Elisabeth Katrina (Uhlin) Ohlsson

Elisabeth Katrina (Uhlin) Ohlsson (1900 - 1978)

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Elisabeth Katrina (Karin) Ohlsson formerly Uhlin aka Bergström
Born in Norrala, Gävleborg, Swedenmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Swedenmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hennepin, Minnesota, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2014
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Categories: Uhlin Name Study | Norrala (X) | Swedish Immigrants to America | Hennepin County, Minnesota | Twins | Vannsätter, Söderala (X) | Bergvik (X).

Karin (Uhlin) Ohlsson was adopted.
Adopted Father: Karl Anton Bergström
Date: Oct 1900
Location: Norrala, Sweden
Biological Father: Erik Rosén
Biological Mother: Edla Katrina Uhlin


Karin (Uhlin) Ohlsson is 100% Swedish.
Elisabeth Katrina and her twin, Ingeborg Katrina, were born on 12 July 1900 to Edla Uhlin, a single mother. Their father was Erik Rosén (listed as "Er Rosén the younger on birth record), b. 25 Aug 1864 in Söderhamn.[1]
Karin (Uhlin) Ohlsson is one of twins.
Their godparents were: Johan (a worker) and Hildur (his wife, b. in Wenlén) Styf from Söderhamn.[1]
They were born at And[ers] Westin at Källvik (p. 452) and christened in Söderhamn on 5 Aug 1900. Anders Westin and his wife, Märta (born Blom) were also Godparents.[1]
Elisabeth was adopted by the Bergströms, and Ingeborg was adopted by Edla's sister, Anna, and her husband.
Elisabeth Katrina's name was changed to Karin Elizabeth by the time she came to America in 1923.
24 Oct: The twins move from Söderhamn to Norrala[2][3]. Elisabeth and Ingeborg are living with Hilda and Karl Anton Bergström
The 1900 Swedish Census shows Elisabeth Katrina living in Norra Djupvik Norrala[4]
18 Dec We have a note in the moving in book of Norrala but with a date dec 18[5][6]
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Söderhamn AIIa:1c (1896-1905) Image 760 / page 964 (AID: v136884.b760.s964, NAD: SE/HLA/1010202)
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Söderhamn AIIa:1c (1896-1905)

1902 11 Dec: moves to Söderala Wansäter No 6 with the Bergström family and her sister Ingeborg Katrina[6][7][8]
1903 aug 28 her sister Ingeborg Katrina is moving out alone to Stugsund, Söderhamn[8][9][10] where she lives with her biological mothers sister Anna Maria Uhlin 37 years old and her husband "Maskinist" Lars Robert Strandlund 41 years old
1923 may 4 visa approved by the king[11]
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Bergvik (X) AII:2b (1920-1939)[11]
Household record Vannsäter
Arvid Ohlsson is "sulfitarbetare" he gets a permission from the king to leave the country 4/5 1923
he leaves the parish 1923 sep 10 with wife and one child
Flag of Hälsingland, Sweden
Karin (Uhlin) Ohlsson migrated from Hälsingland, Sweden to Minnesota, USA.
Flag of Minnesota, USA
15 Sep Arvid and Karin leave Sweden from Gothenbourg, traveling on the ship Drottningholm. The original plan was for the two of them and their daughter, Gulli, to travel to the United States. They were able to obtain three visas for the travel; however, by the time the visas arrived, their son Karl Olof Gunnar had been born, and they were forced to leave Gulli behind with her grandparents. She was about 2-1/2 years old.[12][13]; destination: New York[14]
25 Sep Ten days after they left Gothenbourg, they arrive in New York.[15]
Picture from [Arkiv Digital] of Göteborgs poliskammare (-1900) EIX:111 (1923-1923) Image 1390 / page 275 (AID: v479835.b1390.s275, NAD: SE/GLA/12703)
Picture from [Arkiv Digital] of Göteborgs poliskammare (-1900) EIX:111 (1923-1923)
1930 Karin, Arvid and three of their children -- Gunnard, Alice and Dennis -- are living in Weller, Henry County, Illinois.[16]
1940 Arvid and Karin are living in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Gunnard is now 19 years old, and they have two more children: Alice (14) and Dennis (12).[17]
Per Arvid and Karin Elisabeth Ohlsson, aft. 1923
1978 Karin Elizabeth passes.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Norrala C:10 (1895-906) Bild 860 / sid 77 (AID: v136159.b860.s77 , NAD: SE/HLA/1010142)
  2. Söderhamn AIIa:1c (1896-1905) Image 760 / page 964 (AID: v136884.b760.s964, NAD: SE/HLA/1010202)
    Nr 335? 24/10 1900
  3. Söderhamn B:6 (1895-1910) Image 980 / page 90 (AID: v136892.b980.s90, NAD: SE/HLA/1010202)
    Utflyttningsbok 1900
    Nr 335, 24/10 Uhlin? Edla Kat piga,,1, (page in household book)294, 964, Jerfsö 4/11 (19)03. Arbrå (overstriken)
    Nr 336,7, 24/10 hennes döttrar (her daughters ==>Elisabeth Ingeborg),,2,294,964,Norrala...
  4. SVAR
    Census 1900
    Name Elisabeth Katrina
    Home parish Norrala
    Place of residence Norra Djupvik
    Deanery S. Hels:d. Ö.
    County Gävleborg
    Birth year 1900
    Birth parish Norrala
    Marital status Ogift
    Gender Kvinna
    Family status code Barn
    Family no 1
    Other Tvillingar
    Page 71
    Row 13
    Created by Riksarkivet SVAR-Svensk arkivinformation
    About the household
    Persons in the household
    Fam. no 1
    Bergström, Karl Anton, b. 1869 in Hosjö Falu län, sågare
    Bergström, Hilda Katrina, b. 1870 in Hosjö Falu län
    Ingeborg Katrina, b. 1900 in Norrala
    Elisabeth Katrina, b. 1900 in Norrala
  5. Norrala B:4 (1895-1940) Image 300 / page 22 (AID: v190949.b300.s22, NAD: SE/HLA/1010142)
    Nr 85,86, 18/12, Ingeborg Katarina Elisabet? Uhlen, 1900 12/7, ,2,Söderhamn,N(orrala), (page in household book) 492
  6. 6.0 6.1 Norrala AIIa:2 (1900-1906) Image 780 / page 492 (AID: v136142.b780.s492, NAD: SE/HLA/1010142)
  7. Söderala B:5 (1895-1913) Image 610 / page 55 (AID: v136799.b610.s55, NAD: SE/HLA/1010201)
    Nr 158 dec 15 Bergström Karl Anton såg. h., 2d(daughters), 3/7 69,1,3,Norrala, Vansäter, 2.197, R 94 154/90
  8. 8.0 8.1 Söderala AIIa:6 (1901-1905) Image 2090 / page 197 (AID: v136782.b2090.s197, NAD: SE/HLA/1010201)
    We have a note that Edla Katarina Uhlin has approved to be the mother of the children according to the moving in document
  9. Söderhamn B:6 (1895-1910) Image 1550 / page 147 (AID: v136892.b1550.s147, NAD: SE/HLA/1010202)
    Nr 179, 31/8, Uhlin Ingeborg Katarina flicka 00, ,,1,Söderala, Stugsund,184
  10. Söderhamn AIIa:1e (1896-1905) Image 1970 / page 184 (AID: v136886.b1970.s184, NAD: SE/HLA/1010202)
    Uhlen Ingeborg Katarina, , 1900 12/7, G.d.Norrala,v, ,, Söderala, 31/8 (19)03 179, (Comment daughter to Edla Katarina Uhlin)
  11. 11.0 11.1 AD: Bergvik (X) AII:2b (1920-1939) Image 2320 / page 504 (AID: v187631.b2320.s504, NAD: SE/HLA/1010012)
  12. Information about the situation with the visas was given to me by Larry Ohlsson, son of Karl Olof Gunnar. -- J. Ricketts, 7 Mar 2016.
  13. About S/Y Drottningholm: * wikitree * The Ocean Liners * Swedish America line
  14. Göteborgs poliskammare (-1900) EIX:111 (1923-1923) Image 1390 / page 275 (AID: v479835.b1390.s275, NAD: SE/GLA/12703)
    36335 Ohlsson Per Arvid, svarvare, 11.5.(18)95,28,1,,1, Järvsö Gävl.,Bergvik, M:polis, MInnesota
  15. "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN63-6Z4 : accessed 9 October 2015), Per Arvid Ohlsson, 25 Sep 1923; citing departure port Gothenburg, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name Drottningholm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  16. "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSYK-DMY : 8 December 2015), Karin Ohlson in entry for Arvid Ohlson, 1930.
  17. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWHT-M82 : 17 May 2014), Arvid Ohlsson, Ward 2, Galesburg, Galesburg Township, Knox, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48-10, sheet 61A, family 75, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 826.

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On 28 Sep 2011 Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Elisabeth Katrina was known in America as Karin Elizabeth. Also, she was adopted by Carl and Hilda Bergstrom, but I have been unable to find any documentation on the adoption.

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Images: 7
Fodelsebok - Norrala Parish, Gävleborg, Sweden Image 2
Fodelsebok - Norrala Parish, Gävleborg, Sweden Image 2

Arvid Ohlsson Image 2
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Arvid Ohlsson Image 3
Arvid Ohlsson Image 3

Arvid & Karin Ohlsson Family (minus Gulli) -- Front: Karin, Arvid -- Back: Dennis, Alice, Gunnard (Russ)
Arvid & Karin Ohlsson Family (minus Gulli) -- Front: Karin, Arvid -- Back: Dennis, Alice, Gunnard (Russ)

Göteborgs poliskammare (-1900) EIX:111 (1923-1923) Image 1390 / page 275 (AID: v479835.b1390.s275, NAD: SE/GLA/12703)
Göteborgs poliskammare (-1900) EIX:111 (1923-1923) Image 1390 / page 275 (AID: v479835.b1390.s275, NAD: SE/GLA/12703)

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On 3 Nov 2015 at 19:45 GMT Magnus Sälgö wrote:

FYI: I played around with the new relationsship father is non-biological but Wikitree just supported one father ;-)

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