Sophie (Granstrom) Holmstrom
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Sofia Kristina Berglund (Granstrom) Holmstrom (1882 - 1963)

Sofia Kristina Berglund (Sophie) Holmstrom formerly Granstrom aka Granström
Born in Roknäs, Norrbotten, Sverigemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 3 Apr 1906 in Minnehaha, South Dakotamap
Wife of — married 17 Jan 1940 in Clark County, Washingtonmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 80 in Salem, McCook, South Dakota, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Mar 2017
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Sofia Kristina Berglund was born on the 8th of December, 1882 in Roknäs, Norrbotten, Sweden. Her parents were Jonas Gustaf Berglund and Maria Lovisa Granberg.[1][2] [3]

in 1885 her family name was changed from Berglund to Granstrom.[4][5]

She immigrated to South Dakota, USA in 1902. Her uncle Fredrik Granberg (1851 - 1913) had immigrated to South Dakota in 1871.[6]

On the 3rd of April, 1906 Sofia Kristina married John Holmstrom Minnehaha, South Dakota.

Together they had at least two children, Floyd Gustav Holmstrom and Norton Holmstrom.

John Holmstrom passed away in November, 1938.

Sofia Kristina married second Algot Strom on the 17th of January, 1940 in Clark County, Washington. Her nephew (brothers son) Stanley Granstrom signed as a witness on the marriage certificate.

Sofia Kristina passed away on the 16th of January, 1963 in Salem, McCook, South Dakota, United States.


1882 dec 8 daughter Sofia Kristina born[7][2] [3]. Father Jonas Gustaf Berglund and mother Maria Lovisa Granberg from Svensbyn page 1226. Father is 30 years old and mother 28.

1885 moving from page 1226 to page 1192b [4][5] in the household record. The name is changed from Berglund to Granström.

Research Notes

Sofia Kristina Berglund, -> Granström, b. 8 Dec 1882 - emigrated 1902 to South Dakota, USA.[8]

1882 dec 8 born[3][2]

Piteå landsförsamling (BD) AI:13f (1892-1899)[2]
Household record Svensby Nr 43. The farm is 5/128 mantal
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Piteå landsförsamling (BD) AIIa:1g (1900-1913) [3]
Household record Svensby Nr 43. The farm is 5/128 mantal


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  1. AD: Piteå landsförsamling (BD) CI:14 (1875-1885) Image 381 (AID: v138654.b381, NAD: SE/HLA/1010154)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Piteå landsförsamling (BD) AI:13f (1892-1899) Image 550 / page 2515 (AID: v138622.b550.s2515, NAD: SE/HLA/1010154)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Arkiv Digital Piteå landsförsamling (BD) AIIa:1g (1900-1913) Image 3730 / page 2765 (AID: v138632.b3730.s2765, NAD: SE/HLA/1010154)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Piteå landsförsamling (BD) AI:12c (1880-1891) Image 359 / Page 1226 (AID: v138613.b359.s1226, NAD: SE/HLA/1010154)
  5. 5.0 5.1 AD: Piteå landsförsamling (BD) AI:12c (1880-1891) Image 322 / page 1192 (AID: v138613.b322.s1192b, NAD: SE/HLA/1010154)
  6. "Fredrik Granberg." Family Search. Accessed Feb. 2nd, 2018.
  7. AD: Piteå landsförsamling (BD) CI:14 (1875-1885) Image 381 (AID: v138654.b381, NAD: SE/HLA/1010154)
  8. "Sofia Kristina Granstrom." Family Search. Accessed April 17, 2017.

See also:

  • "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Sofia Kristina in entry for Jonas Gustaf Granström, 1900 - 1913; from "Sweden Household Examination Books, 1860-1920," database and images, MyHeritage ( : n.d.); citing 1900 - 1913, 7570100, AIIa1g, various Lutheran parishes, Sweden.
  • "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 September 2015), Sophia Granstrom in entry for Gustav Holmstrom, 24 Jan 1907; citing Birth, Mccook, South Dakota, United States, South Dakota Depart~ment of Health, Pierre; FHL microfilm .
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 July 2017), Sophia Holmstrom in household of John Holmstrom, Sioux Falls Ward 4, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States; citing ED 184, sheet 11B, line 84, family 237, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1724; FHL microfilm 1,821,724.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 August 2017), Sophia Holmstrom in household of John Holmstrom, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 27, sheet 15A, line 24, family 383, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2228; FHL microfilm 2,341,962.
  • Looks like the local folklore society has an area they call Swensbylijda that could be that they preserve Svensby. More research needed - Sälgö-1 06:12, 24 April 2017 (EDT)

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Found a marriage record for Sophia and a Algot Strom from Clark County, WA in 1940. Her first husband had passed away in 1938. My grandfather Stanley Granstrom signed as a witness for his aunts marriage.
posted by Erik Granstrom

Rejected matches › Zofia Unknown (abt.1882-)

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