Anders was born in 21 sep 1764 Westerstad in Skåne.(We havn't found this confirmed in the books from Skåne. Sälgö-1 07:15, 13 September 2014 (EDT))
In 1800-1812 Anders lived with his wife Maja in a soldier
croft (swe. soldattorp) where he had one child Anna Maja.
In Anders second marriage with Carin Sköld he got at least 2 children Anna Lotta and Carl Åke. We have seen in the books that Carl Åke moved to Stockholm and later to North America.(We haven't followed the household records in Stora Åby to see when he moved to Stockholm. Looks like they left the soldier house (swe. soldattorp) 1810. Sälgö-1 08:40, 13 September 2014 (EDT))
PDF about beeing a soldier and how they lived and also a little about Vadstena kompani. We have found Anders Lundberg in the General Muster Rolls GMR for 1803 and 1806 as soldier nr 92..
In the GMR for 1803 it says he is 169cm tall and has been in duty 11 years. After 30 years in duty you get a pension(gratialist). In the household books from 1826-1835 it says he is a former Lifgrenadjär and that he receives pension (gratialist). As said you normally get that after 30 years in duty ==> 1803 he had 11 years done ==> 19 more years so then we can assume he starts to receive money abt. 1822.
2 May 1830 he married the second wife Carin Sköld. The marriage records are in book Stora Åby C:3 (1818-1852) Image 253 / page 497 (AID: v40779.b253.s497, NAD: SE/VALA/00351) see Arkiv Digital photo of the book
We find Anders and Carin in Järnstad Sörgård ägor 1814-1820, 1826-1835
Having a soldier in the family tree in Sweden is good as that is a profession that in the Swedish society is well documented. Soldiers, priests and some other professions like blacksmiths are good documented. There are special books like Soldatforska Lars Ericsson Wolke (eng. Soldier research) that are a good tutorials on how to proceed. You also have in Stockholm Krigsarkivet (eng. Military archive wiki)
Some steps how to do military genealogy
Location - what regiment he belonged to. In Sweden we had a system called Indelningsverket (eng. Allotment system) which means that they were payed by the farmers. All farmers in the village built a house for the soldier and paid the soldier. A good source to understand the life of a soldier is to read the book of Wilhem Moberg called Rasken that describes the life of a soldier ( He has also written classic books about emigrants to the new country Utvandrarna)
In our case Anders L was a livgrenadjär at Wadstena Compagni. Some books from Wadstena Compagni are digitalized and available from Arkiv Digital ex.
Soldier contracts - a contract written what the soldier should get and how long he should be in duty - a copy of them can be available in Krigsarkivet (eng. Military archive wiki)
Soldierhouse (swe. soldattorp) was the most important part of the contract. When he was dismissed or died they had to leave the house. The house was documented in a syneprotokoll. A document written when the owner of the house was changed and the farmers, soldier was present when this document was created. Those documents can be available in the Krigsarkiv (eng. Military archive wiki) or Landsarkiv.
Gratial or pension - A soldier who has been in duty more than 30 years got gratial if he had done a good work and was not punished. Normally a soldier needed to earn some extra money to survive. Information about gratialist can probably be found for Anders Lundberg at Krigsarkivet: Vadstena krigsmanshuskassa.