 census, mostly Alsén without an h, 1100 hits on birthday.se with all kinds of spellings, like Alcén). The riddle is where he got it from.

As for Margaret Herved - after so long time in America anything can happen to Swedish names. At least she is Margaret and not Christine or something.

As for Margaret Herved - after so long time in America anything can happen to Swedish names. At least she is Margaret and not Christine or something.


Now that had me laugh aloud! laugh 

So, you think the 1870 and 1871 Ture / Thure are likely the same person?

I forget how to find the leaving book .. and am not sure I could read it anyway.  I need a step back to when we were looking for Ola/Ole Waldemarsson, to see if I can find out if Ture did journey to the US in the early1900s, or if FS has the wrong family connections.  And if he was in the one in Illinois in 1910, why is he in the book with the family?!  surprise

Riddles.  I still don't know where Ola/Ole was while in the US, or when he left, or where he got the name Williamson.  Ahlsen can't be any worse!  cheeky

Do you have a profile for Axel? Or somebody else in that set?
Oh, an I don't find a change fro Waldemarsson to Williamson all that strange, when a person wants to fit in.
No profile, yet, for Axel, because he's a couple of generations higher than I am ready for.  (It's his granddaughter I'm almost ready to add.)

I could create him as a stand alone and build down, I suppose.
Yes, why not give him a standalone to start with. I could "play" a little with the family.

I  just found this for Ture Fritiof Haraldsson, born 1870-07-30:

Vreta klosters kyrkoarkiv, Församlingsböcker. Bunden serie, SE/VALA/00431/A II a/9 (1921-1930), bildid: F0006925_00213, sida 185

There is a note to the far right that he spent 1907 to 1913 in America. So he went back to Sweden.
BTW, we should perhaps start a separate question for this. When there is a profile for Axel, perhaps?

blush  I never expected the responses to get so long!  blush

Profile created.  (Now I can go up, or down.)


I should add the immigration category, right?

Tack.  :)

47 Answers

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Lars Andersson leaves Sweden for United States, with his wife Catrina Johnsdotter and their two daughters Amanda Christina and Mathilda. They arrive at New York in summer 1852 with the ship Swea.

Be aware that the daughters last name att arrival are Johnsdotter, they should rather be named Larsdotter but they can also be named Anderson after arrival

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
Yes, the whole family will probably be Anderson in America - unless they adopted a more distinctive surname.

I looked at the image of the ship manifest; those were written by staff on the ships, I suppose. The daughters do not have any surnames written out - it's just the transcriber who has chosen to repeat the name closest above.
I added the category "Sweden, Emigrants" to Lars Anderssons profile for now.

That is also something you can do so people who want to work on these profiles might have easier to find them.

This is really not correct category, it is not supposed to have profiles since it is a top-level category, but for now it will have to do until we can get some answers from the categorisation project on how to proceed with the Swedish migration structure.
Thanks I will use that category
+7 votes

Victorinus Persson leaves Sweden for North America in spring 1893.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)

This is likely him: (United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M39G-8KW : accessed 6 April 2020), Persson often became Pearson.  There are several census records at Familysearch under the name Victor Pearson.

Victor Pearson

Ida Pearson

Raymond Pearson

Hannah Pearson
Edy Pearson
Thanks for the answer, the name is ok but immigration 1880??? Victorinus leaves Sweden in 1893, and sister Hanna???? Victorinus has no sister with the name Hanna as I know. I can't say that it's not him but it's to much gambling to say that it's him. I want much more likely facts and clues to take that as the right man.
Yup, probably not.  There are several different Victor Pearsons in Familysearch records. And that might not be his Americanized name...just a guess.
I did check and probably I had missed a source but I just added one last source where the note that Victorinus is emigrating can be seen.

The thing is, I can see that there are to many guesses in a lot of family trees and therefore also a lot of faulty connections. And specially when the us-sources where the names can vary from source to source, also the birth year can vary a lot up and down. I don't like it and that's one reason I don't want to go on myself researching the emigrants when they have left Sweden.

But if somebody are there i the US and have ancestors from Sweden there can be enough personal knowledge about old places and/or names of parents, grandparents and so on to find matches with the ones I leave on the "border" or slightly after. And also if you are living in US you probably have better knowledge of using the US- sources. That's why I do this and announce them here, I will not personally go on with them except maybe in rare cases. I would be glad  if I can help just one to find there ancestors this way.
+6 votes

Erik Rudolf Norén emigrates 1908 to USA. If I'm right his last names varies from Norén, Mains to Morin

1910 he is in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States of America.

1940 he is in Ward 3, Springfield, Springfield City, Hampden, Massachusetts, United State

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+6 votes

Klas Hjalmar Norén leaves Sweden for USA  in spring 1906.

Last record is a 1921 Passport Application, Massachusetts.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+6 votes

Hedvig Karolina Flink, Sederlund emigrates from Sweden autum 1911. She will marry Frank William Sederlund in Connecticut 1917 and she passes away 1978 in Springfield, Massachusetts. I have not found any children, maybe they had some?

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+6 votes

Hans Erik Wiegandt. Hans is not really an emigrant from Sweden, he is born in Norway and emigrates to USA in summer 1899 from Norway. But Hans parents, Carl Gustaf Wiegandt and Hilda Elisabeth Johannesson are from Sweden, they have emigrated to Norway in about 1779 so Hans ancestors are from Sweden.

Hans marries Bertha Hansson Wiegandt 1911 in North Dakota, they get at least three children, Harry Leonard Wiegandt, Lloyd Russel Wiegandt and James Daniel Wiegandt.

Hans passed away 1956 in North Dakota and Bertha passed away 1959 also in North Dakota

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+5 votes

Svante Andersson from Gullered leaves Sweden for USA with wife Helena Christina Olofsdotter Andersson Anderson and 5 of their children, Sven Axel, Johan Albert, Knut Gustaf och Johanna Maria in spring 1892. Their son Oskar Adolf came after them about one and a half year later. probably they all will be called Anderson in USA

In 1900 the whole family are in Menominee city Ward 4, Menominee, Michigan, United States

Johan Albert Anderson will marry Miriam L Olsson in 1904, they get at least two children Leonard/Lennart G Anderson and Helen E Anderson. Their family are 1930 in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+5 votes

Tyra Dagny Nilsson emigrates from south Sweden to USA late winter 1925. She will arrive in 1925 to New York.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+6 votes

Peter Johnson (1847-1934),  his wife  Kelu Petronella Persson (1855-1930) and their young daughter emigrate from Östra Ljungby parish in April, 1882.  They land in New York and settle in Illinois.

by Michael Schell G2G6 Mach 3 (36.9k points)
+5 votes

Matilda Nilsson and her sister Emma Nilsson leaves Kviinge, Hanaskog, Kristianstads län Sweden for going to USA in late 1902. They ship from Gothenburg with the destination New York.

The sisters brother Anders Nilsson will follow them about two years after.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+5 votes

Per Svensson from Horna, Åhus, Kristianstad, Sweden leaves for USA in summer 1892. His ship leaves Malmö in June 1892 and the destination is New York.

Pers siblings Nils Svensson and Sven Svensson will follow him in 1894, they leave from Göteborg in July destination New York.

Their sister Hanna Elise Svensson follows them in 1900, she leaves Malmö April 1900 destination New York.

And finaly in 1905 their parent's Sven Nilsson and Elna Persdotter Berg Nilsson will go, they leave Malmö in April 1805 destination Boston.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+5 votes

Helena Christina Andersson leaves Sweden in 1892 for USA. She goes with her husband Svante Andersson and their four children Oskar Adolf, Johan Albert, Knut Gustaf and Johanna Maria, all of them will have the name Anderson in USA.

Oskar Adolf Anderson marries Theodora Hanson from Norway 1911 in Crystal Falls, Iron, Michigan. Oskar passed away in 1935 in  Menominee, Michigan

Johan Albert Anderson marries Mirian L Olson 1904 in Menominee, Michigan, they got at least two children Lenoard, Lennart G and Helen E both born in Michigan.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+6 votes

Carl Axel Nyström Sr Nyström-385   b. 1877 in Brattfors, Garpenberg, Dalarna, Sweden came to the United States the first time in 1891, and stayed the second time in 1903. 

He married 
Elizabeth Johanna Bjork Bjork-226  born 1883 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA whose parents emigrated from Sweden:  

Father: John Aug Bjork  Bjork-227 Born abt. 1853. Hossna, Sweden Emigrated to USA  13 June 1879. Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mother: Matilda (Olsen) Bjork (1849 - 1929)  Olsen-5717  Born in Aasarp, Sweden, 1849.




by Deborah Nystrom G2G6 Mach 1 (11.0k points)
+6 votes

Johan (John) Alfred Swanson was born on April 22, 1861, in Friel, Västra Götaland, Sweden, the son of Maria and Sven.  He emigrated from Sweden to the United States 19 May 1882.

He married Johanna Mathilda Brahn (Brown)  on October 19, 1889, in Manistee, Michigan. She left Sweden in 30 April 1889 for the USA.

by Deborah Nystrom G2G6 Mach 1 (11.0k points)
Hi Deborah, many of the links I tried in the sources of Johanna Mathilda does not take me anywhere. Would you mind checking that?

Just saw your note. Try these links for  Johanna Mathilda Brahn (Brown)  

Birth   31 Oct 1866. Haddås Norrgård, Ingatorp, Jönköpings län, Småland, Sverige


Moving/Migration records for Ingetorp parish 1871-1894. Source reference; Ingatorps kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/VALA/00163/C/10 (1871-1894), bildid: A0007573_00243, sida 471.

"Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGGQ-3PWX : 20 October 2019), Mathilda Swanson in entry for Adolph Samuel Swanson, 1898; citing Birth, various county courts, Michigan.


Gothenburg, Sweden, Passenger Lists, 1869-1951

Johanna M Bråhn  Destination: Manistee, Michigan

Departure Date: 30 April 1889

Departure Place: Göteborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Sverige

Ship Name: Hero   Birth Date: abt 1867  Birth Place: Innatórn Lonk  Age: 22: Destination  Hull, England  (on the way to the USA)   

Ancestry.com. Gothenburg, Sweden, Passenger Lists, 1869-1951 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data: Göteborgs Poliskammare, EIX 1-143, 1869–1950. Landsarkivet i Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.

The strange links: [[#S1456048876]]  seem to be from my GEDCom imports. I'm starting to delete them.

Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991



Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991 Name: Johanna Mathilda Samuelsdotter Johansson Bråhn Gender: Kvinna; Birth Date: 31 Oct 1866; Birth Place: Jönköping - Ingatorp Departure Date: 23 Apr 1889 Departure Place: Jönköping - Ingatorp Arrival Place: Nordamerika Marital Status: Unmarried Notes: Travels alone Original Page: 105 Household Members Johanna Mathilda Samuelsdotter Johansson Bråhn

"Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFQQ-H7P : 13 March 2018), Johanna Mathilda Swanson, 07 Jul 1932; citing Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,972,862.

When Johanna Mathilda Brahn (Brown) Swanson was born on October 31, 1866, her father, Samuel, was 33, and her mother, Anna, was 29. She married Johan / John Alfred Swanson on October 19, 1889, in Manistee, Michigan, the same year she arrived from Sweden. Their home was on Eighth street. They had six children in 15 years. She died on July 7, 1932 at her farm home north of Parkdale on U.S. 31 from heart disease in Manistee, Michigan, at the age of 65, and was buried in Manistee.

+5 votes

9 Aug 1900 Henning Johansson emigrates from Grönahög, Älvsborg via Göteborg with destination New York.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+5 votes

Amandus Johansson, Södra Säm 1852 and his wife Frida Andersdotter Dalstorp 1860, emigrates to USA with their 5 children, Ida Christina, Carl David Edmund, Ester Elisabeth, Bror Ludvig Sander and Judit Olivia  in 1982. All of them probably got the last name Johnson after arriving in their new country. In USA there will be born at least 4 more children, Algot abt 1899, Gertrude abt 1900, Edith abt 1902 and Ethel abt 1907. The three youngest children didn't get a profile on Wikitree because of to many possible matches. The family can be seen in Hartford Connecticut in 1920 and 1930.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+4 votes

In 1883 Wilhelm Johansson  1855,  emigrates with his wife Amanda Josefina Nilsdotter 1857 and their two sons Oskar 1879 and Frans Ivar 1881 to USA. In Connecticut they will get at least four chldlren, Bertha O abt 1886, Signe abt 1889, Verner abt 1897 and Theodore W abt 1901

All of them will have the name Johnson in USA

The family can be seen in:

1900 in Thompson township, Windham, Connecticut

1920 in West Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island

Wilhelm is the brother of Amandus that came after in 1992

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+4 votes

Carl August Andreasson emigrates from Ljungsarp, Älvsborgs län to "Amerika" in 1892. I can't find him on any boat or in any other source after that.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+3 votes

Sven Minus Jönsson (1858) from N. Unnaryd, his wife Mathilda Svärd (1853) from Berg, and their son Sven Axel Gunnar born in Jönköping (1882) disappears from Jönköping in the 1890's. None of them are found in the death book, that indicates that they left Sweden. (Only Sven Minus got a profile on Wikitree yet)

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (9.1k points)
+3 votes

Carl Johan Peterson and his cousin Maria Johannson  emigrated from Enslov Parish to Massachusetts by 1883 when they married each other in Lowell.

by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (788k points)

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