My gr gr grandparents
Johannes ANDERSSON, b - August 19, 1820 d – April 25, 1867
Josefa LARSDOTTER, b – April 2, 1830 d – August 20, 1917
Both were born and died in Ambjornarp.
Johannes was a farmer on the farm Korsgard and Josefa, his wife, was a homemaker. From 1871 to 1880, the widow Josefa and sons lived in the cottage Backalund with another family in the same house. Then Josefa and her children, including the girls, moved to the cottage Holta which was further back in the woods on the farm Korsgard.
They belonged to a Lutheran church in Ambjornarp which was built in 1841 and consecrated in July of 1842. The church is may still be in use today.
Their 6 children were:
Amanda JOHANSDOTTER, b August 29, 1850 d September 7, 1933
Lovisa JOHANSDOTTER, b May 31, 1853 d March 25, 1861
Johan Aron JOHANSSON, b February 6, 1856 d January 13, 1895
Josef JOHANSSON, b January 16, 1859 d November 11, 1928
Lars Martin JOHANSSON, b December 30, 1861 d July 10, 1939
Alfrid JOHANSSON, b November 2, 1864 d Unknown
Lars Martin was my gr-grandfather. Lars, Josef and Alfrid came to America in the 1880’s and changed their name from Johansson to Ahlberg to lessen the foreign sound. Amanda and Johan Aron also emigrated but later returned to Sweden and the 3 sons stayed in America.
I would like to know who the parents and siblings were of Johannes and Josefa and the name of the Lutheran church they attended. Also, any other information you can give me about this family would greatly be appreciated.
Thank you in advance