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Larry (Oakes) Ek (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jul 1999 1:03AM GMT
I am descended from a family of Eks from Sala, Sweden. The furthest-back ancestor I know of is Anders Ek of Sala, born 1799. Most of the Eks in Sala were silver miners. My great-grandfather, Gustaf Victor Ek, born 1868, emigrated to America in 1888. He joined his brother, Karl Johan Ek, who had emigrated in 1887. They settled in northern Wisconsin. Karl Ek died shortly afterward in a hunting accident of some kind. I have found no record of his death, but am still searching.
In America, Gustaf Victor Ek went by the name Victor Oak, and, eventually, Oakes, which is my name today.
I have located Ek relatives in Sala. One, Ihrene Ek, born 1957, has traced the family history in Sala to 1799. She thinks the Ek name may have come from Ander's father, who may have been a soldier.
Any further insight anyone may offer into the origin of our family or name would be greatly appreciated.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Larry (Oakes) Ek 16 Jul 1999 7:03AM GMT 
bobx1 3 Aug 1999 8:07AM GMT 
dglipp 22 Mar 2011 5:38AM GMT 
nleclaire 10 Sep 1999 8:53AM GMT 
nleclaire 10 Sep 1999 9:19AM GMT 
scottek_111 19 Feb 2010 2:19AM GMT 
Melissa Ek 24 Sep 1999 4:39PM GMT 
Gullbritt Palm 30 Dec 1999 5:01PM GMT 
SheilaRogstad... 29 Jan 2001 8:19PM GMT 
Brian Ek 27 Nov 2003 2:33PM GMT 
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