I'm sure I'm a relative too. My name is Elisabeth Öfverholm and I live in Mölndal (very near Göteborg), Sweden. My grandfather on my mother's side, Fredrik Liljekvist, d 1962, had a brother called Werner who emigrated to Amerika. (When I was young Werner lived in Florida with his wife Relda, but I know that he had been married before.)Their sisters were Emelia, Anna and Selma. I think there might have been more siblings, but I'm not sure. The father of Fredrik and his brothers and sisters was Linus Liljekvist, who moved with his family from somewhere just south of Vänern, Sweden's largest lake, to Erikstad, not very far from the Norwegian border. Fredrik was a blacksmith and had his own business in Erikstad. He married Gunhild, 1901 - 1993, and they had four children, Linnea (my mother, b 1922), Gösta, Ingbritt and Karin. Gösta died at the age of 23 and never had any children. Ingbritt married Tore and they had a daughter, Annica, b 1957, and a son, Peter, b 1963. They are both married and have children. Ingbritt died in 1997 and Tore just a few years ago. Karin lives near Malmö, in the very south of Sweden. She is married to Rune and they have a daughter, Maria, and a son, Fredrik, both born in the sixties. Maria's husband is from Cyprus, and they have children. Fredrik isn't married (if he hasn't married recently, without my knowledge). Linnea (my mother) is married to Knut (my father) and they live in Varberg south of Göteborg. They had four children, Agneta, b 1954, Stefan, b 1955, Elisabeth (me), b 1958, and Monica, b 1963. Agneta married Hugo, from Chile. She died in a train accident 1982, at the age of 28. She never had any children. Stefan lives with Inger and they have four children, Jenny, b 1981, Nils and Pontus, b 1983 (twins) and Viktor, b 1987. Nils had a baby son less than two months ago. Monica is married to Pelle and they have three sons, Samuel b 1986, Anton b 1988 and Joel, b 1993. Samuel is married to Lotta and they have three daughters. I married Torsten in 1987 and we had two children, Rebecka, b 1987, and Joakim b 1989. Torsten died in 1996 and in 1999 I married Helge. We have a daughter, Christina, b 2001.
I'm really happy to have found you all on this web site and would really like to know more about my American relatives (and my Swedish ones, as there are many relatives on my grandfather's side that I have never met). /Elisabeth Öfverholm