Eva Kristina Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad

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Eva K. Ekeblad
Born 1940s.
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I have been doing genealogy since the end of 2011, when I had been retired for about six months. It'll take me a long time to get all that I have gathered since then into the WikiTree - particularly since I'm prone to get distracted from my own stuff by other people's riddles.

Currently working on:

  • I have previously filled in my own direct ancestors in Västergötland (quick-and-dirty from my notes). I spent the whole of 2015 researching Västergötland. Now, in 2018 I will be returning to do things properly.
  • I just love Bergslagen, particularly Skinnskatteberg parish where I have shared ancestry with several WikiTreers.
  • Space:Walloons_in_Sweden - with Lena Svensson, summer 2017
  • Error 912, Swedish patronym SSON for female - before circa 1850 daughters of the common folk were -dotter of their fathers. I would like WikiTree to be correct in this naming pattern. Still keeping an eye on this

Generation seven was my last without gaps. For generation eight there is one mother with parents so far lost in the fogs - well I guess I broke that brickwal, so generation eight is complete.

Where my ancestors came from

The ancestors of my paternal grandfather back to the 1600s all came from a quite limited area in Västergötland, centered in the southern part of Viste hundred. They were self-owned farmers, or farmers on contract to a manor. I haven't entered much of that here yet (although I spent my research time in 2015 almost exclusively on this kinship network). My great grandfather Johannes was the one to leave the area to become a school teacher not far from Gothenburg. He brought his young wife Anna from the home village and adopted the family name Ekeblad, thereby leaving the patronymic system in the 1880s. Anna was one of The Last Dotters.

I'm not very interested in the genealogy of the expired noble Ekeblad lines - we are not related, and Eva Ekeblad isn't me. It MAY have been a cheeky gesture from my great grand and his brothers when they picked the name. But they were also not the only ones. I once did a little study of this, and there are about ten different Ekeblad families, who picked the name between 1840 and 1890.

The ancestors of my maternal grandparents came from the iron making districts in Bergslagen or from the farming country around lakes Mälaren and Hjälmaren. Since my mother was born in Arboga, that's where they all gravitated - mostly by marrying from parish to parish, going south or west by the generation. Among the iron makers there were some immigrants from Germany or Wallonie back in the 16- and 1700s. There were also some internal migrants - supernumerous and enterprising sons and daughters from down in Västergötland moving north to the iron frontier in the 1600s. The surname of my morfar and the maiden name of my mormor were both "frozen" patronymics - Persson and Pettersson. I have gathered the freeze points in my family tree on a free-space page: Space:Freeze_points_in_Evas_tree

The ancestors of my paternal grandmother are the most mixed bunch. Her mother was descended from crofters in Uppland. It was the grandparents of my farmor who left the crofter's life for Stockholm, where Per Olsson adopted the surname Lindgren circa 1859 and became a customs officer. In the service he was sent north to the coast of Hälsingland with his family, and spent the 1870s there, before returning to Stockholm - leaving my great grandmother Augusta, who had found a husband up north. Gustav Lindström. The father of Gustav, in his turn, was born in Rättvik, but had migrated with his father and siblings to Hälsingland in 1836. They were charcoal makers, who became sawmill workers when the market and industry changed. Håman Olof Olsson and his brothers left the patronymic system and the farm naming system of Dalarna in the 1840s and adopted the surname Lindström. Olof Lindström had all his ancestors in Rättvik - and this is a part of my tree which I have worked on entering here. The wife of Olof Lindström was Apollonia Nilsdotter Brodin with a fascinating ancestry consisting of smiths and charcoal makers in southern Hälsingland. This branch was my experiment with a GEDCOM import and may still suffer from the effects.


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On 18 Feb 2018 at 23:41 GMT Clifford Danielson wrote:

Thanks for your research on Nels Bromberg-124. You're correct about him marrying in Sweden. I have family records confirming what you say, but with more detail. I'll try to post, but it's not in text form (scanned) at present. Cliff Danielson-364

On 16 Feb 2018 at 17:57 GMT Kathy Benson wrote:

Thank you very much for posting sources and improving the profile of Petter Nilsson

On 9 Feb 2018 at 14:34 GMT Mary Ellen Nicholson wrote:

Thank you so much for the info on my grandmother Anna Carlsson

On 4 Feb 2018 at 21:01 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Thanks for your comment re; my great-grandmother Andrea. It is odd that since I know her essentially by my mum's very fond memories of her - Mum was her lodger for several years and was very happy with her, so that I don't think of her life as sad, though of course it was.

On 30 Jan 2018 at 16:35 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Hey Eva! Thanks for the comment on Larsson-2705. I responded on his profile.

On 29 Jan 2018 at 19:52 GMT Bjorn (Flink) Giulianetti wrote:

Dear Eva, appreciate your information about Egisto Giulianetti, my great-grandfather. Thanks.

Best regards, Bjorn Giulianetti

On 24 Jan 2018 at 15:34 GMT Keith Cook wrote:

Thank you Eva for suggesting I change my tag from Swedish to Sweden

On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:36 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

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On 16 Jan 2018 at 17:30 GMT Robert Hvitfeldt wrote:

Thanks for working on Måns Hierta: “Måns is the 7th great grandfather of Robert”

On 14 Jan 2018 at 13:34 GMT Britt-Marie Sohlström wrote:

Now I have added country to all my posts (I hope). Thanks for observing my mistake

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