Johan Alfred (Johansson) Soderholm

Johan Alfred (Johansson) Soderholm (1855 - 1914)

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Johan Alfred (John) Soderholm formerly Johansson aka Söderholm
Born in Fivelstad,Swedenmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Minnesotamap
Johansson-2455 created 27 May 2015 | Last modified
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Categories: Fivelstad (R) | Swedish Immigrants to Minnesota | Union Cemetery, Hermantown, Minnesota.

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Biography

Johan was born in 1855. He is the son of John Petter Pettersson[1][2]

Picture from Arkiv Digital of Fivelstad AI:8 (1855-1859) Image 25 / page 32 (AID: v25423.b25.s32, NAD: SE/VALA/00078)
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Fivelstad AI:8 (1855-1859)
Household record[1]
John Soderholm
Birth record picture from Arkiv DIgital of Fivelstad CI:2 (1789-1861) Image 125 / page 243 (AID: v37278.b125.s243, NAD: SE/VALA/00078)
Birth record picture from Arkiv DIgital of Fivelstad CI:2 (1789-1861)
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Fivelstad AI:8 (1855-1859) Image 25 / page 32 (AID: v25423.b25.s32, NAD: SE/VALA/00078)
Household book 1855 Westergård, Börstad, Fivelstad, Östergötland, Sweden
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Fivelstad AI:8 (1855-1859)

John Soderholm and his wife Mary immigrated from to the Adolph/Hermantown/Proctor area, Minnesota in 1890. They were married in 1900.

John Soderholm had a sawmill in Adolph, Minnesota. He gave away slabs to neighbors. Some guy came and loaded his sleigh so full, the horse couldn't pull it. The man started beating on the horse and John tried to stop him. The man hit John in the gut, causing internal injuries and bleeding that killed him. Mary and John are buried at Union Cemetery in Hermantown, Minnesota[3].

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Timeline

1855 born in Börstad Westergård Fivelstad, Östergötland, Sweden[1][4][5][6]

1857 nov 1 moves to Hvarf[7][8]

1858 may 23 sister Emilia Agusta Johansdotter is born father is Johan Peter Petterson [9][10][6]

1859 mother married. She also has a comment fattigdel?(eng. poor something)[6]

1864 jan 23 sister Johanna Mathilda is born in Strömtorp Skrikstads egor, Hvarf illiciate no father mentioned[11][10][6]

1866-1871 Johan Alfred Johanson is swe. Inhyse (normally an indication that they didnt have their own land) with his mother who is a widow (18)55 22/2 Fivelstad[10].... moving to page 67 1871[12]

1871 Works at Sörby Säteri[12][13][14][15]

Name change to Söderholm. In the household book Varv och Styra AI:5 (1872-1877) Image 68 / page 59 (AID: v27452.b68.s59, NAD: SE/VALA/00408) we can see that after the name Johansson was written it is added Söderholm ==> the name changed between 1872-1877[15]

1874 apr 27 Moved to Stockholm[16]

1875 may 22 worked in Stockholm[16]

1876 worked in Undernäs[16]

1876 worked in Gefle (Gävle)[16]

1880 apr 23 Emigrate to the USA[17][18][19]. He works then at Sörby Säteri in Varv and Styra and he is also indicating a name change see picture below[20]...

Picture from Arkiv Digital of Varv och Styra AI:6 (1878-1880) Image 85 / page 67 (AID: v27454.b85.s67, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Varv och Styra AI:6 (1878-1880)
Indication of name change from Johansson to Söderholm
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Varv och Styra BI:1 (1861-1880) Image 56 / page 46 (AID: v41782.b56.s46, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
#19 Moved out record telling he is moving to North America
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Varv och Styra BI:1 (1861-1880)

1887 November1st, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA "admitted to be a citizen of the United States. 11th district Court. Having lived in the US for at least 5 years. Andrew Gulbranson and William Gulbranson were his signatory.

1896 built the first sawmill in Hermantown

1899 the Gulbransons built a combination lumber and shingle mill

1905 Census Herman Minnesota[21]

1914 apr 9 passed away is burried at the Union Cemetery in Hermantown, Minnesota[3]

DNA

We have a DNA match that we cant resolve between GEDMatch ID M773912 and Mia gedmatch F305387. As Mia has roots most in Sweden we think the Common Ancestor is in Sweden ==> one candidate is our dear John Söderholm see also compact tree of Alloday Taylor for other candidates

The match between M773912 and F305387 on Gedmatch indicates Chr 11 and Chr 12 see picture below. Please let us know if you have something to add to this story/investigation.....

Gedmatch

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 » ArkivDigital, 2005-2017; Fivelstad AI:8 Household record 1855-1859, Image 25 / page 32 (AID: v25423.b25.s32 Info, Open v25423.b25.s32, NAD: SE/VALA/00078); Household record Börstad Westergård?
    Grifte?? Dr(äng Joh(an) Pett(er) Pettersson (Overstriken Andersson) 12/3 (18)18 Vadstena
    h(ustru) Cajsa Beata Andersdotter 13/2 (18)28 Törnås?
    Dotter Anna Sofia 9/10 (18)51
    S(on) Joh(an Alfred 22/2 (18)55 Fiv(elstad).
  2. Fivelstad AI:8 (1855-1859) Image 17 / page 16 (AID: v25423.b17.s16, NAD: SE/VALA/00078) » ArkivDigital, 2005-2017; Fivelstad AI:8 Household record 1855-1859, Image 25 / page 32 (AID: v25423.b25.s32 Info, Open v25423.b25.s32, NAD: SE/VALA/00078); Household record Börstad Brännegård
    Dr(äng Joh(an) Pett(er) Pettersson 12/3 (18)18 Wadstena
    h(ustru) Cajsa Beata Andersdotter 13/2 (18)28 Tornås
    Dotter Anna Sofia 9/10 (18)51
    S(on) Joh(an Alfred 22/2 (18)55 Fiv(elstad).
  3. 3.0 3.1 First-hand information as remembered by Gene Soderholm, Thursday, February 5, 2015.
  4. Fivelstad on wiki in swedish
  5. Old maps can be viewed online
    About historical maps in Sweden at the Swedish mapping authority - Lantmäteriverket
    Börstad is southwest of Fivelstad see google map
    If you have a plugin you can see Orlunda J112-44-5 Häradsekonomiska map from 1868-77 .
    another old map Hjo J243-44-1 Generalstabskartan from 1884
    Small video on youtube I did how to use the map service
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Varv och Styra AI:1 (1861-1865) Image 31 / page 22 (AID: v27447.b31.s22, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
  7. At page Fivelstad AI:8 (1855-1859) Image 17 / page 16 (AID: v25423.b17.s16, NAD: SE/VALA/00078) it says flyttade (eng moved)????? 57, Hvarf 4??? I assume Varf
  8. Fivelstad BI:2 (1854-1864) Image 14 / page 17 (AID: v37274.b14.s17, NAD: SE/VALA/00078)
    Transcription
    Utflyttade år 1957
    1/11, 49, Dräng Joh. Petersson med hustru 1 son o 1 dotr, Börstad, Hvarf,2,2
  9. Varv C:5 (1842-1859) Image 57 (AID: v55701.b57, NAD: SE/VALA/00407)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Varv och Styra AI:3 (1866-1871) Image 40 / page 25 (AID: v27449.b40.s25, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
  11. Varv och Styra C:1 (1861-1880) Image 57 / page 101 (AID: v41784.b57.s101, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Varv och Styra AI:3 (1866-1871) Image 83 / page 67 (AID: v27449.b83.s67, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
  13. In the swedish document about churches in Varv it states that Sörby is the biggest farm in Varv (pdf)
  14. 15.0 15.1 Varv och Styra AI:5 (1872-1877) Image 68 / page 59 (AID: v27452.b68.s59, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
    Transcription
    15, Johan Alfred Johansson Söderholm, (18)55 22/2, Fivelstad, ,,v,pag 25, 71,,b,b,b,b,b,ab
  15. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Found in Varv och Styra AI:5 (1872-1877) Image 68 / page 59 (AID: v27452.b68.s59, NAD: SE/VALA/00408) and discussed in a FB group "It says that he moved from the parish on the 27th of April 1874 and that he got a certificate/permit to work in Stm (presumably Stockholm) on the 22nd of May 1875. Same thing with Undernäs and Gefle (Gävle) in 1876 and 1877."
  16. Emiweb
    First name: Johan Alfred Emigration date: 1880-04-23
    Last name: Johansson Söderholm Emigration county: Östergötland
    Birth date: 1855-02-22 Emigration parish: Varv Och Styra
    Farm name (eg. Bäcke-Nils): Emigration location: Sörby Säteri
    Birth county: Östergötland Destination place:
    Birth parish: Fivelstad Destination country: Nord Amerika
    Birth place: Country code:
    Birth location (Outside Sweden): Alone/Family (E/F):
    Birth country (Outside Sweden): File nr: 8
    Profession: Dräng Source: Ufl.1861-1880 BI:1
    Age: 25 Page in household examination book: 67
    Sex: M Nr in emigration book: 19
    Civil status: O
    Immigration year:
    Household examination volume: Hfl. 1878-1880 AI:6
  17. Varv och Styra BI:1 (1861-1880) Image 56 / page 46 (AID: v41782.b56.s46, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
    ==> Nr #19
  18. Varv och Styra AI:6 (1878-1880) Image 85 / page 67 (AID: v27454.b85.s67, NAD: SE/VALA/00408)
    rad 9 ==> Dr Johan Alfred Johansson Söderholm (18)55 24/2 Fivelstad? åker till Nord Amerika 1880 apr 23
  19. About surnames in sweden
    How scandinavian names forms using patronymics suffixes
    Pdf Swedish names by Ingela Martenius
  20. Emiweb
    Name: John Soderholm Age: 50
    Gender: male Ethnicity: White
    Birth place: Sweden
    Father birth place: Sweden
    Mother birth place: Sweden
    Census year: 1905
    City/Township: Herman
    County: St Louis
    State: Minnesota Country: United States

See also

  • It was about 1896 when Mr. Soderholm built the first sawmill in Hermantown next to the railroad spur at Adolph. Here the farmers would bring their logs in the winter and they would be cut into lumber in the spring. In 1899 the Gulbransons built a combination lumber and shingle mill on their property at Adolph. Logs were brought in from neighboring townships as well as Hermantown and the mills would operate well into the summer before the piles were cleaned up. http://www.turbinecar.com/misc/Hermantown-all.pdf


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On 3 Jun 2015 Merri (Bulgier) Bright wrote:

gedmatch M773912 Joan Soderholm-Taylor

is a direct descendant . Soderholm-20


On 27 May 2015 Laurel (Bulgier) Fitzhugh wrote:

John's granddaughter, Joan Soderholm, recalls that her grandfather's name was Johannson before he changed it to Soderholm.



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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

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Hermantown Census, 1900
Hermantown Census, 1900

1905 Hermantown Census
1905 Hermantown Census

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John Soderholm

John and Mary Soderholm
John and Mary Soderholm

1910 United States Federal Census
1910 United States Federal Census

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On 3 Jun 2015 at 16:01 GMT Merri (Bulgier) Bright wrote:

gedmatch M773912 Joan Soderholm-Taylor is a direct decendent of Johan Soderholm.

On 26 May 2015 at 12:53 GMT Magnus Sälgö wrote:

Johansson-2454 and Soderholm-25 appear to represent the same person because: Hi I started to look into your wikitree profile because you have a DNA match of Mia and I saw that you have some roots in Sweden with Söderholm that you dont know from where in Sweden, Söderholm.....

I did some research and checked and think I have found him in Östergötland. Please let me know if you think also its the right person and then its just to merge the profiles......

You can reach me on salgo60@msn.com

Here is a video of what I have done http://youtu.be/08O2rdhqZsw

BR Magnus Sälgö Stockholm, Sweden ++46705937579

On 25 Jan 2015 at 20:53 GMT Laurel (Bulgier) Fitzhugh wrote:

Mom thinks that her grandfather, John Soderholm, may have been a Johansen in Sweden and changed to Soderholm upon emigrating. Soderholm means "south island".

On 25 Jan 2015 at 20:46 GMT Laurel (Bulgier) Fitzhugh wrote:

From Vic Watt on the G2G feed:

According to the 1910 US Census, John was born about 1855 In Sweden, and.John came to US in 1880. Mary was also born in Sweden about 1862, and she came to the US in 1885. They had (at least) 5 children: Roy, Carl A.R., Carl P., Mary A., and Carl. (Yep, 3 Carl's.)

A Johan Alfred Soderholme died in Saint Louis County, MN, on 9 Apr 1914. I think this is the correct person, as Mary is a widow in 1920. I can post this and other finding on the profile for you if you will grant meTrusted List Status.

answered Jan 5 by Vic Watt G2G6 Mach 6 (60,660 points) selected 1 second ago by Sally Stovall



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