Robert Hvitfeldt
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Robert Hvitfeldt

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Robert D. Hvitfeldt
Born 1940s.
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In progress: fixing, sourcing and editing my GEDCOM upload, and translating Swedish texts. Images to be added; categories to be added.


Born in Moline, Illinois, “Farm Implement Capital of the World”. Still married to my high school sweetheart. Ph. D. (Linguistics). Taught at various universities in Germany, Zambia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Now seriously retiredin North Carolina.


Family name is spelled Huitfeldt in Norway and by some family members in Sweden. [[1]] Hvitfeldt is the spelling in Denmark and some Swedish families, including mine.


Sources for all my relations back to Severus Christopher Huitfeldt and beyond include:

  • Crawford, Lillie Rollins and Crawford, Robert Junious, "Roos af Hjelmsäter, a Swedish noble family, with allied families and emigrants", Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1996.
  • Danielsen, Harald, "Ingeborg Huitfeldt-Adelsjomfruen som i 1620 ble offer for et justismord?", 1998.
  • Danmarks Adels Aarbog, Thiset, Hiort-Lorenzen, Bobé, Teisen., (Dansk Adelsforening), [1884 - 2011]., DAA 1949:II:58, 47 b.
  • Dansk Biografisk Leksikon
  • De Hofman, Tycho, Historiske Efterretninger om verfortiente Danske Adelsmaend. 3 vols. Cph: Godiche 1777-79. + 1 vol. (4)
  • De Hofman, Tycho and [Copenhague], "Portraits historiques des hommes illustres de Dannemark, remarquables par leur merite, leurs charges & leur noblesse, avec leurs tables généalogiques." (1746). 
  • CUNY Academic Works.
  • Elgenstierna, Gustaf, "Den introducerade svenska adelns ättartavlor med tillägg och rättelser"
  • Elgenstierna, Gustaf, Adliga och Friherr,iga Ätterna Uggla.
  • ”Genealigisches Handbuch des Adels", C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg, 1961.
  • Grill, Erik, editor, Svenskt Biografisk Lexikon, vol 93 Holste-Humble, Stockholm, 1972.
  • Horn, Winkel, ed., "Illustreret Konversationsleksikon", vol. 4, Copenhagen, 1895.
  • Huitfeldt, Carl, "Slekten Huitfeldt - 600 år i Danmarks og Norges historie" ( 600 years in Denmark's and Norway's History), C Huitfeldt Forlag, 2012.
  • Huitfeldt-Kaas, H.J., Efterretninger om Familien Huitfeldt, Kristiania, 1908.
  • Huitfeldt, William Roy, " A Genealogical and Biographical History of the Huitfeldt Family, published for private circulation, Rochester, New York, 1990.
  • Månesköld, Magda, "Margareta Huitfeldt", Göteborg,1950.
  • Naeseth, Henriette C. K., The Swedish Theatre of Chicago, Augustana Historical Society, Rock Island, 1951. (Full text at
  • Nyblom, Gösta, "Americans of Swedish Descent-how they live and work", Augustana Book Concern, Rock Island, 1948.
  • Parker, Philip M., "Huitfeldt-Webster's Timeline History 1546-2007", Icon Group, San Diego, 2009.
  • Platsen, P. J. And Huber, J. C., "Swedish Genealogical Dictionary, 3rd ed., Pladsen Sveria Press, 1995.
  • Raneke, Jan, "Svensk Adelsheraldik", Corona AB, 1990.
  • Setterdahl, Lilly, Swedes in Moline, Illinois 1847--2002, Universal Publishers, 2003.
  • Slater, Stephen, " The Complete Book of Heraldry, Hermes House, undated.
  • Weibull, Carl Gustaf, Göteborgssläkter under 1700-talets senare del", Göteborg, 1915.

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Hello Robert,

During the winter, the Nordic Project performed check-ins, sent as a private message from your profile. You are one of those members who has not replied, and this is a last chance to get in touch and let me know if you like to continue as member in the Nordic Project.

Please answer this comment, and get in touch by sending me a private message. If we have not heard from you within a month you will be removed from the Nordic google group and your badge will be removed.

If you have not received any check-in emails, you might want to check that your email adress for WikiTree is one you actually still use.

Thank you!

Missy Berryann Co-Leader, Nordic Project

posted by Missy Berryann
Hello, Almost Neighbor Bob!

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a first of the year check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active.

If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project. All of us would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

Please reply as we look forward to hearing from you soon.

David, Pip and Dorothy ~ G2G Integrators Project Leaders and PC

posted by Pip Sheppard

I found a Jewish Family I believe wanted the Jewish roots project to be aware of him. He’s also listed few places as notable.



How do I join the Jewish Roots Project and get the badge for it on my profile? Also, is there a way to put the "... has Jewish Roots" sticker on a lot of profiles? Every family member that I currently have on WikiTree (going back to my 5x great-grandparents were all Jewish, and I would like to add the badge to all of them. Thanks, Seth

posted by Seth Dolginoff
Hello, Seth

To join the Jewish Roots Project, all you need to do is ask to join. You just did! I’ll put a badge on your profile. Near the bottom of our Project page (, you’ll see how to add the Sticker and/or the Category. Welcome aboard!

posted by Robert Hvitfeldt

I would like to join since found a family. But I not real great with Jewish research unfortunately. Looking for my Jewish Connections. There few possibilities. But I have to research this Myers family see if any connections to mine.


I received a pass to IAJGS 2020. Woot! The first film Children of the Inquisition is a great documentary about Sephardic Jewish history and their descendants in the diaspora.
posted by Karen Lowe
Another wonderful Connect-A-Thon!!! It begins at 8am Eastern, Friday July 17 and goes until 8 am Eastern on Monday, July 20th.

Registration has begun!!

Would love to have you registered on Legacy Heirs!! If you are wanting to join us, please go right away to: and as usual register by saying you are in and want to be on Legacy Heirs.

Hoping to see you soon!

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posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi there, almost neighbor Bob!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks, my friend, though my 100+ looks a bit paltry compared to your 100x10+. I hope you and yours are well; I and mine are.


posted by Robert Hvitfeldt
Thank you for all your help.
posted by [Living Lowe]
Bob. thank you for letting me know. I'd welcome your help! The first thing I've gotta' know is what I"ll have to do to update Sallie Millard's page. She had 14 sons and daughters! So what do I have to do?

Best, Jim

posted by Jim Manley Ph.D

See my last post. Guess that why I have 12% Scandinavian DNA. I have your connection too, but would not be part of my 'Y' DNA, since its through mother.

Hey cousin

I just saw some research done on my Scots/Flemish ancestors. Seems that that line of Counts of Alost and Ghent in Flanders , were Counts of Holland before that, as their female line from Flanders married into and then carried the Countcy of Holland into Flanders. In fact they used the tittle in Flanders along with their local Alost and Ghent. Gilber de Ghent was a third son of the line. Companion to William of Normandy who had married his 1st cos. Was awarded 172 Manors for his service. His third son Walter de Lindisia on the Council of David I move to Scotland 1104. Founder of the Clan Lindsay. Walter took that name from the holding where he was living in Lincolnshire in his fathers holdings. In ancient times the 'Kingdom of Lindisia'. Now called LindsEy. Best Joseph