Below the sources I have found in the Swedish church books, in the archives of Požarevac, email to distant cousins and also visiting Belgrade. Please contribute if you have some information either by become a member of wikitree and adding a memory at the bottom of this page or contact me Magnus Sälgö firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Momčilo was born in 22 jan 1900 in Požarevac (video) in Ortodox Church Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
In the birth certificate it says he was the 4th child of his father and the 2nd of his mother. It was his father's 3rd marriage. Momčilo was born in the afternoon and was healthy and had no twins.
Momčilos birth certificate from 22 jan 1900 Požarevac Serbia
Momčilos birth certificate from Požarevac Serbia 1902 22 jan
Tekuci Broj Upisa 4/1900, knjiga je VIII stara crkvena, strana 36
In 1924 Momčilo travelled to Sweden, Västerås to work at ASEA. During this visit he met Elisabeth Sjöstrand and they got Eva Mona Lisa. Momčilo returned to Yugoslavia before Mona was born. In 1933 he admitted to be the father of Mona.
First documented contact I have between Momčilo and his child Mona Lisa is a letter from 1953 nov 2 where he tells he would like to be in touch. My understanding is that they didn't have too much contact. I have seen another letter plus I have been told that Momčilo met Mona in Stockholm in the 1960s and in abt. 1967 when Mona, Magnus and Carl-Eric was on holiday in Dubrovnik.
Momčilo was married with Milicia who died in 1953 he short after that was married to an opera singer from Wien in aug 1953 that was one year older than his daughter Mona and who had a mother who was also opera singer.
I have no knowledge of any more contact between Momčilo and Mona. I have heard of no other children of Momčilo than Mona.
Birth certificate from Västerås of his daughter Mona
Birth certificate from Åmål of his daughter Mona As the mother of Mona tried to hide Mona she was born in another city Åmål. Mona did never know the name of the mothers or the fathers parents - no one of the parents took responsibility of the child family tree of a non existing family
Interesting and sad is that it's an addition to the birth cert in 1977. This signature could have been done when what we think Melanie Bugarinović tried to destroy Monas birth cert so that she shouldn't inherit from her father(she never inherit anything)....
I did a visit to Serbia in 2014 to get a better understanding of who the absent father Momčilo to Mona was and I learned a lot of new things about him and the history because of very helpful people at the archives. From people who had a relation to me I nearly got nothing looks like they tried to hide the story. My feeling afterwards is that I have seen both the good nice side of Serbia but also a side where people are more or less criminal. Doing deals with lawyers etc...
What I had heard and learned before the trip
Momčilo had a daughter in Sweden that he didn't take care of. The only contact we have seen is two letters and a note that he paid 50 Skr/month when she was a child. The daughter (my mother) had a mother that didn't either take care of her so she grow up at another family.
I met Jasna Nikcevic, who is the wife of Slobodan (died 2009) and payed her a lunch. The sad thing is she didn't tell me anything about Momčilo and one reason is that she has never met him..... My understanding is that Jasna Nikcevic and her husband Slobodan received Mona's part that she should have inherit. I got 2 photos of Momčilo from her. She lied when I asked about when Momčilo died. Answered as she didn't know or looked as she didn't understand my question.
After doing some investigation I feel this is the bad part of today's Serbia I have seen
People who don't care what justice is
People who lie to get money
People who makes deals with lawyers that look criminal
People who can't even let me know anything about my grandfather more than 2 photos....
We have a story that after Momcilos death his wife Mirjana Kalinović also died and my understanding is that Mirjana Kalinović mother the opera singer Melanie Bugarinović tried to get evidence about Momčilo daughter Mona existence out of the way. Mona told me a story that an old lady (Melanie Bugarinović) visited Sweden to destroy the birth certificate that tells that Momčilo had a daughter. After visiting Serbia and read the articles I think this is a true story. We also have an odd comment from 1977 on the birth certificate in Västerås that could be an indication that this is a true story see birth cert.
The sad thing is that it happens so often so people don't get upset in Serbia. The good thing I got a better understanding of mymother, how it is to be a child who is not loved and wanted.
Beställningen har skickats till Stockholm Marieberg/Arninge och har fått detta diarienummer : RA 42-2015/09620
Datum: 2015-09-22 14:42
Answer 2015 oct 5
Med anledning av er förfrågan beträffande Momilo Petrovic (1900.01.22) får jag meddela att det i Statens utlänningskommissions arkiv, kanslibyrån, vol. D1A:72, endast finns ett registerkort på den efterfrågade. Av registerkortet framgår emellertid de perioder han erhållit visering för. Arbetstillstånd har antingen ingått i han visering, alternativt varit separat instämplat i hans pass, helt beroende på vilka regler som då gällde för Serbernas, kroaternas och slovenernas kungarike (efter 1929 Kungariket Jugoslavien). Mycket har också gallrats från denna period, som dossier med ansökningshandlingar.
We are trying to get a better understanding of the Serbian roots so we need more descendants to Andjelko Petrovic to test so that we get a better understanding of his DNA and also that we maybe can find people related in Serbia see also what has been done and plans on DNA Test page Magnus Sälgö
Sp. 4/1900 15.8.1975 (4/1900 designation is a mark of the birth Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, which means that under serial number 4 for the year 1900 (fourth in a row registration)
Born in Ortodox Church Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Thanks it is nice to read your letter (looks like Mona has written to him). I am so happy that it is in Swedish someone that is me so near and can bind me more to Sweden my second home. It has happened a lot in 27 years and now I should tell you about me.
In mars 1924 came I to ASEA Västerås to get some practical training and learn the language. Then I learned to know Elisabeth - your mother and love made its traces with all its consequences and you as a result of this. In the beginning of August 1926 was I forced to travel back to Yugoslavia to do my military service. I was then separated as a good friend to Elisabeth.
When I came back to Belgrad ????? military service and after that I married Milica who died 12 April this year (1953).
In the beginning of 1927 was I titled to ASEAs representation in Yugoslavia and did a lot of business with Sweden. Soon before the war started in 1941 was I mentioned Swedish Honorary counsel in Yugoslavia.
(Printed on the letter) Dipl Ing. Mom. A Petrovic Dear my child. Through the red cross I have received your address and no I write to you and hope you will receive my letter. My first wife died in April this year, but in the autumn I married an opera singer from Wien. I am healthy and feel good and works in the government as an engineer. My two sisters and I are very interested to know more about you. Please write and send a photo. How is your mother? Please send me her address. Best Regards your dad Momčilo Petrovic ( signed)
↑ Regarding to a not 100% trustworthy source Jasna Nikcevic she said Momčilo lived with the parents to the wife of his first marriage but she didn't tell me about the big houses on Puškinova 15 and Puškinova 38(top view).... Lesson learned is that it was a bridge before the current bridge 2015 in Beograd. During the 2nd war that bridge was destroyed to hinder the enemy to attack Beograd.
↑ Source letter written by Momčilo to Mona this has not been confirmed when we have looked into the books of UD (Minister of foreign Affairs)
↑Monas lived with the Hagström since she was a small child
↑ 14.014.1 The grave Grobjle 40 Novo Grobjle, Tip 2 Grobnica, Parcela 27 Broj 27 Red 2