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Re: word "idiot" in Swedish records

Posted: 27 Oct 2013 10:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
A genealogist's favourite pastimes are debunking family myths and killing off ancestors ;-))

Now, some more about Carl Hjalmar Carlsson (C and K are interchangeable in Swedish - some people spell with a C, others with a K and some people use both spellings...).
Carl Hjalmar was the son of
Carl Gustaf Larsson, born 31 May 1829 in Hanhals parish, Halland county
and his wife
Anna Beata Bengtsdotter, born 23 Dec 1824 in Ölmevalla parish, Halland county.
(All of these parishes - Fjärås, Hanhals, Ölmevalla and some nine more - belonged to the same judicial district, Fjäre, and are today all part of the municipality of Kungsbacka - Kungsbacka is a small town, easy to find on a map, just south of Göteborg).

Carl Hjalmar was born 30 May 1866 in Hanhals parish, baptized 03 Jun 1866, and grew up in a cottage under Torkelstorp No. 2 (i.e. Torkelstorp was a small village, farm no. 2 was sufficiently large to have room for cottages; usually people built their own cottages and leased the plot of land it stood on - a cottage had no fields but it did have a fairly large kitchen garden (potatoes, cabbage etc.) with a shed typically housing a pig, a couple of goats and the ubiquitous hens). His father was a labourer.
Siblings (all born in Hanhals parish):
Börje August, b. 29 Sep 1852 - seaman
Albertina Lovisa, b. 20 Jan 1855
Anton Emil, b. 30 Oct 1857 - seaman
Johan Alfred, b. 30 May 1861 - seaman, died 06 Oct 1885 when he fell overboard
Axel Gottfrid, b. 11 Feb 1864 - lame, exempt from taxes
Carl Hjalmar, b. 30 May 1866

Carl Hjalmar followed his older brothers and became a seaman 26 Jan 1886.
Presumably his first emigration was a question of jumping ship, since he has no official migration certificate - only on his return is it noted that he's been "missing" from 22 May 1889 until he suddenly returns 11 Dec 1890, from America.
When he again emigrates, it's as a passenger: 16 Mar 1891 he's issued a migration certificate, and 20 Mar 1891, in Göteborg, he boards the S.S. Livorno (Wilson Line) bound for Hull on the English east coast. From there he would take the train to Liverpool (or possibly Southampton) where he would board a ship for America.
Carl Hjalmar isn't exactly going alone. He belongs to a group of 9 people from the same area (Hanhals, Fjärås, Tölö, Älvsåker), and also 4 people from "America", all but two in their 20's and early 30's. All of these 13 people are going to Cleveland, so it seems someone - a factory owner perhaps - imported this group "wholesale".

Sources:
Hanhals Birth Records 1850-1875
Hanhals Household Examination Roll 1879-1885, page 119 (cottage under Torkelstorp No. 2)
Hanhals Household Examination Roll 1886-1895, page 204 (cottage under Torkelstorp No. 2)
Göteborg Police Records (emigrants), E IX 44 (1891), image 159 (ticket no 500)

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SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dgawell75 26 Oct 2013 2:12PM GMT 
Carlib09 26 Oct 2013 4:00PM GMT 
isulv 26 Oct 2013 4:47PM GMT 
dgawell75 26 Oct 2013 7:18PM GMT 
isulv 27 Oct 2013 4:49PM GMT 
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