Emigrants from Sweden that will become imigrants somwhere.

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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 (6.2k points)
retagged by Maggie Andersson
Thank you Ola, I will provide an answer with my Swedish Bryngelsson and Andersdottir line later today. I am in contact with my Swedish cousin from this family line who sent me the vital records and nice genealogy charts. :-)

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Here we have a whole family who emigrates to United States between 1880 and 1884.

First out is Johan August Nilsson (b 1856) who leaves Sweden in 1880.

About a year later in 1881 his sister Ida Carolina Nilsdotter (b 1865) comes after him.

Their sister Josefina Olivia Nilsdotter (b 1870) together with their parents Nils Josefsson (b 1817) and Maria Stina Jönsdotter (b 1834) emigrates a few years later, their boat leaves Göteborg with destination Deep River in April 1883.

And last Nils August's and his siblings, brother  Alfred Nilsson (b 1858) will emigrate in 1884.

All of them will probably get the name last name like Nilson on immigration

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Johan Andersson Grönbäck (b 1858), his wife Anna Josefina Johansdotter Grönbäck (b 1855) and their daughter Anna Grönbäck (b1879) emigrates 1880 to United States.

I have only found them in  "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists" there their last names are Gronback.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Gustav Verner Olsson Hagberg (1883-1979) emigrates to USA in Mars 1907. Verner leaves Ada Viktoria Stål (1887-1972) behind, she is pregnant and they are not yet married. Ada gives birth to their son Erik Gillis William (b 1907).  Gillis have send a letter that he will marry Ada and that he is the father of Gillis.  About a year after in 1808 she will also emigrate and marry Verner in USA.  Ada leaves Gillis behind to be raised by his grand parents. But in 1924 Gillis also Emigrates and maybe he met his parents again?

Ada and Verner gets two more sons, they are born in New Jersey, Frank (b 1911) and Russel (1911-1978). Russel will marry Eleanor (1913-1953) and they get at least two children, Marilyn Joan (1932-2010) and Lois E (1932-2014)

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Helga Maria Stål (b1900) emigrates to USA i SEP 1921. Last source is arrival in Ellis Island New York. Helga is a younger sister to Ada who emigrated in 1908.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Probably in 1867 Clas Fredrik Rydström leaves his wife Josefina Christina Johansdotter and their two daughters Maria Elisabeth and Ida Cecilia behind an emigrates to USA. Josefina will newer follow her husband and she passes away in Sweden in 1878 leaving her two young daughters at their grandfathers household. Two years later 1880 Josefinas brother Clas Johanssons emigrates to USA. Josefinas and Clas sister Emma Susanna Johansdotter will emigrate to USA in 1881 bringing Josefinas daughter Maria and Ida with her. If the two sisters met their father again is not (yet) known but Emma will join her brother Clas and they are at the same address in Santa Barbra California together 1910 and 1920.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Three of four sibling that emigrates to North America: Johannes Carlsson (b1884)  emigrates  in 1870, his ship leaves Göteborg in April. His sister Lotta (Charlotta) Carlsdotter (b 1852) goes two years after, her ship leaves Göteborg in August 1872 with destination New York. But first of them going is Anton Oscar Carlsson (b 1846), his ship leaves Göteborg in Juli 1869 also with destination New York. Anton Oskar will meet and marry Lisa (Elisabeth) Catarina Petersdotter born in Hjälmseryd Sweden.in 1846, she emigrates 1872. Anton Oscar and Elisabeth will get at least 5 children among at least three of them, Edgar, Susan and  Emma marries emigrants from Sweden.  Edgar marries Hilda Catharina Johnsson b 1872 in Slätthög, Sweden. Susan marries Carl Viktor Carlsson b 1877 in Högsby, Kalmar, Sweden and Emma marries Thure Carlsson born 1882 in Åtvid Östergötlands län. It's peculiar that nearly everyone is named Carlsson, not everyone in Sweden have that nam ;)

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Anders Johansson (b1820) and his wife Kristina Mathilda Nisswandt (b 1825) emigrates to N. America in 1880  following 4 of their 5 children that also emigrated. Frans Alfred Andersson (b1846) and his sister Augusta Josefina Andersdotter (b 1849) goes together in 1870, their youngest brother Per August Andersson (b1858) leaves Sweden i 1879 and also Mauritz Algot Andersson (b 1853), he probably also emigrated, although there is no source of that (yet), but he is not in the Swedish Death Book.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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The grandson of Anders and Kristina Frans Arthur Josefsson (b1878) emigrates to Kanada 1903, the ship leaves Göteborg with destination Toronto, Ontario in Sep 1903.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Three siblings that emigrates, Anders Johan Svensson (b1843) emigrates to Norway in 1873. His sister Anna Cajsa Svensdotter (b1846) emigrates to "America" in 1872 and Selma Carolina (b1857) emigrates also to "America" in 1885. Maybe their sister Mathilda Josephina Svensdotter (b1851) also left Sweden but there is no records of that.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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In 1879 Bengta Trulsdotter leaves Sweden for "Amerika". Probably it's her going from Copenhagen Denmark 3 April 1879 with destination Stillwater. Later on she will be followed by her two youngest siblings. But that will be in a new answer her.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Two siblings from Träne and two siblings from Svensköp that emigrates:

Jöns Nilsson from Svensköp, emigrates to "America" in 1895. Ola Trulsson from Träne emigrates to Boston MA in 1897. Ola was already married to Jöns sister Ingrid Nilsson from Svensköp, but he leaves Ingrid and their son Nils Anton in Sweden, he emigrates with the permission from Ingrid to do that.

Sometime about 1905 all four of them appears  together with Ola:s sister Elna Trulsdotter in Salshög No 5, Träne, Kristianstad, Sweden.

Jöns will marry Elna and then they all leaves for America.

Ola, Ingrid and Nils Anton leaves Malmö for New York in May 1905.

Jöns and Elna is not yet found on any boat to America, so their destination is unknown.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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One family with four children goes from Hanaskog, Kviinge parish, Kristanstad to Australia in autumn 1909. Father: Nils Nilsson b1875 in Norra strö, mother: Elna Månsdotter Nilsson b1880 in Fjälkestad . children: Anna Karin b1902 in Fjälkestad, Carl William b1904, Nils Tage, b1906 and Edvin Gösta b1907 in Hanaskog Kviinge.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Bengta Mårtensdotter Håkansson b1835, her husband Harald Håkansson (Hokanson) b1838 with their three children Mårten b1865, Hanna b1867 and Marie b1870 leaves Malmö Sweden 10 Jun 1886 with destination New York.

They will later show up in Montana and Minesota, Harald will pass away in Minesota 1923.

All the three children will use the last name Hawkins(Hawkison) in USA

Mårten Hawkins marries Hanna Bergstrom from Sweden 1893 in Ramsey Minnesota, they will get at least 4 children Harold Fredrick b1894, Reuben Waldemar b1897, Fred Clifford b1898 and Martin Theodor b1905.

Their son Harold Fredrick Hawkins will 1924 marry Bessie Lipton Young b 1903 in Stevensville, Montana. They will get at least thre children Jack J b1925, Private b about 1927 and Private b about 1931.

Marie Hawkinsson, marries Nels C Strand and they get at least one son Carl Armold Strand b about 1906 in Minnesota.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
Håkansson to Hawkins, that's a nice and smart name transformation. I think it makes sense from both the Swedish end and the American end (which is not always the case).
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Here I have 4 siblings that leaves Sweden, they don't get so far away from the beginning but maybe they went on further later? The first one who leaves is Lars Olsson b1850 in Spjutstorp, he goes to Germany 1870. Six years later Jöns Olsson, b1876 also in Spjutstorp leaves Sweden for Copenhagen Denmark. In 1880 Maria Olsdotter, b1861 in Stora Herrestad, also went to Copenhagen  and last Christina Olsdotter b1857 in Storra Herrestad follows her younger sister and goes to Copenhagen in 1883.

by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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I just want to make you all really aware of the fact that the patronymics was rarely kept and if so used as a middle name sort of thing. Every emigrating Swede I have managed to trace (right) ended up being known by their father's surname, not their patronymic. 

Example, sons and daughter of Johan Svensson who all was known for a few years in Sweden as Johansson all got the surname Swanson in America. I have seen this happening many times. I can not remember a single example where the patronymic was kept. Only family names like Cederberg and so on was kept as a family name.

On the subject of emigration dates that doesn't fit. It is simply either a completely different person you are matching to. Or the person took several trips to America besides the "final" voyage. Example a man went to America in 1882, without the permission of the parish priest by the way, returns ten years later, impregnates the family housemaid, probably can't marry her as he was missing for 10 years in America and can not prove he is fit to marry. She has another child, both getting American middle names, takes them probably another ten years to save up enough money to take the whole family to America and leaves Sweden and it's restricting rules in a cloud of dust. He has several immigration dates registered. 

So, it's tricky but sometimes helpful that a person might have more than one immigration date, as the husförhör should prove the trips for you. 

by Antonia Reuvers G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)
Thank you Antonia. I know that about the last names when whole families where coming. But what you are saying that all this four siblings Olsson/Olsdotter would probably have the name Larsson after emigration, their father was named Ola Larsson? Can be... hmmm.

It depends on who emigrated first. If Ola Larsson's son Lars Olsson emigrated with his family they will in all likelihood have been the Olson family in the US. The kids born in Sweden would certainly not have the patronymic names Larsson and Larsdotter in the US. Then, if old Ola Larsson's wife died and he had nobody in Sweden to care for him, he may have joined his son in the US, and may then very well have been registered with the same surname as his son, so that he spent his final years as Olaf Olson.

I have seen examples like that - but, of course I do not have them handy right now, it wasn't recently.

Then, to increase the frustration, they may very well have taken an entirely new family name when they arrived in the US - often something inspired by their home parish. I think they made a smart choice to avoid being "just another John Johnson" - but it can make it harder for us.

Yes, but the point in this case, father is Ola Larsson,  the children emigrates, not the parent's will they anyway often take their fathers last name Larsson (that is also a patronymicon) instead of their own last name (patronymicon) in this case Olsson. That's how I understand Antonias text.

What I shall do in the following entries here is to write the name of the emigrant's father's, even if the father not emigrates.

Again, for now, I'm not putting a lot of energy in to find the emigrants on their destinations, I do present them here. Then maybe somebody can find them here and connect to what they know about their ancestors from in this case Sweden.
I have recently done a lot of work on tracking my fourth cousins (femmänningar) and have dealt with quite a number of emigrants (in the generations before the one I was aiming at). Some were hopeless to find, others went quite well. One day I may go through them and look at what happens to names.

Eva, you helped me set up my great grandfather correctly:  born Jonas Andersson, his father was Anders Gudfastsson (or Gufastsson, depending on the clerk). Anders emigrated, apparently alone, in 1868 and ended up as Andrew Gustafson in Minnesota.  His wife, Maria Jonasdotter, emigrated in 1879, bringing with her at least two of their younger sons.  In the 1880 census for Minnesota, they are all Gustafsons, perhaps courtesy of the census enumerator, with Americanized given names (Maria/Mary, Gudfast/Gustaf, Nils/Nelson, Anders/Andrew).  But all the sons I have seen later records for ended up as Andersons and my great grandfather kept Gustafson as a middle name:  John Gustafson Anderson.

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Her under is one family who emigrates to Bornholm Denmark in 1860, Bornholm is an island south of Ystad in Sweden and it's located is much closer to Sweden than the mainland of Denmark. It remains me about a movie Pelle the Conqueror from 1987 It's a very good movie but it's also a story about moving from something bad and it only gets worse and the even more worse.

Sven Persson b1826 in Tryde and his wife Anna Olsdotter b 1822 in Baldringe with their children Per, Nils, Ola Karna, Jöns and Hanna. Leaves sweden for Bornholm in 1860. Only Sven has a profile on WT yet.

ago by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Bengta Persdotter born 1831 in Lunnarp, Kverrestad, emigrates to Copenhagen Denmark in 1858.

ago by Ola Lidén G2G6 (6.2k points)

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